Welcome to April, the month when we devote a little extra time to celebrating our beloved planet Earth. All month long on the blog, we'll be featuring projects, tutorials, and inspiration for how to lead a more eco-conscious life, as well as highlighting all of the unique ways Spoonflower puts sustainability first. This is an issue close to the heart of designer Vicky Webb as well, and today we are excited to have her stop by to share a simple project for using up all of your white trimmed selvage and other fabric scraps! Textile waste makes a huge contribution to landfills all over the world, and we are always looking for ways to help divert even the smallest of fabric scraps from hitting our trash bins.
Vicky: Hi there! Vicky here, AKA crumpetsandcrabsticks. I am a surface designer dabbling in anything crafty, I especially love experimenting with scrap waste. As most of you will know by now, when buying digitally printed fabric, there is an unavoidable amount of selvage and white trim left over from the printing process. Especially if you're buying a swatch sampler collection of 8” swatches. If you've yet to buy from Spoonflower, here is an example of the waste fabric from one single yard. Altogether it measures approximately 4.5m in 3cm wide strips (15ft by 1 1⁄4 inch) You'd get a lot more from a yard of 30 swatches depending on how you trim them.
Design featured here is 'love in the mist' by CrumpetsandCrabsticks