Monday, January 25, 2016

Art Gallery Fabric Denim Tour

I am so honored to be apart of this tour hosted by my friend Karly over at Paisley Roots showcasing The Denim Studio from Art Gallery Fabrics. I could hardly contain my excitement when I was invited!

I knew this fabric was going to be fabulous like all the other amazing Art Gallery Fabrics. So, I really wanted a project that would highlight how gorgeous this fabric was. I decided that Swoon's Bonnie was the PERFECT pattern for the solid smooth denim in Wicked Sky.


Let me tell you, this stuff is so gorgeous to work with! The solid smooth denim comes in 8 colors and is made from 80% cotton and 20% polyester. It is a light weight fabric (4.5oz) that has a nice drape to it. It would make for a beautiful shirt or a skirt, or even a dress.
And it made a stunning Bonnie.


The woven threads create a lovely textured appearance, but it is smooth to the touch.


And it highlights the top stitching like they were meant to be together. 


The simplicity of the fabric gives the bag a very professional appearance that can coordinate with any look. Even a photo bombing cat.


Deciding on a lining for Bonnie was just as hard has deciding on which Denim Studio fabric to go with! In the end, I used "I'm a Maker" from the "Maker" collection by Art Gallery Fabrics. It was beyond perfect.


The floral accent is "Budquette Nightfall" from "Emmy Grace" designed by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics that I happened to have on hand left over from another project. It was the perfect punch of color and blends beautifully with Wicked Sky.

My little personal touch to this project was to add a bit of cotton twill tape to the handle of the bag. The denim was plenty sturdy and had a great weight with the interfacing recommended in the pattern, but I wanted to add a little something extra.

I could not be happier with the finished product! Art Gallery Fabrics really delivered on this one!


And guess what! I have a bit of extra fabric left over that I am wanting to share with you! Please comment below telling me what you love about Art Gallery Fabrics and I will chose one winner who will receive almost a fat half  piece of gorgeous Wicked Sky solid smooth denim AND a half yard of I am Maker.
Shipping will be provided to entries from within the U.S. International enteries are welcome, however, you will be responible for the cost of shipping in the event that you win. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before another winner is drawn. 

Need more than some great scraps? You can get your hands on this lovely fabric soon, at one of my favorite places to shop, Phat Quarters.

There are more amazing bloggers on this tour! You won't believe the cool things they created using Art Gallery Fabrics new denim! Be sure to hop over and see what they created!

 January 19 Paisley Roots
January 20 Gemia at Phat Quarters
January 21 Because Of Brenna
January 22 Leah at Phat Quarters
January 25 Handmade Boy
January 26 Petit a Petit
January 27 Titchy Threads


Thank you Karly and Art Gallery Fabrics for allowing me to participate on this tour!
This post was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics and they did provide me with Wicked Sky and I am Maker for my project. My opinions on the fabrics are my own.

31 comments:

  1. I love Art Gallery fabrics! They're so soft and have beautiful designs :) I would love to get my hands on your scraps :)

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  2. Love your bag and the color variation and texture on that denim looks amazing!

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  3. Oh I love this! I've been trying to decide on fabrics for a bag for myself and these may be perfect!

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  4. Love Agf prints and cannot wait for this line.

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  5. Love Agf prints and cannot wait for this line.

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  6. What a beautiful bag!
    I love your choice of fabric for lining and I'm very excited for the opportunity to try this lightweight denim!

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  7. I like the smooth finished look of the denim, and the fact that it is lightweight, would be nice when sewing up the bulky seams..:) and who doesn't love denim...

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  8. Love the Art Gallery prints and they all feel so good!

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  9. Is that a trick question!! I love everything about Art Gallery!! What a beautiful Bonnie you made. I am totally hooked on the new denim line!

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  10. AGF are so soft...feel like silk...sews like a dream!!!
    Thank you.

    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  11. This fabric looks amazing, would love to try it!

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  12. But this fabric! This bag! PERFECT TOGETHER!!

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  13. Your top stitching is amazing! What is not to love about AGF? I love that they have a denim line just when I'm feeling ready to take it on:)

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  14. Your top stitching is amazing! What is not to love about AGF? I love that they have a denim line just when I'm feeling ready to take it on:)

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  15. AGF are my favourite! The bright prints, and the feel....oh, they are sooo soft!!!!!

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  16. I haven't had the opportunity to try any Art Gallery yet, but I drool every time I see them sewn up!

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  17. Amazing Bonnie and that new fabric looks just delish!!

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  18. I love the choice of prints and gorgeous quality which sews and presses beautifully x

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  19. I would have to say that their prints win me over all of the time, but I love knowing that when I get the fabric I won't be disappointed in the quality!

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  20. So glad you posted a link to your blog on the Swoon FB group! I've been using a linen/cotton blend to get a denim look, but it's too textured looking to show a contrasting top stitch! I'm looking forward to trying this fabric instead!

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  21. I love the colors but mostly I love the softness of the fabric and the richness.

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  22. I love the way Art Gallery fabrics feel and the fact that the designs are unique and colorful.

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  23. Quality. I get so upset when I find something I love the print of but the quality is terrible because you know it won't wash well or last. I love that AG fabric offers fabric that are pretty and high quality :)

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  24. The design, the colors, the feel - I adore Art Gallery fabrics for many reasons! :)

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  25. Maybe I could make a wallet or zippered pouch. I'd have to win first so pick me.
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  26. Love Love Loooove your Bag! gorgeous & yet simple for everyday! Awesome job!

    I love Art Gallery for their variety, quality & tons of Amazing ideas! Always Beautiful colors, prints & styles! Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)

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  27. I love the softness of their fabrics and the gorgeous patterns.

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  28. Totally awesome designers like Pat Bravo, Maureen Cracknell and just the cool plush feel of AGF fabrics, even the selvages are soft. Thank you.


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  29. I love the quality - Art Gallery is better than anything else out there! It is always so soft and easy to sew. The darling prints are just an added bonus!

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  30. I have never used Art Gallery fabrics! But I totally would love to.
    I love the variety!
    Gorgeous bag, BTW!

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