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Sew Your Own Messenger Bag!

This fall, I asked my kids whether they wanted a store-bought or mom-made backpack for the new school year. My daughter chose store-bought but my son asked me to sew him a mom-made Messenger Bag. We worked together to get the design he had in his head and I’m here today to share the result with you! Since this bag was for a 9 year old boy, I knew it had to be canvas (durable) and I knew it had to be black Read More...

FREE Sewing Pattern for Girls – The London Dress

It’s not a secret that I love sewing with The Fabric Market’s Poly Cotton fabrics, so when I saw the London Dress PDF Tutorial released as a FREE pattern from Violette Field Threads (coupon code is available in their Facebook Group) I ran in to grab a few yards. Fabric Choices After wandering the aisles, I chose this Vintage Floral Batiste as the main fabric. I then grabbed the following Poly Cotton solids as coordinates: Fuchsia for the straps Olive for the ruffle Peach for Read More...

The best fabrics for newborn baby photography

Newborn baby photography is incredibly popular with parents, capturing beautiful memories they can hold onto forever. Taking creative and professional pictures with a newborn is quite an art and one that requires carefully selected props and backdrops to add depth to the photos and get a more personal experience. Fabrics are often featured in newborn photography and are great for creating a soft, relaxing environment for the baby to drift off Read More...

Create a superhero look for Comic-con® International: San Diego 2017, with our fabrics

Comic-Con® International 2017 comes to California in July (20-23) and The Fabric Market has a Bat Cave full of fabulous fabrics to help you look like a ‘super’ man and ‘wonder’ woman at the San Diego Convention Center. Not everyone has the creative genius of Tony Stark, so to help inspire you we’ve put together a few ideas below. Fabrics fit for a Prince…of Asgard! Look like a demi-God at Comic-Con® with our fabrics.  This amazing Thor costume is worn by Read More...

Bagmaking with Cork Fabric

Hi everyone – I’m Jaime from MadeByJaime.com, here today to talk about cork fabric! I was first introduced to Cork Fabric when I walked into F&M Fabrics, TheFabricMarket.com’s local storefront, and saw the display near the front of the store. Soon after, I saw cork mentioned in all of the bagmaking groups on Facebook. Cork is a unique material to work with. It is touted as a vegan alternative to leather, and preferred over vinyl by many, though it sews up Read More...

NEW!!! Cotton Venice Lace Trims

Hey everybody! We’ve been working on a fun surprise for you… We have finally decided to add just a few of our lace & trims to our online inventory! :O I did quite a bit of research on lace & discovered that the majority of the lace that I’ve put online is categorized as Chemical Lace. Naturally I wondered what the heck that meant, so I researched some more and found out that Chemical Lace or Schiffli Lace is a machine made lace Read More...

Create your own Coachella inspired fashion

We all know what April time means…Coachella is here! The biggest event in California for music, festivals and of course – fashion lovers. Even those of us who haven’t managed to bag tickets this year will be following the event on social media to see what whacky and wonderful outfits the celebs are wearing. At The Fabric Market, we love that Coachella is all about channeling that ‘festival vibe’ and not being afraid to experiment with your style. The Read More...

Sparkle Linen Valentine Pillow

Happy February! I’m Jaime from Made By Jaime (@MadeByJaime on Twitter & Instagram). It’s been a long time since I’ve been at TheFabricMarket.com Blog but it’s good to be back and I’m especially excited to share with you this Valentine’s Pillow! I always have good intentions of celebrating the various holidays throughout the year, but most of the time they sneak up on me and are gone before I realize what’s happened. This is a super simple project for wannabe Read More...

Create This Look – Blush Sequin Mesh

Hello Everyone! This holiday season has been pretty crazy & I apologize for not posting in almost 2 months! Anyways… enough excuses, I thought we would start off 2017 with a bang! My inspiration for this look is the “Dazzle Be The Day Dress” from ModCloth. This is such a stunning dress, you would definitely stand out at any event, wearing this dress! The fabric I immediately thought of when I saw this dress, is our beautiful sequin mesh. We carry Read More...

MASSIVE Minky Update!!!

Hey fellow fabric enthusiasts! It has been quite a while since my last post, but it has been for a good reason. I have been hard at work completely updating all of our minky. I can’t believe I managed to get everything done in time for fall! It was definitely a project, but well worth the effort. In order to aid in the inventory process we also reorganized all of the minky prints by category. Each shelf is now labeled making it much Read More...