Hi Everyone! Today I’m coming to you with a special book launch from my favorite fabric company, Spoonflower, who just announced their book, The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book! I was thrilled they sent me an advance copy to check out, as it is filled with tons of clever and easy project ideas to make use of excess fabric you have lying around the house.
They categorize the book by the amount of fabric you have, so there are projects for scraps, for swatches (8″x 8″), fat quarters, and yards. Some of my favorite projects that I can’t wait to make are the espadrilles, the fabric crown for Marina, oven mitts (I weirdly need a pair), and the fabric bin (so I can hold more of my fabric scraps!).
I partnered with Spoonflower and 8 other bloggers to test out the sunglasses case tutorial and I can tell you, this tutorial was a piece of cake. The full tutorial is here on the Spoonflower blog, but I followed it and made my sunglasses case in less than 30 minutes! The hardest part was deciding which of my fabric scraps -out of the heaping pile I have- I was going to use. I decided to go with the two soft, Minky swatches I had left over from testing out Marina’s custom blanket from the pattern Vintage Roses from Andrea Lauren. I also scrounged up the one regular zipper I had (I typically use only invisible zippers) and it happened to be red, but I thought it actually went with the roses theme. Now that I think about it, since this case matches Marina’s blanket, I could actually use it to carry her sunglasses! … and pacifiers… and diaper creams…. and socks…
I followed the easy tutorial with pictures and wound up with a super cute and soft sunglasses case, but what I love most about the tutorial is that is the same instructions to make a larger pouch or clutch. That way, you can really customize your project to the fabric and the style that you need, which is ultimately the point of Spoonflower’s customizable fabric in the first place!
I definitely will be making more projects from the Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book and sharing them here on my blog, and I think that whether you are a newbie or more experienced sewist, there are projects in this book that will interest you and appeal to your skill level!