How to iron on patches in 5 easy steps
Patches are an excellent tool to modify your clothes and make them look completely different. Patches for clothing can be ironed on any fabric that can be ironed on, for example, you can use jacket patches, shirts, jeans, hats, pants, skirts, etc. With this step by step tutorial you will learn how to iron on […]
How to starch jeans and why is it useful
Along years, many of the techniques people used changed. Many of them were updated in correlation with new technology, while others simply fell out of use. In opposition, many other techniques that had become obsolete are lately striking back for many reasons. Sometimes, new techniques require products, money or equipment that are not available for […]
Can you unshrink clothes after an accident in the dryer?
Washing clothes with hot water and drying them in the dryer can be a risky game to play! There are high chances to shrink your clothes by accident. Some people might use this phenomenon in their favor in case they need to tighten their clothes a little bit, but most people didn’t expect their clothes […]
What is lyocell and what is it used for?
When speaking about textile materials, there are thousands of options to choose from. You can choose to use either natural or synthetic fibers, stamped or plain, stretchy or rigid, among many more! One of the best things about textile projects is that there are always innovative products to use. Through time, many new fibers have […]
Does polyester shrink? How to avoid shrinkage or how to embrace it
When choosing your clothes, there are many different types of fabric you can choose from. They are made with different fibers, either natural or synthetic, or even combined. Each of them has its own characteristics and has to be taken care of following specific instructions. In general, and especially when buying branded clothes, you can […]
What is french terry? Everything you need to know
Most of us don’t know the names of the fabrics, the only thing that matters is that it looks good and feels good against our skin. However, it is important to know the names of the different fabrics in order to use them correctly, since some fabrics are better suited to certain occasions or situations […]
Serger vs sewing machine. How do they differ?
Many years ago, girls were taught how to sew at school. It was considered an important activity when industrial manufacturing wasn’t massive. Women would make their own clothes, for themselves and for their whole family. Nowadays, most women surely don’t know how to sew, and this is no surprise, considering we can simply go to […]
What is interfacing in sewing? Types and uses
In the universe of cutting and sewing, there are many materials and tools that allow us to carry out our projects in a more professional way. Among the materials that exist for sewing, we find interfacing. In this article, we will talk about what is interfacing in sewing, how it is applied, in which projects […]
What is linen? Everything you need to know!
We rarely ask ourselves about the origin of the fabrics that we use to dress or with which we decorate our houses, in this case, we will talk about what is linen. Linen is a refreshing and breathable fabric, durable and made of natural fibers, just like cotton. Both fabrics are widely used in the […]
How long is a yard of fabric and what can you do with it?
When working with textile projects, the first thing we need is the design. After we have an idea of what we want to make, we need to buy the materials: the threads, the needles, the scissors, and most importantly, the fabric. However, sometimes the process is reversed. We might have some leftover fabrics from previous […]