Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The World of Vintage Fabric and Creativity!

The World of Vintage fabric and Creativity! 

 Hello all! I am ever so apologetic towards the lack of articles i have posted recently! But we have been very busy, and illness' have affected us all! I myself am rather ill still, so i again i am so sorry sweeties!

So the chilly weather is coming, and we all want to feel cozy in our homes! We could also want something to do on a rainy day! Or a fun and cheap way to make gifts for Christmas time! I know you may be thinking, Christmas,already? But if you start now the more time you have! 
So what is this genius idea of mine, i here you asking? 
Well... it is simply fabric. Wonderful , Glorious Fabric. 
With the right instructions, it is so much easier than most people imagine to make the most wonderful, cushion covers, curtains, clothing, patchwork quilt! 
You may be thinking, is she mad? There is no way i could do that? Well as they say anything is possible, why not take up the challenge? 

For making clothing you can find clothing patterns online, or at your local sewing/craft shop! For an Online example click HERE!
If you want to know some more about patchwork quilts , read one of my earlier articles by clicking HERE!

Today lets start with cushion covers! 
Cushion Covers are an easy thing to make , and it is even easier to transform an old cushion cover. 

If you have an old cushion cover then the base of your cushion is already there! All you need is a fabulous piece of material, you simply tack it on to the front of the cushion,  then to sew it properly into place you could hand sew it , or you could machine sew it!
Now for the fun part.. what material?
My first place to look for fabric is always Cath Kidston, even if i am on a tighter budget, it never hurts to get inspiration and ideas!

Bird Cotton Duck
This is a really sweet material! Simple and colourful!
Personally, i find it perfect for kids! I think it is a lovable material!
There are so many more from the Cath kidston collection, perfect for kids, full of colour, and fun!
For Example..
Vintage Car Cotton DuckButterflies Cotton DuckMini Cowboy Haberdashery Fabric

And the Cath Kidston collection keeps continuing to please with these fabulous patterns, perfect for any gift!
Spray Flowers Cotton DuckGarden Birds Cotton DuckEnglish Stripe Cotton Yarn Dye
All those shown are £22 a metre or less.
For LOADS more of this gorgeous material visit there website, by clicking HERE!

However, Christmas is a festive,wonderful time of the year, and we all know that its the thought that counts, not the money! There is gorgeous material out there, no matter the price!
For example, here are some fabulous sites! 
Vintage style ,£10 or less a metre!
Retro Wallpaper, £10 or less , half a metre! (More than enough to transform a cushion!)
AH In Crowd B&W 1/2 METREMO 60's Icons White Remnant 40cmAH Sloane Tawny Plum 1/2 METRE
There are so many books to teach you about how to make so many different things! 
Click HERE for a recommended book about how to make cushion covers for only £6.00!

For further details on the Vintage fabric and making world, Click HERE! This website has everything you need and more to help you on your way!

Thank you so much for reading my vintage lovelies! Hope you have fun getting crafty with your gorgeous fabric finds! Much Love, Buttercup!x