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Heavy woolen cloth with a close-cut nap, used for overcoats and jackets.
- ‘Tightly woven wool, wool melton, felted or boiled wool, leather and suede along with faux leather and suede all can be clipped, snipped, slashed or punched without fraying.’
- ‘Firm, stable fabrics such as melton and gabardine hold the cut edge shape with minimal staystitching.’
- ‘If you decide to stitch the design on a heavier fabric than the test sample (such as melton or fleece) the stitches will imbed in the fabric and pull the design out of alignment.’
Early 19th century: named after Melton Mowbray, a town in central England, formerly a center of manufacturing.
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