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4 Easy Projects You Can Sew for Your Pets

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Did you know that National Pet Day is April 11th? This very special day is a good time to provide extra treats, additional belly rubs, and anything else that makes our canine companions and feline friends happy. To celebrate, our Nature’s Fabric team has put together an excellent list of ideas of the different things you can sew to celebrate your four-legged family members. Here are our absolute favorites. 1. Clothing for Dogs One of our favorite projects to make for pets from everyday sewing materials is clothing. We love this water-resistant dog coat pattern from Martha Stewart. Line the...

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10 Basic Sewing Terms You Should Know

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If you feel you’re trying to learn a new language while engaging in a new hobby, we hear you. That’s why we’ve put together this list of basic terminology to help you understand as you work on your sewing projects. 1. Seam Allowance To put it in simple terms, the seam allowance is just the fabric between the seam and the edge. There’s really no right or wrong size as they can be as small as 1/4-inch or up to several inches wide. It generally just depends on your project. 2. Lining A lining is the layer of material underneath...

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4 Benefits of Sewing with Linen Fabric

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If you’re thinking about using a new type of material for your next apparel or home accessory design, look no further than linen. This tough, durable, and soft fabric is excellent for everything from skirts and t-shirts to throw pillows, curtains, and more. Here are a several of the benefits of using linen fabrics in your sewing projects. 1. Linen is Stronger Than Cotton Linen is said to be as much as 30% stronger than cotton. At Nature’s Fabrics, we know that to be absolutely true. This incredibly durable material has been used in clothing projects for centuries, which is...

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6 Tips for Sewing with Cotton Denim

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If you love creating handmade apparel pieces, then there’s probably a good chance that you’ve looked at making your own jeans or other wearables from denim. The thing that scares most people off is that the fabric itself can be a little difficult for newbies. It’s generally super thick, which makes many people immediately dismiss the idea. The truth? Sewing jeans, skirts, and other items out of denim is actually a lot easier than you might think. While it does take a bit of practice, you won’t be able to stop once you get the hang of it. Here are...

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What is Bullet Knit and Things to Sew

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Are you looking for the ideal fabric for making headbands, bows, and other pieces of lightweight clothing? With so many different colors and styles available at Nature’s Fabric, you’ll love our collection of bullet knit fabrics. Not sure what this is or haven’t heard of it before? That’s okay. Here’s what you need to know about bullet knit fabric and the various sewing projects you can use it for. What is Bullet Knit Fabric? Bullet knit is a special type of fabric made from a blend of polyester and spandex. It has an almost crepe-like texture and is quite stretchy....

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