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Sewing 101: Elastic Waist Seams

Sewing 101: Elastic Waist Seams

Elastic Seams are perfect to use for dresses and rompers. In this Sewing 101 video tutorial you'll learn how to add seam-enclosed and exposed elastic waist seams to your garments!

Supplies we used for this tutorial:

Elastic Waist Seams

Seam-Enclosed Elastic Waist Seams

The seam-enclosed variation is very common and offers a lot of comfort!

Elastic Waist Seams

Start by joining the bodice and skirt piece with a 5/8” seam allowance. Attach a strip of elastic

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Spring Diamonds Quilt Tutorial

Spring Diamonds Quilt Tutorial

Created by: Flamingo Toes

Hi fabric.com readers! It's Bev from Flamingo Toes here today with another fun Quilt pattern today. This new Spring Diamonds quilt is quick and easy to sew and it's perfect for showing off your favorite spring fabrics!

For this quilt I used the gorgeous Sweet Prairie line by Sedef Imer Of Down Grapevine Lane for Riley Blake Designs. It's full of gorgeous florals and prints - I chose the red, pink and yellow prints. They

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Sewing 101: How to Sew Gathers

Sewing 101: How to Sew Gathers

Sewing gathers is a great way to fit lots of fabric onto a project: ideal for full dresses, skirts, and ruffles. In this tutorial we will walk you thorugh 3 variations of creating gathers- check out the video below to get started!

Fabric Choices

For these examples, we used these fabrics with this pattern:

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Spring Dress Refresh: 3 Silhouettes to Sew This Season

Spring Dress Refresh: 3 Silhouettes to Sew This Season

Created by: Cristy Stuhldreher of Love You Sew

Spring is finally here! With the change in weather, our lives seem to always be prompted to do some "spring cleaning." We can put all the bulky coats and thick, heavy layers away to bring back the light jackets, airy tops and flowy dresses. It's a great time to evaluate what still fits, what works with your current life needs, and what is still in style (or not.)

We all tend to

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How to Sew Lace Appliqués

How to Sew Lace Appliqués

Lace appliqué can add interest to any project – from fashion to home décor. Many beautiful lace fabrics feature delicate motifs that can be cut out and sewn to other fabrics. Embroidered fashion is a huge trend right now, and this look can easily be achieved by appliquéing a motif from any of these beautiful embroidered lace fabrics.

We’re going to show you 2 ways to sew lace applique – by hand and by machine. Both give great results. Watch the

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Designer Spotlight: Lacefield Designs

Designer Spotlight: Lacefield Designs

Today's designer spotlight features Beth Lacefield, the founder of Lacefield Designs, an artisan design house and manufacturer and one of our favorite home decor brands. Lacefield Designs' artful designs are the perfect combination of trendy and timeless.

We are also thrilled to celebrate the launch of Lacefield's latest collection, Global Market, which is now available exclusively on fabric.com!

Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight

Q&A

When did you realize you had a passion for design?

Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight

Describe your aesthetic in 4 words

Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight

You decided

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Guide to DIY Draperies

Guide to DIY Draperies

Created by: Lindsey Crafter

When beginning your hunt for the perfect drapery fabrics, the search can feel a little overwhelming! If you’re unfamiliar with choosing fabrics for a project, always be sure to consider texture, color and pattern repeats.

In today's guide to DIY draperies, we are going to help you select the perfect fabric and style for your space in no time! Let's get started.

Guide to DIY Draperies

*Featured above: Lacefield Bombay Ikat Slub Mist , 3/8" Velvet Ribbon Sweetpea , Trend

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Sewing 101: Flying Geese 3 Ways

Sewing 101: Flying Geese 3 Ways

Flying geese are an essential quilt block you'll want in your sewing repertoire, and today we're showing you 3 quick and easy methods for sewing flying geese blocks! Did you know that this technique dates back to the 1800s? It can be used in many larger blocks like the Dutchman’s Puzzle and any blocks featuring stars. Or, use them as is to create fun patterns that are graphic and modern!

All of the instructions in this post will produce

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Cactus Throw Pillow Free Pattern

Cactus Throw Pillow Free Pattern

Add some bohemian flair to your home with this adorable cactus pillow free pattern download, made with fun fabric by Justina Blakeney! This pillow is perfect for stylish seating areas, trendy bedrooms and more.

Let's get started!

Materials:

Free Pattern Download

Once you've picked out the perfect

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Sewing 101: Chiffon

Sewing 101: Chiffon

Chiffon is one of the most beautiful fabrics to use in your apparel projects, but can also be one of the more challenging fabrics to work with. Its delicate nature can be intimidating to sewists, but fear not! With some patience, the right tools and few simple tricks, sewing chiffon is easier than you think!

Fabric.com has a wide selection of chiffon fabrics, from poly chiffons in a variety of fun colors to luxurious silk chiffons.

For these tips,

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