It's just a quick post today but one that should come in handy for future projects.
When I started out sewing, I knew nothing about fabrics..And I mean NOTHING!
I bought books and read up on all the different types, but it didn't really make a difference. The best way is to experiment!
Different fabrics have different properties and therefore different uses.
(There's a reason jeans are made from denim and not chiffon, and why T-shirts are made from Jersey and not denim etc). It's good to have a play around and see what suits you!
Here's a really quick guide to explain the best fabrics for basic items. It's fairly self explanatory but is good to have on standby for a new sew-er to have a read of.
I will be talking in more detail about fabrics in a future post to keep your eyes peeled!