Sewing 101: Chiffon

Sewing 101: Chiffon

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!

Fabric.com has a wide selection of chiffon fabrics, from poly chiffons in a variety of fun colors to luxurious silk chiffons.

For these tips,

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Sewing 101: Seam Basics Part 2 (Knit Fabrics)

Sewing 101: Seam Basics Part 2 (Knit Fabrics)

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

Walking Foot

A walking foot attachment for a regular sewing machine eliminates any distortion the knit fabrics

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Sewing 101: Seam Basics Part 1 (Woven Fabrics)

Sewing 101: Seam Basics Part 1 (Woven 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!

Plain Seam

The most basic of all seams, a plain seam is simply a straight stitch joining multiple pieces of fabric. Your fabric and project will determine the

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Sewing 101: 4 Half Square Triangle (HST) Methods

Sewing 101: 4 Half Square Triangle (HST) Methods

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!

Supplies Needed:

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Sewing 101: How to Sew a Button

Sewing 101: How to Sew a Button

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!

Supplies Needed:

Sewing a Button

In addition to your basic needle and thread,

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Sewing 101: Elastic Waistbands

Sewing 101: Elastic Waistbands

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.

1) Self-waistband

Elastic Waistbands

For this example, we used a serger and these supplies:

Elastic Waistbands

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

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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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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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