Articles that discuss about all types of fabrics.

Sewing Fabric Silk: The Beautiful Queen of Fabrics

Sewing Fabric Silk: The Beautiful Queen of Fabrics

  • February 09, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics

Silk is the strongest natural fiber known to man. Its shimmering appearance is the result of its fiber’s triangular, prism-like structure allowing light to refract from different angles. Here are some of its great qualities and the advantages of using it: (according to Texeresilk.com) Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. An all-climate fabric, silk is warm and cozy in winter and comfortably cool in summer. Its natural temperature-regulatin...

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Some of the Most Common Fancy Fabrics You Should Know

Some of the Most Common Fancy Fabrics You Should Know

We often used fancy fabrics whenever we want to create or sew holiday dresses or dresses for very special occasions. These fancy fabrics aren’t the always the easiest to sew with. But I’m pretty sure that it’s worth the struggle. The three commonly fancy fabrics are silk, satin, and taffeta. Taffeta and satin refer to the weave of the fabric, while silk is the specific type of fiber. You can actually have silk taffeta and silk satin. Taffeta Let’s talk about taffeta. This fabric is usua...

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Some Helpful Sewing Tips and Techniques You Need

Helpful Sewing Tips and Techniques

  • February 05, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics

Sewing is a really fun thing to do. Not only that, you can also save your money when you have the skills because you can sew things by yourself instead of hiring someone to sew for you. But in the process of sewing, there are times that you might get irritated by those things that look like simple to do yet you cannot easily accomplish. So here are some tips and techniques that you might find helpful. How To Tie a Knot Usually, we make knots in thread by doubling the end of the thread in a loop...

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9 Useful Tips to Remember When Sewing a Chiffon Fabric

9 Useful Tips When Sewing a Chiffon Fabric

  • February 04, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics

Chiffon is a lightweight, sheer fabric made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibers. It’s used frequently in evening wear and lingerie, but also works well for blouses or other light, airy garments. Chiffon can be quite slippery, which makes it tricky to work with. It’s not recommended for your first foray into machine sewing, but if you’ve got the basics down, it’s worth giving it a shot. Read on to uncover a few sewing chiffon tips to make the process easier! Use Fabric Weights By using...

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5 Sewing Tips Every Sewist Should (Always) Keep in Mind

5 Sewing Tips Every Sewist Should (Always) Keep in Mind

  • January 29, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics, Sewing Tutorials

Sure, you may be an experienced dressmaker and have your own tips to share. Well, that’s awesome! They may be the same as what I’m listing here or completely different. Doesn’t matter really. The point is that there are some guidelines that simply make period sewing easier, make your garments better, and make the whole sewing experience more enjoyable. Even if you are well-versed with the tips here, it’s always good to refresh the knowledge. Organization It’s the best secret to succes...

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Different Types Of Denim Fabric We All Love To Wear

Different Types Of Denim Fabric We All Love To Wear

Twenty years back, denim is simply known as the jeans fabric that is stiff and hard to break in. However, through the fashion years, we've seen so many kinds of denim steal the limelight, and since then, we can't just get enough of them. They are comfortable, fabulous, and timeless. When it comes to sewing our own denim apparel, it can be quite challenging to determine which type of denim is for what outfit. Know the best denim fabric to use with this list of the denim fabrics that are currentl...

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Must-Have Scarf Fabric in Every Closet

The Many Kinds of Scarf Fabric to Look Out For

I am a die hard scarf girl, and I must admit that they are one of the really few reasons that keep me excited for winter - well at least for the first few weeks. In my years of collecting and sewing scarves, I have learned to pay closer attention to the fabric material used, something I wish I learned earlier. The kind of fabric used in scarves, just like in almost any garment, greatly determines its usage and comfort level. We've all had those scarves that are just pretty, yet really uncomfort...

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Top Tips on How to Buy Fabric for Your Sewing Project

Tips on How to Buy Fabric for Your Sewing Project

  • January 27, 2016
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  • Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics

Having enough knowledge on choosing and buying the right fabric is very essential in the world of sewing. I understand that it is very overwhelming to walk into a fabric store if you don't have a lot of experience there but you can never have too much fabric. So let me walk you through it. Typically the most prevalent fabric is going to be your basic cotton. Also sometimes called Calico in the fabric world. It is very noticeable because you will see it arranged by colors along at least one wall ...

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4 Useful Tips When Working with Trick Fabrics

4 Useful Tips When Working with Trick Fabrics

  • January 15, 2016
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  • Dresses, Sewing Tips, Sewing Fabrics

Sewing with lace, leather and even slippery stuff such neoprene or rubber can be a challenge. In fact, there are various fabulous designers, like Susan Goodwin, who love working with this sort of stuff. They have even made a career designing sportswear, and home sewing patterns specifically for these fabrics. Tricky fabrics, or as what others would call them “the fun fabrics,” are an exceptional addition to your sewing skills. You can think of lace, neoprene (or scuba), leather, anyt...

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3 Basic Methods for Stitching Neoprene Fabric

3 Basic Methods for Stitching Neoprene Fabric

  • January 14, 2016
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History states that Neoprene fabric was invented by DuPont® in 1930, and neoprene wetsuits, shoes, gloves, and hoods have been keeping boaters warm for years. The manufacturing process for neoprene used in these garments makes millions of tiny gas bubbles in the material that interfere with the transfer of heat through it. By itself, this neoprene isn't very rugged, so usually woven fabrics are glued over it for protection. Wetsuits and other neoprene boating apparel work best by fitting snu...

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