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 →
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 →
In my last project, the burlap bag I gave you the challenge to guess the name of the technique I used to create the print on the bag. I read your comments and there were many of you who got the right answer, but as you know we can only … 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 →
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 →
Derived from the French word “boucler” which means “to curl”, bouclé fabric has a unique, curvy, and looped appearance that gives it its distinctive name. The term ‘bouclé’ actually refers more to the yarn with which the fabric is made, rather than the fabric itself. Bouclé yarn is made from … Continue reading →
Crochet and knit – two simple words that can ignite a passionate debate among home sewists and fashion designers alike. These two distinct textile techniques have their unique attributes, each lending its own charm and functionality to garments and home accessories. Yet, their differences are so profound that it’s virtually … Continue reading →
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