Creating something different with Tartan.
I had the pleasure of working with a metre of the gorgeous light weight tartan fabric from Locharron of Scotland. I normally sew with good aul poly cotton but this was an absolute treat to work with a fabric of such quality.
With my metre of fabric I made my favourite items to sew, I made a smaller teddy and a 16″ cushion. I still even had some fabric left over from my metre.
I got to have some practise at trying to match the pattern of the fabric, something I need more practise with but I think I did a good job.
The fabric I used was the Fraser red weathered light weight tartan you can find it by clicking here
When looking on the site to pick a fabric I loved the history that came with each piece. Each piece gave a story behind the history of that tartan and its origin. The one I picked is of Norman origin.
As it is Christmas time I went with a little teddy that I will give to my nephew for Christmas, I love checks and tartan this time of year for a warm Christmas feel.
I also made a simple cushion that I am going to use in the bedroom to add to the Christmas feel of the room.
The fabric was a dream to use. It felt smooth, it didn’t fray at the seams like other heavier fabrics I had used.
I only wish I had learned to make dresses as I would have loved to have used it to make a dress as I think it would be a stunning fabric to use for making a garment.
Maybe next year when I attend dressmaking classes I might try my hand at using this for making a dress.
Who are Locharron of Scotland?
Locharron of Scotland are the world leading manufacture of tartan. Established in 1892 they design, dye and tailor their textiles and tartans by a skilled group of craftsmen and women.
They also have a range of accessories such as scarves, stoles and throws so if you are not handy with a sewing machine you can still get your tartan fix.
Thank so much for reading, I hope you liked what I made from my metre, Also a huge thank you to Locharron of Scotland for sending me a metre to use as I wished. It rally was a pleasure using a quality fabric.
** This is not a sponsored post, however the fabric was kindly sent to me for review. All options and views are my own.
Just love tartan at Christmas, I'm sure your nephew will love it.
Aw thanks for reading Amanda x x So glad you liked it.