Fantastic Mr Fabric

A few weeks ago I had a bit of a splurge on fabric. It’s all arrived now so I thought I would take some pictures of my current stash to show you, perhaps you have some ideas for what each fabric would best suit being made into?! I have some thoughts, but I have to admit, I’m not entirely sure of a project for each fabric yet, so open to suggestions!

Bird Cage Fabric

I think this one might be my favourite, it's so bright and unusual!

Bright floral fabric

Another new fabric with such a brilliantly bright pattern featuring great detail and contrast

Circus fabric

This one, I think, might be best suited to something for little girls, or perhaps just the little girl in all ladies!

Bright floral detail fabric

I can see this one making a really great small purse, what do you think?

Green blue butterfly fabric

This one is perfect for Spring with all the lovely butterflies

Stripey green fabric

I think this one is the perfect compliment to the butterfly fabric above. Need to pair the two up somehow.

Silky pink fabric

This one feels amazing, it's got a really silky feel to it, quite luxurious!

Green Floral Fabric

This has quite a small pattern so I'm not entirely sure what it is best suited to (other than a bag, which I have already done with this fabric)

Vintage green orange fabric

I only have a very small piece of this left, I have made a skirt from it already, perhaps I should make a small clutch bag?

Orange vintage fabric

This is another vintage fabric, and another one I'm quite stuck with what to do with!

I’m looking for ideas that aren’t too complicated sewing projects – not because I’m looking for an easy project, but because a lot of this fabric was quite expensive, so I’m thinking the smaller the project, the more acceptable the sale price of the final item may be. I’m struggling to think of ideas that are good for summer too! Brain block! All I can think is bags, purses, cushions and skirts, but I’m reluctant to do those as they seem the obvious choice. Not making life easy for myself am I?!

What do you think of my new fabrics?! I love them all, can’t wait to get started on something, it’s just a matter of what?! I’m sure it’s a bad idea to just start buying fabric with no idea of what you’re going to make with it…oh well! Sometimes you just can’t help yourself can you?

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  1. Lovely fabrics, I’m sure you’ll come up with some great designs for them all, butterflies and stripes will look great together.

  2. Kirstie

     /  April 8, 2012

    Ah I’m in love with the circus fabric! Forget little girls I think that’d make a gorgeous dress 🙂

  3. Oooh, fabric splurging, the best kind of splurge! Love the circus fabric, and the birdcages are great too. I’d go for bags and purses, but then I suppose I always do!

  4. I love the birdcages one! I worry that I have too many beautiful fabrics in my stash that I wait too long to use because I’m trying to find the ‘perfect’ project to use them in. I think I ought to just get on and use them! Looking forward to see what you make with them!

  5. Well, Linzi, you certainly have done it again – what exciting fabric finds! I think I want to trust your creative spirit to find the right shape and pupose for new little bags.

    Will be great to see them here and in the ‘Made Here’ shop !

  6. Brandy

     /  June 22, 2014

    The circus fabric is perfect for a project I have been wanting to make. Can you tell me where to find this fabric? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi there, I bought it from the Saturday fabric market in Utrecht, Holland, but it was a couple of years ago now so I’m afraid I wouldn’t know where you could pick some up, sorry!


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