We’re proud to use designer fabrics when making our bags and accessories, but what does that mean? Isn’t fabric just…fabric?
There is a significant difference between the fabric you find at Wal-mart and the “designer” fabric you find at a quilt shop or online. It’s like shopping for bedsheets. The lower the thread count, the cheaper the sheets, the scratchier and weaker they are. The higher the thread count, the more expensive the sheets, the smoother and stronger they are.
Difference in fabric quality can be felt and seen in sewing fabrics, too. When a bag, checkbook cover, or zippered pouch is made with designer fabric, it lasts longer than one made with the cheaper alternative. It’s stronger, softer to the touch, and holds its color and shape longer. Designer fabrics also cost twice as much, which is why the price of a Simple Whimsy Design item cannot fairly be compared to the price of a similar-looking item at Wal-mart.
We strive to use only the best possible fabrics and supplies available for our projects. Care and attention to detail go into each hand-crafted piece. We hope you love them as much as we love making them for you!