Fabric 101

How to Buy Woven Fabric

In this article, learn the rules of smart fabric shopping; how to choose the right fabric for the project at hand; the best fabrics for beginners; how to buy fabric online and locally; how to care for your finished garment; and more.

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An Ultimate Guide to Knit Fabrics

In this article, you will learn what a knit is; the two main knit categories; what is the stretch factor; the four main stretch categories (according to me); how to buy knits; and the best knits for beginners.

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How to Prep Fabric for Sewing

In this article, you will learn the virtue of pre-washing your fabric; how to pre-wash different fibers; how to iron your length of fabric; and a link to the critical step of squaring your fabric.

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How to Square Your Fabric

In this article, you will learn what it means that a length of fabric is square; several methods to squaring woven and knit fabrics; and why it pays to buy high-quality fabric.

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