There seems to be a trend right now in the fabric world with "geeky" and "nerdy" prints, and I'm loving it! I first saw the Robert Kaufman Science Fair collection when Melissa at Funky Monkey Fabrics shared these images gauging interest for ordering. I knew I needed them, so waited patiently for them to be released. The Retro Geek from Timeless Treasures is also from Funky Monkey Fabrics, in fact, they're always my first stop when I'm looking for a fun print. This week at Funky Monkey Fabrics, all Designer Cottons are 15% off using promo code cotton15 at checkout!
I made an insulated lunch tote to incorporate 3 prints from the Science Fair collection. You can follow my free tutorial found here, and can even pick up a kit to make your own with fabric from Funky Monkey Fabrics.
I also had a request to make a Coraline Clutch with these fabrics, to be used as a marker bag for science class. Coraline is a great pattern featuring a removable wristlet strap and recessed zipper, and comes in 2 sizes with options for handles as well, available from Swoon either individually, or as part of the Swoon Favorites Collection.
I had just under half a yard of this great Retro Geek cotton from Funky Monkey and it was the perfect amount for the exterior to make one of Swoon's free patterns, the Dakota Tablet Clutch, which fits my iPad perfectly. This isn't your typical free pattern! Lots of detail, and wonderful instructions, just like every other Swoon pattern. The clutch has darts to form a nice fitted shape, a handle, and a magnetic snap closure. The pattern also comes with an option to add a contrasting panel on the clutch.
Do you love showing off your inner nerd too? What would you make with these fabulous prints?
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