Two different fabrics may be used for the same events, but that doesn’t mean they are exactly the same. The preference and taste of the user is a factor in choosing which fabric to use. Because of this, one may prefer a special kind of fabric for their special day … Continue reading →
So you’ve finally finished sewing a plain shirt or a tote bag and you want it personalized. You’re probably thinking of adding your initials or your first name on it. Here are fun and creative ways to add texts to fabrics… Heat Press/ Heat Transfer Papers or Fusible Web This … Continue reading →
Denim is a very popular fabric these days and is synonymous with jeans. Because the fabric is so common, many sewists have limited experience with it so I wanted to offer some tips and tricks for sewing denim. First, however, some background. Today term “jeans” usually refers to a specific style of … Continue reading →
Thinking of traveling again after the lockdowns? Going on a business trip? Preparing for that long-awaited vacation with friends? Planning to be on a solo journey to give yourself that break you deserve? Traveling, even its planning stage, is already too exciting, isn’t it? It is! Until you reach the … Continue reading →
Silk satin – the very name conjures up images of opulence, sophistication, and timeless elegance. This luxurious fabric, with its unmistakable sheen and soft-to-the-touch feel, has been a favorite of royalty and fashion houses for centuries. But did you know that it’s not just for the elite? If you’re thinking about … Continue reading →
One of the most fun and rewarding sewing project that I have ever undertaken is sewing soft toys for my kids, relatives, and friends. It is fun not just because of the myriads of colors and accessories used in crafting it, but also very rewarding when you see the smile it … Continue reading →
Today, I’m excited to shine the spotlight on a timeless classic that has graced the fashion world for centuries – the poplin fabric. Known for its distinctive texture and versatile uses, poplin has etched itself deeply into the tapestry of fashion and textile history. Let’s take a closer look at … Continue reading →
Felt fabric: a material so commonplace, yet bursting with rich history, endless utility, and undeniably unique style. Perhaps you’ve seen it gracing the aisles of your favorite craft store or incorporated into an avant-garde fashion piece, and found yourself wondering, what exactly is felt fabric? Well, you’re in the right … Continue reading →
This simple but important knit fabric stretch test will help you decide what size to choose for a pattern and what to do with the fabric you already have on hand. Why should you know this? The best reason I can give you is that it will really let you leverage … Continue reading →
Fashion and textiles have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. The evolution of fashion trends has significantly depended on the innovation of textile technology. This article will focus on two synthetic fibers, polyester and nylon, which have been instrumental in shaping the modern fashion industry. We will delve into their history, highlight … Continue reading →
Nylon is a synthetic polymer, a type of plastic, that is known for its durability, strength, and versatility. It was first developed in the 1930s by a team of scientists at DuPont, led by Wallace Carothers. Nylon was one of the first successful synthetic fibers to be created. What Is … Continue reading →
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