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Mood DIY: How to Sew a Men’s Tie & Bow Tie


With the holidays slowly creeping in along with this chilly weather, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Especially if you go the handmade route.

Ties are a quick and easy go-to during the holiday season. They’re fun to make, and most guys need them, so why not make some unique …

Mood DIY: Sewing a Plaid Skirt


Plaid is appealing for its geometric patterns, and they’re known to give off a sort of “official” look—in other words, plaids are great for the office or work! Its pattern is eye-catching and versatile, and the design fits right at home in the aesthetic of autumn, too. Whether you’re …

All About Sleeves



Sleeve designs can be a little bit intimidating. Drafting them is kind of a science on its own, and it’s hard to imagine what shape you need to start with if you have no prior experience with patterning them yourself; trial and error is usually inevitable, and if …

Velvet season

This fall has been all about velvet.  It’s amazing how a textile that’s been around forever can get a facelift in the form of a modern design.  My experience with velvet was a navy blue super stiff dress as a 7 year old.  All I remember was the sound it …

Mood DIY: How to Sew a Button Sleeve Shirt


Simple details are a favorite of mine. When I saw these small, round buttons on moodfabrics.com, I immediately wanted to make something with a vintage feel. Since the buttons would be the focus, I decided to make a basic t-shirt with a lovely sleeve detail.

Quick and Easy Button Crafts


So; let’s talk buttons! Here’s a question for all of you casual button-enthusiasts out there: where do you most often use buttons? On a shirt? Pants? Usually closures, right? Maybe a pillow? Have you ever considered decorating with buttons? There are plenty of big and small projects that can …

Sewing a Cheetah Costume with Mood Fabrics


Halloween’s getting closer, and we couldn’t resist kicking off this week with another costume design! This is a cheetah-inspired design, made with our Black Heavy Compression Double Knit and Tan/Brown Leopard Knitted Faux Fur fabrics! This costume is a combination of two other projects we’ve completed before, the

Mood DIY: Quick & Easy Flapper Costume


Halloween doesn’t need to just be monsters and ghouls! If you’re looking to dress up this year, but still look absolutely fabulous, you can’t go wrong with a period piece. Sure, flapper dresses have been pretty popular lately, but rather than getting the generic spaghetti strap sheath you can …

Fall 2016 Fashion Week Summary

Fall Fashion Week has come to a close for this season! From cut-out styles to moto jackets, the line-up ranged from chic and edgy. Here are some of the most prominent trends to take away from this season.
Suede
There were plenty of fabrics that popped up all over the …

Neoprene

The moment I woke up and the temps were in the 50′s, I immediately started thinking fall and remembered how much I love neoprene and structure.  So enters this royal blue and white neoprene.  If you aren’t familiar with neoprene, it’s a stretch scuba material that doesn’t …