Christmas fabrics for a quick and easy DIY advent calendar!

You still have time to make a wonderful advent calendar using Christmas fabrics! There are plenty of easy and quick DIY options out there, whether you favour sewing projects or other fabric crafts.  Any Internet images’ search for “DIY advent calendar fabric” will return a zillion creative ideas!  Pinterest and blogs are a good place to start 😉

Probably some of the quickest options involve taking advantage of fabrics where the size of Christmas motifs allows for the easy making of advent calendar pockets or mini-bags. These can also be decorated with Xmas buttons and Xmas ribbons.  You can also get great results if you choose to make calendar pockets in the shape of Christmas stockings too!

So get creative, and find the inspiration you need from some awesome designs we found on Pinterest and blogs. We’ve also got some fabric suggestions here to get you started.  Remember that we absolutely love to see pictures of your creations!

Super cute Advent Calendar design by Melissa from The Sweet Escape, shared by apartmenttherapy.com

Super cute Advent Calendar design by Melissa from The Sweet Escape, shared by apartmenttherapy.com

We can't stop staring at this creation! It's by Leas-Kinderwelt

We can’t stop staring at this creation! It’s by Leas-Kinderwelt

A stunning Advent Calendar display by Erin Heaton of lansdownelife.com

A stunning Advent Calendar display by Erin Heaton of lansdownelife.com

How cute are these advent stockings? They're by Caroline of TrilliumDesign

How cute are these advent stockings? They’re by Caroline of TrilliumDesign

Batik snowflake fabric by Robert Kaufman in red

Batik snowflake fabric by Robert Kaufman in red

Christmas fabric by Ink & Arrow fabric with windows

Christmas fabric by Ink & Arrow fabric with windows

green white Robert Kaufman animal square fabric Jingle 4

green white Robert Kaufman animal square fabric Jingle 4

red-green Riley Blake Santa Claus panel Xmas fabric 'Santa Express'

red-green Riley Blake Santa Claus panel Xmas fabric ‘Santa Express’

red moustache Xmas fabric Robert Kaufman Merry Mustaches

red moustache Xmas fabric Robert Kaufman Merry Mustaches

turquoise fabric santa reindeer picture frame Christmas Ink & Arrow

turquoise fabric santa reindeer picture frame Christmas Ink & Arrow

Furoshiki: A Gorgeous Japanese Fabric Wrapping

Furoshiki is a Japanese fabric traditional wrapping cloth that is eco-friendly and used for wrapping up your gifts with a gorgeous look. Furoshiki comes from two distinct words: “Furo” meaning “Bath” and “Shiki” meaning “To Spread”. During the Tokugawa period, people used Furoshiki as a mat to put their clothes on when at public baths before taking a shower

Furoshiki is a fantastic art that allows one object to have many uses by tying and folding the cloth in different and simple ways.

 

 

Most people don’t know about the Furoshiki traditional wrapping cloth. It is still used for carrying goods, wrapping gifts or just as a decor accessory.

 

People living in Japan still use Furoshiki wrapping as a unique way to present something to others. This Japanese fabric is made of cotton, rayon, silk or nylon. You can find a wide variety of Japanese fabric designs and sizes, so you can easily choose what size and design you would like to use. This Japanese traditional art has been spreading like wildfire; it can be seen in other countries including Korea where it is called Bojagi.

 

 

This Japanese fabric art began in the Nara period and was often used until the end of the Edo period. Most traders used it as it was a great way of protecting small goods while traveling from one place to other.

 

Furoshiki Japanese Fabric is best used for wrapping gift boxes, books, drinking bottles, baskets, backpacks, fruits etc. Also, you can wrap flowers or use it as a belt and bandana. Using furoshiki sounds great, doesn’t it?

 

Go through these amazing furoshiki techniques that can be used in daily life.

 

 

This is an old tradition that many follow to this day, to present something as a gift. Now here is a question: Why use this furoshiki instead of colorful wrapping paper? The simple answer is that it is environmentally friendly. Furoshiki Japanese fabric is eco-friendly and reusable.

