Natural Muslin Unbleached (60") Fabric
$4.99 / yard
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Frequently Asked Questions for Natural Muslin Unbleached (60")
What is muslin fabric?
Muslin is a loose, plain weave, fabric, originating from ancient India. Usually woven from natural cotton, muslin is hypoallergenic, breathable, durable, affordable, soft, flowy, and non reflective.
What is muslin fabric used for?
Muslin is very versatile due to the loose, plain weave structure of the fabric. As a garment, muslin is breathable, durable, soft, and flowy, making this fabric great for warmer climates. Additionally, the loose, hypoallergenic, and absorbent fabric qualities allow Muslin to be used as medical bandages or culinary filters when making cheese or decanting wine. Made from cotton, which is notably non-reflective, muslin can also be used as a film and photography backdrop or a projector screen. Lastly, muslin is commonly used for practicing sewing techniques. Due to the affordable price point, designers frequently test new patterns and prototypes with muslin before sewing the final product with a more expensive fabric. For more information you can check out our blog post on the best fabrics for beginners.
What is the difference between cotton and muslin?
Cotton is a plant fiber that grows on the cotton plant. Muslin is a fabric usually made from cotton fibers.
Does muslin shrink when washed?
Muslin, like most natural fabrics can experience shrinkage of up to 15%. To avoid shrinkage, it is recommended to prewash muslin before sewing. When washing muslin, avoid using any heat in the washing and drying process as heat will cause both shrinkage and fraying. Be sure to check out our ultimate guide to fabric care 101 on our blog for tips on safely washing muslin.
What material is muslin fabric made from?
Muslin fabric is usually made from 100% cotton in a plain weave style. Occasionally, muslin can be a blend of different fibers to obtain different fabric qualities. An example of this would be a cotton-polyester blended muslin fabric, which would be more insulating, durable, and vibrantly colored than a 100% muslin fabric.