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Please help my mother find this fabric

My mother is hoping to find this fabric (another view) for sale, but not having any luck. (Except all this scouring of fabric sites is turning up many other prints she absolutely has to have...)
posted by Soliloquy on May 13, 2014 - 5 answers

Swimsuit saga, part 1

Where can I find cute, affordable (~$11 a yard) swimsuit fabric online? Preferably from an inde/brick-and-mortar place with an online presence. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Apr 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Scrap happy

What can I do with a ton of dressmaking scraps? [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Mar 3, 2014 - 10 answers

Can you help me track down this Italian cotton shirting fabric?

Bought a remnant of this fabric at Nancy's Sewing Basket in Seattle, and was told there was no chance of getting more or finding out any information about it (the bolt with the item and vendor numbers had been discarded.) I need more, and AskMefi has found stranger things. Pictures within. [more inside]
posted by doift on Jan 31, 2014 - 1 answer

Sources for modern clothing patterns/fabrics?

For anyone with sewing experience, can you recommend sources for modern clothing patterns and fabrics? For style, think Anthropologie, but the less frippy pieces - simple, easy, drapey. For fabric, I'd like soft, high-quality cottons in a good range of colors. (I never see that kind of thing at fabric stores, so I'm guessing I'll have to order online.) [more inside]
posted by ella wren on Sep 6, 2013 - 12 answers

Durable fabric for crafting baby items

I'm a novice to sewing and I'm also a novice to being an aunt. Suggestions for online fabric stores with durable/washable/adorable fabric? [more inside]
posted by lydhre on Jul 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Can I get this caftan cheaper?

I Want It Now Filter - footstamp mix: I want to get this caftan and swan around in it all summer, I do not want to pay AUS 500 for it. Does anybody know where I can get a dupe for it, or some similar fabric?
posted by tel3path on Jun 29, 2013 - 5 answers

How to make my own clothes: Advanced Beginner Edition?

Spurred by the events in Bangladesh, a growing dissatisfaction with clothing quality, as well as an oddly shaped body that doesn't conform well to rack sizing, I've decided to commit to making more of my own clothing. I know how to operate my sewing machine. I know how to read a pattern. I frankenstein and repurpose clothes on the regular. I need some advanced basics to take it to the next level. [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on May 23, 2013 - 17 answers

Sewing, fabrics and craft stores in Berlin?

I'm looking for fabrics and sewing notions in Berlin. Large selection of fabrics, especially home decor would be great. Google is not helping me.
posted by buck:fuller on Jan 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Run! she's got scissors!

How can I tell in advance if a knitted fabric will run when I cut it? [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Oct 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me sew a bamboo martial arts gi.

I want to use bamboo fabric to sew a custom martial arts gi. Help me find fabric and plan this out. [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Jul 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Useful gifts made of beautiful fabric

What (relatively useful) items/gifts can I make out of beautiful fabric? I'm developing a dangerous Spoonflower addiction. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 12, 2012 - 27 answers

What's the best way to hem a stack of fat quarters?

Is there a simpler way to sew a hem than how I'm doing it now? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 9, 2012 - 16 answers

Please help me identify this fabric

Please help me identify this fabric. [more inside]
posted by homodachi on Mar 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Craft ideas for plain scrap fabric

Looking for uses for small scraps of plain (not particularly pretty) fabric. [more inside]
posted by sarae on Dec 23, 2011 - 16 answers

How can I repair or disguise tiny holes in wool gabardine?

How can I repair or disguise small holes and tears in wool gabardine (skirts)? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Repairing a tear in crepe silk

I tore a silk dress, a long way from any seams or pleats or details. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by carbide on Sep 24, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I mend these torn garment linings?

Small tears in the linings of wool coats and dress-pants. How can I go about mending these in a functional (but not necessarily pretty) fashion? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Sweet dreams of luscious linen

Calling all fabric experts: I'm shopping online for a specific type of fabric, probably linen or a blend thereof. I want to make my own scrumptious bedsheets. Bedlinens. [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Aug 16, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I find pretty fabric online?

How can I find the fabric that was used to make a dress being sold in a high street store? It's light blue with a pattern of a white cat playing with yarn. [more inside]
posted by bibliophibianj on Jun 10, 2011 - 8 answers

How hard is it to learn to sew?

How hard is it to learn to sew? Also looking for your favorite sewing resources (books, blogs, fabric & supply websites, etc). [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Mar 6, 2011 - 30 answers

Stitch storage

How do you safely store embroideries and precious fabric? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 18, 2011 - 6 answers

What is this mystery fabric?