 

We all know that our environment can be polluted in many ways such as by using plastic. As plastic is not eco-friendly, that is why furoshiki is a better substitute for wrapping up presents. To start using Furoshiki Japanese fabric you have to learn the techniques for wrapping any gift box, carrying goods using furoshiki and how to decorate your home using furoshiki.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F74Dwe2BDFw

 

After the introduction of plastic bags, furoshiki declined substantially in Japan. Many of the latest furoshiki styles recently introduced to the public were designed to convince younger generations that plastic is not a good choice when it comes to selecting eco-friendly products.

Furoshiki is highly versatile whereas regular bags have limited space and can only carry specific objects.


Traditionally both the print design and color of the furoshiki are meaningful when choosing it for any occasion.

 

 

Traditional Furoshiki

Furoshiki is not used just for wrapping, it is often used as a beauty accessory, for ceremonies, and as multifunctional objects for everyday life.

 

Furoshiki can be used for:

– Wrapping a gift

– Decorating a handbag

– A bag for shopping

– A tablecloth

– A scarf, belt or bandana

– A picnic hamper

– Household decor

– Wrapping clothes when traveling

 

 

Eco-fabric wrapping

Western culture often uses furoshiki a lot to wrap gifts. It’s even faster than paper wrapping.

 

Here are some cheap and eco-friendly ideas to create furoshiki cloth:

– from scarfs
– from fabric

– by cutting up old sheets and designing them

– using fabric samples from a recycling centre

– asking your friends who sew for any unwanted scraps of fabric

– by using a bandana, tea towel or handkerchief

 

 

Sizes

For wrapping, the object must be of one-third of the furoshiki’s diagonal line. Also, there are some traditional sizes that work better for a range of projects.

 

50 cm – small book

70 cm – T-shirt

90 cm – a wine bottle

Traditional furoshiki cloth is not square as the height is slightly longer than the width. This is often mentioned in instructions provided with the furoshiki when buying the fabric.

 

Fabric

Get a Japanese fabric that is not too thick and also works best according to your needs. If you mistakenly buy a thick fabric then it makes difficult for you to tie it. You can use some alternatives like tying up a gift with ribbon.

 

You can easily double-up the Japanese fabric to make it reversible. This looks awesome with a contrasting color when it is wrapped but be sure that the fabric is easy to tie because most of the time it becomes thick and makes difficult for you to tie. The best option is to do this with fine fabrics.

 

Look at some of the best images of Korean “bojagi” wrapping cloths.

 

 

Edging

For the edges, you can choose hand-stitching or use a sewing machine. If you are not an expert in sewing then you can edge it in a rough manner for a stylish organic look. Add decorations to the corners to make your furoshiki creations look magnificent.

 

Decorating

You can use dyes, fabric pens and fabric paints for decorating while using recycled bed sheets.

This DIY furoshiki wrapping technique will blow your mind once you start using it!

 

Let’s start with apple wrap using furoshiki fabric.  Place the fabric on the table. Now place the apple in the middle of the furoshiki.

 

 

 

– Now tie a square knot with corners A and B.

– Next you have to place corners C and D through the hole created by the square knot. It is the trickiest part so be careful!

– After that, you have to twist the D and C corners and make a square knot at the top of the circle. That’s all!

 


Here is a short video about using furoshiki Japanese fabric for wrapping gifts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn6zdyCAwJs

 

unicorn and star Cosmo oxford fabric in light blue

unicorn and star Cosmo oxford fabric in light blue

multicolor squiggle oxford fabric by Kokka

multicolor squiggle oxford fabric by Kokka

cream Cosmo fabric with circles and flowers

cream Cosmo fabric with circles and flowers

How to Choose the Best Knit Fabric

We often see our customers asking the common question over email and across social media, “what knit fabric is best for my project?” and in response to this question we always guide our customers in selecting the most suitable knit fabric for their project that perfectly matches their needs. You can find several guides related to what knit fabrics are, how to sew them and how knit fabrics are made. Today we are going to focus on different kinds of knit fabrics and based on this, will distinguish how to use them best.

 

There is a huge range of fabrics available that are superb for sewing up many different wardrobe items such as sweaters, T-shirts, hoodies, tops, dresses, pants etc. Here we will show you the best types of knit fabrics and their characteristics.

 

Cotton Jersey Knits

Cotton jersey knit fabrics are 100% cotton or blended with fibers such as rayon or polyester. They are fully made of cotton with minimal stretch due to the knitting process. Cotton jersey blend knit fabrics with rayon or polyester content provides an additional stretch. Jersey fabric thickness varies from lightweight to medium weight, so it is really important to choose the right knit fabric for your sewing project. Just take an example of lightweight knit to know more about the selection of fabric. A lightweight knit is not suitable for pants because it requires more stability and structure that is found in cotton jersey knit.

