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!
Welcome to part 2 of our Seam Basics series! If you missed part 1 of the series on woven fabrics, you can check it out here. Today we’ll be covering all things Knit seams. Knit fabrics can be intimidating – but fear not – this sewing 101 will give you the tools and confidence you need to succeed!
First, you need the right tools
A walking foot attachment for a regular sewing machine eliminates any distortion the knit fabrics
Seam construction can make or break a sewing project. We want to make sure your creations last a lifetime, so we’re kicking off a 2-part Sewing 101 all about seams. First we will go over basic seams for woven fabrics, and in the second installment we will cover all things knits!
The HST, or Half Square Triangle, is an essential building block used in many traditional quilt designs. We love to make a bunch and have fun arranging them in our favorite designs! This Sewing 101 is perfect for both traditional and modern quilters – and instructions are given for 5” finished squares.
Of course we couldn't resist using the Kona Cotton Color of the Year, Tiger Lily for this video tutorial. We cannot get enough of this color!
Sewing a button is as fundamental as it gets when it comes to sewing. Whether you’re sewing buttons on a new creation, or repairing a popped button on a beloved garment, sewing a button is a vital hand sewing skill that everyone should know!
- fabricThread – mercerized cotton or general purpose thread is best. Double up for efficient button stitches!
- Needle – Sharps hand needles, size 9 average works well.
In addition to your basic needle and thread,
Sewing elastic waistbands can be as easy as wearing them! Follow these 3 techniques to learn the basics.
*Tip: Use a universal ballpoint machine needle for sewing through elastic.
For this example, we used a serger and these supplies:
Whether you’re sewing with a serger or a standard sewing machine, an elastic waistband can be easily sewn on using the existing fabric in your
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.
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’
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.
- Fabric for new garment (we used Telio Topaz Hatchi Knit Fuchsia )
- Existing garment
- Tracing paper
- Cutting Mat
- Sewing supplies
Lay your garment on tracing
Lace is a year-round fashion favorite fabric. Delicate and feminine, lace or lace accents add sophistication to any garment! Sewing with lace can be a bit intimidating, so today we are sharing some of our favorite lace fabrics to work with and sewing tips and tricks from our resident fabric.com experts.
Our Favorite Lace Fabrics This Season