Woven fabrics are used in a wide variety of products, and they are prized for their flexibility, formability, and high specific strength. However, modeling woven cloth is difficult due, in particular, to complex mechanical properties. In this paper, the shear behavior of plain woven fabric is studied. Through the analysis, a mechanical model is proposed which take the shearing properties into account. It uses physical-based model for animating cloth objects. Furthermore, we demonstrate the efficiency of this method with examples related to accurate cloth simulation from experimental shear curve measured on actual materials.