Whooopsie. I did it again.
I ordered tons of Heather Ross' new line "by hand". Gorgeous Belgian linen and cotton lawn. And let's not even talk about the cute prints... cats, donkeys, horses, strawbs and some amazing basics. And I looove the gingham but pssst...
Take all my money, Heather. Please!
And after a little wait - my parcel arrived recently. My son looooved opening it and I think he loved the cats the most. Can't fault him.
Best of all. The shipping cloth! Please bear with me and don't judge me (yet). Let me explain.
Heather decided to wrap all her fabric in re-usable shipping cloth for this line. Printed some of her gorgeous designs (on the inside) and now we common people/ admirers of her work get to enjoy her art in yet another shape - shipping cloth!
It's almost like craft paper but much thinner. And the wrinkles are intentional and make the material even cuter. Speaking of cute - I've been super lucky and got the gnomes. Y-A-Y!
And here we go. First project using my gnome shipping cloth.
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I cut them out using my rotary cutter and cutting mat. Super easy. Very similar to cutting paper really. Fussy cut around those gnomes and ready to go...
As I've decided to make a little zipper pouch - I pulled a matching, pink zipper (I buy them in bulk from this Etsy shop once a year or so). No lining needed. And just standard Aurifil 50wt for construction and Aurifil 28wt for topstitching, as always (you can read more about where to use which thread weight over here).
And that's it. Ready to go!
Such a fab material and super easy to handle. Really doesn't behave much different than fabric. Except the no fraying bit. So win win.
And here again the finished bag I made.
Those gnomes are so good. Right?
Ahhh... I really hope she's releasing a full ship cloth line next. What do you think? Would you give this material a go?
I can definitely recommend it. Five stars out of five!
Take care and happy Sewing
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