What is Fabric Weight?
Fabric weight is a way to measure different textiles like cotton, silk, polyester, and canvas. This measurement is determined by the thickness of the threads that make up the material.
Most fabric items will fall into one of these categories:
- Lightweight fabrics
- 1gsm - 150gsm
- 0.3 oz. - 5 oz
- Examples: linen, lace, mesh, chiffon, silk, cotton, PVC, neoprene, felt
- Medium weight fabrics
- 150gsm - 350gsm
- 5.29 oz. - 12 oz.
- Examples: velvet, taffeta, charmeuse, sateen, chambray, polyester, chino, nylon, jersey cloth
- Heavy weight fabrics
- Examples: canvas, denim, suede, corduroy, polyester fleece, wool, flannel, tweed