Ideas for a wintry woven fabric

29 Sep

I can’t properly remember where I got this – it was either Goldhawk road in London or Abakhan in Manchester.


It’s woven, I’d say medium-heavy and super soft/cosy feeling. Plus I love the colour and design! My only problem is knowing what to do with it. If it were a knit, I think it’d make a lovely Christmas jumper or skirt (as much as the matching would be stressful!!) But as a woven I am not so sure what to do with it.

It’s 60″ wide, and I have about 1.5 yards.

I thought about making a cardigan, which may be more forgiving with it being a woven, and also have fewer places for matching? I initially liked the look of view B of New Look 6397, but the reviews say it comes up large and I already thought it looked a bit blocky (huge sleeves!)6397.jpg

I think some of the leftovers from whatever I make will be really good for a hot water bottle cover, but I just can’t work out what to use it for! I would love to find a garment for it, as it feels so nice it would be a shame not to use it for that, but  I guess anything snuggly would be nice if I can’t find anything – some pillows, maybe.


I’ve had this in my stash for two years now, so I am hoping this will be the year I actually use it!! I’d love any ideas you have :-)


7 Responses to “Ideas for a wintry woven fabric”

  1. Julia 29/09/2018 at 10:36 #

    Do you quilt? I do like the pillow idea!!

    • Creative Saturdays 29/09/2018 at 10:42 #

      I’ve only made a cot sized quilt but have been trying to build up the courage to make a larger one! Do you think it would contribute to part of a quilt?
      Thanks, I think pillows may be my fallback idea haha :-)

      • Julia 29/09/2018 at 10:52 #

        Yes! I think you could make a fabulously cozy winter quilt with this and coordinating fabrics. It could be a lap blanket (not very large) and perfect to snuggle on the sofa with!

  2. rosiehouse 28/12/2018 at 12:39 #

    Maybe you could combine the quilt and pillow ideas and make a quillo?


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