April 2018

Solid Fabric Roundup


Who has solids, what kind, weight, width of fabric, price per unit, with links! If someone is missing, PLEASE have them PM me via Facebook at www.facebook.com/DBDsewandchat

In No Particular Order 

Wanderlust Custom Fabric

plush, heathered, and silky 220-230 gsm; 74",  95/5% cotton lycra, $11.50/yard. Yard dyed stripes also available. 

Sahara Fabrics

50 solids and 20 yard dyed stripes; 12oz, 66" wide; 95/5% cotton lycra, sold as yards, 1.5 yards, or FH, $9.80/Yard

Never have I ever...

If you're here, you must need to kill a few minutes while your coffee finishes brewing. Why not take this fun quiz? Check off all of the sewing techniques you have done, and find out what level sewer (sewist/seamstress/seamster/etc) you are!


**Please note: This is just for fun, not a scientific instrument that will stand up to academic rigour.**


Well, well, welt.

You all asked for it, so here it is! A tutorial on how to create a welt pocket. 

Too often, people are intimidated by this technique, but if you can sew a straight line (and pivot at a corner) and fold fabric, you can make a welt pocket with ease. 

The size of the size problem

Marilyn Monroe was a classic bombshell who had it all; fame, fortune, fans, lovers, and a legacy that continues to influence modern culture and fashion today. To think that she was a size 16; a plus size! Oh, how the times of changed!

Truth be told, times haven’t changed much: the industry has.