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The first thing that you need to do is to study the pattern envelope for the garment that you want to make. The back of the pattern envelope always has a list of suggested fabrics. These fabrics are a guideline with fabric suggestions that will ensure that you use the right fabric for the pattern design. You are not just limited to these fabrics, but you should choose one with a similar weight and drape to the fabric suggestions.
Once you’ve figured out what type of fabric to buy and how much to get, make sure you write it down so that you’re armed to hunt for fabric. I keep a list of fabrics and amounts on the Evernote app on my phone (Evernote also works with your tablet and computer) for various patterns that I want to make, that way when I am out fabric shopping, I will know exactly what I need to get.
A lot of us don’t have fabric stores nearby that carry fabrics we’re looking for, so it’s great that we have so many sites to shop for fabric online. Generally, online fabric retailers will give you more information about a fabric than you can find whilst shopping in a brick and mortar fabric store. It’s also good to search for pattern reviews online to find out what types of fabrics other sewists have used to make up patterns that you’re considering. It helps to see patterns made up in different fabrics and how the pattern works (or doesn’t work) with the fabric.
Why should you buy fabric online? Shipping is generally pretty fast and there is usually a free shipping offer if ordering over a certain dollar amount. LESS ERRANDS WITH KIDS. I love my kids and I love being a mother. I love spending more time doing interactive activities like reading and crafts and less time yelling at my kids to not wander off or not touch things.
Once you know fabric, fabric shopping online has little risk, especially when ordering trusted brands, stuff you’ve worked with and basic supplies. Prices are good online! Sometimes better than in stores. Online shops like Raspberry Creek Fabrics, Fat Quarter Shop, Spoonflower, fabric.com, Miss Matatabi, FabricWorm, Girl Charlee, mood.com, and Joann are amazing places to get your hunt for the right fabric started!