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Mood DIY: How to Sew a Reversible Bomber Jacket

 As summer slowly fades into fall, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I have very few jackets at the moment. Which is a shame, because I love jackets. They’re a requirement for the fall in NYC, plus they ‘re an extra layer of style for that perfect autumn …

All About Interfacing

In a word, interfacing is used for stabilizing. It’s an important part of many sewing projects, especially in garments. As the name interfacing (or interlining, as it’s sometimes called) implies, it usually goes between layers of fashion fabric, where it provides invisible support.

You’ll most often use it …

A Review of the Mood Brand Lia Sewing Machine

I’ve been sewing for over a little over a decade now, and with the new and more advanced ideas I’ve been looking into, I figured that it’s about time I start looking for an upgrade from the sewing machine I have now. I’ve been doing research for a while, …

The Ultimate List of Sewing Supplies by Mood Fabrics

With school (dare I say it) just around the corner, it’s probably that point in the summer where students are looking at their supply list and wondering which tools they still need, which ones essential, and which would just be incredibly helpful to have in their bag. Not to …

How to Recreate a Pant Pattern

How To Recreate a Pant Pattern

We’ve all had that one pair of pants that fit just right- you know, that pair of pants that gave you a certain strut when you walked down the street.  Or in my case, when a friend comes strutting towards you wearing a pair …

Mood DIY: How to Make a Plunge Bodysuit

Today in Mood DIY we’ll be drafting a simple bodysuit with an empire waist and plunging front and back neckline. Whether you’re looking to beat the heat or for something to wear to the gym, this bodysuit is the perfect afternoon project.

What you’ll need:

  • Approx. 1 1/4 yd 4-way stretch

All About Threads

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at the notions wall with total confusion, don’t worry; we’ve all been there! Read on to learn everything you need to know about thread fiber types, and then it’s best to use them!

  • Cotton
    • Use when sewing natural fibers
      • Cotton
      • Linen
      • Wool
    • Heat durable
    • Great for gathering, basting, and finishing
  • Nylon/Rayon
    • Synthetic

Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast: Sewing with Scuba and Neoprene

Necessity is the mother of invention; isn’t that what they say? As a mom, it seems I’m always inventing or, at the very least, creating something, and usually that something involves my four-year old daughter, Lane. It’s funny how differently you view childhood through a pair of ‘mom eyes.’

As a …

All About Sewing Stitches

Stitches, stitches, and evermore stitches! Have you ever wondered when and where and how to use all those stitches you see (or sometimes don’t see) on professional garments? With this guide, you’ll be a master of the basics in no time at all! We broke down some of the more …

Mood DIY: How to Sew an Extra Full Circle Skirt w/ Horsehair

Circle skirts always seem to be in style. They’re fun. comfy, and they look great on nearly every body type! Did you know though, that you can make a full circle skirt even more full using horsehair trim?
Things you’ll need: