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Etsy Shop Spotlight – Fabricmade

Hello and welcome to another Etsy Shop Spotlight.  Today I’m sharing a fabric store based in China owned by Rao Wei called Fabricmade.  The shop has a wonderful range of cotton, linen and wool blend fabrics.

Fabricmade fabric5As well as offering fabric by the half yard, Fabricmade has a selection of printed panels ready for you to use in any crafting project you could think of. All perfect for bags, quilts, children’s clothing trims, tableware’s or cushions – imagine the possibilities!

fabricmade fabric1Fabricmade fabric3My husband is a fabric supplier in China. I love sewing at home. Just find there are so many artist and homemade fans in Etsy.Fabricmade fabric2

But my most favourite discovery in Rao’s shop has to be these scalloped lace zips which are 30cm/12inches long and come in 11 gorgeous colours.

Fabricmade zipsAnd if you’re looking for lace fabrics you might like to check out Rao’s second Etsy shop Lacecrafted where there’s a huge selection of lace fabrics, flowers and appliques.

Seen anything you like? Let me know so I can check it out 🙂


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Etsy Shop Spotlight – Lables and Tags

In today’s Etsy Shop Spotlight I’m sharing two businesses who produce custom printed labels for you to sew into your work.  Custom Couture Label Co and Tags and Labels.

customcouturelabelcoDianna from Custom Couture Label Company offers full colour printed and woven clothing labels and boutique business branding supplies for smaller businesses.  They are the developer of the original no fade – no fray inkjet printable colourfast fabric for clothing label manufacturing and have been a part of Etsy since 2007.

customcouturelabelco4Dianna also sells printed fabric sheets – a great option if you need a quick turnaround, iron on label transfers, printed ribbon/tape and printed fabric swing tags.

Visit Dianna at www.etsy.com/shop/customcouturelabelco

tagsanslabelsKristy from Tags & Labels produces custom printed sew in labels and gives these four reasons why you should use labels in your work –

* Make your products more professional
* Increase your ‘branding’ and marketing
* Attract repeat customers (who can remember the name of your shop!); and
* Appeal to a wholesale market.

tagsandlabels2 tagsandlabels1“Sew-in labels are perfect for clothing, bags, blankets, even crochet and knitting!” says Kristy who has been a part of Etsy since 2010.

Click on over and check out Kristy’s work at www.etsy.com/shop/TagsandLabels

Need to know more about labelling requirements? Read more here.

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Etsy Shop Spotlight – HandmadeAndCraft

Hello. Today’s Etsy Shop Spotlight is for anyone who loves working with or wants to start creating with felt.  Handmadeandcraft is where you’ll be able to stock up on all your gorgeous felt for any craft project you can imagine.

Opened in 2012 by Kim Layton, Handmade and Craft sells an extensive colour range of wool felt along side patterns and canvas tote bags printed with witty craft related phrases. After selling various items on Etsy since 2008, Kim decided to focus on felt which complements her book “From Felt to Fabulous” – a collection of 34 felt based projects.

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Our goal through everything has always been to inspire and uplift others in the handmade community and the tote bags are a perfect way to do just that. Our most popular saying, “I’m so crafty, I sweat glitter!” speaks volumes about the wonderful people shopping with us on Etsy.

Handmade and craft feltIf you’re looking for inspiration, visit the Handmade and Craft blog where Kim shares craft ideas, instant PDF patterns or more felt stuff. Another passion of Kim’s is EverythingEtsy.com where all matter of crafty fun is explored and shared along with tips for running an Etsy based business.Eat sleep sewAll felt (rayon 80% wool 20%) comes in 9″ x 12″ pieces with a choice of 41 colours with multi packs also available. The canvas tote bags are custom made for you when purchased. (I’ve got my eye on the “Eat. Sleep. Sew” one.)

Do you work with felt? I’d love to hear about it – comment below.


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Etsy Shop Spotlight – Fresh Fabrics Australia

Today I’d like to share with you an Etsy shop by the name of Fresh Fabrics Australia where you’ll find a gorgeous collection of the latest printed cotton fabrics and buttons. Add a few of these to your favorites and I’m sure you’ll be back.

Fresh Fabrics Australia is owned by Carrie-Ann who lives in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and started her business so she could be at home to look after her girls whilst earning a bit of extra money. She loves choosing modern, bright and happy fabrics and enjoys inspiring people with colour and design to help harness creative endeavors.

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Sarah Jane – Wee Wander 9 Fat Quarter Bundle – Sunrise Palette (Michael Miller)

Bringing designer fabrics to Australia at an affordable price is what I’ve set out to achieve, this has enabled those who don’t have a lot of splash cash, to be able to afford gorgeous fabric at a fraction of the cost of quilting shops.


Joel Dewberry Fabric – 4 Fat Quarter Bundle Botanique – Golden Hour Palette (Red/Orange & Teal)

There are so many options for this sort of fabric – clothing, bags, softies, quilts or cushions. How about an a-line skirt or a mini handbag?  Buying precut bundles like these is not only economical and time saving, but pushes you to think creatively with your projects because you have a complementary set of materials.

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Art Gallery Fabrics – 4 Fat Quarter Bundle (4) Tule in Terracotta & Bright by Leah Duncan

Because Carrie-Ann sells her fabrics by the meter, rather than by the yard, you’re getting more for your dollar – bonus!  All fabric is a standard price of $16.50 per meter.

Have you used any of these fabrics? Please, share a link below in the comments.