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“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 …

Five Rules for Stashing or Trashing Your Fabric

Are you a fabric stasher or a fabric pitcher?
We adore fabric stashers here at Mood, because they love to buy and own fabric. Fabric stashaholics, we are here to enable you! Feel free to skip the rest of this blog post if you fall into the stashing camp. Read on …

About Placement Prints and How to Sew with Them

In fashion, “placement print” is what you call a fabric that has a large motif or design that is then strategically placed on a garment for maximum impact. A placement print can have one large graphic that appears only once in the garment, or it can have large, repeating motifs …