Selecting the Right Fabric

The key to a successful sewing project starts with the fabric. You have to get it right, and it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are lots of things to keep in mind. Here are some pointers that should guarantee success.   What will the fabric be used for? …

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What Type of Fabric Should I Use With Velour?

Lining stretchy fabric such as Velour is always difficult. The trick is to find a backing fabric that stretches in the same directions and to about the same extent. Because velour is a woven material and stretches in all directions, you need to choose something with a similar weave. These …

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How Do I Sew With Spandex?

You may be disappointed by this, but the secret of shape wear is that there is no single secret! There are actually several different fabrics used for this purpose. Good shape wear has to do two things well – stretch/hold and breathe. Because of the latter factor, fabrics like nylon …

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