Jersey knit fabrics are very inclusive as they have stability and small stretch similar to a cotton spandex knit. You can use these Jersey fabrics in a variety of sewing patterns designed for both woven fabrics and knit. We’d suggest staying away from patterns with complicated structure or zippers etc.

 

Cotton Spandex Knits

 

Cotton spandex knits also known as cotton lycra, have a great amount of stretch due to lycra fiber. Cotton lycra fabrics usually have a 4-way stretch and are also excellent for bottom weight application due to their stretch. Cotton spandex knit fabrics blends with rayon and other fibers to provide a loose, drapey hang while still providing good stretch and recovery.

Cotton spandex knits are very erratic for use in sewing bottoms and tops that includes undergarments, socks and much more. While selecting the right cotton lycra knit for your sewing project it is necessary to see the amount of stretch that is required for the pattern. If the fabric has extra stretch then it is difficult for you to get the desired result from your garment. Too little stretch can be a problem as well.       

 

Hacci Sweater Knits

Sweater knits are also known as Hacci. Hacci has a more loopy and open-knit texture than regular cotton fabrics. Sweater knits also have the same feel and characteristics as jersey knits. That is why they are very versatile. The best part of this sweater knit is that they sew up just like regular knits.

 

 

Hacci sweater knit fabrics have a more drapey and open weave and are best for making scarves, sweaters, gloves, hats, and socks. Hacci is also good for stylish tops, skirts and beautiful dresses.

 

Ponte de Roma Knits

Ponte de Roma knit fabrics are a double knit fabric made of rayon, cotton and spandex blend of fibers. They are very stable, midweight, and very easy to sew. Ponte de Roma fabrics resist wrinkles and also have a good stretch. This fabric has a horizontal texture that gives a high-end look. This is a double knit polyester blend so make sure that you select appropriate sewing projects for Ponte de Roma knit fabrics.

 

 

Now you can sew a great collection of wardrobe items including jackets, pencil skirts, pants, and dresses. Ponte de Roma knit are also used to make other accessories and work awesomely well when blended with cotton spandex knits.

 

Bonus Tip: Characteristics of Knit Fabrics

 

Here is a quick short guide to knit fabric and a small experiment to know the different characteristics of this fabrics.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=582jqw0J1Vw

 

There are four things that you must keep in your mind while choosing the knit fabric that are: Weight/thickness, recovery, stretch, stability

Weight and Thickness

Weight and thickness are different things in fabrics. Weight is about how light or heavy the fabric is. T-shirts can be made from lightweight knits to the thicker jersey knit.

Recovery

Recovery is how efficiently a fabric comes back when stretched that helps to give you a tight shape while wearing. Fabrics that have good recovery consist of high elastane content. This is perfect for body fitting T-shirts etc. Fabrics that do not return to its original shape after stretching have a poor recovery warp.

 

Stretch

Stretch is how much percentage your fabric can be stretched. Knit fabric naturally has stretching properties but it can be stretched more with the inclusion of elastane/spandex/lycra in the fiber makeup of the fabric.

 

Most of the T-shirt patterns need widthwise stretch but other knit patterns need both lengthwise and widthwise stretch. It depends on the fabric and how hard or soft it is to stretch.

 

Stability

Stability (also called shear) means how translucent the fabric is. This basically is how much a fabric warps and twist. Fabrics that retain into their original shape have good stability and the fabrics that distort have poor stability.

 

Stretch and recovery shows how stable a fabric is. Ponte knits are extremely stable as they have a good stretch but they are not suitable for T-shirts. They are perfect for knit patterns.   Unstable knits easily drape around your body but it is hard to sew them because of their changing shape.

 

Stof Fabrics grey bear knit fabric

Stof Fabrics grey bear knit fabric

pink Stof Fabrics crab knit fabric

pink Stof Fabrics crab knit fabric

blue Stof Fabrics whale knit fabric

blue Stof Fabrics whale knit fabric

10+ Top Trending Halloween Fabric Craft Ideas

 

 

It’s a bit strange when Halloween falls in the middle of the week, as it did this year. So often times, that means celebrating Halloween on the weekend that follows! If it means we get extra time to make Halloween items and wear wacky costumes, we’re all for it! Halloween is a special time of year that comes with lots of fun and excitement. It is the perfect time to design your home and make festive apparel, accessories, and quilts using the best Halloween fabric.

