Browsing the "Fab Fabrics" Tag

5 Fab Fabrics from Unusual Sources

May 22nd, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

We talk a lot about sustainable fabrics around here, both as part of our Fab Fabrics series and when we're sharing tutorials. A quick scan through our archives turns up the usual suspects: hemp, organic cotton, recycled felt, jute, linen, and - of course - vintage fabrics. But every once in a while we run across a fabulous fabric that's from more of an offbeat source


Fab Fabrics: Waterproof Lotus Flower Fabric

May 15th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Finding sustainable, waterproof fabric can be tricky. Even recycled synthetics contain quite a bit of new plastic in addition to the recycled content. That's why I was super excited to learn about a brand new waterproof fabric made from lotus flower stems. The fabric is a blend of lotus flower fibers and silk, and it's sustainable and waterproof!


DIY Scarves for Fall!

October 18th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Fall is here and the cooler weather has arrived! My favorite accessory for cool weather is a scarf. After finding tons of tutorials for scarves, I decided to put together 5 of my favorite DIY scarves!


Fab Fabrics: Hemp/Organic Cotton Prints from Sara Lee Parker Textiles

June 23rd, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Sara Lee Parker Textiles is an Athens, GA-based company that creates hand screen-printed organic textiles. She was also featured in the Georgia edition of Southern Living Magazine this June, so if you live in Georgia, check it out! Parker runs her textile company with her husband, and she was kind enough to do a little Q&A with us about what she does, why she does it, and what working so closely with your husband is like.



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