We have the honor of introducing you to the rest of the people who make Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition worthwhile! These are the generous, amazing sponsors. We worked really hard for this Edition of Challenge Create to get fabric sponsors, because we know we asked a lot when we asked our contestants to send some of their fabric to someone else! And our sponsors replied with so much generosity that we had prizes left over when all the weekly challenges were finished. So we decided to extend the contest one more week and let everyone vote for the winningest winner! If you haven’t voted yet, be sure to go here and do that! Here are the rest of the sponsors Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition.
Randy and Sarah have the Etsy shop together – he’s the shipping department. Wildflower Fabrics began with Sarah and her love of fabric!! She learned to sew at the knee of her grandmother, collecting scraps of fabric to use for clothes for her baby doll. When Grandma realized how interested Sarah was, Grandma decided to teach her how to use a needle and thread. A life long passion and skill was born. Sarah really developed her sewing skills through 4-H and then later studying Textiles in college. Even though she worked in education, she always sewed, from apparel for herself and our children to Halloween costumes the night before Halloween. Quilting came a little later. Sarah started making quilts for babies of family and friends, and then for our grandchildren. And finally she opened her Etsy shop, aQuiltforBaby in the fall of 2009.. This shop has been very warmly received. Her quilts have been adored and cherished by her loyal clientele. Their feedback has been heart-warming. This success is based on Sarah’s ability to pick out beautiful fabrics that complement each other so well! Wildflower fabrics was born through this love of fabric!
Sarah told us, “I just love fabric and am kind of a fabricoholic!!! So having a fabric shop is perfect for me because I get to look at fabric all the time, and buy fabric – my weakness!!”
And now Wildflower Fabrics has decided to become a permanent sponsor on Skirt Fixation! Just use the offer code SKIRTFIXATION5 at check out for an exclusive 5% discount! You will be seeing their new ad on our sidebar next week!
Catherine runs After My Art, Mapology, and a Spoonflower shop! This busy lady is committed to helping you decorate your world beautifully and affordably. Her family friendly designs are available on home furnishings, techy things (like phone cases) and fabric. She wants to help you feather your nest in your own way with unique art from her selections. She creats new art every day!
For those of you who love maps as much as I do, she have a large collection of vintage maps that she is slowly uploading and working in with her artistic designs. These can be found in her Etsy shop “Mapology” and now in fabric at her Spoonflower shop also. You can find all of her art and maps at AfterMyArt
You can also connect with AfterMyArt in these ways: Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram
Bundle UP is run by the Pattern Revolution team! Here are some things you might not know about Bundle UP:
What makes Bundle UP different from other bundle sales?
They only feature established designers whose patterns and reputation you already know and trust.
They create themed bundles. This way you get more of what you need and none of what you don’t.
They offer primarily new release patterns and throw in a couple oldies but goodies to round out the bundle.
They allow you to Build a Better Bundle. You get to pick and choose which patterns and how many to include in your bundle (minimum of 6 patterns for bundle pricing).
The all new Bundle UP Boy’s Edition is set for August 2014. You can read the latest about it here.
Here’s a little more about Pattern Revolution:
At Pattern Revolution, the age old art of sewing meets cutting edge technology. Traditional paper sewing patterns are written for a generation of women who learned how to sew at their mamas’ knees. In today’s world, most women are learning as adults, the majority of whom are self-taught seamstresses. Pattern Revolution is all about promoting sewing patterns for the modern sewist, patterns that are delivered electronically and have much more to offer than traditional paper sewing patterns. Clear, step by step instructions and photos allow even the most novice seamstress to learn to sew gorgeous creations, but are suitable for all levels of experience.
Please connect with Pattern Revolution in one of these ways: Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus.
Winter Wear Designs
Winter Wear Designs are PDF sewing patterns created and designed by Suzanne Winter. As a mother of three, Suzanne understands the importance of stylish yet WEARABLE clothing for both women and children. She hopes her collection will inspire more people to sew with confidence.
Suzanne grew up sewing at home, she then studied costume design in college. As a professional photographer she has an eye for detail and a desire to make all people feel great about how they look.