 

Halloween is super cool! Not just because you get to stuff your face with candy, sing along to those scary Halloween songs and watch the best Halloween movies, but also because you can dress up in the most ambitious costume.

 

Planning something on your own is fun, to begin with, but it is even better when you coordinate with your besties, family members or colleagues to design a group of Halloween costumes. Here are some great DIY craft outfits that are easy to design using Halloween fabric that you and your squads will definitely love this Halloween Holiday season.

 

Why wait in line for a Halloween costume when there is still time to create your own perfect look this Halloween season. These awesome ideas are simple and quick as a Do It Yourself project.

 

Scary Must See Halloween DIYs

 

Halloween is one of the best seasons for dressing up, and there are a variety of amazing destinations around the world to participate in the fun festivities.

 

If you think that Halloween costumes take a lot of time and effort then you must have a look at these creative, cute and easy Halloween DIY crafts. We found a great collection of DIY Halloween craft ideas for women and kids. All of these adorable costumes ideas are perfect for last-minute Halloween costume parties.

 

Vintage Halloween Fabric Bags

 

These amazingly cute scary vintage Halloween Fabric bags are a quick and easy sewing project. Halloween bags are perfect for Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, or any night occasions.

 

Don’t Forget Halloween Fabric Witch Hat

 

Now add a touch of elegance to your Halloween party this year with a Floating Witch Hat. A witch hat is a Hallow’s Eve staple that makes any costume look adorable. The witch is also one of the main traditional character associated with Halloween. If you’re planning to dress up as a witch for this holiday then you obviously need a classic witch hat too.

 

Ghost Shades

 

 

These magnificent ghost shades made from Halloween fabrics are the best, and a spooky as well as unique addition to your room. You can cover up your windows with these ghost cloth shades that gives your entire house an elegant look. This Halloween season you must try these antique crafts to make your home look fabulous.

 

Easy to Make Scary Costume

 

 

Now you don’t have to spend much $$$ on a store-bought costume or makeup to stay perfect on Halloween. These awesome looks are simple to recreate, but still totally unique.

 

Superhero Capes

 

This is one of the easiest and most timeless costumes to make for Halloween. This superhero cape adds an elegant touch to your Halloween parties and also makes you stand out. It depends on your creativity what steps you take in designing your own Halloween stuff to look attractive in a large crowd.

 

DIY Pumpkin Crafts

 

Now you can easily wrap up your favorite Halloween treats and then open the pumpkin like a present. This is an amazing addition to your Halloween party. If you are throwing a Halloween party for your friends then you can distribute these pumpkins amongst them before entering your Halloween party; it’s a fantastic way to welcome them.

Things you need to make the pumpkin: Roll of toilet paper, Halloween fabric, plastic bags, scissors, stick

 

Steps to Make a Pumpkin Present

 

Step#1

Place the pumpkin fabric print side down.

 

Step#2

Take a roll of tissue and place it on the top of the plastic bag and start tucking the plastic bag into the roll. Flip the role of tissue and poke a hole on the opposite side.

 

Step#3

Start pushing the fabric into one side of the toilet paper roll.

 

Step#4

Place a stick into the toilet paper roll to make the stem of the pumpkin.

 

You can choose any fabric you want as it’s Halloween season. Make sure that you check the fabric as it needs only ¼ per pumpkin.

 

Dog Bandanas

 

Halloween is a popular holiday amongst the DIY community for creating fabulous handmade costumes using Halloween fabric. Design a bandana to give your dog an entirely different cute look this Holiday season.

 

Halloween Placemats

 

This Halloween placemat looks stunning on your table while decorating your home for Halloween. It adds a touch of elegance to your decoration and makes your home glow like shining stars. It is a perfect match for your Halloween theme. This holiday season your Halloween parties will look more attractive when your guests arrive and see a dinner table full of handmade Halloween things. Turn your table into a spooky look for a Halloween feast.

 

Halloween Fabric Masks for Kids

Wearing fabric masks are the best choice for Halloween theme parties. Kids love masks during the Halloween season as they love masks so why not to try fabric masks this Halloween festive?

