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Search the Home Dec Department for Garment Fabrics

Oct 18, 2019
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One fertile fabric ground often overlooked by those hunting for garment fabrics is the home décor department. Particularly in recent years, as people have sought more natural fiber contents in home décor. Cotton, linen, and even silk and wool often show up in bed and table linens, draperies, upholstery, and pillows. With a bit of creative thinking and shopping, these fabric sources are a gold mine for garment makers as well.

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When I was in high school, my folks wisely gave my sister and me a clothing allowance. Anything we wanted to add to our wardrobes had to come out of our monthly budget. I won’t date myself with the amount of said allowance, but suffice it to say, we learned to be frugal fashionistas. I started sewing in grade school and by high school making my clothes was the perfect way to stretch my clothing dollars. It…

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  1. user-5183543 October 24th

    I love this article! Home dec has been my primary sewing focus for years, but I'm getting back into garment sewing. This article inspires me. What pattern did you use for the mattelasse sweatshirt? It's a "Must try"! Thanks

  2. user-6962583 October 25th

    Great article. I never think to look in Home Dec. Your garments look fabulous!

  3. CarolFresia October 28th

    Becky says:

    That top has become one of my favorites, particularly when the autumn weather arrives in Michigan.

    It is not a commercial pattern, but it is a fairly easy hack to a woven T-shirt type pattern. I made a quick diagram that shows how I altered the neckline.

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