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Fabric Weight Classification

Selecting fabric based on weight

Ahhh, fabric weight – the one thing that totally changes the look and feel of an item, but is extremely ambiguous, subjective and confusing.

The table below aims to reduce these complexities, and simplify the information for whatever you need it for.

Maybe you’re looking to purchase something new and are wondering how much different fabrics weigh, or which weight is best for a specific climate.

Either way, this ultimate fabric weight guide will cover the different categories of fabric weights, which fabrics fall into those categories, which you should choose for certain situations, the industry standard for how cloth weight is measured, and how it’s calculated.