Wednesday, 30 March 2011

.March Cool Shops! FUNKY FABRIX.

I'm excited to share our very last Cool Shop! for March with you...Funky Fabrix!
Funky Fabrix is located in Brisbane, Australia and has been around since 2004.  They initially started specialising in retro, vintage fabrics and have quickly grown to incorporate a wide range of fantastic fabrics and other sewing supplies.  As well as running a successful online store, Funky Fabrix also have a great "bricks and mortor" retail store in Mitchelton, QLD - so if you are in the area, make sure you pop in and say hello!
I had a great time playing around with a couple of "Make Your Own Bunting" kits that from Funky Fabrix sent to me.  These kits are a bargain - you get a pre-printed panel of fabric complete with easy instructions guiding you through making your own bunting.  I know that making a bunting isn't exactly rocket science - but these kits are brilliant for first time sewers who might be a little nervous to make something entirely from scratch.  They are also great for a more advanced sewer - I loved the fact that I could have the whole bunting finished in less than half an hour and all I had to do was make up some binding to connect it together with (and if I was REALLY lazy I could have just used ribbon!)
 The buntings are printed on a lovely lightweight cotton in simple designs making it perfect for both children and adults, males and females.  A very versatile decoration that I know will get good use around here!  I chose not to hem the edges of my bunting and cut around the pieces with pinking shears instead as I was running short on time and knew that it wasn't going to be handled much so wouldn't fray.  Isn't it fab?!
 Funky Fabrix also sells a large range of designer cotton fabric, lovely linens, cosy flannels, designer knits, trendy home dec fabrics, sewing books and patterns and more!

One of the things that I really like about Funky Fabrix is that they specialise in organic cottons (something we are seeing more and more of these days) and original vintage fabrics.

I have mentioned on my blog before how much I love this Birch Marine Organic fabric range:
And I am loving this Circa 60 Happy Campers range too (with a few pure organic solids thrown in):
This range is an oldie but a goodie and one I will never get sick of.  Gorgeous Monaluna Organic:
Check out some of the original vintage fabric you can purchase at Funky Fabrix...most of this fabric is dated around 1950-1970 and is brand new, straight off the bolt!
If you love a bargain, head to Funky Fabrix now as they are offering 15% off all purchases to Make It Perfect readers!
(Simply mention the code COOLSHOPS during checkout.)

For those of you living in, or visiting, Brisbane - make sure you pay Funky Fabrix a visit sometime soon.  They are moving stores this week, but their new store opens on the 2nd April.  
Their address is:
Shop 4/12 Blackwood St
QLD 4051

Important Funky Fabrix Links:


emjay1000 said...

Drat! Now I'm going go have to go on there and buy some!!! At least we get 15% off tho which is awesome! Thanks Toni, I just love the one with the whales on it and the one with the little trees.

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