The TÉLIO Collection: Enchanting Emerald

The TÉLIO Collection: Enchanting Emerald

Created by: Emily Hallman Designs

Hi fabric.com blog! I am so excited to be here today to bring you a fabulous project that I just finished up featuring TÉLIO fabrics.

Telio Brand Spotlight

This project is all about color! I can't think of a single color I don't like to sew with or wear. I definitely have favorites that I wear a lot, but it's hard to think of a color that I make a concerted effort to avoid, or that I

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Sewing 101: Attaching Knit Bands

Sewing 101: Attaching Knit Bands

Nothing complements a handmade knit garment more than clean, functional arm and neck finishings. It can seem intimidating, but attaching knit bands is easier than you think!

We’ll show you 3 simple band application techniques using a serger and a regular sewing machine along with 3 optional top stitch techniques for beautiful, professional results.

For all the techniques below, I used 1 ¼” wide crosswise grain strips of coordinating cotton lycra jersey knit fabric, with black thread in order to

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Fabric 101: Drape

Fabric 101: Drape

Drape is one of the most important factors to consider when constructing a garment. Do you want a dress to hug every curve, or skim them? Do you want a skirt to fall in graceful folds to the floor, or to make a crisp box-pleat?

Drape could be the missing link in making a dress that matches the pattern envelope perfectly! Check the product descriptions for each fabric to see which ones fall under this classification – we will be sure

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Brand Spotlight: Cotton + Steel

Brand Spotlight: Cotton + Steel

The world of fabric is an exciting, inspiring and creative one that thrives on innovative designers who create beautifully crafted works of art that use fabrics as their canvas. A few such designers practice their art at one of our favorite fabric companies out there, Cotton + Steel! Founded by a fabric designer, all of Cotton + Steel’s unique prints have high quality design elements, beautiful patterns a touch of whimsy that have captured the eyes and hearts of sewists across

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Easy DIY Fringed Kimono

Easy DIY Fringed Kimono

Today we will show you an easy way to make yourself a kimono to wear year round! Inspired by traditional Japanese culture, Kimono robes have been created in many variations over the years to satisfy a fashionable way to add interest to any outfit! Buying one in a boutique can be costly, but you can easily make one that looks just as chic for as little as $30.

Kimonos are great to wear in the heat of summer because they

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5 Tips for Sewing with Double Brushed Poly Knits

5 Tips for Sewing with Double Brushed Poly Knits

Created by Tie Dye Diva Sewing Patterns

Let’s dispel some fear about working with one of our favorite super soft fabrics, Double Brushed Poly (DBP)! DBP fabric has gained popularity recently as the perfect leggings fabric, but we’re beginning to see it being used for many more types of garments that call for a light to mid-weight knit fabric.

It’s not surprising either! Who wouldn’t want to drape their bodies in this incredibly soft fabric? DBP

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Pleated Sleeve Tutorial

Pleated Sleeve Tutorial

Hey everyone! Sara Johansen of The Sara Project here. I’m back with another great sewing tutorial for you.

At a recent family reunion, my sister-in-law was wearing a t-shirt with really gorgeous sleeves that were knife pleated from the top to the middle of the sleeve, resulting in a bell/ruffle effect at the bottom of the sleeve. I loved these sleeves so much that I immediately decided I needed to recreate them for myself. It’s a really

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Sewing With Activewear Fabric

Sewing With Activewear Fabric

Created by: Trish McLaughlin of Trish Stitched

For the past few years, running has become a saving grace when I’m feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, and my adventures in running have taken me on many 5k’s, a few half marathons and two full marathons. When I realized my two hobbies of running and sewing could come together, I was so excited!

I didn’t know where to start to make my own running gear. I researched all the

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From Pool to Play: Pineapple Cover Up Tutorial

From Pool to Play: Pineapple Cover Up Tutorial

Created by: Shannon McBride

Pineapple prints are everywhere this summer, and what better way to appreciate this trend than a fun cover-up that can be worn even after that aquatic fun in the sun is over!

House Homemade Styles

This simple design made with our favorite Pineapple Rayon Challis can easily translate from a chic cover-up to a casual dress. Check out other pineapple fabrics on fabric.com by clicking here.

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

House Homemade Styles

Let's start sewing!

Supplies for this project:

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Sewing Tips With Knits

Sewing Tips With Knits

Created by Shannon McBride

Knit fabrics can take many different forms depending on the fiber contents and the specific knit process used to create them. Jersey Knits, Interlock Knits, Ponte de Roma Knits, ITY (Interlocking Twist Yarns), and Rib Knits are all very common knit fabrics used for fashion apparel. Throw in some Lycra Spandex in the already large variety of knit fabrics and that can be very intimidating to sewers!

But fear not, here are some tips and 3

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