With or Without Nap

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What is a nap?

With or Without Nap

Layout instructions designate with or without nap. “With nap” instructions should be used for fabrics with pile (corduroy, velvet) and one-way designs. Fabrics with nap have pattern pieces facing the same direction, top to bottom. Layout for “without nap” can have pieces in both directions.



5/27/2007 12:08:19 PM
Gloria Taffolla said:

Thanks for the clarification,this info really should be made clear on the patterns! Gloria

9/23/2007 2:42:18 PM
kaziah said:

this is a good definition

10/5/2007 7:20:51 AM
Renee said:

This helped me a lot thank you for your website, Happy sewing!!!!

6/6/2011 9:07:03 AM
lindie wadhams said:

this still doesn't tell me what a nap is.

1/10/2012 6:12:34 PM
Janet said:

Great tip! My sewing teacher expects me to know all this already, and honestly, I had no clue what she was saying.


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