Fabrics We Love: Chenille

Fabrics We Love: Chenille

After you’ve settled on your next home décor project, you’re faced with which fabric will best suit your needs and make the biggest statement. You take into account how soft the fabric is, its durability, color and general fabric characteristics. Given the endless options you’ll likely have, it can be tough to choose which fabric is best. We suggest doing your research (especially when it comes to buying fabrics online), including quality, characteristics and durability. To help,

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Fabric 101: Lawn, Challis, Voile & Batiste

Fabric 101: Lawn, Challis, Voile & Batiste

Created by: Nikki Johnson of fabric.com

As the days get longer and hotter, sewing lots of great new summer apparel is a must! Summer dresses, skirts, camis and blouses all seem to feature lightweight fabrics in cotton or rayon like lawn, or challis... But how do you choose the right textile for your garment? Today we have some helpful information on the differences, characteristics, and our favorite fabrics for your next summer project!

Lawn

Cotton lawn is a fine

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Best Fabrics for Babies

Best Fabrics for Babies

We often celebrate new life with presents, cards and, of course, a lot of baby clothes! But what about creating your own baby clothes and accessories? Whether you’re sewing clothes for your own bundle of joy or making them as a gift, handmade items are especially perfect for babies. Before you get started on your next baby project, however, we suggest paying special attention to a baby’s needs, especially when it comes to choosing fabrics. Babies have sensitive

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Choosing the Perfect Knit for Summer Maxi Dresses

Choosing the Perfect Knit for Summer Maxi Dresses

Created by: Shannon McBride

Maxi dresses are so chic and easy, from day to night, they have become a staple wardrobe item for warm weather.

Over the past 5 years, I’ve made a few, bought a few, and worn them frequently. From my experience, here are some tips on how to choose your fabric based on the knit maxi dress you want to create.

Let's explore the pros and cons of different fabric types!

Choosing the Perfect Knit for

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Fabric 101: Canvas vs. Duck

Fabric 101: Canvas vs. Duck

In the vast world of textiles, you’re likely to be overwhelmed with fiber contents and hundreds of different fabric types. We at fabric.com are passionate about fabric and understand that (even for seasoned sewists) it can be a bit intimidating trying to find the right fabric for your project, let alone differentiating fabrics. Not sure how canvas and duck differ? Let’s find out!

To understand which fabric will meet your needs, you first need to really understand

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