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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Denim Fabric

A few customers have asked me to make a basket using denim.
So here is a denim prototype.

Denim is a heavy weight cotton and thus more bulky to work with. It is a very loose woven cotton and the fray is more than usual.  I love this cute denim with the embroidered flowers, the white fray adds a nice contrast.

 After wrapping you can see how bulky the  denim is which causes more lumps, so I press rows together hard when sewing each row.



I love this denim basket!
 I think the white fray adds a fun texture, but if you prefer, trim all the loose threads.


I will try a lighter weight denim next, so I can compare the  amount of fray.  I think I should try a dyed denim too, so the fray would be blue.


This basket was made using denim purchased at a fabric store, not an old pair of jeans.  Most jeans' seams have serged edges to prevent fray, but I like the fray, since it adds alot of texture to my baskets. 

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fabric Shape Shifters


 When you look at the above basket would you know that the fabric was a zebra print?

I love this fabric for the color and contrast!

The fabric character changed from an animal design to an abstract design.  Fun!












Here is a striped fabric!  It changed character too!
 Love the swirl created in these trivets!

















Here is another stripe!  But in the oval shape it doesn't swirl as much!
   


This lovely floral does read as floral, but a very unique flower is created!

   I think you can tell this is a leopard animal print.  This fabric has many shades of leopard spots.  Not many fabrics can keep in character, since I wrap on the diagonal, this is one of a few.
 So what is this pink and white fabric?




I love the pink and black contrast!
Could you tell they were horses?












More spots!


Hot pink anyone!