Tag Archives: Fabric

Faux-Suede Handbag Diary

When I found a gorgeous faux-suede in olive green, with copper foil accents, I knew I had to make something beautiful from it. I decided on a hobo bag! Faux-Suede Handbag Diary Enjoy!

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Silk Habotai

Saturday’s Stash: Silk Habotai   Silk habotai (also known as China silk) is an extremely lightweight silk. It’s often used for linings, but it can also work for floaty summer skirts, thin blouses, and evening wear, provided you line it … Continue reading

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Designing Custom Fabric

Thanks to sites like Spoonflower, it’s easy to have your own custom fabric printed. But how do you design it? This two-part tutorial will teach you everything you need to know. First, we’ll introduce you to the concept of tiling, and demonstrate how to digitize … Continue reading

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Sewing With Black Fabric

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Sewing With Black Fabric If you’ve never sewn with black fabric, you’re in for something of an ordeal. There are several problems that occur when working with black fabric. Let’s see what they are—and more importantly, … Continue reading

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Fabric Widths

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Fabric Widths As you probably know, fabric is purchased by the yard. Whenever you buy a yard of fabric, someone measures out 36″ of material. But what you may not realize is that some bolts of … Continue reading

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Cotton Voile

Saturday’s Stash: Cotton Voile  Voile (pronounced v’wall or sometimes voy’l) is an extremely lightweight, semi-sheer fabric. Polyester voile is often used for curtains or curtain linings, but cotton voile can be used for garments, especially summer dresses. It’s also ideal … Continue reading

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Pre-Washing Fabric & Trims

Why is it necessary to wash your fabrics before starting a new project? In this new tutorial, you’ll learn three reasons why you should always pre-wash your fabric and trims. You’ll also learn tips and tricks for hand-washing fabrics, pressing … Continue reading

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Point d’Esprit

Saturday’s Stash of the Day: Point d’Esprit Point d’esprit (pronounced pwan deh-spree) is a finely woven net lace. Most often found in black or cream, it resembles a soft tulle, but with dots woven into the mesh. Because it comes … Continue reading

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Aqua Plisse Dress

Wednesday’s Project: Aqua Plisse Dress For this dress, I used the same fabric as for the Aqua Plisse Blouse. It’s a lightweight cotton plisse with a subtle pebbly texture to it, which I found at Hobby Lobby a few years … Continue reading

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Cutting Knit Fabrics

Tuesday’s Tips & Tricks: Cutting Knit Fabrics Knit fabrics can be difficult to work with. They’re soft and fluid, which means they like to slip and slide around while you’re trying to cut them. If you’re not careful, you’ll end … Continue reading

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