A wee while ago Karen at Did you make that? began writing a segment entitled True Confessions so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and confess something. Here goes … I love fabric remnants. I don’t know what comes over me but when I see those little rolled up pieces of fabric but I’m like a magpie. I dive in and rummage around and i always find two or three that I like and want to buy … Including the fabric that I actually intended to buy for the project I had already planned.
Which brings me to my next point – it’s always unintentional. It’s not like I go out intending to spend an extra few dollars on additional fabric. I just can’t help myself.
I think I can put it down to a few reasons. First, it’s so cheep – what’s a few more dollars when I’m already spending double digits on fabric? Second, I can find selecting material to be a bit intimidating. All that selection, and so much potential to make the wrong decision. Smaller quantities at the discounted rate is a lot more appealing to someone who is easily scared off, like me. Which feeds in nicely to my third reason – who doesn’t love a discount? Amirite?
My favourite of all the remnant baskets out there is undoubtedly the one at Global Fabrics. They have the most amazing fabrics in Auckland so naturally they also have the most amazing remnants basket too!
This year I made/ attempted these three projects below spontaneously simply because I found the right fabric for cheep in the basket. The cape, admittedly, is still and UFO
Are you a fan of the remnants?