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25Sep

Embellishing Brocades Part 2: Creating 3D Appliques - TWO METHODS!

With so many gorgeous brocades in our stores, we thought it would be fun to share some ideas how to work with them.  While beautiful on their own they can become even more interesting and multi-dimensional in just a few steps!
 
Creating 3D Appliqués METHOD 1:  Raw edge appliqué
 
Step 1:  Layering your fabrics
25Sep

Embellishing Brocades Part 1: Create a "Window" in your Fabric

With so many gorgeous brocades in our stores, we thought it would be fun to share some ideas how to work with them.  While beautiful on their own, they can become even more interesting and multi-dimensional in just a few steps!
 
Creating a “window” in your brocade
 
Step 1:  Layering    
10Sep

8 Runway Looks to Inspire for Fall 2018!

www.harpersbazaar.com highlights 8 trends for Fall 2018.  We divided these into two general trends:  The 1980’s (“Hello Shoulder Pads!”) and Modern Femininity/Luxury.  We have also included photos of in-stock fabrics to help you to adopt these trends into your fall wardrobe.
 
The 1980's
 
30Aug

Velvet Trend Continues for Fall/Winter 2018

Velvet’s dramatic interplay between light and dark continues to inspire designers for the Fall/Winter 2018 season.  Traditionally a staple for evening wear, velvet can also add a hint of elegance and luxury to dressing for day.         

26Jul

Fabricana Home New Arrivals

Fabricana Home receives new fabrics all year long, and this week is no exception.  Whether you’re looking for something fresh and upbeat, or for pure elegance, we’ve got you covered!

17Jul

Recovering a Dining Chair

A step-by-step guide to recovering a dining room chair.
 
Recovering a dining room chair isn't as hard as you might think. With a few basic supplies and some creative how-to, you can turn an old, lifeless dining room chair into a new statement piece. Here's how:
 
Tools you will need:
  • Staple gun
05Mar

Oscars 2018 Inspiration

The awards season is a great time to get inspired for your special occasion event. Here are some looks from this year's Oscars that you can recreate.

05Feb

Sewing Inspiration from McCall Pattern Company

This video was posted on the McCall Pattern Company Youtube channel and we have many of these fabrics (or ones that would work well for these patterns) so we thought we would share it with you.

Here are the fabrics we have in-stock that we think would work great for these patterns:

 

Vogue 1572

29Jan

6 Different Ways to Finish a Seam Without a Serger (Part 3)

Here is part three of our 3 part series showing 6 different ways to finish a seam without a serger.
 
08Dec

6 Different Ways to Finish a Seam Without a Serger (Part 2)

Here is part two of our 3 part series showing 6 different ways to finish a seam without a serger. 
This video shows how to do a zig zag finish and a press and stitch finish. Please note for this video the measurements we were working with a seam allowance of 5/8”.
 
Zig Zig