New fabrics are IN!

Helloooo!

I finally have a few new fabrics listed! It’s so exciting when a new fabric shipment comes in because that means I get to make a little somethin’ with it and play with it before everyone else does, hehehe! This time around, I made a mini quilt using these fabrics. It’s about 18 inches square, and features an adorable cactus embroidery design by Urban Threads.

Seriously? How could you NOT want to hug that little guy?? He’s the cutest!

To purchase these fabrics by the yard, click on over to my Etsy shop. Don’t forget to share your creations on Instagram, and make sure you tag @That.Fabric.Chick ❤

Custom Fabric Prints…endless possibilities!

 

One thing people may not know about me is that I have an Associates degree in “Visual Communication” which is a fancy-shmancy way of saying “graphic design.” I haven’t really been putting that degree to good use since I graduated in 2011, but I vowed to myself this year that I’m going to change that. I found a way to combine two of my favorite things — digital art and sewing — and it’s a website called Spoonflower. Spoonflower allows users to upload an image file and, long story short, that image file can be printed on many types of fabrics, gift wrap, and/or wallpaper. I’ll be honest, it’s not very cost effective, as a single yard of fabric is as low as $17.50 (and goes up depending on fabric quality and type), but if you’re looking for a custom fabric that you cannot find anywhere else in the world, it’s totally worth the premium cost! (P.S. I am willing to design one for you! Contact me for details.)

The idea of designing fabric prints came to me when my sister asked me to make a dress for my niece. Knowing my sister likes “badass” things like skulls, I thought it would be fun to design a custom fabric for the dress! Instead of polka dots, I put black skulls on a gorgeous teal background. Then, I made about 10 other colors while I was at it, haha! These fun skull prints are all available for purchase now in my Spoonflower shop, but here’s a preview and a picture of the completed dress! ❤

I made a thing…okay, several things.

One of my goals with selling fabrics, at least for now while I’m such a new business, is that I want to make something out of every single fabric I get. Something small and easy, that requires no more than a fat quarter of the fabric. I want to do this so that I have a sample of my fabrics being turned into something beautiful! So, I recently got my first 4 bolts of fabric in and I decided to make a couple different items. For my first project, I thought it would be fun to stretch the fabric in those cute/cheap wooden embroidery hoops. It’s a fun way to display the fabrics, and I can hang them on my wall for keepsakes. I love how it turned out, and I’ll probably continue doing that, but with smaller hoops next time. How cute are these?? Keep scrolling down to see what else I made using these fabrics…

So, I decided that these fabrics would also make adorable wristlets! So I used the Essential Wristlet pattern by one of my favorite bag designers, Erin at Dog Under My Desk. Her patterns are super easy to follow, and are just so well done! I’m a huge fan of hers! I loveeee them! (P.S. If you’d like to buy some yardage of these fabrics, click here!)