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Best Fabric for DIY Oven Mitts & Gloves (What the Pros Use)

I wanted to learn the best way to make oven mitts and gloves, so I headed to big department stores to see exactly how professionals make them. I compared cheap $7 oven mitts and pricier $33 ones. I learned that the best fabric for the outer layer is thick cotton, so it’s harder to burn […]

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Exactly How Much Fabric You Need for Pillows (11 Sizes)

How much fabric you need for 2 square ‘throw’ pillows… (Click a link to skip to the visual chart below) 12″ x 12″ = 0.5 – 0.9 yards (0.5 – 0.9 meters) 14″ x 14″ = 1 yard (1 meter) 16″ x 16″ = 1.1 yards (1 meter) 18″ x 18″ = 1.2 yards (1.1 […]

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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 […]

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47 Best Online Fabric Stores UK: Clothes, Upholstery, Quilts

I’m a big online shopper when it comes to fabric. You just can’t beat the range of options. Here’s a roundup of the best online fabric stores for UK buyers. I’ve tried many of these stores myself, so I’ll share my opinions on them and what they’re known for. Pin this image to bookmark the […]

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18 Types of Cotton Fabric for Shirts & 58 Example Photos!

Cotton is a fiber that’s woven, knitted, or felted to create a big range of fabrics. This is part 2 of my cotton exploration (part 1 covers all the major cotton types). In this post, I’m going to focus on 18 types of cotton fabric that are often used for shirts (defined as tops with […]

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71 Types of Cotton Fabric, their Uses, & 207 Example Photos!

Cotton is a fiber that’s woven, knitted, or felted to create a big range of fabrics. I’m going to explain 71 different types of cotton fabric, their names, and how they’re used. In terms of visuals, I’m going to show: Close-up photos of my fabric samples. Photos of the fabrics made into real things, like […]