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  • Fabric & Textiles
    10 Tips for Buying a Sewing Machine That Fits Your Budget

    Buying your first machine or upgrading to a new one can be overwhelming. Here’s how to find the perfect machine.

    September 28, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    How to Pick the Right Sewing Machine Thread

    You might think the stronger the thread, the better, but that’s not always true.

    September 26, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    How to Choose a Sewing Machine Needle for Your Project

    Don’t let your fabric get eaten! Learn how to pick the right sewing machine needle.

    September 20, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    Do You Have These 20 Essential Sewing Tools? Part 2.

    10 nice-to-have sewing tools that will save you time and effort.

    September 14, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    Do You Have These 20 Essential Sewing Tools? Part 1.

    10 of the most important tools to have in your sewing kit.

    September 7, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    7 Vintage Sewing Books You’ve Never Heard Of

    Find hundreds of pages of inspiration in these must-have vintage sewing books.

    August 29, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    What's the Best Method for Fabric Storage?

    3 ways to think about storing your fabric.

    August 10, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    How to Get Your Fabric On-Grain

    Tips for making sure you cut your fabric on the grainline.

    July 25, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    Do You Really Have to Cut Fabric on the Grainline?

    Learn how to find the grainline, why it matters, and what happens if you cut fabric off-grain.

    July 18, 2022

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  • Fabric & Textiles
    Our Top 10 Favorite Fabrics and Where to Find Them

    These are our go-to woven and knit fabrics for sewing clothing.

    July 13, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    How to Choose the Best Interfacing for Your Sewing Project

    The ultimate guide to choosing the right type and weight of interfacing.

    June 27, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    10 Tips for Matching Plaids and Stripes

    Learn how to cut out your pattern pieces to match stripes, plaids, and large prints.

    May 16, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    Why Aren't YOU Sewing With Deadstock Fabric?

    Sew with these textiles and save fabric from ending up in the landfill.

    May 9, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    The Best Places to Buy Fabric for Clothing Online in 2022

    A list of online fabric stores across the world.

    April 18, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    How Can I Use More of the Fabrics I Buy?

    12 tips to help you buy and use fabric, so you feel good about your fabric stash.

    April 13, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    How Much Should I Really Spend on Fabric?

    Is there a big difference between more affordable and more expensive fabrics?

    April 11, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    How to Buy Fabric Online: Know Your Terms | Weight and Drape

    Learning about weight and drape makes it easier to find the right fabric online.

    March 22, 2022
  • Fabric & Textiles
    A Guide to Sewing with Corduroy

    Never truly popular but never truly unfashionable either, here’s everything you need to know about corduroy. By Angela Geosits.

    December 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    A Guide to Creating Sun-Printed Garments with Cyanotype

    How to make wearable art using a nineteenth-century printing process and your sewing chops. By Kati Sidwall.

    December 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    If Sewing Makes You Impatient, Try Knitting

    As an impatient sewist, taking up knitting taught me to slow down. By Emer Moreau.

    October 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    Finding Fiber in Life’s Second Act

    Four women on the benefits of pursuing fiber art in retirement. By Sara Berkes.

    October 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    Finding Sewing Inspiration from a Moment in History

    Getting inspired by Welsh tapestry. By Jess Lucas.

    September 30, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    A Guide to Decorative Machine Stitching

    How to use your sewing machine to add romantic details to your handmade garments. By Julicia James.

    August 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    4 Surface Designers Share Tips for Wearing Color and Prints

    From mixing prints to finding your favorite colors, these designers understand the role that textiles have in self-expression.

    July 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    How to Mix and Match Prints

    Prints and colors have such a big impact on your wardrobe—and your mood. By Meg Stively.

    July 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    A Guide to Shopping for Spoonflower Fabric

    How do you pick just one pattern from over one million different designs?

    July 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    A Day in the Life of a Longarm Quilter

    My longarm machine quilts for other quilters. By Carrie Hauser.

    June 30, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    Seamwork’s Favorite Indie Notions

    If you’re looking for some unique notions, here are some of our favorites.

    June 30, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    The Fantasy of Key West Hand Print Fabrics

    At the intersection of fantasy and reality, Lilly Pulitzer and Key West Hand Print Fabrics turn happiness and sunshine into couture. By Cindy Massre.

    May 31, 2021
  • Fabric & Textiles
    A Guide to Loungewear Fabrics and Patterns

    What fabrics are best for lounging and sleeping?

    March 31, 2021

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