With spring cleaning slowly happening in the household, I have been going through my fabric stash and found a TON of test swatches. For those that don't know, I design and sell fabric, giftwrap, and wallpaper on Spoonflower. I test every design for printing before they are made available for purchase (Are the colors just right? Is the pattern as large as I want it? Etc.), so you can imagine how many swatches I have in my collection. Hint: It's a lot.
Many of my clients purchase test swatches as well to make sure the designs are right for their projects, which makes me wonder what everyone else is doing with their little swatches. Are they being stored in a box, like mine? Each one is 8x8 inches, which is enough to craft items for every day life. Let's do it!
Here are ten fun projects that can be made using a test swatch!
1. Sunglasses pouch (tutorial here)
2. Eye glass cleaning cloth (using tutorial by Martha Stewart)
3. Drawstring pouch (using tutorial by A Cup of Thuy)
4. Sleep mask (tutorial here)
7. Iron on patches (using tutorial by Where the Smiles Have Been)
8. Hair bow (using tutorial by Dreaming in Color)
For the Home/Office
9. Fabric envelopes (using this tutorial by Martha Stewart)
10. Giant fabric coasters (using tutorial by Martha Stewart)
You can discover more projects via the Spoonflower hashtag #SWATCHABILITY
What would you make out of a swatch?
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