What Are The Best Absorbent Fabrics?

What are the best absorbent fabrics?

With each sewing project comes the need to choose fabrics that are fit for the task. Depending on the project, your fabric will need to possess the properties that ensure it’s the right choice for the garment you’re making. Absorbency is one such factor.  While all fabrics are absorbent to a certain degree, each fabric … Read more

What Is The Best Fabric For Making Hoodies?

What is the best fabric for making hoodies?

There is no doubt that most people probably have a collection of hoodies in their wardrobe for different occasions or weather conditions. For these specific reasons, hoodies are made with different fabrics, and although this might be the case, a question still remains… What is the best fabric for making hoodies? Cotton is the best … Read more

What Is Poplin Fabric?

What is poplin fabric

Sewing for summer means choosing lightweight, breathable fabrics in fresh colors. It can be hard to choose from the treasure trove of materials available, especially when you have a budget. We’ve all heard of cotton, linen, and even polyester. But what is poplin fabric? Poplin is a woven fabric known for its ribbed weave of … Read more

What Is Twill Fabric?

What Is Twill Fabric?

Browsing through a fabric store is delightful. But it can get pretty confusing if you’re looking at fabrics; cotton, polyester, and wool are all labeled as twill. What is twill fabric? Twill is a style of textile weaving where the weft thread is woven over and under one or more warp threads, creating a closely … Read more

What Is Pima Cotton?

What is pima cotton?

We all know that cotton is one of the most popular fabrics used worldwide for making various textile products. However, there is much more to cotton than we might think. There are many different types of cotton that vary in quality and cost, but we will be focusing on one, in particular, Pima cotton. So, … Read more

14 Best Waterproof Fabrics For Sewing

What are the best waterproof fabrics for sewing?

Waterproof fabrics are a lifesaver – they keep you dry outdoors, protect babies from nappy rash, and prevent soggy towels from leaking into bags. But how do you know which waterproof fabric to use for different projects? What are the best waterproof fabrics for sewing? The best waterproof fabrics are synthetics coated with a laminate … Read more

11 Best Fabrics For Making Shirts

The best fabrics for making shirts

Seasons, occasions, weather, and comfort all play a very big role in deciding which type of material will best suit your shirt. So you found a great pattern that would make a gorgeous shirt, but you can’t decide what material would best suit the style – what are you going to do? Well, you’ve come … Read more

11 Best Fabrics For Making Curtains

Best Fabrics For Making Curtains

If you’re thinking of sewing curtains to enhance the window features, create a romantic ambiance in your bedroom, or block out the early morning sun from disturbing your sleep, there are several fabrics to select. Curtain fabrics are available in two types, sheer and opaque. Blackout fabrics are heavier, keep out light, and act as … Read more

How To Use Quilting Cotton For Dressmaking

How to use quilting cotton for dressmaking

Want to know how to use quilting cotton for dressmaking? Quilting cotton often has the best patterns. It is a fun and fearless fabric, making it tempting to wear. But quilting cotton isn’t the same as apparel cotton. While it is a versatile material, that doesn’t mean it can be used for any old project. … Read more

Lining vs. Interfacing vs. Interlining vs. Underlining


If you’re new to sewing, you may notice that your garments seem unprofessional. While there may be several contributing factors, the most common reason is that it lacks structure and support. Beginners don’t often realize that a garment is not just composed of one type of fabric. Outer fabrics are generally supported by other types … Read more

What is Fusible Interfacing?

fusible interfacing

During your foray as a beginning sewer, you may have encountered patterns that told you to add interfacing. Most of the time, new crafters don’t even know what interfacing is. This isn’t shocking, as interfacing is hidden from plain view. As a matter of fact, there are people who don’t use interfacing at all! Have … Read more

What is DK Weight Yarn?

DK yarn

If you’re new to the art of knitting, the first thing you need to understand is the type of yarn you should use. As a beginner, it may be daunting to find the right yarn, as there are so many to choose from, with each type dictating the technique, type of project, and needle that … Read more

What is Worsted Weight Yarn?

what does worsted mean

When it comes to knitting and crocheting, you’ll see the term “worsted weight yarn” a lot. But what is worsted weight yarn? What does worsted mean? And why does our brain keep glossing over it and calling it Worcestershire yarn? Well, in this article, we’ll discuss what worsted weight yarn is, where it came from, … Read more