You can find Winter Wear Designs on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest. You can find Suzanne over at Pattern Revolution and her blog, Winter Wonderings Wanderings & Whatnot!
5 Monkey Fabrics
Opening her Etsy shop in the summer of 2011 was a dream come true for Ginger and since then she has expanded her excellent selection of designer fabrics one her own website. She named her shop after her five monkeys….two children and three dachshunds. Ginger enjoys working with and getting to know her customers to ensure that every experience they have at Five Monkey Fabrics gives them a reason to smile.
Five Monkey Fabric’s goal is to provide high-quality designer fabric at affordable prices with excellent customer service. New items arrive weekly so there is always a lot going on in the shop. She just loves the excitement of finding a package of beautiful fabric in the mail and laying it out and imagining all the wonderful things that can be made with it for people she loves. Doesn’t everyone?…so, let’s start shopping!
Please connect with Five Monkey Fabrics on Etsy, Twitter, Facebook and of course their Shop!
zeetzeet founder, Kerry Adams, began selling fabric on eBay in 2003, following a 20-year international career in design, product development, apparel manufacturing, and textiles. Earning over 60,000+ positive feedback comments on eBay from talented artists, designers, crafters, sewers, cottage industries, and bloggers, zeetzeet is known around the world for their amazing array of over 1000 high quality, innovative, leading edge printed quilting weight cotton fabrics, coordinating basics, newest sewing patterns, and unique coordinating trims from modern designers and high quality manufacturers. Few can offer the experienced and talented eye zeetzeet has for forecasting color and trends and selecting the the best print designs, coordinating fabrics, and trim.
Their selections include leading edge color trends in prints and basics, pop art 50s/60s/70s style mod retro groovy designs, vintage and modern baby and children’s prints, a wide variety of unique novelty designs, and a selection of mod Japanese imports. This weight fabric is suitable for wall hangings, hand bags, apparel, quilts, bedding, home decorating, crafts, and fabric art. zeet zeet’s service commitment includes the lowest possible domestic and international shipping rates and they are known in numerous international blogs for our superb packaging and same day shipping ~ around the world!
Please thank zeet zeet for sponsoring Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition over on Etsy, Facebook, Pinterest, and their website.
Natalia Lekala runs the Lekala Sewing Patterns. The company has specialized in software engineering for tailoring clothes and designing tailoring patterns since 1989. Lekala Sewing Patterns offers pattern for every gender, occasion and age. The whole idea behind Lekala Sewing Patterns is that you get the patterns customized to your fit! They offer modern patterns that you will love making knowing they will be custom fit to you when you are finished! You should also check out all their free patterns and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
Sarah over at Sew Squirrel agreed to sponsor Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition. Do you remember that Sew Squirrel also sponsored Challenge Create: Adult Edition? When asked to describe the team at Sew Squirrel she replied, “The “us” at Sewsquirrel is currently a very liberally used term, that is generally used to describe me (Sarah) and my occasional helpers who assist with their areas of specialty. I started SewSquirrel due to pure frustration that I couldn’t get the Sewaholic Cambie dress quickly in Australia. To date, the Cambie has been my most sewn and worn pieces of clothing. Everything is packed, shipped and cared for in Melbourne Australia.” Don’t worry about shipping though, it’s $3 flat rate from Australia!
Sew Squirrel carries a large selection of patterns for Men, Women (like the Charlotte peplum pencil skirt above!) and Children as well as assorted Haberdashery (or plain old Notions, as we say over here!) One thing that’s very helpful about their store is that the patterns are categorized into patterns for knits and patterns for wovens. That’s for those of us who hoard fabric and need to use it up! Be sure to connect with Sarah and the Sew Squirrel Team on Facebook Twitter and Pinterest.
And now, for one more thank you…we wanted to mention Lolita Patterns again. They are helping us to thank the Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition Judges for their hard work by giving them PDF patterns! Seriously, would you have liked to narrow down the creations to the winners? Not us either!!!
And now, just one more reminder to go vote for your favorite Fabric Swap winner…you have until Sunday at noon (EST) Good luck!