What type of fabric is this shirt made from? Nobody at the fabric stores can give me an answer. [more inside]
posted by scrowdid on Oct 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for a guide to sewing men's clothing

I'm interested in learning to make clothing. I'm looking for a book that goes from basic sewing skills to basic garments. Difficulty: for men. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Black mesh fabric with large holes?

Where can I find large-holed fishnet/mesh fabric like this? [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find techical, outdoor, and industrial fabrics in LA.

I'm looking for industrial, outdoor, military, technical, and specialty fabrics in the Los Angeles area. [more inside]
posted by fake on Jul 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Where can I find geek fabric?

Help me make the ultimate geek baby blanket. I need a source for fabric! [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Jul 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Bobbin Along

I need a sewing machine; how much should I budget, where should I look, and what features should I be looking for? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Where can I buy velcro or stretchy straps of varying widths in New York City?

I'm looking for a velcro or a stretchy strap that's about as wide as a ski goggle strap, and I live in New York City. [more inside]
posted by hoobichu on Apr 8, 2010 - 3 answers

How best to sew this to that?

[sewingfilter] What is the best way to applique a piece of one t-shirt to another t-shirt? [more inside]
posted by luazinha on Mar 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Please, God, no more novelty prints.

Where on Earth can you find BORING fabric? [more inside]
posted by Vavuzi on Dec 31, 2009 - 24 answers

What kind of fake fur is this?

What kind of fake fur is this? Bonus points for where I can find 20 yards of it cheaply. [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Aug 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Sewing a dust-cover. No sewing experience. Looking for "good enough".

I need to make a dust-cover for a plotter (dimensions: 36" x 11" x 10"). I would like it to be: cheap, easy, functional. I have no sewing experience, but can follow directions. I am also open to other suggestions. More detailed information and questions follow. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Oct 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Social networking for fabric geeks?

I'm looking for a project management/social networking site for fabric craftspeople, artisans and hobbyists (can include sewing, weaving, whatever) on the MyFolia model. In other words someplace on line where I can organize my projects and connect with other craftspeople. The forums just aren't working for me-- too much chat, not enough organizing.
posted by nax on Aug 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Make me a Master Tailor...

Make me a Master Tailor: I know how to plug in a sewing machine and use a cloth ruler. Assuming nothing more, where do I begin... [more inside]
posted by Hollowman on Aug 18, 2008 - 11 answers

I want a MANLY sewing machine!

Heavy duty sewing machines? What do I need? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jul 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for classy, contemporary fabric and pattern shops online.

Are there any trendy, fashion-forward fabric and sewing-pattern shops online? [more inside]
posted by suimin on May 31, 2008 - 16 answers

Where can I find this awesome fabric?

I need to know if there is a particular word for this kind of brocade. I think it's a brocade. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Mar 12, 2008 - 7 answers

How to design a stuffed animal?

Sewingfilter: Please show me how to design a stuffed animal for my young niece. She wants a doggie doll, but I've never done anything with a snout before. [more inside]
posted by apfel on Oct 2, 2007 - 8 answers

I need to line a hoodie with fabric, HELP!?

I have an average, zip-up, grey marle hoodie. I need to line just the inside of the hood and about 5 inches or so inside the zip each side. [more inside]
posted by taita_cakes on Jun 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Uber-butch fabric

Fabric for Ogres! Newish sewer with aggressive bent seeks suitablly badassed fabric prints for purchase via the internets. [more inside]
posted by Ogre Lawless on Oct 9, 2006 - 8 answers

We'd 'let our freak flag fly', but it needs some TLC first.

Flag-Craft 101: fabric and stitching advice needed . . . [more inside]
posted by datacenter refugee on Sep 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Lead us not into the Garment District...

Fabric Stores in NYC? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Aug 18, 2006 - 9 answers

Which is the cheapest fabric store in Toronto?

Diaper fabric wouldn't cost too much, would it? [more inside]
posted by Sallysings on Jun 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me make a belt

Wanted: tips or detailed instructions for making a belt (clothing) out of fabric, iron-on "waist maker" tape, needle, thread, "belting" strap material, and (probably) some hooks. I'm not 100% sure how to fold/sew the fabric around the tape, especially the ends. No luck with Google, and the package instructions are sparse. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Where can I buy trench coat fabric?

Where can I buy trench coat fabric? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 29, 2005 - 4 answers

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