The Best Types of Elastic for Face Masks: 7 TESTED

I tested 7 different types of elastic to find the best ones for face masks. I sewed samples and rated each one based on: comfort, how easy they were to sew through, how durable they were after being sewn, washed, and dried. I found the best type of elastic for face masks is 1/4″ (6mm) … Read more

11 Fabric Storage Ideas for SMALL Sewing Spaces

If you’re a fabric hoarder like me, you’re probably running out of storage space for your precious finds! I recently started redesigning the small sewing area in my bedroom. Here are the fabric storage ideas I came up with for small spaces. Under-the-bed storage cases, bookshelves, plastic boxes, and cabinets are good for storing large … Read more

Exactly How Much Fabric You Need for Pillowcases + Charts

To make 2 pillowcases, you need: 2 yards (1.9 meters) of fabric for standard & queen size pillowcases (20″ x 30″). 2.5 yards (2.3 meters) of fabric for king size pillowcases (20″ x 40″). I recommend buying at least 10% more. This is because when you pre-wash and dry your materials, they might shrink. Fabric … Read more

4 Most Tightly Woven Cotton Fabrics for Face Masks

I recently finished a 2-week research binge on the different types of cotton (I covered 70+ types!). Some cotton fabrics are more tightly woven than others. Examples of tightly woven cotton include denim, cotton sateen, percale, and poplin. Bedsheets are a good place to find cotton percale and sateen. I recommend getting light to medium … Read more

How to Make Scrunchies with Tails + FREE Printable Pattern

Here’s how I make scrunchies with tails. You can download the printable template I use here. Video sewing tutorials: This tutorial covers how to make: a tail the main scrunchie using a hair tie. For step-by-step written instructions, go to my diy scrunchie with hair tie post. If you’re using elastic or a fabric that … Read more