favourite things of the week! the fabric edition

The many things one can do with scrap pieces of fabric! I have a rather large collection of fabric sample that I got back in the art college days, they’ve got lovely prints and texture but I never know what to do with a mere 8x8 piece of test swatch. But now I think I’ve got some ideas :D

And I think this triangular pouch is a great way to use fat quarters of fabric with cute prints (like from Spoonflower!). It will make a great pencil case, or a clutch or wristlet too!

Detailed tutorial at Innocentia.


How about stiffening it and folding it into box? There’s also a tutorial on the fabric flower on the box.

Tutorials on stiffening fabric and origami box on How About Orange.


When we went to Malaysia in November we saw lots of gorgeous batik fabric. I would love to learn it one day, but in the meanwhile, here’s a much more straightforward way of making simple batik, using flour! Here are batik images of bike collaged on a pillow — a wonderful idea for a group project!

Tutorial from Se7en.


And finally, check out this awesome planet system print! :D The fabric can be ordered off Spoonflower, and designer Mollie of Wild Olive shares a tutorial on how to make it into a banner. I’m SO making this for my nieces and nephews! (And I think Pluto is sad that he’s no longer a planet. Poor Pluto. You’ll always be a planet in my heart, doesn’t matter what the new textbooks say.)


Have a happy Thursday everyone! :D