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February 26, 2017


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Sewing and Crafts: Your reference to fabric related crafts & sewing

Welcome to the FabricLink's Reference Center for Sewing & Crafts. Find Guides on a variety of topics.

SWEATER & YARN RESOURCE
See examples and learn about knit constructions, knit fabrics and yarn.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CLOSET
Halloween is around the corner. Time to start thinking about costumes for the kids...and yourself! Find costume ideas, easy hand-made costumes, patterns & costume Ideas from Velcro. Also, ready made Halloween costumes.

SPECIAL FEATURE
Making a "New" Wedding Dress
From a Thrift Store Garment

If you are handy with a needle and thread, shopping Thrift Stores for a slightly used wedding dress can be a great way to save a ton of money on what would normally be a very expensive investment.

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NEW SEWING GUIDES
Special Detail Finishes Guide

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NEWS & VIEWS
China brings textile jobs to USA Hongxin Chen, general manager of Labon, said his firm is excited to be launching its first operation in the United States. The move by Labon is a rare counter to the outflow of textile jobs from the South in recent decades. Read more…
Meet The Garment-Sewing Robot That Could Disrupt The Textile Industry The last time a piece of technology significantly overhauled the textile industry, it was 1842 with the invention of the sewing machine. Today, robots can handle parts of the garment-making process—cutting fabric, for instance—but human hands are still needed to feed fabric into sewing machines. Read more…
Amazon is jumping on the Athleisure Trend The e-commerce giant is beefing up its in-house clothing line with the plans of launching its very own activewear brand. Read more…
Progress is About the Convergence of Technologies The next wave of awesome and magical new inventions will be born when two or more technologies converge. Read more…
Techtextil presents intelligent fashion at Fashiontech "Smart fashions frequently use technologies that are better known in sectors normally not associated with fashion…" Read more…
Textile Wars: Will 'Made In Italy' Replace 'Made In China'? China is caught between rising domestic costs, persistent technical and distribution advantages elsewhere. Read more…
 


TOPO X SALOMON SHOES
Topo Designs and Salomon got together to create these fashionably functional shoes that are "Dedicated to authentic mountain heritage and functional design". Made with CORDURA® Classic fabric these shoes are built to last and look great while doing so!
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KATHMANDU ARCHON 65L BACKPACK v4
If you're new to multi-day hiking, or enjoy tackling the occasional Great Walk, the 65L Archon is the pack for you: sturdy and reliable, made from tough Cordura® fabric, it has everything you need (bottle pockets, pole and bed-roll attachments) and nothing you don't. The easily adjustable RS2 harness has a small to XL range built in to the harness design. The padded and stiffened hip-belt and shaped alloy frame-stays transfer the load where it needs to be, while the padded EVA shoulder straps, adjustable sternum straps and padded back panel makes the trek over the Tongariro Crossing more comfortable.
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