Hi everyone, I'm Sam. I live in the UK, about 30 miles north of London and I blog over at A Little of What You Fancy.
I've sewn for as long as I can remember, but its only in the last couple of years that I've built up anything like a fabric stash. Before this I was purely buying enough fabric to make what I wanted at that particular time.
Anyway, I've spent this afternoon sorting, photographing and cataloguing my stash and here are the results.
Firstly, shorter lengths of fabric:
These are all 1 metre or less in length, some are remnants or short pieces I purchased, others are left over from projects I've completed.
On the left are summer weight pieces and on the right winter weight.
I have plans for the coral jersey piece and the butterfly print and will likely use them together.
Now on to the longer lengths. These are all over 1 metre in length, and nothing is longer than 2.5 metres.
I have plans for the cream floral print and the black and white brush strokes print. These are both linen mixes. I also have plans for the navy/tan splodgy print, which is what I'm planning on using first.
Finally a few more longer lengths.
The coral fabric on the left is a shiny, heavy-ish jersey. I'm planning on using it for a (hopefully) wearable muslin of a casual jacket. The other 2 pieces I bought to make an outfit for a wedding I'm going to, then changed my mind about it.
This is how my fabric is stored.
I'm hoping I can keep it to these 2 boxes, I'm sure this Sew A Long will help me here.
I've also catalogued my fabric in a spreadsheet with copies of these photos attached for easy reference. I've actually got 31.3 metres of fabric, which I was quite surprised by. I thought it would be more than that, but quite a few of the pieces are short lengths, and as I mentioned earlier, nothing is over 2.5m.
I'm really excited to be joining this Sew A Long and can't wait to get started on my first project.