A woven fabric is one of the best fabric types for beginners to learn to sew with. A woven fabric is any textile created by weaving threads. Woven fabrics are created with two or more sets of threads interlaced at right angles to each other. Woven fabric is more sturdy and stable when pinned, cut and then sewn…
A quick and easy quilt block pattern from Karen of Just Get it Done Quilts and four more ways to use up that ugly fabric we all seem to end up with! This free quilt pattern can be easily modified to fit the fabric that you have right now! This is a simple quilt where … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Lindsey Johns from Inside the Hem shares a fantastic video about sewing with lightweight spring fabrics. Tips for everything from cutting, pressing, needle sizes, stitch lengths, and more. Lindsay discusses sewing with rayon challis, linen, eyelet, rayon jersey, and seersucker…
The folks from Sew Over It share their best tips for sewing with viscose fabrics. These experienced sewers stitched some fabulous garments with this all natural fabric. The fabric line is called “Sprinkles”.
The Aurelia cardigan sewing pattern from Sew Liberated is a very simple sewing project that can be stitched on a regular sewing machine. The sewing instructions offer a wonderful guide with helpful tips for sewing with knit fabrics. Sew What’s New also has an informative post on sewing ruffles, gathers, pleats, flounces, etc., here if … [ Read More at SWN! ]
“As quilters, we all have the problem of the speed that we quilt and the speed that we purchase fabric. It’s a lifelong problem keeping them in balance. Here are five strategies that will help you find a balance between the two…”
“Trying to understand all the different types of fabric out there can seem like a daunting task, not just for beginners but for more experienced dressmakers too. There are different technical names, weights, thicknesses, fiber mixes and weaves, so it can all feel a bit overwhelming. In this new fabric focus series, I hope to … [ Read More at SWN! ]
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Faux fur, also called fake fur, is any material made of cellulose or synthetic fibers usually designed to resemble animal fur. Faux fur is typically used for creating accessories, and garments for cold weather. Warm and cozy for slippers, collars, mittens, boot cuffs, and jacket lining. Faux fur usually has a knit fabric backing and is … [ Read More at SWN! ]
Annika Victoria shares her thoughts on using scraps in this episode of Style Pile!