Sunday, July 27, 2014

What's New At Voodoo Rabbit Fabric - July 27

May the Force be with you while you are sewing with our new Star Wars The Dark Side Collection. Apart from being Star Wars themed fabric, which is cool enough in itself, they also Glow-in-the Dark! Now available online and in our Showroom.

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If you are a fan of cute Japanese style cartoons then you will love our new Kawaii Fat Quarter Bundles. Each pack contains 5m of fabric made up of 20 x Fat Quarters (a mixture of prints and co-ordinating blenders). We have three different packs to choose from - Kawaii World TravelKawaii Sunshine and Kawaii Action.

Till next week
- Voodoo Rabbit Fabric

Friday, July 11, 2014

Pattern Test Drive - The City Bag by You Sew Girl

Sadly it is time to retire our La Virgencita You Sew Girl City Bag sample, it has served us well but we have been sold out of this fabric for a while now and I wanted to try a new interfacing combination on a new one.

This new version is more vibrant and features Spot On Pindot Cardinal Red combined with a panel of Vintage Scrapbook Paris Fashion Black on the front and back. The city bag is fairly easy to sew with the trickiest part being inserting the zipper on the curved top of the bag. Even this isn't too difficult as Nicole's patterns alway have very good instructions and photos to guide you through all of the steps.

The finished bag is approximately 30cm (11-7/8") x 34cm (13-1/2") x 10cm (4") excluding the strap. The pattern includes instructions for adding both a zippered pocket (above) and compartment pocket (below) in the lining, you can never have too many pockets in a bag :)

Hardware is optional for the strap on this bag but it always makes the finished bag look more professional. This bag features an adjustable strap by using a Slide AdjustersSwivel Snap Hook and a D-Ring.

On the La Virgencita City Bag I used Vilene S320 interfacing on its own with no wadding. While the S320 gave the bag a good structure it felt a bit too cardboardy for my liking. This time I have used S320 again but I have also added a layer of H630 wadding which softens the finish a bit as well as providing more structure. S320 is also fused to the strap which is 4 layers thick once it has been folded and topstitched. The result is a thin but sturdy strap that doesn't feel like it is going to break once you fill the bag with all of your stuff.

If you would like to recreate this bag here are the materials that have been used:

- Ky

Sunday, June 29, 2014

End of Financial Year Facebook Sale today

It is the end of the Financial year and what better time for a Facebook Sale!

The Facebook sale will start at 5pm on Sunday June 29. The album will be uploaded on Sunday morning so everyone can peruse the wares:) The album will be live for 24 hours but be quick as the first hour is always pretty insane.

See you all tomorrow evening :)

- Ky and Cloud

Sunday, June 22, 2014

What's New At Voodoo Rabbit Fabric - June 22

Who doesn't love dinosaurs? We are always on the lookout for a new dinosaur print and this week the latest one from Benartex Fabrics has arrived. Featuring all of your favourite dinosaurs, it is available in either bright or khaki. It is a perfect fabric for a pair of overalls, book bags or even kindy sheets for your little one. 
We were at an industry trade show the other week and stumbled across a new range of bag patterns from an American designer called Jen Fox. Each pattern has it's own unique design feature whether it be pockets, gathering, patched piecing or even basketweave. Most are suited for advanced beginners/intermediate sewists. The gathered bag is aimed at beginners who would like to get started in bag making.

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Yesterday we announced our brand new Voodoo Toy Club and the response has been incredible. Spaces are limited and are already half filled!

When you subscribe, you will receive 1 toy kit (Funky Friends Factory pattern by Pauline McArthur + fabric) per month for 6 months. Starting in July, you can make a toy a month & be set for Christmas! Our signature Voodoo Bunny is our gift to you as an added bonus if you stay subscribed for the full 6 months.

Click here for full details and sign up

- Ky and Cloud

Sunday, June 15, 2014

New In Store - 15th June 2014

It is no secret that we here at Voodoo Rabbit love Halloween fabric. One of the reasons that we wanted to open our own fabric shop was so that we could stock some of the cool Halloween fabrics that generally do not make it to your average Australian fabric shop. 

We are always super excited when Alexander Henry Fabrics release their Halloween lineup as they always have something a bit different and this year is better than most!! We have just received our latest shipment and included are the Halloween fabrics below. Crafty Calaveras and Midnight Muertos have everything you could ever want in a Halloween fabric including skeletons, pumpkins and bats with a bit of a Mexican Day of the Dead thrown in for good measure. Even though they are halloween fabrics we think that any of these fabrics would make awesome rockabilly dresses for any time of the year. 

We have been on the lookout for a really good Zombie fabric but so far all of the ones that have been released have been of cutesy zombies, not that there is anything wrong with that. We, and a number of our customers, have been hanging out for something a bit grittier though and now it is here. Zombie! from Alexander Henry has Walking Dead style Zombies in all of their rotting glory, we have only had this one for a few days but it is already selling fast.

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At the other end of the fabric spectrum we have some new vintage reproduction fabrics from Moda. We picked these two as we thought they lent themselves to a number of easy-to-sew projects. The block pattern can be used to make a simple cheater quilt, soft toy cubes, a little layered skirt etc. The co-ordinating stripe print can be used to make little tags for the quilt and blocks, or cute little ruffles/binding on a skirt. 

We have been asked on a number of occasions if we stock kids clothing patterns, we have had some dress patterns from You Sew Girl but we have been on the look out for a new designer. I (Ky) met Monica Poole at a trade event I attended back in February and was lucky enough to do a workshop with her. She is the loveliest lady and I thought her patterns were easy and fun to make. We are happy to announce that we now have a range of Monica's patterns available for you to purchase. The patterns are easy to follow with step-by-step instruction and full size pattern pieces. There are no buttonholes or zips making them ideal for beginner or time poor sewist ;) There are 6 kids patterns as well as a ladies wrap skirt and a backpack pattern. 

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If you have any suggestions for pattern brands that you think we might like to stock we'd love for you to let us know in the comments.

- Ky and Cloud