With my creative juices flowing right now, I am really embracing all things DIY. I exhausted the fabric I had at home (even cutting into two table runners, ha) for handmade masks to donate. I’m still making masks, to donate but also for friends and family, as face coverings are now required for everyone. (And I don’t think they’re going anywhere anytime soon.)
I feel a little guilty making things other than masks, I confess. But I also want to break things up and mix in fun projects as well. (Does that make me a horrible person? 🥴) I made a pillow with a completed needlepoint project and I have been dreaming of attempting a dress.
We have an amazing sewing store in a neighboring town (Sew Jersey) and I can’t wait until I am able to visit in persona again. They are so nice and the selection of fabric is great– lots of high quality fabrics in various patterns and prints.
Since I’m limited right now to online shopping, I’ve been heavily relying on Etsy. I’ve been incredibly impressed with the selection from all the shops and also the speed of delivery. It is kind of difficult to buy fabric sight unseen, so read all the descriptions to make sure you’re ordering the type you mean to (stretch/no-stretch, cotton, weight, etc.). My friend Ashley is the one who got me hooked and I fell deep, deep into the rabbit hole. So. Many. Great. Fabrics.
Some of my favorites:
Let me know if you find any treasures… or what you’re making at home! I have had so many people send me pictures of their projects and I am #impressed.