The Sewing List

Non-Medical PPEs: Construction Alternatives and More Resources

As the need and requests for face masks increase, the availability of materials to make them decreases!

In this blog post, we're going to suggest some alternatives and replacements for all the basic face mask materials. 

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Non-Medical PPEs: Some Advice and Resources

Wearing a facemask is the responsible thing to do. With that in mind, we’ve found some good resources for you, first to learn how to safely wear and care for your facemask(s) and second how to make a facemask.

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Fab Funds: Your Loyalty Points and How to Use Them.

See that little green button in the bottom right hand corner of our pages? It's your access to Fab Funds, our loyalty program that awards points on all your Fabrications online purchases! 
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Sewing Lessons: Sewing with Knits and Sewing the Shoulder Seams

Knits have got a bit of a bad rep. They are considered scary and difficult to sew. Nothing could be further from the truth!

 

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Sewing Lessons: How to Measure your Body

In her talks at our store, Paddye Mann emphasized the importance of getting to know your body and its measurements, to understand why and how a piece of clothing fits, or does not fit. 
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Learn to Sew: The Basic Sewing Toolbox

So, you've got a sewing machine and you want to learn to sew. What do you need?

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Sewing Lessons: Thread your Machine

Before you can sew anything with your sewing machine, you need to know how to thread your sewing machine! 

 

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Sewing Lessons: Cutting out a Pattern

Once you've traced your pattern and made the necessary fit adjustments to it, you're ready to cut out your fabric

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Learn to Sew: Envelope Style Cushion Cover

A new cushion cover is a great way to refresh your home's decor. Envelope style cushion covers are quick and easy, and can be adapted to fit almost any size of cushion. In just over an hour, you'll have a stylish new accessory for your home.
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Sewing Lessons: Sizing and Grading a Pattern

The whole process of deciding on the basic size, grading between sizes, making basic alterations can seem very complicated and mysterious. In this blog post, I'm going to break it down and help make it make sense. 

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Sewing Lessons: Simple and Easy Pattern Weights

Pattern weights are an essential tool when tracing a pattern, and if you’re on Team Rotary Cutter, to keep the paper and fabric from shifting as you trace or cut. Pattern weights don’t have to be expensive or difficult to make. Here’s a super simple way to make custom pattern weights.

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Sewing Lessons: Knit T-Shirts for Everybody and Every Body!

The great thing about learning how to make a t-shirt is that a t-shirt is a t-shirt is a t-shirt. Once you've made one, you can make all the variations and adaptations!
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