Fabric Selvage – Sewing Term

Sewing Term | Selvage Edge. The Sewing Loft

Selvedge, selvege, selvage noun a specially woven edge that prevents cloth from raveling edge of a woven fabric, where the weft threads run around the warp threads, creating a finished edge. any edge of fabric finished so as to prevent from raveling   In basic terms, this area runs along the fabric edges and is considered waste. Most manufactures place special markings for … [Read more...]

Burlap Fabric – Sewing Term

Burlap fabric is also known as Hessian cloth. It is an awesome fabric that gives a nice natural, classic, or rustic appeal to any sewing project.

Burlap- noun a plain-woven, coarse fabric of jute, hemp, or the like; gunny. a lightweight fabric made in imitation of this. Burlap is also known as Hessian cloth. It is an awesome fabric that gives a nice natural, classic, or rustic appeal to any sewing project. This rustic fabric is super affordable, available in a variety of prints and readily easy to find.  However this loosely woven … [Read more...]

Sewing with Tulle – Easy Tips

Learn 10 easy tips for sewing with tulle like how to quickly ruffle tulle. The Sewing Loft

Tulle fabric is a light and airy, netting like fabric that was named after the city of Tulle in France where it was first manufactured. It is commonly used for making wedding dresses and bridal veils. " alt="alt description." /> There are different variations and quality of tulle. Some are thick and stiff, while others are soft and flowy. Each has a purpose in sewing, so … [Read more...]

Tulle Fabric – Sewing Term

Tulle is a lightweight netting like fabric commonly found in bridal wear. Learn more about the speciality fabric and how to use. The Sewing Loft

Tulle- noun A lightweight, very fine netting which is often starched. It can be made in various fibers including silk, nylon and rayon.   This light and airy fabric is most commonly used for making bridal veils, wedding gowns and ballet tutus. It can be tricky to work with and can snag easily. Tulle does not fray and does not require a hem.     Click photos to learn how … [Read more...]

Dog Days of Summer Giveaway

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I'm not sure if you noticed but the dog days of summer are here! Between the 98+ temps in the south, crazy deadlines and my 2 girls being home, things on the blog came to a grinding halt last week. Honestly, my head was just stuck in the weeds and I needed to focus. But that's all about to change! That's right, I hit the send button on my deadline and am about to spend some … [Read more...]

{How To} Use a Fat Quarter

Ways to use a Fat Quarter | The Sewing Loft

Ever wonder what a Fat Quarter is?  Well, if you are not a quilter you might think it is a plump coin for your pocket. But no, it is not a new measure of $$. It is a piece of fabric that measures 18" x 22". Fabric stack from Fabricworm.com From this piece of fabric that is much that can be created!! Did you know that from just one fat quarter you can create.... 6  6 1/2" squares 9  6" … [Read more...]

Tips for Faux Fur Fabric Succcess

Working with faux fur fabric can be tricky but set yourself up for sewing success with these easy tips. The Sewing Loft

Faux fur fabrics are great for making soft toys, outerwear, accessories and even costumes! But though you might enjoy the idea of a faux fur vest or throw pillow, you may find it a bit intimidating to work with the actual faux fur fabric. To be sure, faux fur isn’t as easy to work with as cotton or canvas, but with a few simple tips you’ll soon be on your way to working with a wide variety of … [Read more...]

Incredible Summer Giveaway!

Enter to win one of three gift cards to Fabric Geek and stock up your sewing supplies in the summer giveaway on The Sewing Loft

Summer is right around the corner and school is almost out! Excitement is in the air and I'm adding more right now with an INCREDIBLE new giveaway for THREE LUCKY WINNERS:) Let me introduce to you a brand new online, Fabric/Notions/Everything-Sewing shop, Fabric Geek! Here's a note they sent just for you...read on! Now for the fun part... Here's what's up for grabs in the … [Read more...]

25+ Things to Make With Fabric Selvage

Ever looked at the edge of your fabric and think how pretty the markings are? Well, this list of 25+ Fabric Selvage Projects will make you wish you've saved them. The Sewing Loft

Today I want to highlight a frequently overlooked but incredibly unique and valuable little bit of fabric...Selvege strips! You know, those little sections on the edge of your fabric with color dots and designer info. These are so fun to work with and can tell the story of all your favorite fabric choices if you only let them:) There are no rules here, only creativity and expression. Take … [Read more...]