I saw this lovely fabric from Cath Kidston and fell in love with it! To the extent that I’ve gone mad making things to sell on my Etsy shop with it!
I ordered the pale blue smudge spot and also the London toile. So far, the order of blue spot fabric has been diminishing by the day! I’m literally seeing spots!
The London toile feels a more elegant fabric, as if I should be making a nice skirt out of it and not cutting it up at all! I’ve only made a practical pinboard so far – it does look striking though!
I started making a set of triangular sewing pattern weights for use in dressmaking. These pattern weights are really useful when cutting out paper patterns as they hold the pattern still so you can pin and cut. Plus they look nice too. I’ve made a few of these over the past couple of years and they are fun to make!
Then, I started on a large sewing organiser. I’ve made pocket sewing tidys and have had a few orders for a custom made A4 design. I sell a popular organiser which is made from a delightful retro sewing notions fabric by Makower. Unfortunately, its a hard fabric to find as they don’t obviously make it anymore. The large sewing organiser is A4 size and features a zipped pocket and an inside pouch pocket. Lots of room to store all your sewing knick-knacks. Plus its so handy you can take it on holiday with you or away babysitting for the night in my case!
Next, I made a pinboard/memoboard/noticeboard – lots of people call them different things! I love making these pinboards as you can really be imaginative with contrasting ribbons and trimmings. For the blue smudge spot board, I opted for a “happily ever after” ribbon that I had stored in my ribbon box. ( I love going to different places and buying different ribbons – I’ve had some great ones from Spain, in particular)!
Finally, inspiration came in form of a handy credit card wallet/purse. These are great to make with fabric scraps and again are fun to do as you can be imaginative with contrasting linings and colourful snap fastenings. In this case, I opeted for a red spotty lining with a matching red fastener. I’ve made quite a few of these little (and larger) wallets and they always go down well at craft fairs.
What next then? I think I may give this fabric a rest for a while until inspiration strikes again. I’ve a lovely floral fabric next up!
All these products are available on my shop or will be very soon!