Friday, 28 June 2013

Abakhan Projects on a Budget

In this economic climate, we are all thinking about what we can and cannot afford to make, what fabrics we can and cannot buy, what notions etc.  Well how about coming up with some ideas for projects on a budget?  THIS FEATURE IS NOW OPEN WORLDWIDE.  Here's the idea.  You head on over to Abakhan Fabrics and pick out £20 worth of anything that takes your eye.  We send it to you free, you make, photograph and write a tutorial to go on my blog.


So here's what you need to do:

1.   You can now be anywhere in the world to participate in this challenge!
2.   Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would like to make using £20 worth of anything from Abakhan.
3.   In a few days from today, I will choose a winner who will have one month to choose their booty from Abakhan, make something and write a tutorial.
4.   Don't be disheartened if I do not pick your idea this month, there are always other months.
6.   The item can be anything at all - clothing, quilted or non quilted items - anything crafty at all really.
7.   Be as original, as traditional, as creative or as simple as you like.
8.   And this month's theme is Babies - anything at all to do with babies and all the paraphernalia that goes with them!


  1. I love the Dala Horse cotton canvas print (with accents) - for a great diaper bag - how fun and colorful.

  2. I would use the spots and stripes fat quarter bundle to make a toddler quillow (quilt + pillow)
    It's so cool that this is open world wide now. I live in Australia.

  3. I would choose two polar fleece prints and do a simple rag quilt. They're quick and easy to make and stand up to lots of use.

  4. I need to make a baby quilt and I want to do the "eat, sleep, play, repeat" one!
    like this

    I would get the fabric to make it!

  5. I would make a little carrying case to fit 2 diapers, a travel pack of wipes, and some diaper cream. That way you wouldn't have to bring the entire diaper bag with you all the time, especially when your little one gets a little older but is still in diapers.

  6. I would make a baby quilt! I will find out if my new grandbaby is a boy or girl on July 2! This would be a perfect opportunity to make a gender specific quilt!

  7. A padded travel change mat with water resistant lining and attached fold out pockets for wipes, nappies etc that folds up neatly and velcros/buttons shut. I was given one when my daughter was born and used it all the time but just as number two is on the way it seems to have gone awol - I'd really like to make another one!

  8. Ooh, I would use the stripes bundle and the matching solids bundle to make an appliqué fabric book.

  9. Hi, I would use 4 foam pads and cover them with dimple fleece and fabric to make an all-in-one folding tummy time mat and shoulder bag for the mom on the go!!

  10. I would do a diaper, burp cloth and bib. Thanks for the chance to win! If I get more fabric, I would expand to cute diaper bag, and how to decorate a onesie, ect.

  11. I would make a grand baby quilt. Thanks


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