May 22nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
We talk a lot about sustainable fabrics around here, both as part of our Fab Fabrics series and when we're sharing tutorials. A quick scan through our archives turns up the usual suspects: hemp, organic cotton, recycled felt, jute, linen, and - of course - vintage fabrics. But every once in a while we run across a fabulous fabric that's from more of an offbeat source
May 21st, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Toddlers wear pillowcase dresses. YOU can wear a pillowcase top!
May 15th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Finding sustainable, waterproof fabric can be tricky. Even recycled synthetics contain quite a bit of new plastic in addition to the recycled content. That's why I was super excited to learn about a brand new waterproof fabric made from lotus flower stems. The fabric is a blend of lotus flower fibers and silk, and it's sustainable and waterproof!
May 6th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Our version of Cool Water from Sew Pretty: T-Shirt Dresses is entitled Willow's Rock Star Dress, and has pink skulls, glow-in-the-dark bats, orange flames, and a guitar player wearing a sparkly silver tutu and crown.
May 4th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
We love recycled felt around here! Ecofi felt is made from post-consumer plastic bottles, which means that every time you use it in your crafting, you're helping to divert plastic waste from the landfills. Not too shabby, right
April 16th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
There's not an easier clothing modification to make than swapping out the shoulder straps on a strappy tank top. It takes just a few minutes to do, and it completely changes both the look and the fit of the top
March 5th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Would you like to sew a quilt using only your fabric scraps that are so small that any normal crafter would toss them in the trash?
You bet you would!
February 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Directional fabrics, including children's novelty sheets, require a slightly different, and only a little more complicated, method to sew a circle skirt with nothing upside-down.
Here's how to make your kid a circle skirt where Charlie Brown ALWAYS faces the right way
February 16th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
We love Daisy Janie around here! She's a sustainable fabric designer from way back, and it's great to see an old favorite still keeping things fresh with new collections and beautiful patterns and colors
January 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Black clothing is the hardest clothing to maintain, because it's so vulnerable to fading. Even red clothes fade more gracefully than black! Here's how to use black fabric dye to refresh your faded black clothing