Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Monday, June 20, 2011


During a recent visit with my Nana, she asked me if I would like some vintage fabrics she had stashed in a chest. Uh ok, you twisted my arm Nana!

My Nana had a range of fabrics, most of which she bought in the 60s and has never sewn with. So, I came home with a bag of fabrics all dying to be used. Only thing is, I'm not sure what to make with them! This is where I need your help, stitchy peeps.

The green fabric has already made its way into a project (I'll show you later this week). It is a light, summery polyester and I love the print.

I call this one the psychadelic flower garden. It's a very light (slightly sheer) poly blend. Any ideas what to do with it?

Batik isn't really my style, but it is obviously good quality (and authentic - purchased in Malaysia in the 60s). Perhaps a bag or something else that I won't actually wear?

I love this japanese-print fabric (a comfy cotton), though it's probably going to have to be a dress to make the most of the length of the print. Any ideas? (I promise I'll iron it before I sew it) ; )


  1. oooh nice fabric! the second one would look nice aspart ofa cushion, perhaps? It reminds me of that kind of patchwork cushion full of fabric that doesn't-really-match-at-all-but-somehow-works.
    hope you're well!
    Pepper xx

  2. Cushions - brilliant idea! Also thinking I could have a Tiki themed party & use the batik to decorate the house

  3. Hmmm, I love the batik really! I can see awesome skirts out of it!

  4. the 1st one is still available?
    How much?