05/21/12
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I feel like a broken record, because it seems like I have said this a million times, but here goes 1 million and one: I am not a sewer! No matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to pick this skill up, which may sound weird coming from a DIY gal, but it’s true.

That doesn’t mean that I don’t hoard stacks of fabric (vintage and new) to use and admire though. So for all those fabric admirers out there, here’s a list of shops that love fabric as much as you do – making their wares from beloved materials…

1. Sleepy King:  Savannah Carroll is the sewing master behind the adorable line of handmade plush animals, embroidered art, and accessoires you’ll find at Sleepy King. It’s clear that everything in this shop is made with love. Sleepy King Discount for you: Receive 20% off with coupon code HOORAY20 at checkout.

(above) Dachshund anyone? These guys are giving my grandma’s dachshunds a run for their money.

These plush bunnies would be perfect for a nursery (or the couch if you don’t have any little ones). I love the ones with their eyes closed especially. What about you?

Savannah’s plush creatures translated into embroidered wall art.

2. LolosA casual clutch shop where fabric takes the lead.

Great color and pattern on this clutch. Perfect for spring.

I could definitely see my old students toting these around. Great for teens.

And  this bright red number. I love the simple pleating on this clutch.

3. Red Seed Studio: This Aussie shop carries handcrafted accessories and clothing made of hand screen printed organic textiles.

Comfy skirts for a casual lunch in the park with friends.

Actual leaves from the Red Seed garden were used to create this printed pouch. I’d use this fo a makeup bag in a second. Love the navy.

And a few pops of brick red.

4. Simplifi Fabric: Of course, if you’re just looking for fabric to make your own handmade goodies, this shop would be a good one to check out. Cute patterns and colorful solids to choose from (along with some other available crafting supplies like snap button kits).

Modern herringbone patterns alongside quirky fabrics for kid’s projects.

Something for the woodland animal lovers.

But my favorite from Simplifi? The sailboat fabric - makes me want to float away. Paper boats are a reliable way to travel, right?

5. The Blooming ThreadThis shop is most known for the vintage-inspired jewelry that Ryan Horton dreams up (the enamel lockets are really popular). But I love Ryan’s felt and fabric brooches so much, I couldn’t help but included The Blooming Thread in this one. The Blooming Thread Discount for you: Receive free shipping for the month of May. Enter the code PNSFREESHIP at checkout.

Isn’t this felt brooch awesome!? I love the colors and that print for the center.

These remind me of Sex and the City when Carrie wore those giant flower brooches. These are a bit more tame – in a good way.

And of course, I had to throw in these felt flower bobby pins. So cute.

5 Faves is a new column that I’ll be writing once per week. Want more? Read last week’s 5 Faves right here.

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DawnSmithDesigns (@smith521) commented on May 21st, 2012 at 10:18 am

Thanks for the link to simplifi– such cute fabrics! My personal favorite is Drygoods Design– I recently got an adorable vintage typewriter print that I’m planning on turning into a Nook cover!
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Julie @Savvy Eats commented on May 21st, 2012 at 10:49 am

Thanks so much for the feature…every girl loves a little “Sex and the City” right! Love these other picks too~

ryan @ The Blooming Thread commented on May 24th, 2012 at 5:26 am

See which picks from the shop were chosen! http://t.co/ACTpncR9

ryan nicole (@bloomingthread) commented on May 24th, 2012 at 5:30 am

I love the plush bunnies! i can’t wait to try this!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweeteststrawberry

Nancy commented on June 1st, 2012 at 5:44 am

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