Ms. SpoolTeacher’s goal is to always be using resources that already exist. For many reasons, one of which is to reduce waste.
Because fabric is expensive and sewing labor is so hard to recover, to be profitable, Ms. SpoolTeacher deconstructs clothes to up-cycle; seams, hems to use as fringe, the bigger swathes will be used for … whatever.
The fabrics below are slated for patchwork purses. Here is a collection of corduroys and twills she has compiled from deconstructing shirts, jumpers, jackets, culottes (really more like gaucho pants) she decided she no longer would want to wear. .
This collection of corduroy and twill swathes are intended for patchwork purses Ms. SpoolTeacher has in her imagination to make to mimic the ones from the 60/70’s.
There is nothing new under the sun; so when Ms. SpoolTeacher was doing her due diligence to see what her competition would be…she ran across this purse on Etsy that came very close to the one in her imagination. Ms. SpoolTeacher wants hers to be a cylindrical shape with a round bottom and some interesting inside features.
The closure will be different and fringe will be added. At least that is what she sees in her inventor’s mind.
Ms. SpoolTeacher used this technique for a Scrappy Designer Pillow she is still in the process of finishing.
(after she made the back with that lovely zipper, it didn’t go together the way she planned, so she is re-inventing a new back or will take the zipper out to try again.)
Ms. SpoolTeacher loves corduroy and just loves to see stacks of beautiful fabrics.
She started trying to re-organize Resource Central, (aka: her whole house) the other day and realized that she must, must, must open a new shop just to have a place to be able to access her whole collection in one room and have it all displayed for inspiration and easy reach.
So, she is extra motivated to get Spare Shelf up and running and thinks she sees a way to do it on the very near horizon. Head on over to the link above to see if you may want to be a part of this exciting new venture in 3D ad space.
Is “copy” advertising working for you?
How about a physical presence for your wonderful work?
What could be better than a 3D ad that people can see in person and order from your online Etsy shop?
Well then, let’s get started…tick, tick, tick…time’s a wastin’!