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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 …

Summer Linen Maxi Dress

Everyone, but EVERYONE, at Mood Fabrics thought I’d already snagged this fabric.  Maybe the NY staff is creeping into my dreams, because before I stumbled upon this linen rayon blend on the magical top floor, that’s where it existed.

I snatched three yards from the delicious Kway (who did …

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

Fall/Winter Fabric Trend Report By Mood: Menswear Fabrics

Mood Trend Report #2: This fall, borrow from the boys and include menswear fabrics in your wardrobe. Not only are wool and wool-blend suitings, tweeds and crepes among the most classic of fabrics, they also can be easy to sew and work with. Think about making a fitted dress in …

Finished: Bomber Jacket of Leather and Metallic Brocade

Readers, I think I got a little bit carried away with the whole bomber jacket trend. First I made this bomber, then this one, and now here’s my third–AND LAST!–bomber jacket. I really enjoyed sewing the first two versions, but this one I just wanted to be over with. I’m …

Done with Winter Sewing? Here’s the Mood Fabrics Guide to Spring Fashion Trends

Even though New York Fashion Week just ended, we wanted to revisit the Spring 2013 trends from the runways of last September. With warmer weather just around the corner, these are the looks to guide you as you plan your spring and summer sewing:

BLACK/WHITE: Think high contrast and go …

Five Must Sews For Fall


So much to sew but so little time? Narrow your project list down to the five must-haves to sew for this fall/winter season:

1. Big boxy coat: Fast and easy to make when you don’t have to worry about fit details. Sew it out of Mood’s red cashmere/wool blend

Finished: Prada-Inspired Jacket, with Carolina Herrera Brocade

If you’ve cracked open any of the hefty September fashion magazines, you’ve seen pages devoted to the bold brocade prints of Prada Fall 2012. Anna Wintour wore the jacket above to the U.S. Open, and it looked stunning on her. So I’ve been wanting to make my own statement brocade …

Spring Florals in Bloom at Mood Fabrics Stores and Online

Spring is finally here and Swatch thinks a floral print and trim would make a perfect outfit to wear in this Sunday’s annual Easter Parade on NYC’s Fifth Avenue. Fortunately Mood Designer Fabrics has loads of colorful floral prints and trims both in store (New York and Los Angeles locations) …

New York Fashion Week Recap: Fall 2010

It’s hard to get excited for Fall/Winter runway collections, when deep inside you can’t wait for the snow to clear and the sun to come out so you can pull out your denim shorts and flirty spring dresses. However, after seeing the runway collections from New York fashion week I …