Monday, October 21, 2013

So Fab.

It is no secret that I love fabric.  It can transform a room, tie elements of design together or add a much needed pop to any space. Thankfully, in this age of technology, our fabric options are endless thanks to online fabric stores.

One of these awesome fabric stores is U-Fab, a locally owned place in Richmond that just launched their own e-store.


They have a great selection of fabric and trim, and their site is super easy to navigate. Sometimes I find it overwhelming to hunt down a fabric I have in mind, but not on their site.  There you have the option of searching by 1) color, 2) fabric use or 3) pattern.  I was able to zero in on exactly what I was looking for. {And if you aren't sure what you want, you can view all fabrics and take a look at everything they have to offer!}

I've been smitten with this gorgeous geometric print fabric for quite some time, so it was about time I brought it into my home.  I knew it'd be perfect for some pillow covers for our master bedroom.  I love that the beautiful pattern is reversible!


 I made my envelope pillow covers using this tutorial.  First, I cut my pieces to size.


Then I pinned and sewed my end seams.


Then I pinned and sewed my side seams.


And then I was done!  Easy-peasy.  I just had to flip my pillows right-side-out, and use something pointy {I had a screw driver laying around} to fully pop the corners out.  I love the bold statement in makes in our room!



Anyone else have a pattern obsession that you just can't forget about!  That means only one thing...you should head over to U-Fab and bite the bullet.  You won't regret it! :)

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Major side note...I'm starting the Whole30 program today.  I know I rarely talk about personal stuff here on the blog, but I'm mentioning this as a way to hold myself accountable.  Let's hope I survive the next month! ;)

32 comments:

  1. bonus it is reversible fabric!! good luck with your new challenge. I'm sure you will do great, keep us updated :)

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  2. That fabric is so feakin amazing. Love how your pillows turned out.

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  3. They look great! I am a total nut for fabric too :)

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Glad I'm not the only one. ;)

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  4. You make it sound so easy!! I bought a sewing machine 2 years ago & it's still in the box. I'm so scared!!

    I love the fabric you chose. Beautiful job!

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    1. I swear, it's not too hard! If I can do it, so can you! ;)

      Thanks so much!! :)

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  5. Love the fabric Gabbi and good luck on the whole 30 program!!! You can do it! And I want to hear your thoughts after you are done...so see you have to stick to it! ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jesse! One day down, 29 to go! ;)

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  6. Beautiful fabric and pillows! I will have to check out this site. You always find such amazing prints =) Good luck with the Whole30! You can do it!!

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  7. I LOVE that fabric! Those pillows would look amazing literally anywhere. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kelly! I agree, I already brought them out onto our couch. :)

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  8. Love that fabric, Gabbi! Congrats on making your own pillows!!

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  9. You know what I've been in to lately? Arrows. Know what's hard to find? Arrows. I'll check them out! Thanks!

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    1. Ohhhhh, I love arrows too! I just painted a sign with arrows. They are fun. I hope you find what you are looking for! :)

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  10. The pillows look so good on your bed, and of course I love that fabric!! :)

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  11. I love the bold geometric pattern! Looking forward to hearing how your whole30 journey goes, I so need to do that!

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    1. Thanks Bethany!! So far, it hasn't been too bad!! I'm almost 1/3 of a way through! :)

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  12. That fabric is awesome! I love it. Major kudos for sewing them yourself. They look great!

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