That was the quickest month that has gone by this year. If you have been following our Urban Thread Studio Fabric Contest, then I’m sure you’ve been anxiously awaiting this post at the edge of your computer chair. Hold on to your fabric swatches, I’m getting to the exciting part soon!
Twenty-five days ago, Seams and Scissors paired up with Urban Thread’s Studio Fabric for a fabric and gently-used charity drive that ended today. Urban Threads Studio, or UTS, is a not-for-profit organization located at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, Illinois. They teach problem solving through textile arts. Each summer, they host a summer camp for kids in the area, and this summer was no different. All fabric collected will be donated personally by us to them to help with this summer camp.
This summer, the camp would be learning how to sew shorts, dresses, pajama bottoms, and messenger bags. This month has been a whirlwind in the office for collecting fabric. For a little incentive, Seems and Scissors offered the prize of a Bias Tape Maker, donated to us by our friends at Simplicity.
We would just like to thank everybody who participated in this wonderful fabric contest for their donations to this incredible program. We really appreciate and love all the support for this kid’s program. Not only did it give you a chance to clean out your fabric closets, scrap piles, and discarded cloth, but you donated to a fantastic company that is making a difference in the community.
We would like to give a special congratulations to our fabric contest winner Debbie V in North Carolina! He/She was picked at random out of all our contestants, and the fabric gods smiled on you. You will be receiving your personal Bias Tape Maker soon. We hope all of you had as much fun as we did during this past month collecting and organizing fabric. Congratulations again to Debbie!
If you’re looking to make your own bias tape, just to have around the craft room or for a specific project, you can DIY with this easy bias tape tutorial.