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Napped Sateen Lining:

A cotton drapery lining which has a smooth surface with  slight luster on one side and a napped texture on the reverse. Napped refers to a brushed surface.  Napped sateen lining is a lightweight lining that is ideal for draperies in which a little insulation and/or coverage is needed without extra bulk.  Napped sateen linings are produced by Hanes and are available in white and ivory. Drapery linings are easy to attach and add weight to the drapes for a smoother line, in addition to their other benefits.

Natural Burlap:

A coarse, tan, woven cloth made of jute, a biodegradable fiber which comes from two Asian plants that are members of the linden family.  Natural burlap is an environmentally friendly, hydrocarbon-free fabric used for agricultural and horticultural purposes such feed and seed storage, winter protection of shrubs and tender vegetation, weed control and erosion control.  It is also wonderful for rustic looking home décor items such as basket linings and window treatments.   Burlap fabric is available is different weights and is sold by the yard or the bale.  

Net:

Any mesh or open-work material, regardless of how it is produced.  Net may be knit, woven, or created by another process.  It is also called netting.

Nylon:

The first entirely synthetic fiber.   It is used for many outer garments and sports’ accessories because of its strength and abrasion resistance.  Nylon is also blended with other fibers to produce durable, flexible fabrics.

Nylon Ripstop:

A wind-resistant, plain woven fabric which is lightweight and made of nylon, a synthetic fiber; it is frequently coated with urethane to provide waterproofing.   This durable material  resists tears and comes in different weights.  The 70 denier weight is excellent for sportswear apparel such as jackets and vests, while a heavier weight (1000 denier) is used for applications such as parachutes, tents, and sleeping bags.   Nylon ripstop comes is numerous bright solid colors and is relatively easy to sew.

 
 
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