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

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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.

145 of 145 students recommendSee All

Love her teaching style. Very informative, and the fabrics in her shop are beautiful.
very useful info, no nonsense, super!
Great intro to woven fabrics & their uses.





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 w...

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