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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 …

Four Reasons to Always Buy A Fabric Swatch First

Want to guarantee you’ll be 100 percent satisfied with your online fabric purchase? Always order a swatch first. We know, we know, sometimes you’re in the moment and you just can’t wait for a swatch. But here are four reasons why we think it pays to add this little step …

Fabric 101: Double Cloth and Double Face Fabrics

Double cloth fabrics are double-faced.
Double face fabrics are really single, not double.
Huh?

The terms double cloth and double face cause a lot of confusion for home sewers. Here’s the story: Double cloth and double face both indicate a fabric that’s reversible or having two right sides. But the way …

Sewing Tip: Test Drive Your Fabric First

Ok, readers, I’ve said it here before but this bears repeating: Test-drive your fabric before you sew your garment. You need to know—ideally prior to cutting out your pattern—how the fabric will handle all the details. We’re talking about facings, hems, darts, zippers, pockets, plackets… all those things that make …