Fabrication

Finished cloth is fabricated into a variety of apparel and household and industrial products. The textile mills themselves often produce the simpler of these products, such as bags, sheets, towels, blankets and draperies. Apparel, and more complex housewares, are usually fabricated by the cutting trades. Before cutting, fabrics must be carefully laid out. Accuracy in cutting the lay fabric is important since any defects created at this point may be carried through other operations and end up in the final product. For simple household and industrial products, sewing is relatively straightforward. The product may then be pressed to flatten the fabric and create crisp edges.

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