Friday, May 21, 2010

Fabric Love Friday



I just recently purchased and received two of the coolest fabrics I've ever found!  I found them overseas from a shop in South Korea called Ness Home.  The fabric is a linen/cotton blend and is wonderful to work with.  My mind is racing with all of the awesome things I want to make with it!  First up: Market totes.  I made two sizes: one is wide and short, the other is tall.  I thought I'd try them out and then see which of the two I liked the best. 




I used French Seams on the inside so that I didn't have to line the bag, which allows them to fold up with less bulk, too.  The top contrast fabric is a chambray weave shot cloth that I'm also in love with.


 



 I'm hoping to offer them for sale in the not-too-distant future.  Which do you like the best?


10 comments:

vadjutka said...

oooh, I love them!
pls let me know when you list them in your shop!

juglans said...

Would it make good pants fabric? Meaning is it thin enough. I don't mind patching it.

I love the bags. I did a french seam once in a sling I made. It is pretty spiffy.

Speaking of spiffy is that your awesome skirt in the second model picture? I love it!

Colleen MacDonald said...

I will let you know, Judit!

This fabric would make lovely pants, or a tunic top, or skirt. It's a medium weight linen with just enough cotton to keep it from fraying too badly.

That is my AWESOME skirt! I love it so much. It's by Horny Toad, purchased when I still had money!

wishes, true and kind said...

Great totes! I love the fabric!

Georgina said...

Can't help falling in love with graph paper fabric!!!

Stephanie @ kitschicagoan said...

I love the bags, especially the one with the fabric that looks like rules notebook paper. Would love to see your full embroidered "list" that you showed on top as well :-)

Jenni said...

Adorable! I think, for a market tote, I vote for the wider version.

inaluxe said...

Colleen - hello! these are awesome - i love the notebook pattern on the fabric, and the texture of the linen/cotton looks stunning. I can't pick which I like more, they are both super fab! Really love it when someone finds a fabric they are just so excited about as you are with this one - yeeeeah! xo

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks everyone! I've tried them both out, and I think I like the wider one best for groceries. But the taller one is great for trips to the library....

picciolo said...

The red one is my favourite, those fabrics are great! I'll have to check out that shop, thanks for the tip
: )