A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 320,278
Currently Running With Scissors:
250 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Ultrasuede Swatches  (Read 1020 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Offline Offline

Posts: 507
Joined: 05-Aug-2004

Ghost ride your whip.

View Profile WWW
« on: May 09, 2006 07:41:57 AM »

So, when I inherited my Grandma's (ie my crafting mentor) craft stash among other things I received a LOT of ultrasuede swatches. Like a large shoebox full and two gallon-size bags. The swatches range from 3"x3" to maybe 6"x6" or so and every size in between. Just about every color is there, but there seem to be a lot of neutrals (tans, grays, black and whites), reds and blues along with a few houndstooth swatches, some animal print and a very interesting aqua perforated swatch (like athletic mesh, but ultrasuede.)

I was incredibly excited when I found them, but I'm having a little trouble figuring out what to do with them. They're like felt in that they're soft and they don't unravel, so I've thought about flower pins, appliques and perhaps a pincushion, but I'd really like to do something more.

Any ideas crafters?  There's so many swatches, few projects would be too large, except maybe a bedspread  Cheesy Please help, I'm itching to craft!   Grin

Look! Round windows!

Check out my Etsy shop for handpainted fashion goodness:

And yes, there's a blog: http://frompapertocloth.blogspot.com
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4853
Joined: 25-Jul-2005

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006 07:47:05 AM »

You could create a mosaic with them, frame it then hang it some place in your home.  It could be a cool way to remember and honor your grand mother.

My grandmother made me a beautiful fishermen's knit sweater that does not fit and I live in Florida so it is WAY to warm.  I have it framed in a shadow box hanging in my living room.  It is like a work of art, the detail is so beautiful. It also makes a great conversation piece.

Offline Offline

Posts: 1204
Joined: 16-Oct-2004

Some things must be believed to be seen. -Einstien

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2006 09:35:07 AM »

ultra suede is good for handbags (and with small bits you could make an interesting bag) and for clothing decoration (the no ravely bit thing you know  Wink )


Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. - Will Durant
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Scarf
The Birds and The Bees
Meatless Monday: Homemade Sauerkraut

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.