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30 Great Places to Buy Fabric Online

30 Great Places to Buy Fabric Online
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. Here are a few sites that I’ve found to be particularly useful in finding and buying great fabrics. UPDATE: I appreciate all the comments and recommendations, but please check out my follow up post for additional sites. Many more suggestions appear there! 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

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How to Knit The Victorian Boot Button Loops NewStitchaDay This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Victorian boot button loops. This button band adds a delicate finish to any project. One of Imperial Stock Ranch’s newest offerings, Erin is a terrific all-around medium worsted weight yarn. 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]

Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet! Special Sunday greetings you naked molerats! Since you’re so naked, I thought you might want to make yourselves some nice little circle skirts. And perhaps, like me, you find yourself with little mole rat patterns just a touch on the small side. But the grading of a circle skirt isn’t so easy, is it you naked rodents? Oh no, not so easy at all… How to Knit the Purl One Below Stitch NewStitchaDay This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the purl one below stitch. This is a fairly uncommon stitch but can be used to mimic the knit one below on the purl side of your work. Sourced and spun entirely in Afghanistan, this 100% cashmere yarn is the ultimate in “feel good” yarn.

Fabric Labels Tutorial Many people have asked me how I make my labels so I have decided to make this little tutorial including pictures and any little tips that I have learned along the way. You will find that making your own labels is quite simple and much cheaper than purchasing custom labels. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy. Materials needed:computer, graphics program (I used photoshop) & inkjet printerregular printer paperiron-on transfer paperutility knife, cutting mat & metal rulerribbon (I used 1/2 inch natural cotton twill tape)iron & ironing boardscissors Step 1: Design your image using your program of choice working with a resolution of 300ppi for a clear image.

Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types I’ve recently ventured into drafting patterns starting from my basic bodice and skirt sloper. The fit issues are minimal, since the sloper is made skin tight. Design ease is added as you go along. I found these reference pictures useful for ideas on basic sleeves, necklines, collars, and dress types. How to Knit the Double Woven Stitch NewStitchaDay This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double woven stitch. This stitch creates a classic, subdued textural fabric. The double woven stitch would be great for garments, blankets and bags! Tracie Too is a worsted spun version of Imperial’s popular woolen spun Tracie Yarn. How To Turn Your Dress Ideas Into Reality By Making A Custom Pattern Jenna! You continue to astound and amaze us with your just do it your own damn self awesomeness! As stated below - this is really pattern draping, but the BEST source I've found for actual flat pattern drafting using slopers (the basic building blocks of every garment pattern piece) is "The Theory of Fashion Design", by Helen Brockman. It's from 1965, and is a super fantastic source of the hows and whys of how the elements of a design work together, and then how that all translates into your drafted pattern pieces. The sample designs are at once classic, kitsch, and insanely informative.

How to Knit the Zigzag Openwork Stitch NewStitchaDay This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the zigzag openwork stitch. This stitch creates a delicate yet utilitarian open fabric. The zigzag openwork stitch would be great for making market bags, summer sweaters and stoles! Native Twist (Imperial’s most popular product) is a single-ply, lofty yarn.

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