 

Spooky Halloween Hand Puppets

 

These scary Halloween hand puppets are best for your kid’s arts and crafts project and also perfect as a gift or for Halloween decoration purposes.

 

These puppets would be fun at Halloween parties. There is a stick inside the puppet to make puppeteering it easier. Here is a video for assembling your spooky Halloween puppet.

 

In this video you will learn to make a puppet head and hands as well as dress it up. You will also learn to control your puppet with sticks while doing some complex puppeteering.

 

https://youtu.be/ZNQ943zsDvo   

 

Halloween Hanging Ghosts

This is one of the easiest things kids can make using Halloween fabric. You can keep your kids busy painting the Halloween ghost.

 

Zombie Dolls

These Halloween cloth zombie dolls give you full satisfaction while decorating your home for a Halloween party. You can entertain children at your party through these scary zombie dolls and make the environment frightful for the other guests to enjoy boundlessly.

Halloween Fabric Face Pillows

Every year the Holiday season comes and bring a lot of fun and happiness in our life. These Halloween fabric face pillows give your room a unique and eye-catching look. You can place these face pillows in your kids’ rooms so that they enjoy sleeping with them. Now pick up your favorite DIY sewing crafts and get started!

 

orange gravestone Halloween fabric by Ink & Arrow

orange gravestone Halloween fabric by Ink & Arrow

purple Cosmo Halloween fabric with ghosts

purple Cosmo Halloween fabric with ghosts

grey Halloween Michael Miller cat fabric

grey Halloween Michael Miller cat fabric

More awesome customer creations!

We LOVE it when you send us pictures of the incredible things you make with fabrics you got from us! We received a lovely image from a dear customer who created these STUNNING t-shirts using Robert Kaufman knit fabrics purchased from our shop! Galaxy fabrics are so detailed and fun to work with, plus they look amazing as part of a sewing project. These awesome galaxy t-shirts are out of this world!

Please do send us more pictures of your amazing creations, we want to see (and share) them! We’ve also included some other space themed fabrics in this post, for you to check out!

These t-shirts are so cool!

These t-shirts are so cool!

galaxy space turquoise dark blue Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space turquoise dark blue Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space blue purple Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

galaxy space blue purple Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey knit fabric

dark blue Robert Kaufman star galaxy gold metallic fabric Stargazers 5

dark blue Robert Kaufman star galaxy gold metallic fabric Stargazers 5

black Robert Kaufman space colorful planet gold metallic fabric Stargazers 5

black Robert Kaufman space colorful planet gold metallic fabric Stargazers 5

black Robert Kaufman planet outer space fabric Stargazers

black Robert Kaufman planet outer space fabric Stargazers

black Robert Kaufman fabric star outer space Stargazers Digital Print

black Robert Kaufman fabric star outer space Stargazers Digital Print

star outer space sky Robert Kaufman fabric blue purple Morningmoon Fairies

star outer space sky Robert Kaufman fabric blue purple Morningmoon Fairies

galaxy fabric with spaceship UFO by Timeless Treasures

galaxy fabric with spaceship UFO by Timeless Treasures

black blue turquoise purple space stars fabric by Timeless Treasures

black blue turquoise purple space stars fabric by Timeless Treasures

black green blue colorful space stars fabric by Timeless Treasures

black green blue colorful space stars fabric by Timeless Treasures

black colorful universe space fabric with planets by Timeless Treasure

black colorful universe space fabric with planets by Timeless Treasure

blue oxford fabric with outer space theme by Kokka

blue oxford fabric with outer space theme by Kokka

FREE Reversible Tote Bag Pattern!

If you’ve been itching to make your own tote bag, we have a stunning free pattern available for you! This gorgeous pattern will show you how to create an amazing reversible tote bag using fantastic batik fabric from Robert Kaufman.

We’ve also included some beautiful batik designs for you to choose from, if you decide to try this pattern out. If you make something, please send us photos, we’d love to see your creations!

We are in love with this reversible tote bag! Get the free pattern for it!

