We want your sewing project to be a success! Choose the right fabric for what you want to make using the Fabric Guide below and the descriptions in each product listing.
Broadcloth - A basic, plain-woven cotton, often referred to as "quilting cotton." Very little drape. Use for shirting, dresses, skirts, pajamas, quilting, pillowcases, pillows, and crafts.
Canvas - A heavy, plain-woven cotton. Its thickness and weight make it ideal for pants, jackets, bags, and home decor sewing such as upholstery and pillows.
Challis - A lightweight woven fabric with a soft drape. Can be made of wool, silk, rayon, or a blend. Great for soft blouses and swishy dresses and skirts.
Flannel - The fluffy, brushed surface makes a warm, cozy fabric. Use for shirts, pajamas, and quilting. Expect some shrinkage and always pre-wash.
Handwoven - Made by hand on a mechanical loom, these fabrics often feature thicker threads and soft, looser weaves. Use lighter weights for blouses, skirts, and dresses; use heavier weights for pants, skirts, and jackets.
Jersey Knit - Stretchy and soft, jersey is a simple knit that comes in prints and solids. Can be made of cotton, rayon, polyester, or blends. Use for T-shirts, dresses, skirts, leggings, and activewear.
Lawn - A finely woven plain cotton, lighter and smoother than broadcloth. Its soft drape is perfect for blouses, skirts, dresses, and scarves.
Linen - Crisp plant fiber available in various weights. Use lightest weights for blouses, skirts, and dresses; use heavier weights for pants, skirts, and jackets. Blends with cotton or rayon can offer better drape and wrinkle resistance.
Sheeting - Similar to broadcloth, but with a tighter, smoother weave. Use for shirting, dresses, blouses, skirts, pajamas, quilting, pillowcases, pillows, and crafts.
Silk - The ultimate luxury fabric, silks can range from drapey charmeuse and crepe to crisp dupioni and taffeta. Use softer varieties for blouses and dresses; crisper varieties for dresses and suiting.
Rayon - Very drapey, smooth fabric that breathes and washes easily. Use for soft blouses, tanks, dresses, and skirts.
Voile - A soft woven cotton or blend, more loosely woven than a lawn. Use for blouses, skirts, dresses, and scarves.
Wool - A broad range is available, from light suiting to heavy coating. Use lightest weights for blouses, medium weights for shirts, dresses, skirts, light jackets, and slacks, and heaviest weights for jackets, coats, and home decor.