This is for all you fabric crafters out there.
You will have seen the PE bags and pencil cases I have been making and may have noticed that I do my best to make each one slightly different.
- It's just nice to have a change so you don't get bored making lots of identical products
- It's really fun matching the different colour combinations of my fabrics
- It's a good selling point that when it comes to the end of a school day the PE bag can be picked out easily amongst all the others.
- Every child likes to feel special.
Because of this I don't like to buy large amounts of the same fabric....even 1/2 metres are too much. I hear you saying "why not buy fat quarters?"
Answer....My PE bags need 70cm width pieces and fat quarters are too narrow.
So I put a call out in a Facebook group I am part of and almost every one said they do fat quarters or a minimum of 1/2 metre length....OR they would cut 1/4 metre lengths for an extra charge!
I was contacted by one really helpful fabric provider.....Cabin Crafts ......who was more than happy to cut me 1/4 metres of a really extensive selection of bright children prints in 100% cotton for a really good price so I selected 10 different prints.
Here they are. It's all really good quality cotton fabric and it arrived really quickly so I have to say I'm thrilled with the service and will be ordering from them again.
You will all know just how much I like to stroke new fabrics for a while before I take my scissors to it but as I know when I've used this I can get more I've already used some of it...
Here's the first two girly PE bags I've made using some of it. I like to use the feature fabrics across the bottoms of the bags so that, if requested, I can applique names across the top section.....just in case you were wondering. 😀
So, my friends, if you are looking for good quality fabrics at a sensible price I can highly recommend Cabin Crafts. Here are the links to where you can find them.....
Their web page is Cabin Crafts