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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Sewing 101: Tips for Sewing with Lace

Sewing 101: Tips for Sewing with Lace

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

Telio has some of our favorite lace fabrics right now, and you can browse their entire selection of lace here.

Lace

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Sewing 101: Using Tricot Fusible Interfacing

Sewing 101: Using Tricot Fusible Interfacing

Created by: Chalk & Notch Patterns

I'm Gabriela from Chalk & Notch patterns, and I’ll be talking a little about my love for Tricot Fusible Interfacing. I personally recommend it in all of my pdf patterns, for both woven and knit designs. I thought I would explain a little about why I use it for most apparel projects, and show you a maxi dress I just made using Tricot and Cotton + Steel Menagerie Rayon Lawn!

Tricot

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Sewing 101: Tips for Sewing Faux Fur

Sewing 101: Tips for Sewing Faux Fur

Working on a Halloween costume, sewing stylish seasonal apparel or a creating home decor accents? Sewing with faux fur is easier than you think!

Today we are bringing you simple tips and tricks for working with fur that will help you achieve professional results without turning your sewing space into a furry mess.

There are more than 350 faux fur fabrics available on fabric.com in a wide array of colors and textures. Some of our favorite faux furs to

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Sewing 101: Tips for Sewing With Minky

Sewing 101: Tips for Sewing With Minky

Created by: Dot Dot Baby

Hi, I’m Jes from dotdotbaby.com a handmade baby gift shop.

Tips for Sewing With Minky

There is nothing sweeter than bringing your new babe home from the hospital to wrap them up in a soft and cozy blanket! And, there is nothing softer than Minky! Shannon Fabrics offers the highest quality Minky material, with endless options like dimple dot, faux fur, patterned, embossed, etc. You can create the cutest gifts for a mom-to-be or yourself!

Tips for Sewing With Minky

Minky is a

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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: Determining Stretch Direction & Stretch Percentage

Fabric 101: Determining Stretch Direction & Stretch Percentage

Directional stretch and stretch percentage are important features when choosing the right fabric for your project. Some patterns will call out specifically the stretch percentage needed for the pattern to fit the best. Stretch fabrics can have mechanical stretch, in that they have a natural stretch based on the way they are made and do not include Lycra Spandex. Fabrics made with Lycra Spandex often have a greater stretch, and better recovery.

Stretch Direction:

2 Way Stretch refers to fabric

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Sewing 101: Hand Quilting

Sewing 101: Hand Quilting

Hand quilting is a great way to add a special touch to your quilt project that pre-dates the sewing machine! You can use this technique on modern quilts as well as traditional quilts, and it gives a completely different finished look to your project that we love. Check out our video tutorial and step by steps below to learn this great technique!

We’ll also be featuring a full tutorial for this color wheel quilt later this week on the

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