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Knit Fabrics vs Woven Fabrics

Knit Fabrics

Sewists are likely to encounter both knit and woven fabrics as they select material for various sewing projects. It is helpful, and even important, to understand the differences between these two styles of fabric though. This is because each fabric is produced differently and has different characteristics that affect sewing and performance. These are some […]


What Are the Differences Between Cotton and Polyester?

Polyester vs. Cotton

If you go to the men’s section of most discount retailers in America in 2017, you’ll find almost all the activewear to be 100% polyester, which is annoying for most men because polyester does not let the skin “breathe” properly. It traps a man’s stinky sweat. After a few times wearing a polyester piece of […]


Caring For Rayon Fabric

Luxuriously soft and durable, rayon is a must-have fabric in many wardrobes today. Why? Aside from its comfortability, it has proven to be more absorbent than cotton, and is widely considered to be eco-friendly, due to the fact its material is biodegradable. Yet those are the same factors that also make rayon more vulnerable to […]


Crafting with Floral Fabrics

Floral fabrics are in for spring. In fact, florals have been trending for decades and the trend doesn’t seem to be fading out any time soon. Whether you are designing a dress or creating a piece of home décor, floral fabrics give you plenty of options. Below, we have highlighted some of our favorite floral […]


Ideal Fabrics for Updating Your Spring Wardrobe

Spring has arrived and as temperatures (finally!) start to warm up, it’s time to tuck away those wool sweaters and cozy flannels. Spring is a difficult season to dress for because temperatures are constantly fluctuating. However, there are several fabrics that are ideal for a spring wardrobe and we are here to help you learn […]


Is a Poplin Suit Right for Me?

Are you in the market for a new suit? If so, you may want to consider a poplin suit, especially with warmer months on the horizon. Even though you may have never heard of a poplin suit, the lighter fabric provides a great alternative to other commonly used suit fabrics during the spring and summer […]


Growing Familiar with Denim Fabric

Denim fabric has been around for centuries. In fact, it was first discovered in the 1500’s in Genoa, Italy. When first discovered, it was used by the sailors in the navy. In 1873, Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss created the first ever pair of denim jeans: the rest is history. Denim is now an extremely […]


Educate Yourself on Poplin Fabric

Poplin fabric, which is a trigger fabric, is a strong, plain weave cotton fabric with fine horizontal ribs that’s often used in shirts, dresses, sportswear, and raincoats. Poplin originated in France, dating back to the 15th century where it was originally made from silk and was often used for furniture. The fabric is lightweight and […]


Google Honors Fabric Historian

Thursday, December 29th, 2016 marked the 250th birthday of one of the fabric industry’s most famous inventors, Charles Macintosh and Google paid tribute to him. Charles Macintosh was a Scottish chemist who got tired of having drenched clothes from Scotland’s very-prone-to-rain weather. We all can pretty much relate to the unappealing feeling of wet, cold, […]


Knit Fabric Tips Because Ours is On Sale

With our incredible knit fabric sale  going on right now, we thought we’d talk a little bit about the different types of knit fabric that exist. (Take note, we are offering many of our knit fabrics for 50 cents to $1.00 when you buy in lot sizes, so get them today!) Many people love sewing […]