At Seams and Scissors, we’re always on the lookout for latest trends and up and coming brands. We’ve found a brand that’s both trendy and growing rapidly, and it’s related to Coats & Clark.
Now let’s be real, we’ve been friends with Coats & Clark for quite some time. Eons ago in 2012 AllFreeSewing had the pleasure of releasing Zipper Fun: Sew in a Zipper With These 6 Free Sewing Patterns with the world famous textile crafting company. You’ve seen Coats & Clark recently on Seams and Scissors during our National Sewing Month party (the one that lasted an entire month 😉 ). Case and point: they are an amazing company that we adore. You should adore them too.
Did we mention they have a brand that’s all about vivacious prints and inspiration?
Affectionately known around the Seams and Scissors parts as the minds behind, How to Make Your Own Clothes: Fashion Fabrics by Free Spirit, this brand is full of inspiring ideas. Truth be told, they’re getting more great ideas each and every day, causing Seams and Scissors to dub them one of the leaders in creating fabric prints that are as diverse as they are vibrant.
How can we make such a claim?
They’ve just taken on a new designer. Says Alyson Bell North, the North American Marketing Director for Coats Crafts, “We are thrilled to welcome April Cornell to the FreeSpirit family of industry-leading designers. Her natural and worldly style is the ideal addition to our FreeSpirit brand,”
If you’re familiar with the fabric spaces online this name might ring a bell. Cornell is a renown clothing, decor, and linens designer. You’ll find that her designs fit the need of a multicultural world, making them a perfect fit for FreeSpirit Fabrics.
What can you expect from the Cornell-FreeSpirit merge?
Everything spirited and gorgeous and lovely. Her debut collection, “Glorious Garden” includes 7 designs in 3 colorways each of 100% cotton fabric. Expect to be reminded of the summertime when looking through this collection, as it’s inspired by Cornell’s Vermont garden.
We are thrilled about this latest collection. Anything summertime suits a Chicago-based company quite well.
Check out these shots we got of FreeSpirit Fabric’s booth at Quilt Market; do you love these colors?