Muslin fabric is a soft,plain-woven,inexpensive cloth that is usually made of cotton,It has a low count of less than 160 hreads per square inch,according to the website Fabrics Manufacturers, which also notes that muslin originated in the city of Mosul, Iraq.
Cloth of the Pharaohs
made from other fibers.made from other fibers."The weave of linen muslin was so fine that the Egyptian Pharaohs used it for wrapping mummies," Fabrics Manufacturers says.
Clothing sometimes is made from muslin. However,it is used more often by ress and costume makers to perfect patterns before applying them to expensive fabrics.The costume website Alley Cat Scratch says that is why garment mock-ups are referred to as "muslins."
Swaddling Gowns and Babies
Muslin is commonly used for constructing utilitarian items such as wedding dress garment bags.Due to its softness, muslin also is popular for swaddling infants according to the Mommies Magazine website.