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Faux Leather vs Genuine Leather Fabric

Faux Leather vs Genuine Leather Fabric

You’ve probably heard or seen the word “faux.” What does it mean? The dictionary definition says faux means “made in imitation; artificial.” When it comes to leather, you can get faux leather or genuine leather. What is “genuine?” The dictionary says genuine is “truly what something is said to be; authentic.” With regards to leather, […]

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Tips for Buying and Organizing Fabrics

Buying and Organizing Fabrics

If you sew, and sew often, then you’re going to buy and use a great deal of fabric over time. It’s important to buy and organize your fabric so you know what you have, where it is, and how much you have of it. Buying for Need For starters, buying fabric can be intoxicating. You […]

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Why Bouclet is a Popular Fall Fabric

bouclet fabric

When those familiar with fabric hear the word “bouclet,” they more often than not think about the classic wool jackets that have become popular over the years. Some people are even under the impression that bouclet is the name assigned to these types of jackets. However, in reality, bouclet is a type of fabric that […]


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An Overview of Double Knit Fabrics

Double Knit Fabrics

If you’re looking for fabric that will prove to be very stable and sturdy when you use it, look no further than double knit fabrics. These fabrics are medium to heavyweight textiles that you can use to create a number of different garments. Let’s take a closer look at double knit fabrics and all they […]

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An Example of How Sewing Can Improve the Lives of Others

Sewing for Others

Here’s a good story to tell you about– one that involves a 99-year-old woman who uses sewing to improve other people’s lives. Her name is Martha Heft. Doesn’t that sound like the name of someone who sews? Back when she was 5-years-old, which would be in the 1920s, Martha saw her mom’s pedal sewing machine […]

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How to Make Art With Your Sewing Machine

Thread Painting

Did you ever think of using your sewing machine to make… art? People who do so are called “thread painters.” They’re artists who use sewing machines (and fabric, of course!) to create artistic images. While most painters use watercolors or acrylics, some think outside the box as thread painters. If you want to see examples, […]


How Fabrics Can Improve Your Scrapbook

Scrapbooks and Fabrics

At First Friends Church in Canton, Ohio, there are several women who are stressed out each week. Some of them are working moms with 9-to-5 jobs while others are stay-at-home moms raising two or three boisterous, busy kids. That said, these moms experience stress like you wouldn’t believe, and the stress can get so bad […]

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The Hidden Benefits of Joining a Sewing Class

Sewing Classes

These days people spend a lot of time “on screens,” don’t they? We tend to look at smartphones, tablets and TVs for hours and hours each day. Society thinks it’s becoming more connected via “social media,” but in the end, aren’t we kind of becoming more disconnected? Reasons to Sign up For a Sewing Class […]


Seamed Versus Seamless Sweaters

Seamed vs Seamless Sweaters

Traditionally, sweaters have been seamed, but today the top down seamless sweater is quite popular in the knitting world. Why is this? For starters, the seamless sweater can be knit in the round in one piece– you don’t have to seam pieces together and you don’t have to do precision blocking in order to match […]

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How to Choose the Right Sewing Pattern

Sewing Patterns

Nick of Time Textiles Ltd. is known for offering the lowest prices and the largest selection of wholesale fabrics on the Internet. As a family owned-and-operated American business based out of Allentown, PA, Nick of Time offers “old fashioned” service. One of the helpful things Nick of Time has online is this blog you’re reading… […]