Summer is the perfect time for flowy and light fashion. The Mary polyester chiffon collection and Clara chiffon collections offer a wide variety of prints and solids in a light fabric, perfect for your summer sewing needs. Match it with a Burda Pattern and you are set to go!
Tips for sewing with chiffon
Use weights instead of pins when cutting. This will keep your fabric in place and stop it from shifting. It will also eliminate any marks left behind from pins.
Cut one layer at a time to ensure accurate cutting.
Add a new needle to your machine so it can go through the fabric cleanly.
Avoid back stitching at the beginning and end of stitches, instead leave enough thread to hand tie knots.
Finish your seams professionally with french seams. They create a beautiful and clean finish on your seams.
What are your summer sewing plans? We love to see what you are making! Don’t forget to tag us in your projects on social media @FabriclandWest
Sweet, sweet summer! Here comes the fresh fruit and the perfect opportunity to make fresh jam! These covers make for a cute gift or party favour. Scroll to the bottom for a strawberry rhubarb jam recipe!
It’s beach season! There are so many hidden delights in Western Canada that are often forgotten or taken for granted. B.C. is blessed with ocean access but also beautiful forests that often lead to lakes. Not to mention the beauty of the Shuswap! The run-off from the mountains needs to go somewhere and Alberta is full of beautiful lakes. From Sylvan lake to lake Minnewanka we are only a short drive away from a beach day! Although Saskatchewan is known for their Prairies they are still able to enjoy a beach day at little Manitou lake or even lake Athabasca. Be sure to throw in some fishing rods with these visits. Manitoba is home to Canada’s 13th largest lake, Lake Manitoba and is full of little cottages among the bodies of water.
Okay, so maybe a Canadian beach isn’t quite the same as a Mexico beach but they are beautiful, and still require a beach bag!
A cold harsh winter opens the doors for a bright green summer. The green living collection reminds us what fresh greenery looks like! Add to your home decor with cushion covers, upholestry, or get creative with projects.
Don’t fumble around with a big bulky blanket, wrap it up and secure it with this picnic blanket handle! Add rivets or shanks to dress it up and play with different metals and trims to get the right style for your look.