Wednesday, September 05, 2007

linen love



patchwork + linen = love obsession

I've been admiring the works of other that use linen for a while. It seems to be a popular choice. But, the linen at my Joann's is $14/yard, more than I am usually willing to pay for fabric. Thank goodness for labor day weekend sales and coupons, because after my 40% off, I walked away with 2 yards of dreamy linen for $17. I've been sewing and in love ever since.

I thought headbands would be a safe first project because you don't need to use a lot of fabric. Now I can't stop sewing these. I figured these would be good smaller items for the craft fair, and since I'm loving them so much, they might also appear on etsy. We'll see how long this obsession lasts. ( I already have about 6 more waiting to be sewn downstairs!)






15 comments:

Christina. B said...

Too CUTE!

designsbylulubelle.etsy.com said...

I share your same "love" for linen and patchwork. What a fantastic idea -- they are beautiful!

jessi said...

So cute! And it seems like headbands do really well on Etsy - I would do it!

Jess said...

LOVE the headbands! The tiny patchwork is just too cute. I guess I've got to get me some linen!

lera said...

Pretty.

I have ordered linen from http://www.graylinelinen.com/. (I bought the "Judy.") Reasonably priced - $7.99/yard. Free shipping. No tax.

Heidi said...

Katie, those are ADORABLE! I love the green ones the best. I think you're right--great idea for the craft fair!

Heidijayhawk said...

i am totally feeling your linen love there katie!! super cute how are you fastening those in back?

Mary said...

Love! Those are sooo cute! Make sure you let me know when they're up on Etsy!

MissMeshell said...

I understand the linen obsession! Isn't it great to get just what you're wanting for a discount, woot.

The headbands are fantastic, I particularly love the green one, the little squares are so lovely! And the whole shape is great too, love that taper.

Breanna said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE these! They are going to be a hit, I am sure.

Stephanie said...

They're beautiful! I am really excited for you and the craft fair. Since I'm in the area, I'll definitely be attending the fair.

Chara Michele said...

I am obsessed with linen too! :) Those headbands look wonderful!

There is a linen group on flickr and I actually started a discussion about where people buy linen, since it is so expensive in the stores.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/sewingwithlinen/

I am Jen said...

I love linen and the combination for your headbands. Very cool.

Hip Mama Crafts said...

Those are adorable!

Anina said...

Oh, how I wish I had long hair...