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Topic: Understated Retro Pocketbook  (Read 1994 times)
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« on: January 29, 2006 07:27:43 PM »

So, I signed up for a swatch club (kickass, everyone should), and part of the swatches they sent me were huge upholstery swatches.  PRETTY upholstery no less...so, since I've been doing other people's wants this weekend (or, it's horrid sewing for money Wink) I decided my last project would be just for me.

Whee!!!




The shine from the flash on this last picture is a little decieving, that's solid green taffeta for the lining, it's a cool deep olive green.  The dark portions of it are as close as my camera got to capturing the color Smiley

Pretty great for a couple of swatches that cost less than a penny apiece   Grin
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Mela
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2006 07:54:07 PM »

I love the fabric, so I have to ask...what's a swatch club??

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GirlyGirlBags
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2006 07:56:08 PM »

Oh man, I am soooo envious of that fabric!  I adore retro style fabric and I adore clutches!!  Once again you have done a fabulous job!! Grin
What is a swatch club and where do I sign up?
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MissMeshell
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2006 08:14:34 PM »

yes, yes, tell me about this mysterious 'swatch club'...I must join it! Grin

Love the pocket book and LOVE the fabric, great job.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2006 09:28:51 PM »

*giggles* it's a secret handshake, no boys allowed kind of club....


Okay, not really.  I happened upon it during surfing of denverfabrics.com

here's the link:

http://denverfabrics.com/pages/static/swatch-program.htm

It's really cheap.  They send you an envelope STUFFED with swatches.  I haven't figured out if I have the patience to patch together the fashion fabrics and dancewear stuff, nice as it is.  The upholostery stuff is good sized, and they send you alot from each program, if you sign up for all of them. 

Thanks for the feedback - especially those of you who have similar businesses - your compliments mean tons Smiley
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ketmga
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2006 07:12:17 AM »

Just gorgeous. I love the fabric and your color choices. I checked out that fabric swap and what a great deal! I am signing up tonight!!
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paradisecrane
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2006 08:47:01 AM »

I have a question about the swatches, how big are they like roughly size of paper or 4x4 or what?  I know it depends on the program you get.


Nevermind I saw them on the site Tongue
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MissMeshell
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2006 03:40:35 PM »

I'm signing up too! Thanks meanbean Cheesy
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bonbonz101
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2006 03:49:07 PM »

I'm totally signing up for that as soon as I can ... all the fabrics look so fun! They make me want to craft retro things like your bag (which is by the way, AWESOME)  Cheesy
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astryd
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2006 05:33:59 PM »

Thanks for the link! I signed up as well.



Hope the things I make from the swatches look as great as yours!
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