All things sewing

Learning to Sew: What You Need to Know

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Is sewing on your list of things to try this year? If you haven’t tried it before, you might feel a little intimidated. That’s okay! While the art of learning to sew encompasses far more than we can provide in a simple blog post, our team at Nature’s Fabrics still wants to ensure you start your new hobby off right. Keep reading to learn a few of our best tips for beginners. Choose Your Machine Carefully Buying a sewing machine is a big commitment, but highly necessary when you decide you want to learn how to sew. After all, without...

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5 Types of Bamboo Fabrics and Sewing Projects

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If you’re trying to incorporate more eco-friendly fabric into your sewing projects, then you’ll want to check out bamboo. Not only is this material highly environmentally friendly, it comes in just about any texture or color you might need. Here’s what you need to know about the most common types of bamboo fabrics and what you can make with them. Most Common Types of Bamboo Fabrics At Nature’s Fabrics, we carry a few of the top types of bamboo fabrics. These options all have just a little different texture from one another, making them appropriate for various types of projects....

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What is Tencel Fabric & What You Can Sew With It

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At Nature’s Fabrics, we always love hearing about what our customers are making with the material they purchase from our online fabric store. And what we’re hearing is that more and more people really enjoy using tencel for clothing projects, including those for both kids and adults. If you aren’t familiar with this type of fabric, we would love to introduce you to it. Ready to find out all about tencel fabric and the various sewing projects you can make with it? Let’s go! What is Tencel Fabric? Also referred to as lyocell, tencel fabric is made from a combination...

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How Hemp Fabric is Made and What to Sew With It

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If you’re looking for eco-friendly fabrics to add to your stash, then you might want to check out our line of hemp solids and prints. This highly sustainable material is becoming one of our most popular items here at Nature’s Fabrics. Here’s what you need to know about what hemp fabric is, how it is made, and a few project ideas to try out. What is Hemp? Hemp is a dioecious plant known to be one of the fastest growing species on the planet. For this reason, industrial hemp is harvested for the stems, which can be used for a...

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Hemp vs. Cotton Fabrics: 4 Reasons Why Hemp is Better

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At Nature’s Fabrics, we know that finding quality and environmentally safe material for your sewing projects is important. That’s why we are proud to offer a wide range of options, including hemp fabric. Here are a few reasons why hemp is a better eco-friendly fabric choice than cotton. 1. Hemp Requires Less Water to Grow Than Cotton When it comes to what’s required for crop growth, hemp is clearly a better choice over cotton. While cotton needs a significant amount of water to grow, hemp requires very little. On average, it takes only eighty gallons of water to produce two...

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