A Tale of Accidental Fabric Shopping…

April 6th, 2012 at 11:05 am . Posted in Fabric Fun .

F = Fabric

My friend Katie at Life with Arie recently got a sewing machine, too, so I went with her on a shopping trip to Jo-Ann’s to help her pick out sewing accoutrements.

I wasn’t planning on getting anything myself except a small pack of buttons, but after helping her pick out the necessary sewing supplies, I naturally got distracted looking at all the pretty fabric!

There were some beautiful (and expensive) home décor textiles that I’m proud to say I resisted, but I still picked up a few fabrics for future sewing projects. The good news is, they’re all remnants or small pieces, so I got a great deal on everything.

And that’s the story of how I ended up with these…

This blue-and-white piece is actually sheer and will make a gorgeous scarf when I finish the edges.

This lime-and-cream print is an outdoor canvas. I’d love to use it for a pillow one day, but it would also look adorable as a tote bag.

The other two pieces are fun little prints I’m not sure what to do with yet — maybe notebook covers or change purses?

Time will tell.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s gotten a little super distracted by alluring things in a craft store. Share your stories below, and feel free to let me know what you think I should do with my new fabric!

11 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Kaitlin
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    One day when you come visit me in The Netherlands, we will go to the 400 year old fabric market they have in my town!

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    • Kelly
      Apr 06, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

      Ooooh now I need to go to The Netherlands!

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  2. Elisabeth
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    I tend to do the same thing – I go to Hancock Fabric and hit the sales bin – come out with a full bag and didn’t spend very much!! Love the patterns you got!!

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    • Kelly
      Apr 06, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

      Thanks, Elisabeth! I had a feeling I wasn’t the only one :)

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  3. Charlie Warren
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    I don’t sew but I did do a little bit while I was in the Army – mostly just buttons – but I do think it’s a fascinating form of creation using a needle, thread, and fabric to craft something for use or decoration.

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    • Kelly
      Apr 06, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Charlie!

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  4. Wendy
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    The one who dies with the most fabric wins! Visiting from AtoZ

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    • Katherine
      Apr 07, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

      I’m hoping you meant this as a joke Wendy?

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  5. Rachael
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    I really miss the fabric store near where my mum lives – it was definitely one of those palces where you go in for one little thing and come out with all srots of goodies you never knew you needed!

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    • Kelly
      Apr 07, 2012 @ 10:28 am

      Sounds like a fun place to shop!

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