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Great Breathable Fabrics for Your Summer Sewing Projects

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3 Great Breathable Fabrics for Your Summer Sewing Projects Can you believe it? Summer is almost here, which means it is time to start those apparel projects. However, the change in temperature most likely means you’ll be on the hunt for breathable fabrics designed to stay comfortable in even the hottest of seasonal temperatures. The good news is that our team of experts at Nature’s Fabrics knows exactly what you’re looking for. We’ve gathered three of our favorite options to offer ideas for your summer sewing projects. Keep reading to learn more. 1. Cotton Fabric If you’re looking for breathable...

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A Guide Eco-Friendly Fabrics

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If you’re on this page, there’s probably a pretty good chance you opt for natural fabrics in your sewing projects. After all, Nature’s Fabrics offers a wide inventory of bamboo and hemp fabrics. With Earth Day upon us, you might wonder what other options are available. While we don’t always have all of them in our shop, it is still good to know about the various environmentally sound materials out there. Here’s what you need to know about the best eco-friendly fabrics and how they’re made. 1. Recycled Nylon While there are a variety of ways recycled nylon fabric is...

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7 Frequently Asked Questions About Fabrics

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At Nature’s Fabrics, we regularly get emails from those of you who are buying material for the first time or have sewing projects requiring a special type. To help you decide which one you need, we’ve put together a FAQ list. Here are a few answers to your most commonly asked questions about fabrics. 1. How Many Different Types of Fabrics Are There? The answer to this question is a lot. However, to help narrow this down to a basic response, here’s a list of the thirty most common varieties of fabric. Bamboo Canvas Cashmere Chenille Chiffon Cotton Crêpe Damask...

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4 Easy Projects You Can Sew for Your Pets

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Did you know that National Pet Day is April 11th? This very special day is a good time to provide extra treats, additional belly rubs, and anything else that makes our canine companions and feline friends happy. To celebrate, our Nature’s Fabric team has put together an excellent list of ideas of the different things you can sew to celebrate your four-legged family members. Here are our absolute favorites. 1. Clothing for Dogs One of our favorite projects to make for pets from everyday sewing materials is clothing. We love this water-resistant dog coat pattern from Martha Stewart. Line the...

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10 Basic Sewing Terms You Should Know

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If you feel you’re trying to learn a new language while engaging in a new hobby, we hear you. That’s why we’ve put together this list of basic terminology to help you understand as you work on your sewing projects. 1. Seam Allowance To put it in simple terms, the seam allowance is just the fabric between the seam and the edge. There’s really no right or wrong size as they can be as small as 1/4-inch or up to several inches wide. It generally just depends on your project. 2. Lining A lining is the layer of material underneath...

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