The Sara Lee Parker Pouch

Ever since I first blogged about Sara Lee Parker's adorable napkins and tea towels, I've been an avid fan. So I loved receiving an email from her last week showcasing a new item in her repertoire... pouches. 

Sara resides in Athens, Georgia with her husband Simon, where together they screen print her fabric designs. These cute pouches, all individually lined in complementary fabric, are made from their off-cuts so every one has its own unique look. 

The prices are good too. This small chicken pouch is $15, the larger fabric pouches featured above are $28. Check out Sara's site to see her expanding textile collection, which includes table runners, cards, prints, aprons and buckets. 

 

Images: Sara Lee Parker      Content: Sweet Peach 


Spoonflower

In May, 2008 two geeky guys saw a need in the marketplace and a way to fulfill that need. Stephen Fraser and Garth Davis of Durham, North Carolina came up with a way for all of us to design our own fabric. It's an idea that people really like and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. In just a few years, their company, Spoonflower has grown to a community of 150,000 individuals who design their own fabric to use for clothing, curtains, handbags, blankets, pillows, you name it...

The fun part is you not only can create your own fabric, you can also sell it on the Spoonflower website. As they state, "Whenever fabric with your design is sold, you receive a 10% commission in Spoondollars." You can use this as a shopping credit within the site or receive a direct payment through Paypal. 

They have thousands of incredible designs on their site. Floral and vintage designs are abundant - but really you can look for anything. I searched the word "chicken" and 184 chicken related designs appeared....

At Spoonflower, they use digital textile printing. As they explain on their site, "Unlike conventional textile manufacturing, digital printing entails very little waste of fabric, ink, water or electricity. Spoonflower prints using eco-friendly, water based pigment inks on natural fiber textiles." Gotta love that...

To learn more about Spoonflower, which is now the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world, just visit their site. You'll be perusing for hours, fyi...

 

 Fabrics: Independent designers/Spoonflower   Content: Sweet Peach