A Fabric Guide To: Flannel

Flannel – think cosy sheets, pyjamas, blankets, baby clothes and even shirts on rugged lumberjacks! 

This sturdy yet soft fabric is relatively inexpensive and easy to work with, but we have a few tips in this flannel guide to help you perfect your projects!

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A Fabric Guide To: Viscose

Viscose, also commonly known as Rayon or Rayon Viscose, is one of the most commonly used fibres in the world!

You’ll find it in your local high street stores sewn up into flowy summer dresses and blouses. 

It can even be used to make household items like bedding and carpets! 

In this guide, we won’t be advising how to run up a new rug (we’re not quite clued up on upholstery!) but we’ll be giving you tips on how to use this popular tree pulp-based rayon material, which is known for its silk-like properties! 

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13 Tips For Sewing With Bamboo Towelling

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable sources on the planet, but did you know that it can be used to produce a soft, strong and eco-friendly textile that is perfect for keeping cosy, mopping up spills and a variety of re-usable projects?!

Non? Well!  In this guide we’ll be sharing how this super-fabric is made, and how you can use it in your sewing room and around the home… 

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Learn All About Digital Print Fabric

Have you ever heard that digital printing on fabric is more eco friendly?!

Were you curious about Digital Print Fabric & wondered what it even is?

We’re here to help! Grab a coffee & learn all about digital print fabric and the print industry!

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We’re Counting Down To Halloween with Sewing Projects!

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The countdown to Halloween is on… only 8 weeks left! 

Can you believe it’s pretty much September already?! 

It’s time to get planning the kids outfits, home decor and all the fun arts & crafts activities!

To save you some time searching the web for Halloween sewing ideas we’ve got you covered. 

Here’s a round up of some of the best halloween project ideas to get you started!

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What To Make With Mesh Fabric

Hey Seam-Stars,

Now you’ve learnt everything you need to know about Mesh from our handy fabric guide, why not get inspired by some project ideas! Missed our fabric guide? You can take a look at the blog here.

We have some fab patterns from ByAnnie that would be great projects to get started with sewing with mesh.

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11 Tips For Sewing with Mesh Fabric

Mesh fabric can be a little intimidating – how can you get something with so many holes in to stay together? But with a little technical guidance, mesh is actually very easy to sew, and can be applied to many different projects!

Mesh fabric comes in lots of different weights and types, used for different things such as sportswear, bridal wear, bag making and even practical purposes like workwear and equipment – but today we’ll be discussing the Polyester Mesh we sell which is perfect for bags and accessories!

Image: Road Trip Organiser from ByAnnie

What is Mesh Fabric?

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Go Super Size with Extra Wide Fabrics!

Ever heard the term “wide backs” and wondered what it means? No – it’s not a dressmaking alteration for the broad shouldered!

Some of you beginner seam-stars out there have come across some fabrics on our website which are a huuuuge 106” wide and might think, why on earth would you need a piece of fabric that wide?! Well you’re in luck! In this blog, we’ll be going through why we need extra wide fabrics and inspire you with what they can be used for. 

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No Overlocker? No Problem! Finishing Seams without an Overlocker or Serger

Do I need an overlocker?

We see this question a lot! Everyone knows that the best way to give your projects a polished & professional finish is to make sure all of your seams are finished neatly – it’s not often we buy items in the shops and they are left with raw seams! As well as being aesthetically pleasing, appropriately finished seams can help your project or garment last longer, stay together better and strengthen the seams, which is ideal if you plan on washing it!

The best way to finish a seam to a professional standard is with an overlocker, however there are plenty of ways to finish seams using a regular sewing machine, or tools you already have too – meaning you can have a clean finish whether you are a beginner or advanced in your sewing, and have not yet made the leap to purchase an overlocker or serger. 

So here are just a few techniques on how to finish your seams without an overlocker or serger…

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A Rainbow Of Possibilities! Kona Fabric Guide

What is Kona fabric?

Kona is premium quality quilting cotton by Robert Kaufman and we believe it’s the quilter’s 1st choice when choosing fabrics for their projects! 

How many colours of Kona fabric are there?

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