We are in love with this reversible tote bag! Get the free pattern for it!

blue Robert Kaufman turtle animal tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical

blue Robert Kaufman turtle animal tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical

dark blue green Robert Kaufman turtle tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical

dark blue green Robert Kaufman turtle tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical

dark blue Robert Kaufman flower tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical 3

dark blue Robert Kaufman flower tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical 3

dark purple Robert Kaufman pineapple tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical

dark purple Robert Kaufman pineapple tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical

blue Robert Kaufman flower tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical 5

blue Robert Kaufman flower tie dye Batik look fabric Totally Tropical 5

green Robert Kaufman leaf tie dye Batik look fabric Bella Vita

green Robert Kaufman leaf tie dye Batik look fabric Bella Vita

colorful Robert Kaufman stripe tie dye Batik look fabric Elements

colorful Robert Kaufman stripe tie dye Batik look fabric Elements

dark blue Robert Kaufman squiggle shape tie dye Batik look fabric Reflections 2

dark blue Robert Kaufman squiggle shape tie dye Batik look fabric Reflections 2

dark blue-purple Robert Kaufman stroke square tie dye Batik look fabric Boxed In

dark blue-purple Robert Kaufman stroke square tie dye Batik look fabric Boxed In

green Robert Kaufman zig zag tie dye Batik look fabric To The Point

green Robert Kaufman zig zag tie dye Batik look fabric To The Point

navy blue Robert Kaufman purple square tie dye Batik look fabric To The Point

navy blue Robert Kaufman purple square tie dye Batik look fabric To The Point

This is one of the cutest baby outfits we’ve ever seen!

We can’t stop staring at this adorable baby outfit! Isn’t it super cute? It was made by our very talented customer, Ms. Lidwine (you can find these images on her Instagram page, with the handle: @lidwine.tamburini ) using a lovely double-gauze fabric by Cosmo, which she purchased from us. It’s a darling little onesie that is great for summer. It can even be worn over a top and trousers when the weather cools down too. What a practical and stylish little outfit!

If you’re now feeling inspired to create something for little ones, we have some suggestions in this post for double-gauze fabrics you can use. Please do send us photos of your creations, we love seeing the amazing items you make!

What a sweet little onesie!

What a sweet little onesie!

It's adorable and practical!

It’s adorable and practical!

navy blue denim style double gauze fabric white whale animal from Japan

navy blue denim style double gauze fabric white whale animal from Japan

Kokka double gauze white organic green dot nani iro fabric

Kokka double gauze white organic green dot nani iro fabric

white double gauze fabric panda animal from Japan

white double gauze fabric panda animal from Japan

light blue double gauze fabric dinosaur animal from Japan

light blue double gauze fabric dinosaur animal from Japan

light blue double gauze fabric car transport vehicle from Japan

light blue double gauze fabric car transport vehicle from Japan

light blue double gauze fabric bear animal from Japan

light blue double gauze fabric bear animal from Japan

off-white Kokka double gauze unicorn animal castle heart fabric from Japan

off-white Kokka double gauze unicorn animal castle heart fabric from Japan

pink with light cream dot bird animal birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

pink with light cream dot bird animal birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

red Kokka double gauze bear elephant lion animal fabric from Japan

red Kokka double gauze bear elephant lion animal fabric from Japan

cream double gauze bicycle transport vehicle fabric from Japan

cream double gauze bicycle transport vehicle fabric from Japan

beige Kokka double gauze elephant animal rainbow fabric from Japan

beige Kokka double gauze elephant animal rainbow fabric from Japan

colorful double gauze fabric cute unicorn glitter embellishment from Japan

colorful double gauze fabric cute unicorn glitter embellishment from Japan

light cream with children small flower birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

light cream with children small flower birch Double Gauze organic fabric USA

You HAVE to check out this bag made by our customer!!

Our amazing customer, Merita, created an incredible bag using Asia fabric she purchased from our shop! This shoulder bag is so stylish and practical, it’s the kind that would be great for everyday use, or for a formal event. It uses a particular fabric design, by Alexander Henry. Does it inspire you to create something using a fabric you’ve purchased from us? If so, please do send us photos, as we love seeing them! We’ve included some suggestions for other fabrics you could use for your own bag project, check them out too.

You HAVE to check out this bag made by our customer!!

You HAVE to check out this bag made by our customer!!

How stylish!

How stylish!

It looks so spacious on the inside!

It looks so spacious on the inside!

It includes very handy side compartments and a clasp

It includes very handy side compartments and a clasp

There's a compartment with a zip too!

