Wednesday, May 15, 2013

HGTV Home Dec Fabrics

Have y'all heard that Jo-ann Fabrics is now carrying HGTV HOME decor fabrics?

I think it's pretty exciting considering I love watching HGTV to get inspired for some DIY!

I had the opportunity to make something from 2 different cute fabrics in the new line! It was in our swag bags from Girls Night Out Charlotte!

At first I had no idea what I was going to do with it! I LOVED the bright colors of pinks and greens, and the fun floral and houndstooth patterns, but my outdoor spaces are more blue and teal than pinks.

Then, I realized I had been asked to make something to give away at our women's retreat for our church! Since this fabric was given to me, I thought how fun to turn it into something to bless someone else with!

I created a simple lined tote bag with the supplies. I find home dec weight fabrics are great for purses, since they are heavier and more sturdy! I don't have a pattern for this bag since I created it on the fly, but it's pretty standard, with a boxed bottom. The handles are from an old belt found at a thrift store that I stole the hardware from for Cai's belt. I used the purple HGTV trim at the top of the inside pocket to carry a cell phone or keys!

I also used these fabrics to help some friends learn how to make zippered pouches to send to the She's Worth It Campaign!
I embroidered LOVED on one of them, because more than anything that is the message I pray those victims hear! They turned out super cute and I loved watching my friends see how empowering making zippered pouches is! I pray they encouraged someone around the world!

I personally am really drawn towards this fun print and of course all the chevrons in the line!
Ring Around Peacock

Circling Pewter

Boxed In Peacock

 Chevron Chic Quartz

Okay, enough drooling over fun home dec prints from Jo-Ann's! I hope you have fun checking them out! And thanks Jo-Ann's for supplying them in our Swag Bags!