With spring here and summer on its way, now is a great time to consider which materials will be best to wear during these hot months.Read now
How to sew on patches.Read now
The best way to attach a patch or a badge is to break out a needle, hand or machine, and sew it on. Affixing a decorative patch on with stitches makes the patch stay in place AND allows the patch to...
How to transfer a photo onto fabric.Read now
Did you know you can transfer photos to fabric without using iron-on sheets? I love this technique. It’s simple to execute and the end results are really pretty. It’s another method for hand printing! I made some fabrics the other...
How To Test Color FastnessRead now
1. Ideally, you should always pre-wash your sewing fabrics. Not just to test for their color fastness but also to pre-shrink.If pre-washing fabric is not possible, here is how you can still check for colorfastness.2. CUT SCRAPSCut small pieces of...
How can I make fabric more interesting?Read now
BEST Fabric Manipulation Ideas to Embellish *1: Pin Tucks.2: Ruching.3 Pleats.4: Gathering.5: Shirring.6: Color Blocking.7: Applique.8: Patchwork.
Interesting Facts About FabricRead now
1) Flax is the earliest known natural textile fabric seen used in about 5000 BC. Flax is the material used to make linen which is seeing a huge come back today in drapery and upholstery.2) There is evidence that cotton and wool were used to create natural fabrics...
The History Of Vinyl FabricRead now
Do you know how this fabric was created? It's actually a pretty interesting story. It was created by accident! A scientist tried to develop an adhesive that bonded rubber and metal, but instead Vinyl Fabric was made. Researchers continued to experiment with vinyl...
The History Of CamouflageRead now
It's no secret that camouflage has made its way far beyond being used in the army. It's developed it's own fashion for every culture to enjoy. But, when did it begin being formally worn? In 1915, the French Army was the...
Sweater weather, what does that mean?Read now
Sweater weather, what does that mean? Is there ever a time when sweaters are not a part of everyone’s basic wardrobe? Even in the summer.. the chilly nights around the campfire, sweaters are always welcomed and appreciated. I’d bet there...