Thought home decor fabrics were just for, well, home decor? Time to think outside the box cushion. This stiff and sturdy textile is stocked with possibility, lending stability to totes and coats alike. You can skip the interfacing or cotton batting when using home decor fabrics on several of our handbags, such as the Gypsy Hobo (IJ911). Some home decor fabrics are chemically treated to resist stains and sun damage, so they're sure to hold up over time. Plus, they are typically wider than their cotton counterparts, so you can buy less yardage. You can also quilt home decor fabrics, as demonstrated on our Ideal Duffle (IJ900). More fashion fabric designers are supplementing their quilting collections with home decor fabrics. We love the contemporary and stylish options from Amy Butler, Dwell Studio for Robert Allen, and Ty Pennington Impressions. When purchasing, check the tag on the bolt for care instructions, which may differ from fabric to fabric. Peruse our purse patterns to find more handbags that can be made with home decor fabrics.

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Karin jenczalik on

Love sewing and seeing all the differant ideas and patterns

Heidi on

I love thinking of “off label” uses for all kinds of things, and these are wonderful inspirations! I especially like the coats. Wow.

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