Fabric in Use - Piglet from Echino by Etsuko Furuya

I've received soooo many good ideas and helpful comments from the survey (what? you forgot to fill out the survey? well, here's the link: Click Here to take survey ) Anyway, there's a lot of good stuff in the works, some my ideas and some as suggested by you! Here's a new (reader suggested) feature that I thought was a great idea! You see graphics of fabrics on this web site and on fabric shop web sites, but it would be useful to see the fabric used in a project - to get a real sense of how it looks and what it could be used for.

The first featured fabric is Piglet from Echino by Etsuko Furuya. This fabric is 85% cotton, 15% linen canvas. It is the perfect example of, "What interesting fabric, whatever would I do with it?" Let's see what others are doing:

Jamie Christina of Pretty Ditty blog and owner of Phat Fabric, made a skirt (she followed the guidelines on how to make an A-line skirt from the book Sew What! Skirts). She says that this particular line of Echino fabrics is great for skirts. It is thick enough not to have to add a slip or lining, but not too heavy for summer.

Kelley from Porrothecat blog also made a skirt. She says the fabric is her absolute favorite and she credits the skirt's perfect zipper to the sturdiness of the fabric

Pillows, made by Anna Oler, (photo used by permission from her Flickr photostream). Her home was featured on Design Sponge's Sneak Peek in February.

Found on Etsy:

Echino Messenger Bag Pattern by Etsuko Furuya, found at Superbuzzy, Fabrics to Sew and Sheree's Alchemy. Instructions are in Japanese but diagrams are very detailed. Not a pattern for beginners, but those with some bag sewing experience should have little trouble following the diagrams.