The Beginner's Guide to Fashion Fabrics: Wovens

Caroline Somos, Founder, Blackbird Fabrics

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6 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

    • The Fundamentals of Weave

    • The Fundamentals of Fiber

    • Fabric Selection Tips

    • Tips for Working With Fabric

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


Join Caroline Somos, founder of Blackbird Fabrics, as she gives you a crash course on picking the right fabric for your project. This quick and focused class zeroes in on woven fabrics. Caroline explains the basics of fiber and weave, guides you through fabric selection, and offers tips for working with your fabric.

For your project, apply what you learned in this class to complete a design worksheet. You'll be able to pick out a sewing pattern that you love, reflect on your specific needs and wants, and confidently select the perfect fabric for your garment.



Keep up with Caroline and her shop on instagram and her blog.

106 of 106 students recommendSee All

Lots of really useful information
This was one of the most helpful classes I've taken and it really helped me understand the way fabric is woven and the way it will drape due to it. Super helpful class, highly recommend it!
Gina Mayes


Key to start working with fabrics + sewing!





Caroline Somos

Founder, Blackbird Fabrics

Caroline Somos is the founder of Blackbird Fabrics, an online fabric store based in Canada and specializing in apparel fabrics and garment sewing supplies. After graduating with a degree in fashion design, Caroline spent five years working for a leading wholesale textile company, where she fell madly in love with fabric and textiles.

Caroline believes fiercely in the resurgence of home sewing and dressmaking. She's passionate about sharing her knowledge of fabric and sewing with the world.

Blackbird Fabrics has been featured in web and print publications including Sew News, Simply Sewing Magazine UK, Seamwork Magazine, and The Sewing Affair Podcast.

Keep up with Caroline and her shop on instagram and her blog.