Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Selvage edges

Recently, while spending a little time checking out other blogs I came across this one which has great ideas on what to do with those selvage edges. Since I was re-organizing my fabrics anyway I decided to begin collecting all those edges and thinking of ways I might use them. Turns out that since I buy almost exclusively batiks, usually fat quarters, I don't actually have a lot of fabrics with selvages containing text.

Still, I like the idea of seeing the text so I added what I had in the way of black and whites to a vest I was in the process of making.................the selvage edges turn a rather boring piece into something just a bit more interesting. I have a feeling I'll be taking a closer look at the "edges" of future fabric purchases.


Kathy Wagner said...

Very cool vest! Love the selvage edges added in! I have never sewn garments, so greatly admire those who can! Great job!

comicbooklady said...

that's amazing! it looks so cool!

Debra said...

Excellent idea! I've seen the selvedge items too but most are overdone to me. Your vest is just right!

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