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Select the Right Fabric for Your Sewing Project

July 17th, 2017 nickoftime-admin
Sewing Projects

Sewing Projects Are you working on one of your first sewing projects right now? Well, congratulations! Sewing can be a very rewarding hobby, and once you get the hang of it, you will really enjoy putting together beautiful pieces, both for yourself and for your friends and family.

The Importance of Finding the Right Fabrics

Nevertheless, when you’re first getting started with sewing, it’s important to choose the right fabrics to work with. There are many beginners who choose fabrics on looks alone, and while that might seem like a good idea, you might find that certain fabrics are too difficult to work with. For example, satin fabrics look amazing when you first buy them. But if you don’t have a lot of experience working with them, you will find it frustrating to sew satin. Even experienced sewers struggle with it.

There are other fabrics that will make life much easier on you, especially if you are just starting off with sewing. Cotton fabric is the one that is recommended most often for beginners. There will be some challenges that come along with it—cotton fabric tends to shrink, which makes pre-shrinking it a good idea—but in general, many first-time sewers find that it’s easier to use than other fabrics. There are also so many different items that you can sew with a fabric like cotton.

At the end of the day, only you can decide which fabric is best for your sewing project. If you have a particular item in mind, you might have to push yourself well outside of your comfort zone and work with satin or another tricky fabric like knit or denim to get the job done. However, the key is picking the fabric that you feel most comfortable with and using it to create whatever you want. That will usually lead to the best results for those who sew.

Do you need help picking out the right fabric for your project? Nick of Time carries a huge inventory of fabrics, and we can speak with you about which ones would be best for your project, based on your experience and your budget. Call us at 877-447-8370 to speak with a representative about the fabrics we offer.

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