There’s a compartment with a zip too!

teal Alexander Henry Japanese flower fabric with gold

teal Alexander Henry Japanese flower fabric with gold

navy blue colorful dragon flower cloud gold metallic embellishment fabric

navy blue colorful dragon flower cloud gold metallic embellishment fabric

pink structured pink white cherry blossom flower leaf dobby fabric from Japan

pink structured pink white cherry blossom flower leaf dobby fabric from Japan

colorful structured stripe blossom flower leaf dobby fabric from Japan

colorful structured stripe blossom flower leaf dobby fabric from Japan

beige beautiful flower mountain fabric from Japan

beige beautiful flower mountain fabric from Japan

pink Asia purple pink white blossom flower gold metallic embellishment fabric

pink Asia purple pink white blossom flower gold metallic embellishment fabric

dark green structured marigold yellow light cream flower dobby fabric from Japan

dark green structured marigold yellow light cream flower dobby fabric from Japan

pink structured cute red white flower dobby fabric from Japan

pink structured cute red white flower dobby fabric from Japan

colorful structured pretty stripe light cream flower dobby fabric from Japan

colorful structured pretty stripe light cream flower dobby fabric from Japan

Hobby Show 2018 (Part 4)

To round off our posts on the Hobby Show that took place in Tokyo this year, we wanted to share pictures of amazing mini clay sculptures featured at the event. Japanese clay is incredibly popular amongst arts and crafts enthusiasts due to its high quality and variety. This year, exhibitors pulled out all the stops by showcasing intricate clay sculptures and holding live demonstrations. Attendees also participated and were able to work with clay at different booths. On display were sculptures of food, animals, and flowers. Check out the photos here!

You can use clay to make memo stands!

You can use clay to make memo stands!

Lots of clay memo stands

Lots of clay memo stands

A gorgeous clay display

A gorgeous clay display

This looks so real!

This looks so real!

Wow! How detailed!

Wow! How detailed!

Everything looks scrumptious

Everything looks scrumptious

Participants were able to give clay a try

Participants were able to give clay a try

Live demonstrations

Live demonstrations

More colorful displays

More colorful displays

Attendees had a lot of fun!

Attendees had a lot of fun!

Which memo stand do you like best?

Which memo stand do you like best?

These clay bunnies are enjoying their clay food!

These clay bunnies are enjoying their clay food!

Kawaii!!

Kawaii!!

This looks so realistic!

This looks so realistic!

How beautiful!

How beautiful!

Clay flowers

Clay flowers

These clay flowers are so intricate!

These clay flowers are so intricate!

Learning how to make clay pandas

Learning how to make clay pandas

Clay food!

Clay food!

Lots of molds

Lots of molds

These molds help you make all sorts of clay shapes!

These molds help you make all sorts of clay shapes!

Look at all the clay food items!

Look at all the clay food items!

Hobby Show 2018 (Part 3)

Continuing with our posts regarding the Hobby Show held in Tokyo this year, Sandra and Alan took more photos of the amazing items on display, including stunning Japanese fabrics and clothes! There were lots of gorgeous pre-cut fabrics, and plenty of displays showing off what can be made with these fabrics. To inspire attendees, booth organizers had created all sorts of items from different designs and these included dresses, tops, bags, toys and pouches. There were also lots of lovely sewing notions available, which people often use to decorate projects. Check out some of the images right here!

Look at the variety of fabrics!

Look at the variety of fabrics!

Check out the little doll clothes

Check out the little doll clothes

Beautiful tops on display

Beautiful tops on display

Check out these fabric pieces!

Check out these fabric pieces!

More fabric pieces

More fabric pieces

Notions for decorating with

Notions for decorating with

Look at these fabric pieces too!

Look at these fabric pieces too!

Super cute bags

Super cute bags

Adorable pouches

Adorable pouches

Oodles of fabrics!

Oodles of fabrics!

What a display!

What a display!

Lovely notions

Lovely notions

Super cute buttons

Super cute buttons

Lots more fabric pieces on display here

Lots more fabric pieces on display here

Curious attendees take a look at fabrics

Curious attendees take a look at fabrics

Do you like the fabrics here?

Do you like the fabrics here?

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

These are pouches!

These are pouches!

Nice variety!

Nice variety!

Wow!

Wow!

What a cute dress!

What a cute dress!

More adorable dresses!

More adorable dresses!

How pretty!

How pretty!