An open weave fabric is a fabric with many holes in it, because of the way it is constructed – the weave leaves spaces between the warp threads. Usually, these fabrics are in demand for home decor because of their qualities like light filtering, outward visibility, beautiful texture.
In this article I will cover:
Best Open weave Fabrics
1. Mesh fabric
Mesh is a lightweight open weave fabric made of synthetic fibers. Power mesh is a combination of nylon and spandex and is used to make leggings, undershirts, lingerie, body suits, sportswear.
2. Burlap fabric
This is a coarse woven fabric made with jute fibers, with an open weave. It is used for wrapping gifts, for making a lot of home decor items, fabric trims. Also called Hessian
3. Filter cloth
This is a synthetic or cotton fabric meant for filtration. Cotton, Nylon, Polyester, Polyamide, and polypropylene are the most commonly used fibers for making filter cloth. Filter cloth has wide industrial applications like wastewater treatment, metallurgy, in fertilizer, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil plants, to separate oil and water, sugar filtration, etc. Polypropylene filter cloth is a nonwoven material used in many filtering capacities like printing and dyeing.
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4. Cheese cloth
This is an open weave cotton fabric made with carded cotton yarn. It is used in making cheese and for wrapping meat.
This is an open mesh fabric made by twisting / knotting/ interlocking or knitting different types of yarn. Different types of net
6. Cotton muslin
There are many varieties of muslin fabric. Book Muslin is an open weave muslin fabric which also has a finishing on it which makes it stiff. This is used in binding books. Mull is another muslin fabric that also comes in open weave.
This is the thin open-mesh loosely woven material made of cotton fibers used in surgical dressings. A more closely woven gauze fabric (still open weave) is used to make loose summer ready clothes.
8. Buckram fabric
This is an open weave fabric made stiff using many types of adhesives.
9. Bolting Cloth
This is a light weight open fabric with a uniform weave. It is used as a foundation for many things – hats, embroidery.
This is a stiff open weave fabric used inside dresses or on petticoats to make the garments stand stiff.