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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Picking the Perfect Upholstery Fabric

Picking the Perfect Upholstery Fabric

If you are new to the world of upholstery, choosing the right fabric may seem like an arduous process. With all the fabrics (not to mention the colors and designs) available, how do you choose the one which is right for you? Here is some information on various fabric to help you select the right fabric for your furniture.

Durability

If you are planning to upholster something that will experience everyday wear and tear, durability is important to consider. Upholstery

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Simple Elastic Waist Skirt Tutorial

Simple Elastic Waist Skirt Tutorial

A simple gathered skirt is a classic wardrobe staple, and they are surprisingly easy to make! Follow these simple steps to create a pattern suited for your measurements, for a flattering, beginner level skirt with an elastic waist.

Supplies Needed:

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Fabric 101: Linen

Fabric 101: Linen

Today we're going to talk about one of our favorite fabrics- linen!

Derived from the stem of the flax plant, linen is one of the world’s oldest textiles. Linen is one of the most breathable and absorbent fabrics, ideal for hot temperatures.

Fabric 101 Linen

Easy to sew with, linen is an ultra-versatile fabric that can be used in home décor, fashion and even quilting. Watch the video below to learn more!

Linen is one of the strongest and most durable natural

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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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Men's Shirt Basics

Men's Shirt Basics

Created by: Little Fish Apparel

Whether you are creating a handmade gift for Father’s Day or an oversized boyfriend button down, these basic tips and tricks will help you as you sew men’s collared shirts!

Be sure to check out fabric.com's Menswear Shop for all of your upcoming projects!

Mens Shirt Basics

Mens Shirt Basics

Choosing Fabric

For these two button-ups we used Kaufman Classic Seersucker in Stripe Americana and Check Royal. Seersucker is an easy fabric to work with because it’s

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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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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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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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