Sewing Blog

Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 2nd Nov 2021

​Why Cotton Elastane Jersey and Why Wicked Fabrics?

My premium range of medium weight Australian and European cotton elastane solid jersey has 4 way stretch and is nice and soft with subtle drape. Fabric is absorbent and breathable making it ideal for …

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Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 24th Jul 2021

Hemline Eyelets 8.7MM Starter Kits

If you consult Google, you'll find a variety of eyelet sizes and tools available in the market place however, I chose Hemline because it is a brand that I know is reliable and the quantity for a start …

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Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 17th Jul 2021

Hemline Elastic Glides in 6MM, 12MM and 20MM

For a few dollars, the Elastic Glides 3 Pack just makes sense for sewing enthusiasts.$4.75 gets you 3 elastic glides in 6MM, 12MM and 20MM allowing you to thread a variety of elastic widths. This …

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Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 9th Jul 2021

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing or accessories you love that is multi-seasonal and can be mix and matched with seasonal items to create different looks. If you are minimalist in nature …

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Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 7th Jul 2021

What is Bamboo Jersey And What To Make?

Bamboo elastane single knit jersey is made from bamboo and elastane composition. Fabric is soft with great drape and 4 way stretch making it one of the most comfortable fabrics to wear.This is what I …

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Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 5th Jul 2021

What is Power Mesh And What To Make?

What is "power mesh"? Good question.Most sewist who make their own performance or athletic wear would've come across the term power mesh/power net at one time or another. It is commonly foun …

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Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 3rd Jul 2021

What is Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX?

The STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accesso …

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Posted by Wicked Fabrics - Vivi Richards on 1st Jul 2021

GOTS vs OEKO-TEX? What Is The Difference?

You've probably heard the word "GOTS" and "OEKO-TEX" thrown around in the fabric world but what do these standards mean and is it important? Some of my customers have taken initiative to find out what …

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Posted by Wicked Fabrics on 27th May 2020

Fabric Swatches and Swatch Sets

Putting this post together has been on my "To Do" since the beginning of the year but life has been a bit crazy! Blake and Alexis has gone back to face-to-face schooling effective this week so while I …

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