Vintage Fabric For Children

I’m so excited to introduce the first in a selection of vintage retro fabrics for children.

My favourite so far is Sanderson’s ‘Puss Puss’ from the 1960s. It’s a wonderful cotton print fabric featuring cute stylised cats and mice in peachy orange and yellow with sprigs of flowers on an off white background. Perfect for quilting or as a feature matching cushion and lampshade set in a little girl’s bedroom. Click here or on the image to buy in my shop.

Another gorgeous Sanderson fabric is ‘Spot and Friends’. I was thrilled when I found this large piece in a pink, yellow and green colourway and in pristine condition.  It also came in a blue, pink & purple colurway which I would dearly love to find. Such a gorgeous pattern featuring cute cats, mice, rabbits and butterflies amidst pretty flowers and of course ‘Spot’ the dog is there too. Click here or on the image to buy in my shop.

Isn’t this piece below lovely too? Is was quite expensive, more than I usually spend but I couldn’t resist. My guess is that it’s from the USA but I can’t be sure as it’s a smallish piece with only ‘House & Home’ in the selvedge. Again, wonderful for quilting or for a little girl’s bedroom. Click here or on the image to buy in my shop.

Many of my fabrics would look great in a boy’s or girl’s bedroom. The images below may give you some inspiration.

Beautiful vintage fabric bunting

Just a reminder to visit my shop or vintage fabric gallery to buy or to enjoy browsing images of beautiful vintage fabrics.

As always, thanks for reading.

Bridget

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Fabulous Vintage Fabric Bags

Today’s blog is a showcase for vintage fabric bags. There are so many gorgeous ones out there (including mine!) and they deserve to be written about.

So, my favourites from a recent search

Sally & Jane   Beautiful clutches from identical twins who love to be crafty.

  

Kara Smith makes one off handmade handbags that are individually named and come with fab extras such as pockets, vintage buttons and recycled buckles.

All patterns and designs are created by Kara herself.

    

Retrofied  Home of lovely things handcrafted from a mix of vintage, repurposed, remnant & contemporary materials.

I love the attention to detail on this lovely bag below such as the cute floral lining and fabric covered button. Nice!

Kiki’s Rewind Designs  has wonderful vintage fabric tool belts for women who garden, quilt or craft. These are also great for a market stall so I’ll just have to order one!

Kiki also has lovely clutch bags.

    

I’ve blogged about Retro Elephant before and I just love their retro clutch bags. Their products are made by hand from recycled textiles from the 60’s and 70’s, preferably in bright colors!

The result is unique and environmentally friendly products with a true retro touch.

Ella O Six has wonderful bags and every piece is made or customised with pride by Ella herself.  What I love most about Ella’s bags is her choice of vintage fabric, it’s right up my street.
   
Audrey’s Cat has gorgeous slouchy boho shoulder bags, this one featured below is my favourite.
Last (and certainly not least!) are my own Fabulous Vintage products.
Rare vintage fabric is carefully sourced and up-cycled into fabulous bags which are sold on Madeit and Blue Caravan ethical design market.
      
Gorgeous hey!
Until next time,
Bridget

Blue Caravan Ethical Design Market

Blue Caravan sells contemporary handmade, fair trade & ethical products by independent designers, artists and artisans. I have a Fabulous Vintage shop on Blue Caravan where I’m selling vintage fabric bags and scrummy bunting.

Blue Caravan is avenue for buyers and sellers of all things independently designed and ethically made, supporting and promoting direct trade with emerging and independent designers and insisting on ethical production both locally and overseas. It’s about lovely, interesting and edgy products – beautifully finished, made with heart, and bought directly from the designer/maker.

Check it out: www.bluecaravan.net.