LinenBeauty offers you probably the widest range of highest quality linen fabrics made from 100% European Flax. Whilst choosing natural fabrics for your home textiles, crafts, upholstery or clothes is always the best option, linen is even better than other fabrics. Linen requires less water and fewer pesticides to grow than cotton. It is biodegradable, so after its long life it will gently decompose without leaving any waste. All parts of the flax plant can be used, meaning there are no harmful bi-products as a result of our processing and manufacturing procedures.
Once you’ve chosen a pattern and you’re ready to buy your fabric and get sewing. But how do you know how much fabric you need? A pattern may specify the amount in lengths, but you’ll find that the amount you need varies depending on the width of the fabric you’ve chosen. When you buy fabric for your sewing projects it’s usually sold by the linear yard. So, how do you know how big a yard of fabric actually is?
Every sewing project calls for different skills, tools and fabrics. Get these right and you’re likely to end up with a great-looking garment or piece. But it’s not always easy to know how to tackle the wide range of fabrics available. Some, like knit fabric can be harder to sew with a straight stitch and to keep in shape, thanks to its natural elasticity.
Chances are at some point in a sewing project you've suddenly found your fabric bunching and crumpling, or getting snagged up in your thread or needle. Fabric and seam puckering can be really annoying when you're sewing. Puckers can also appear after sewing, once a garment or project is washed. There are several causes of puckering, and once you understand these you can not only resolve the issue but also prevent it happening again.