Though basic sewing is not that difficult to master, even the most seasoned sewer can benefit from an update on essential measurement conversions, a breakdown of fabrics, and tips for when to use certain threads.
Follow this guide to all things sewing to refresh your skills or to pick up some bits of information you may not have known before!
Sewing kit essentials
Stiff or stretchy; interlocking fibers; mostly used for apparel/quilting
Best use: use lightweight cottons and fabrics, linens, and rayon
Comes from fibers in nature
Best use: in clothes or home goods, like tablecloths, towels, etc.
Made from inorganic fibers (e.g. chiffon, rayon, velvet); used mostly for ornate clothing and drapery
Best use: all-purpose; good with most any other fabrics
Not stretchy; made up of horizontal and vertical fibers
Best use: mostly used for apparel or decorating