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Sewing Fabric Information & Fabric Sources

Wool, cotton, silk, chiffon and other fabrics are all desirable for home sewing. These categories will guide you to finding the perfect fabric for what you want to sew.
  1. Batting Sources (3)
  2. Clearance & Bargain Fabric (5)
  3. Cotton Fabric Sources (7)
  4. Fleece Fabric Sources (6)
  5. Heirloom And Bridal Fabric (8)
  6. Holiday Fabric (5)
  7. Home Decorating Fabric S...
  8. Knit and Ribbing Fabric (10)
  9. Linen And Silk Fabric (8)
  10. Lycra Fabric Sources (5)
  11. Novelty Prints (4)
  12. Wool Fabric Sources (4)

Fabric 101
Some type of fabric is the basis of all sewing. Learn about the types and characteristics of fabric available. Learn how to care for fabric. Learn how to preshrink fabric and more here.

How to Identify Scraps of Fabrics or Unlabeled Fabrics
How to identify a scrap or scraps of fabric is a very common question. The internet doesn't have feel-a-vision, or smell-a-vision but there are ways to identify your fabric.

Save Money Sewing Clothing and Other Textile Needs
If you think sewing is an expensive hobby, you may be in for a surprise. There are ways to save plenty of money on your wardrobe and other textile needs by sewing them yourself. Did you know you can use coupons on patterns and fabric?

Control Fraying Fabric
A fabric that is fraying can create a lot of frustration and can be as annoying as trying to sew spider webs. Learn ways to contorl and curb the fraying but still have accurate results with the information you will find here.

Tips for Sewing Vinyl Fabric That Doesn't Want to Feed Through Sewing Machine
Vinyl fabric or other fabric can seem sticky because it will not feed under the presser foot of your sewing machine. Simple tips and tricks will have you enjoying sewing vinyl fabric.

Viewer's Share Their Solutions to Remove Stinky, Smelly Odors…
Stinky, smelly, odor in fabric is not a pleasant experience. Learn how other people ahve solved the problem and managed to remove the odors from fabric.

Sewing How to Information
Knowing how to use sewing notions and what the products are called helps you be an informed shopper and produce sewn items you can be proud of. Sewing know how is easy to learn when a wealth of information is at your finger tips. This sewing how to information will teach you about the ways to add stiffness and shape to clothing and costumes.

Recycle Denim
We all have jeans that don't fit, have a rip, are junk or are just out of style. Here you'll find ways to use those old jeans to make clothing and projects that you can actually wear and use.

Ways to Remove Odors From Fabric
Fabric can hold an odor... getting rid of the smells is not always easy and there are many products on the market... what works best? Find answers here.

Our Fiber Scraps for the Birds
Don't throw away even the tiniest thread, fabric, ribbon or fiber scraps. Allow the birds to use our waste to build their home.

Buy Sewing Fabric
Some type of fabric is the basis of all sewing. Learn about the types and characteristics of fabric available. Learn how to care for fabric. Learn how to preshrink fabric and more here.

Fabric Information and Fabric Project Ideas
Fabric may seem beautiful at the fabric store and suddenly become a nightmare when it doesn't sew the way you expected. Learn about the fabric and gain project ideas.

Denim is labeled in Denim Weights
You want to buy denim online but you are use to the hand and feel fabric at the fabric store. Online they list denim by weight. Untangle the mystery here.

Sew Essentials Ultimate Quilting Center From Joanns Fabric and Crafts
A sewing cutting table with drawers and shelves that offer great storage. See how it works here!

Sewing Room Organization Ideas
My old sewing room was overflowing to the point I couldn't walk in the room. Now I'm moving everything to a new room and have to have some kind of organization so I can actually get things sewn. Read about how I'm achieving an organized sewing room here.

Everything About Silk Fabric
Mention silk fabric and the mind instantly thinks luxury. Find out what makes silk special and how silk is made here.

Economical Fabric Sources
You're learning to sew or your kids are learning to sew and you need inexpensive fabric to practice sewing techniques. Perhaps you need scraps to sew the many free projects found on the internet. Here you'll find places to find great inexpensive fabric without breaking the bank.Find out about those sources here.

New York City Garment District and Fashion Institute of Technology
A recent trip to New York city with 20 people was more than FUN.. it was a money saving adventure in stocking up on fabric and notions. See pictures from our trip and find links to places you won't want to miss on your trip to the New York City Garment District.

Needle Felting Examples and Information
Needle felting is one of the many ways to embellish fabric or create your own fabric. Find information about needle felting, needle felting design ideas and how to information here.

Tips for Sewing Pleather
Sewing pleather, a synthetic leather fabric, can present a few problems. Learn how to overcome problems sewing with Pleather and sew beautiful creations with Pleather here.

How To Choose The Right Side Of Fleece Fabric
Fleece fabric wicks moisture away from the body IF yuo have the right side out. Find out how to tell the right side from the wrong side of fleece fabric here.

Preshrink Fabric Before Sewing
Preshrinking fabric before you start cutting and sewing is the only way to assure that the finished item will not shrink. Learn how to preshrink fabric here.

Fabric Characteristics -- Types of Fabric
Sewing patterns call for fabric. Many times there are special fabric requirements you need to consider to choose fabric, such as nap, without nap, one way designs, obvious diagonals and more. Find what these fabric terms mean and why they are important here.

Fabric Grain
Almost any pattern you read will tell you to follow the lengthwise, crosswise or bias grain of fabric. Learn what these terms mean and understand their importance with the information you'll find here.

Fabric Storing Tips
Storing your fabric is vital to protecting certain fabrics until you are ready to sew it. Find some quick tips that you need to know here.

Finding Fabric Stores While On Vacation Or Traveling
Fabric stores are a great way to find new fabrics and expand your sewing possibilities. Traveling is a new opportunity to locate fabric stores in an unknown area. You'll find directions to find fabric stores and more here.

Giffy Grip, Slipper Grip and Dritz Anti-Slid Gripper Fabric
There is more than one choice to sew non-slip fabric on slippers and pajama feet. Learn about non-skid fabric choices, which one might be best to prevent falls and the difference in slipper sole fabric here.

Compare Giffy Grip, Slipper Grip or Dritz Anti-Slid Gripper Fabric
There is more than one choice to sew non-slip fabric on slippers and pajama feet. Learn about non-skid fabric choices, which one might be best to prevent falls and the difference in slipper sole fabric here.

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