Last Thursday was a very happy mail day for me. Three yards of brown hemp fabric arrived in the mail.
About a week prior, I was contacted by Organic Cotton Plus to do another fabric review for them. I have done a few reviews for Organic Cotton Plus, and I have been very pleased with their fabric, so I was thrilled when they contacted me again. I was invited to review their new Hemp line and the invitation came at a very good time. I searched through their website and several things caught my eye, but I was especially excited about the brown hemp that I found, that resembled the brown fabric covers on my ottomans.
I loved my chocolate brown corduroy, when I first made the covers. Sadly, after about two years, they have seen better days. The corduroy is looking very worn and starting to come apart at the seams. I expected that it wouldn’t last too long. This is, obviously, a place for our feet to rest and is used quite a bit.
Online fabric shopping seems like it would be a little challenging, but I have been pleasantly surprised. The picture, below, shows my new fabric sitting on my old ottoman. Not a bad match! I was looking for something durable and about the same color. It’s hard, when you can’t feel and touch the fabric, but I decided to just go for it. The hemp that I requested was VERY thick and heavy. I’m so excited because I think it will be long lasting and look perfect in this space. Honestly, it’s exactly what I would have picked if I went shopping at the store, rather than online.
The hemp fabric that I picked is a woven fabric, that reminds me of a heavy duck cloth canvas.
Isn’t it pretty? I can’t wait to get started sewing! I will be sure to share my pictures of the finished product when I’m done.
Organic Cotton Plus provided me with 3 yards of brown Hemp fabric in exchange for my review of the product. The opinions stated here are my own.
Side note: I’m always a bit hesitant to accept the invitation of companies to review their products. I don’t ever want this blog to feel like I’m always trying to “sell” something. Currently, the only two companies I have reviewed for are LeapFrog and Organic Cotton Plus Fabrics. I believe in these companies and will happily promote the good work they do! I do receive offers almost daily, in my inbox, but I rarely think a company would be a good fit for me. A few of the reasons I chose to review products for this company are: I love to sew, the idea of working with organic fabric appeals to me, and the fabric is made in the USA. That being said, you probably won’t find a whole slew of new product reviews on here, unless Williams Sonoma calls. I will happily review their products any day.
Happy Online Fabric Shopping!