TAG: Fabrics

Designs With 8 Sections Form Completely Cool Pieces

Designs With 8 Sections Form Completely Cool Pieces

Furniture that offers different looks in addition to performing various functions are great pieces to incorporate in a home. A versatile piece in the textile family from designers Vyacheslav Chupakhin and Gennady Martynov is the Mandarin. This eye-catching ottoman can also be turned into an 8 piece pillow set. The sections are soft and covered in colorful fabrics that are connected by zippers. They can be put together into various shapes and forms, from a pillow for one to a sofa sectional. A crafty sewer could come up with a wedge shaped pattern of any size and seal the edges… read more

Winter Whites

Winter Whites

Wearing white in winter can celebrate the season, and some designers with an ecofriendly focus know how to do it right. These cold weather fashions were seen at the Vegan Eco Fashion Label Vaute Couture show this season. This dress was refashioned using recycled satin. An organic print shirt. From the founder of Vaute Couture designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, this vegan friendly coat is completely elegant. Vaute Couture, who partners with several animal rights and rescue organizations, uses low impact and ecologically conscious fabrics in their designs. Their Fair Trade and vegan selections use materials like bamboo jersey and organic cotton, moleskin and… read more

Color Inspiration For Fashion And Interiors

Morgan Fisher from bortolamigallery.com

The significance of color can be seen in research on mood and behavior. Everyone from color theorists to someone just wanting to change the look of a room in their home can relate to how colors can make you feel. We may navigate to colors in our surroundings to favorite ones in wardrobe choices. Colors can inspire and motivate, whether we realize it or not. The Pantone Matching System showcases a wide variety of colors that are used mostly in printing, but can also be applied to a range of arenas, including paints, plastics and fabrics. Their recent fashion color… read more

These Projects Turn Pillowcases Into Fashion

These Projects Turn Pillowcases Into Fashion

Pillowcases can make the perfect fabric for many projects, including handmade clothing. Often more inexpensive than fabrics, it is also a neat way to utilize old pillowcases that aren’t being used. From girl’s dresses to grownup skirts and blouses, the following are inspiring ideas and patterns for pillowcase fashion designs. Make pajama shorts or lounge pants for kids, like these old-fashioned print pajamas. Not only do they look cute, but they are also comfortable and using a ribbon or a drawstring as the tie allows room for adjusting. This easy pillowcase dress tutorial also has a handy cutting and sizing chart for figuring out… read more

Textiles And Reused Rags Are Rich Traditions

Textiles And Reused Rags Are Rich Traditions

Reusing and recycling can take on many forms, and it isn’t always a choice. Sometimes it is a necessity. Resourceful designs and techniques can be found cross culturally, and some have gone beyond mastering the process of creative frugality. Textiles and fabrics provide an example of how scrap materials can be formed into useful and needed items. Peru is known for its long history of world renowned textile production. Crafting blankets and protective clothing for their families by spinning organic fibers, they evolved the weaving process and references to their methods can be seen in many different designs. Known for their… read more

Green Fashions In Shades Of Deep Blue

Green Fashions In Shades Of Deep Blue

The onset of cooler weather may make some lean toward darker clothing colors. However, inviting a bit of visual play in with some color can liven up a dull look. Wardrobes will wake up with the addition of pieces that have bold cobalt shades and deep hues of navy blues. These ecofriendly clothing items offer consumer conscious choices in one of the season’s hottest colors. Skunkfunk’s fall and winter fashion preview includes this blue belted dress. It looks soft, luxuriously comfortable and wearable, and works with the vivid color. The company uses environmentally inclined fabrics for their line, like recycled… read more

Create Natural Impressions With Sun And Botanicals

Create Natural Impressions With Sun And Botanicals

There are many natural applications that can be used for dying fabrics and materials. There are also several ways to add prints and patterns to designs by using age-old, resourceful techniques. Naturally coloring fabrics and designing prints can be done right in your backyard. Read on for great how to’s and look below for the before and afters. The sun can have powerful effects on textiles, and that can be used in your favor if trying to add a decorative touch to fabrics. A simple, organic way to add prints to fabrics is to work with flowers, greenery and herbs… read more

Get A Vintage Look With Upcyled Lace Projects

Get A Vintage Look With Upcyled Lace Projects

Lace and crotchet are interesting materials that can be made up of intricate designs and patterns. Though there is no exact idea of when lace and crochet making were first used or specifically where they originated, historical clues point to lacemaking surfacing sometime around 1500 A.D. There are many ways to reuse lace and crotchet textiles, and the following are some ideas for reinventing time treasured fabrics. Furniture applications are an unexpected way to display lace. Capable Father This process can also be done on dressers, shelves, benches or any other furniture piece by blocking off a small section or… read more

Earth Friendly Fabrics With Style And Comfort

GreenLinebyK clothing

Wardrobes need everyday clothes that can move; not uptight, uncomfortable pieces that you can’t wait to get out of. Some fabrics are known for their stretch and breathability, as well as their capacity to maintain shape. Bamboo fabric is one choice that is soft and airy, yet still form fitting. Crafted from the woven fibers of bamboo, it is a great choice for clothing due to its versatility. However, some can be chemically processed. A better alternative is mechanically processed bamboo which is made without using harsh chemicals or pesticides. Another ideal fabric for relaxed wear is certified organic cotton…. read more

Salon Walls Offer A Distinctive Presentation

Salon Walls Offer A Distinctive Presentation

Do you have an area in your home that looks like this? Chose a bland space for a salon wall design. Collectables, pictures, artwork, thrift shop finds or items around the house can be reused and presented in a pulled together way. Items can be grouped with a symmetrical spacing focus or patterns can be created. To do a specific layout, first place objects on the floor to get an idea of how they will look when hung up. Then map it out on the wall with removable stickers, post-its or small pencil marks so that the hardware goes in the… read more