89 Fabric Names with Pictures & Uses (The Most Common Types Explained)

This article explores common fabric names you’ll come across when shopping, what the fabric is like, uses, and images. Note: “fabric” is fiber + how it’s woven or knitted together. Eg. cotton is a “fiber”, but cotton velvet and quilting cotton are “fabrics” because they include the construction. While we’ll focus mostly on construction methods … Read more

How to Sew Mitered Corners (5 Ways, inc. Quilts)

Mitered corners are a way to professionally finish 90-degree corners. You’ll often use them when hemming napkins, scarves, tablecloths, placemats, vents, and even wrap skirts and dresses. They’re also frequently used in quilting, both for binding the quilt and for adding a decorative border around the quilt top. In this article, we’ll cover 2 methods … Read more

13 Easiest Dress Sewing Patterns (Reviewed for Beginners by a Dressmaker)

When you’re looking for a starter dress pattern, here are 5 things that will make it beginner friendly: it doesn’t have many lines of stitching, it doesn’t have many design features, it doesn’t have many pattern pieces, it’s a relaxed or loose fit so you’ll have fewer fit issues, and it comes with well-explained instructions … Read more