Wednesday 8 April 2015

Sewing notions in Fashion and Design: 5 Great Ideas not to miss

Have you noticed how sewing notions are inspiring so many designer products lately? Sewing notions transformed into charms and decorations. Take a look at our latest finds:
A thimble as a charm on bracelets and necklaces: KeepOut Bracelets & More, designed and made in Italy. KeepOut's charms are inspired by a Southern American tradition according to which thimbles can protect you (and not just your fingers!). Grandmothers gave their grandchildren a thimble as a symbol of protection.
Another favourite: the O bag by full spot has become very fashionable in Italy thanks to it's very clever design.
O bag
You buy the plastic “shell” of the bag, choosing from one of the many colours on sale, and then you can create your own version of the bag. 
O bag create and accessorise
You can pick different handles and details to make the bag suit your mood or the season. The plastic shell can be wiped clean and you can easily take out the lining to wash it:
Istruzioni canvas1 Istruzioni canvas3
There are so many possibilities, faux fur for the Winter, flowers for Spring! We are thinking of making our own lining bags with a zip using a favourite fabric (Cotton + Steel?) to make our bags unique.

Always something new at IKEA! GRÄDDIG wall button decorations become a playful and surprising eye-catcher in your home.
Ikea not only sells good quality and cheap fabric that's perfect for quilt backing, they are also selling giant buttons as wall decorations. These buttons are bright and fun and would look great in a sewing room!

If you want to take your sewing notions around with you all day, why not wear some classy scissors earrings or a necklace with a scissors charm? This lovely jewellery is created by Mara at Secretly Stitching (you can contact her at grecomara at gmail dot com).

Stately Type Sew Hard or Go Home T-shirt - Crewneck
And have you seen these fantastic t-shirts by statelytype from the Maker moda collection. Thank you Mara for pointing them out to us: now we want (at least) one too!

Stately Type WIP It Good T-shirt - Crewneck

We love finding fashion and designer ideas inspired by sewing notions, so why not take a look at our posts here, here, here and here for more fun finds!

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An important note: none of the above are affiliate links. They are all just products we really like. The links are to give credit to the creators of the designs.


  1. Thank you Nesta for the shout out, all terrific products!

  2. Oh, I would love a thimble necklace! Aren't they cute?

  3. What a fun grouping of items! And I might have ordered two of those t-shirts already...