The Fabric That Symbolizes Luxury – Silk, That Is

The FabricThat Symbolizes Luxury – Silk, That Is

Everyone seems to know and love silk, admire its drape, luster and soothing feeling. And like any other fibers, silk comes in a wide variety of qualities. It usually comes from the Bombyx mori silkworm that feed particularly on mulberry leaves. What is Silk Fiber? Bombyx mori silk worms feed on mulberry leaves and produce the so-called “cultivated” silk, and the same worms feed on something other than mulberry leaves are generally referred to as “tussah;” however, the col...

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What is the Difference Between Chambray and Denim

The Difference Between Chambray and Denim

Usually, chambray and denim are two fabrics that most people are confused of, when, in reality, they not exactly the same. Chambray is a plain weave fabric that is woven using a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft. Although denim is also made with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the weft, it is woven, however, in a twill construction. The warp and weft threads of this fabric alternate one over the other, which is unlike denim’s warp thread goes over two threads...

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New in Sewing Knits? Double Knit Fabrics Starting Point

Are You New in Sewing Knits? Make Double Knit Fabrics Your Starting Point

If you are new to sewing with knits, double knit is definitely a great starting point. This kind of fabric is more stable and doesn’t roll much compared to its lighter weight friends; thus you’ll find them easy to sew. And if you want something crisp and structured look, double knit fiber is a great choice for you. By the way, this should not be mistaken for knitting your own double knit. Double Knit Fabrics Yesterday and Today First off, there’s no need to worry about double knit fabrics ...

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Batik Fabrics: Essential Things to Know About it

Batik Fabrics: Essential Things to Know About it

Batik fabrics are more often than not 100% cotton or 100% rayon and are made using wax resist along an over-dying process. You would want to use this kind of fabric for a loose fitting top, full skirt or dress. Moreover, 100% cotton Batik is usually used for making quilts, wall hangings and bags amongst them. Before you sew Batik fabric, remember to always preshrink it by using machine washing in warm water on a regular cycle. Once done, you can proceed to dry it using a dryer or on your normal ...

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Halloween Costume for Kids - Get Your Inspiration

Sewing for The Halloween Season

With Halloween just around the corner, we are certain many of you are now rushing to the internet looking for new costume ideas for your kids. This "trick or treat" season is actually another opportunity for you to bring out your sewing prowess to create a homemade Halloween costume for your little ones. Sewing Halloween costumes is not only a practical approach to the annual event, it also gives you more room to personalize your kid's attire making it more meaningful. So, start wearing your sea...

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5 Things to Note before Starting Your Next Project

Getting Started with Sewing: 5 Things to Note before Starting Your Next Project

There are times that you’d wish you can go back in time. You’d probably tell yourself a thing or two. Not about anything major, but more of telling yourself about the mistakes you did. And it would sure be nice to give a bit of few pointers about sewing. What you’d most likely tell wouldn’t be about technicalities. Not lessons about zippers and/or seam finishes. It’s just some simple advice no one has ever told you. Nowadays, most people are self-taughtthat they often don’t know what...

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Guidelines On Right Thread For Next Sewing Project

Guidelines on Choosing the Right Thread for Your Next Sewing Project

By the time you are reading this, you have probably decided your next sewing project. And whether it’s a DIY purse or that dream bag of yours, knowing which thread to choose is really essential. It’s a key part in achieving a successful outcome. Thread that is too weak or small can lead to your project falling apart; thread that is too coarse or wide can result to split or tear in your fabric. It can be very frustrating, especially if you’ve spent hours only to find out that you failed. Bu...

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Three Things to Remember Before Buying a Sewing Machine

The Top Three Things Every Sewing Enthusiast Should Remember Before Buying a Sewing Machine

Are you itching to make your first ever bag? Well, you definitely are and, most probably, you’re ready to buy your very first sewing machine. But before you actually jump into the actual buying of it, you might want to hear some few tips. Needless to say, sewing requires some specialized tools – the biggest and most important being the sewing machine itself. If you are new to the sewing business, you might get tempted to purchase a machine as cheaply as possible (like everyone does). How...

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Halloween Ideas for Kids. Tips for

Halloween Ideas for Kids. Tips for "Trick or Treat"

With Halloween just around the corner, we are certain many of you are now rushing to the internet looking for new costume ideas for your kids. This "trick or treat" season is actually another opportunity for you to bring out your sewing prowess to create a homemade Halloween costume for your little ones. Sewing Halloween costumes is not only a practical approach to the annual event, it also gives you more room to personalize your kid's attire making it more meaningful. So, start wearing your sea...

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Sewing patterns for Halloween costumes for Adults – DIY

Sewing patterns for Halloween costumes for Adults – DIY

It's the time of the year again, when people start researching spooky costume ideas for Halloween. For quite a time now, Halloween parties are no longer for kids. Even adults and kids-at-heart enjoy their own version of Halloween parties. And one of the highlights of these parties are of course the costumes. If you're someone who has been to several Halloween parties already, you may find yourself struggling to find a new costume idea for this year. This is can also be a similar case for those w...

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