Welcome to the first edition of Fabric Friday! There is so much great fabric out there and since I can't buy it all, I think the next best thing is to feature my weekly finds here! I'll include a variety of fabrics that I buy locally or scout online, or even special vintage pieces on occasion!
My husband and I are enjoying a trip to The Big Island of Hawaii to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary! We were babies when we got married, for realz. I'd pick him all over again, though :)
We were exploring a couple days ago and stumbled upon a fabric store (totally by accident, I promise, haha). I went in while Casey wandered around for poke stops. Fabric stores in Hawaii are pretty different from what you'd find on the mainland, but I find the warehouse treasure hunts to be quite fun ... unless I'm looking for something specific, that is, ha! I left with one yard of this amazing dog print. I just couldn't resist!
It's a Japanese fabric and the line is called Animaland by Westex, if you'd like to source it for yourself. It's 100% cotton, but is more like a duck cloth, definitely heavier than quilting cotton, but not as heavy as canvas.
Whenever I have a cute novelty fabric that I really love, it's such a struggle to know what to do with it! This morning, though, Purl Soho posted a new tutorial for some simple reusable shopping bags and I think that's just the ticket for this fabric! Hawaii is a bagless state, we have to bring our own to the store, so maybe I'll make this one to keep in my purse.
What would you make with a cute novelty cotton fabric like this?
Cheers and Happy Sewing! :)