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DIY: 20-Minute Oversized Clutch Wallet

How often have you put together the perfect outfit, but totally hit a wall when none of your bags matched? With this 20-minute DIY project, you could have a unique clutch for every day of the week in less than 3 hours!

Items used:

International Fabrics – Ever Wonder Where the Best of Each Textile Originates?

Ever wonder where in the world some of the best choice denim, knits, and jersey fabrics come from?  Thinking about a light silk or linen for the spring or summer and wonder where to get the best quality?  We have it all here at Mood Fabrics.  …

What are the Best and Worse Fabrics to Use When Making a Patchwork Quilt Project?

Being a textile designer, and having specialized in the development of quilting fabric collections, I have been asked often “What is the best and worse fabrics to use when making a patchwork quilt project”.  I have list them below, but first let me just say that quality and construction is paramount …

Why is Wool Warmer than Other Fabrics

Why Is Wool Warmer?
 
When fighting against the cold winter weather of places like Chicago, Detroit, and of course New York City, staying warm at all times is a must. So what do we do? We go out and buy thick and heavy coats, scarfs, hats and socks; every essential …

Dorm Room Tutorial Projects


Do you need dorm room inspiration to dress up your dorm room? These tutorials are simple and easy to follow, making your dorm room very unique! Save money on dorm room decorations with these at home DIY projects. Mood fabrics is home to an expansive amount of fabrications and …

“How To” Mens T-Shirt

I wanted to think outside of the box and do something different for Mood. I decided to create a simple, straight forward men’s casual t-shirt tutorial. There are a variety of women’s blogs on here, but I’m proud to introduce the first men’s tutorial. For this project I used a …

Get The Look ~ Posh Palazzo Pants

 
Palazzo pants are comfortable, breezy and perfect for the summer seasons.  Here at mood, we have a variety of jersey knit options that suit this pant design very well.  This tutorial is simple easy and fast, great for beginner sewers!


Items Needed:
2 yds fabric
1 yd: 1”

DIY Beach Cover Up

 Create a fun easy bathing suit cover up with this easy to follow tutorial.
Make the most of your summer!

Items needed
2 yds. Fabric
Thread to match fabric
Thread to match trim & lace
2 yds. Trim (for bottom of cover up)
2 yds. Lace

How to Sew a Simple Fun Maxi Skirt !


Items needed
2 yds. Fabric
Thread to match fabric
1 yd. of 1” elastic
Dress Pins
1-2 large safety pins
Seam ripper – for mistakes
White erasable pencil
Measuring tape
 
What to measure:
Waist width
Height of waist to …

Adventures in Fabric: Alpaca Vest

I let my daughter take my black puffer vest back to college with her this winter, and I wanted to replace it with a more upscale version. A black alpaca fabric from Alexander Wang I found at Mood NYC had just the right amount of warmth and chic-ness I was …