Highlights April 9, 2021 Recent Newsletter Highlights

Digital Printed Linen

We have always loved to sew with linen, particularly printed linen. Over the years we have found very little printed linen available to the home sewing market. We had locked in a source out of Canada and were in great supply until guess what – covid. We are not sure when our salesman will be able to come and show us new fabrics so until then let us show you what we have.

Here we go again with the Gallery Tunic pattern. It’s such a nice pattern to use with our printed linen. It doesn’t have too many seam details to take away from the beautiful prints.

The pattern calls for 3 1/4 yards of 45″ wide because the sleeves won’t fit side by side, but our printed linen is 54″ so you will need a length for the front, a length for the back and a sleeve length + a little for shrinkage when you pre-wash. You know your finished length, but my educated guess would be 2 1/4 yards.

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Garment Sewing 101

When we opened Creations in 1978, it was the end of the polyester double-knit era.  We opened as a fabric shop with natural fibers.  We carried, wool, silk, cotton, and linen.  We still carry all of those fabrics in our shop.  It was in the early 80’s that quilting surged.  Many of our customers who once stitched garments moved to quilting. Thru our 42 years, we have continued to carry fabrics for garments.  There were lots of years that it was hard to find high quality garment fabric and easy patterns. We now have some great sources for clothing fabrics and patterns that are easy to construct with little fit  —  comfort clothing!

Mariner’s Cloth – Simplify your Life

We thought it would be fun to show you some of our favorite garments and some of easiest patterns to stitch. 

In the 4th video in our series “If I Can You Can”, we have featured a group of handwoven cotton fabrics, digital linen prints, Bali rayons, and a textured cotton that looks like linen.

Digital Printed Linen – London Shirt

This video is to inspire you to sew, not to show you sewing techniques.  There are loads of great videos on techniques, but few on fabric and pattern inspiration.

To check out the fabrics and patterns featured in our video, use the links we’ve provided below the video.  You will be able to order fabrics and patterns featured.

We look forward to the time when you can again browse in our shop, but until then  — enjoy our video!!

Here is our latest Youtube video highlighting some of our favorite patterns and fabrics for sewing clothes.

Fabrics and Patterns Featured in the Garments 101 Video

Use the links below to go directly to the pages of our online shop that feature the fabrics we covered in the video. The patterns can be purchased using the Add to Cart buttons, OR click the pattern name or image to go to the detail page for that item.

Fabrics: Rayons 

Fabrics: Bali Rayon Batiks
We featured the following 3 patterns as great options for our Bali Rayon Batiks.

Fabrics: Manchester by Robert Kaufman

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