Tips for Choosing the Right Sewing Machine Needle

It's important to know the proper size as well as type of needle for your project.
Choosing the right sewing machine needle for a sewing project can be a confusing task. There are many different types, and they come in many different sizes. Using high-quality needles will make all the difference in your sewing satisfaction as will choosing the right needle in the right size.

5 Tips for Creating a High Quality Garment

One of the main advantages of sewing a garment from scratch is the ability to customize every aspect of it, including fit and comfort. If a garment feels good, you will feel better wearing it and the effort it took to make it will be worthwhile. Here are five tips for how to create a high quality garment
Choose the Right Fabric

How to Read a Sewing Pattern

How to Read a Sewing Pattern

The thought of choosing a sewing pattern can be an overwhelming task! Follow along as Myles gives some tips on choosing the perfect pattern and how to read a pattern envelope. Some of the topics Myles will discuss are: 

  • Navigating a pattern catalogue
  • Understanding the information on the front of a pattern envelope
  • Reading the back of your pattern including suggested fabrics, reading a size chart and determining how much fabric you need

How to Prepare your Fabric Before Sewing a Project

Denise Wild gives tips on how to prepare your fabric before sewing a project. First pretreat your fabric to preshrink and remove excess dyes. Next press your fabric to remove any wrinkles. Lastly make sure to put your fabric on grain. Denise gives four ways this can be done. For more information, please visit us online at Fabricana.com or call Richmond 604--273-5316 or Coquitlam 604-524-5454.


How to Cut Your Fabric Before Sewing

Denise Wild talks about tools and techniques to achieve the best possible cutting for your sewing project. These tools include scissors, rotary cutters and specialty clips. She also discusses tips on cutting out slippery fabric. For more information, please visit us online at Fabricana.com or call Richmond 604--273-5316 or Coquitlam 604-524-5454.


Interfacing 101

Interfacing 101

One of the most common questions we get asked at Fabricana is what is the difference between sew-in and iron-on interfacing?


4 Most Popular Eco-friendly and Organic Fabrics

You may have heard a lot about eco-friendly and organic fabrics lately. Here are the top 4 eco-friendly and organic fabrics.

1. Bamboo

Bamboo is one of nature’s most sustainable resources. It grows without the use of chemicals or pesticides, is 100% biodegradable and is naturally regenerative. Bamboo can grow up to a foot a day! Bamboo has an excellent drape and silky-cashmere feel. Bamboo is also naturally anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and mold resistant.

2. Hemp