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Is Rayon Stretchy: Tips For Sewing Rayon Fabric!

What is rayon? Is it a fabric that you should buy and sew or is it a new fangled one that can be ignored? Does rayon have any sustainability credentials or is it another ‘modern’ fabric with no benefit to the environment? Today, you’ll learn all about rayon including how to work with it at …

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Types Of Georgette Fabric Used In Sewing

Georgette is a popular fabric choice amongst both professional and home dressmakers. Woven from silk and synthetic fabrics, there are a number of different types of georgette fabric that have evolved since the early twentieth century when georgette fabric first made an entrance into the dressmaking world. We’ll explore the different varieties of georgette in …

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What Is Chiffon Fabric (And How Do You Sew It)?

Have you ever wondered what chiffon fabric is? Chiffon is a sheer and lightweight fabric made from cotton, nylon, polyester or silk. It has a very soft and fluid feel to it. You can use it for dresses, blouses, scarves and other types of clothing, but the best part about chiffon fabric is that it …

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Different Types Of Sheer Fabric

I’ve covered a lot of the different types of fabric before, but I haven’t much touched on the types of sheer fabric available when sewing. Once you’ve been sewing for a while, you may find that you’re ready to try sewing trickier fabrics, and sheer or transparent fabric is definitely considered tricky! Sheer Fabric Types …

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How To Fuse Fabric Together: Fusing Woven Fabric And Leather

One of my favourite learnings while at the Roland Mouret studio in London, was learning how to fuse fabrics together – a technique referred to as araignée, or ‘spiders web’ as I was told. This technique using a glue that looks like a spiders web, to bond two fabrics together. It’s very much like the …

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How To Preshrink Fabric Without Washing

While not all projects you make with fabric will ever be washed, if you’re someone who wants to make your own clothes – which will of course need washing! – it’s a very good idea to preshrink fabric and the reasons for this are two fold: Fabrics have sizing which helps the fabric look and feel crisp, …

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What Is Interfacing Fabric – And When Should You Use It?

Interfacing fabric is a woven, knitted or non-grain type of fabric that is used to reinforce fashion fabric from the wrong side. It’s particularly useful for strengthening areas of garments when sewing clothes. There are different types of interfacing and we’ll look at each of them here as well as when you should use each …

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Man Made Fibres vs Natural Fibres vs Synthetic Fibres

Many people are unaware that they have been wearing man made fibres for many decades, sometimes without knowing it – and many don’t know the difference between a natural fibre or synthetic fibre. In fact, when I wrote this guide to the different types of fabric types, I talked a little about fibres and have …

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Different Types Of Lace (And How They’re Made)

Lace fabric is made in different ways, and the construction method depends on the different type of lace. Today we’re going to dig into lace, one of several gorgeous and sheer fabric types that will often strike fear in sewers – but fear not, it can be tricky to sew, but the tips I’ve included …

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What Is Knitted Fabric: In-depth Guide To Knit Fabric Types!

Today, we’re going to go in deep on knit fabrics so that you can feel more confident working with the many and varied knit fabric types. Here’s an overview of what we’ll be covering: What knit fabrics are and how they’re made The difference between knit and woven fabrics Different knit fabric types How to …

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40+ Different Types of Fabric and Their Uses (With Pictures!)

Wondering how to identify different types of fabric? Perhaps you’re ready to learn more about the types of fabrics and how they can be used when making your own clothes? If the above sounds like you then this epic guide on fabric types is just for you! When you think about fabrics, what is the …

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Learning To Spin On An Ashford Spinning Wheel!

I have this dream. I’ve always thought it was a tad silly, but it’s still a dream of mine despite this. I would love to make an incredible piece of clothing from scratch, with my own hands, my own ‘power’, my own skills. “But Eve, you already sew!” I hear you say… True. I sew, …

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