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30 Great Places to Buy Fabric Online - The Humble Nest

30 Great Places to Buy Fabric Online - The Humble Nest
You can make the greatest stuff with your sewing skills but if you don’t have great fabric to work with your projects just won’t turn out as well. Finding fabric that is perfect for your needs can be a bit of a hassle and it’s often a task that’s best done in person so you can gauge weight and texture. Yet, some of the best deals on fabric, especially imported or designer fabric, can be found online. UPDATE: I appreciate all the comments and recommendations, but please check out my follow up post for additional sites. Big Sites These sites offer wide selections suited to basic sewing needs. Joann Fabric and Crafts: You’ll find pretty much the same collection of fabrics on the Joann site as you would in the store. Budget Need to do some design on a dime? Fashion Fabrics Club: Lots of fabrics some nice and some, well, not so pretty. Specialty and Imports These sites are some of the best for designer and imported fabric. ReproDepot Fabrics: Holy heck this site is cool. Designer Sites Like this:

Glitzy Hard To Find Supplies by MesmericMatter Trucs et conseils pour la fabrication de costumes médiévaux Table des matières Dans le cadre des grandeur-natures (GN), le costume du personnage ajoute une dimension essentielle à toute la fin de semaine. Ce petit guide en ligne est une compilation de trucs et conseils pratiques pouvant aider à la fabrication de tels costumes, à la fois réalistes et confortables, mais où une touche de fantastique est accepté car rappelons-le, les GN ne sont pas du tout des événements de recréation médiéval. Sur ce, les notes qui suivent ne doivent pas être prises comme étant la réalité historique! Quelques bonnes références de documents historiques sont mentionnées dans le texte seulement dans le but de permettre à ceux qui le désirent de pousser plus loin leur recherche sur le vrai vêtement médiéval. Dans le cadre des GN, imaginons par exemple un guerrier qui aurait l'air d'un "spud", tel que décrit par Dagorhir, comment ne pas s'empêcher de décrocher! Le contexte des aventures se prête facilement à la confection d'un costume qui peut être avant tout: 1. 2. 3.

Banberry Place, Kids Knit Fabrics::Euro Fabric::Indie Sewing Patterns::Novelty Woven Ribbon Leisure Arts - Newsletter Created to let YOU know what WE are doing, the Leisure Arts e-newsletters are online publications offering news, fun, and inspiration. You'll find free projects, features on Leisure Arts products and the people behind them, tips from experts and avid hobbyists, summaries of the designs in our latest publications, special promotions, and lots more. To receive our future issues — always free — as soon as they are posted, simply fill out the quick form at the right to sign up and they will automatically be sent to your inbox. (Crochet and Knit interests)-- Created as a benefit for those who sign up for the Leisure Arts Newsletter, we will send you a FREE pattern every Friday according to the interest(s) you selected in the signup form. Leisure Arts Link: What's new or noteworthy in knitting, crochet, needlework, quilting, and other fun crafts. Yarn Link:

modèles de couture Best Online Knit Fabric Sources One of the most common questions I get currently is “Where can I buy good knit fabric online?” Fortunately for you I know many of the best places to buy knit fabric! Kitschy Coo— Wide variety of novelty knits – high quality- shipped from the U.K.— Wide variety of cotton and synthetic knits. You can find the new designer knits here. The Fabric Fairy— Great variety including fun prints for kids. Fashion Fabrics Club— Lots of knit fabrics in adult prints. Chez Ami— Great quality knits. Girl Charlie Fabrics— Loads of great knits for kids and adults. Harts Fabrics— Great selection of adult knit fashion fabrics. Etsy— There are numerous shops selling all types of knit fabrics on etsy. Michael Levine— I love this store in person and online. Spoonflower— Create your own fabric or buy one someone else designed. Banburry Place— Ships from the U.S. Kids Fabric— Ships from Canada Sewzanne’s— Ships from the U.S. Sew Baby— Ships from the U.S. Nature’s Fabric— Ships from the U.S.

Color Theory 101: Selecting Yarns That Go Together A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly. You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Most yarn lines contain a wide range of of colors. Whoa! But don’t fret. It’s not all of the yarns, of course! Most yarn companies design their colors of yarn with compatibility in mind. Fortunately, there’s a name for the art of picking colors that go together: color theory. There are three color schemes that, if followed, will create knock-your-socks-off color combos: analogous, complementary and split complementary. Analogous Analogous colors are the ones that are next to each other on the color wheel: This scheme can work with any number of colors… pick two that are next to each other, three or four! Complementary I love using complementary colors. Split Complementary See… it’s not so bad? Related

Make Your Own Clothing Labels This is part 2 of my 3 part label tutorial for textiles like clothing and bedding. Here are the 3 chapters: part 1 – what to say (or what the FTC wants you to put on your labels) part 2 – how to make them (DIY process of printing & cutting the labels on fabric) [you are here] part 3 – how to attach them (considerations for comfortable labels) This photo tutorial will walk you through how to print your own fabric labels and some lessons I’ve learned along the way. Step 1 – choose your treated fabric for your labels. In order for your printer ink to stain the fibers and last, you must use 100% natural fibers. If you don’t want to treat the fabric yourself, you can buy pretreated fabric sheets for your printer at craft stores or google them. And here is why picking your own fabric is important: you want your clothing labels to be comfortable when the garment is worn, and you don’t want them to unravel. I’ve got 2 fabric options for making your own labels that are comfortable: Done!

Fabric 101 - What is double gauze? Certain customer questions come up again and again here at superbuzzy, and a popular one lately is "What is double gauze?". To answer this, it is first helpful to talk about gauze. Gauze exists for many different uses (think cheesecloth, bandages, and fine metal mesh), but here I'll focus on gauzes as used in sewing and crafting. Gauze is a lightweight, soft, and open weave fabric that is usually quite sheer. Because it allows air to pass through freely, gauze can be used in garment sewing for clothing worn in hot and humid climates. In this picture, you can see the grid created when those yarns exchange position (from top layer to bottom layer), and this attaches the two layers of gauze, spaced a bit more than ½" apart. I pieced the top using only Japanese double gauze fabrics, and this quilt is the softest I have felt yet! Have you made something with double gauze?

Studio Quality Product Photos With A $12 Set Up Handmadeology’s resident product photography pro Mariano, has put together a $12 product photography set up that will help you achieve studio quality product photography . Anderson Soap Company is one of the most successful Etsy sellers with LOADS of sales! This photography demo uses his liquid soap as the photography example. Look at his Etsy shop to observe the consistency in picture styles that creates a cohesive photo theme of all his products. Learn from the best – browse his shop – and you might even find some soap you’ve gotta have! I took this picture in my kitchen. Here’s what you’ll need for this product photography set up. 1. 2. 3. 4. This is one of those times when bigger is indeed better. Cut a flat panel from the box that is much bigger than the thing you want to photograph. 1. 2. 3. 4. Now you will need to redecorate your home a bit, move a table as close to a window as you can. Is your furniture high enough? Don’t let the neighbors watch. Now you are ready to take a picture!