A metre’s worth?


I have recently been in Melbourne and while there I went into the Marimekko shop in the EMPORIUM.  Marimekko was very popular in the 70s and I have always liked their fabrics but the prices are a bit expensive.  They had some lovely little items on display but again the prices were what I thought rather excessive.  After a bit of umming and aahhing I decided to buy a metre of fabric and see what I could produce that would make the purchase worthwhile.  The metre of fabric was $69.  As I said, it was a bit expensive.

fabricI have managed to make an apron.

marimekko apronI even managed to use the selvedge edge to make a label.marimekko apron label

apron in shopAlready I have come out even, anything else I make is a bonus.

cosmetic bagA cosmetic bag. I had the zip already in my store of things recycled from clothing no longer viable and the lining fabric was left over fabric from something I had made previously.

screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-7-15-46-amYes that bag says $55.00.

storge bowlA storage bowl –  again with left over fabric for lining.  I still have some Marimekko fabric to use so  I guess my $69 was worth it.  I will let you see what else I make when I get them finished.



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    Do you remember the wall hanging in our bedroom of this very same fabric and same colour too!! We bought the material in the Marimekko factory shop in Helsinki in 1980!

    1. suth2 says:

      Yes. I do remember it. You have several beautiful Scandinavian items. You probably no longer have the hanging. The fabric is certainly iconic.

  2. Now I know why I’ve missed you…my reader has unfollowed. How does that happen? I’m now following again. Your fabric is gorgeous and you’ve made beautiful things with it, especially the pouch. I love it.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you. I don’t know how I was unfollowed! Technology sometimes does strange things. 😧

  3. Lorna says:

    Your skills always amaze,me, what a wonderful use you’ve made of that colourful fabric. You definitely got your money’s worth, I reckon.

    1. suth2 says:

      I waa certainly pleased with the results.

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