Tips for Sewing Corduroy Fabric + Jenny Overalls Project

Tips for Sewing Corduroy Fabric + Jenny Overalls Project

Hello everyone! Sara of The Sara Project here, and back with another fun post for you!

Let’s start off with a question: what is fall without corduroy? I’ve been seeing a lot of great corduroy garments popping up in the ready to wear world lately. I fell in love with a pair of gold cord overalls I came across at Madewell recently, and headed over to fabric.com to find a similar fabric to copy the look. Oh

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Tips for Sewing Swimwear

Tips for Sewing Swimwear

Created by: Trash to Couture

Have you always wanted to sew your own custom swimwear? These tips and tricks will have you relaxing poolside in a custom DIY suit in no time!

Tips for Swimwear

Not only can you sew a custom suit fit to your style and measurements, but there are lots of fun printed and solid fabrics that work great for swimwear. You can also create a swimsuit with a basic sewing machine- no special machines necessary. Let's get started!

Supplies

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Sewing 101: Hem Basics for Woven Fabrics

Sewing 101: Hem Basics for Woven Fabrics

In this tutorial, we will show you 3 basic techniques for hemming! The finishing touches on any project secure the construction of the piece as well as provide a clean, functional finished look. Watch the video below for the full tutorial!

Tip: Always press a hem before and after sewing for easy stitching and a clean finish. If you’re concerned that the fold of the hem will indent the face fabric once ironed, use a press cloth.

Topstitch Hem

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Picking the Perfect Outdoor Fabric

Picking the Perfect Outdoor Fabric

Picking the right outdoor fabric for your project can be a daunting process, but today we are going to make it quick and easy! We'll tell you everything you need to know about selecting the right outdoor textile for your desired durability, price and design aesthetic.

Select Fabrics Labeled for Outdoor Use

Start by selecting fabrics labeled for outdoor use. These fabrics have been specially treated for resistance to water, stains, UV and other outside elements.

Fabric.com has a

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How to Measure & Make Easy Curtains

How to Measure & Make Easy Curtains

In this complete guide to DIY draperies, you'll learn how to select the perfect fabric, measure your window and calculate the yardage you'll need and sew up quick and easy rod and pocket curtains in no time!

Check out this video for a step-by-step guide:

Choosing Fabric Weight

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,

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Sewing with African Wax Fabric

Sewing with African Wax Fabric

Created by: @marcyharriell from Oonabaloona

Hey there fabric lovers! Marcy of oonaballoona here, ready to enable your new African Wax Print obsession. Because once you start… you won’t stop!

This fabric has long been a favorite of mine, largely due to its colorful nature and wonderful patterns. It has an interesting history, originating in Holland, intended as a knockoff of Indonesian Batik print. The Indonesian market didn’t respond to the brighter, graphic designs of wax print, but it

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Sewing 101: Sewing with Sequins

Sewing 101: Sewing with Sequins

Welcome back to our 12 Days of Project series! To view all 12 of our holiday projects, from DIY decor to giftable projects, click here.

Sewing with sequins is easier than you think! Although a few extra steps are required, the results are worth it! Today we’ll be offering tips on sewing with 3 popular types of sequin fabric: Mermaid sequin knit fabric, embroidered sequin taffeta fabric and larger sequin fabric on a stretchy mesh backing.

Finally we’ll

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Tips for Coat Making

Tips for Coat Making

Hi fabric.com blog! I’m Sara from The Sara Project and I’m here to talk all about coat sewing today.

Coat season is upon us and sewing a coat has been at the top of my list! I’m really excited to be collaborating with fabric.com to make the fall coat of my dreams. Deciding on what coat to sew and what fabric to use can be a bit overwhelming. (There are so many options!). Today I’

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Sewing 101: Pattern Drafting

Sewing 101: Pattern Drafting

If you’re like most of us, you probably have quite a few garments in your wardrobe that you love the fit or style, and wish you could recreate more. We’re going to show you an easy way to draft a pattern from an existing garment using a brand new fabric.

Supplies Needed

Instructions

Lay your garment on tracing

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Tips for Sewing Athletic Wear

Tips for Sewing Athletic Wear

Created by: Trash to Couture.

When I saw fabric.com’s new athletic knits, they inspired me as a designer and runner to create my own athletic wear. You would think at first that this was a match made in heaven, but to be honest, for years I was intimidated to try such projects. As an athlete that consistently trains, the last thing on my mind is fiddling with what I’m wearing. It MUST be comfortable, supportive, and functional

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