DIY laptop case crafted by me! Rarely do I make time for this type of creative pursuit, but when the Minted team puts together a #MintedMakers event, heed my advice--accept the invitation! Crafting took hold of Tribeca, NY this week as Minted gathered a group of dextrous bloggers to celebrate the launch of fabrics on Minted.com.
CEO Mariam Naficy walked the group through the new realm of artistry on Minted. So far there are 250+ patterns (head here to see more) being produced in the USA via digital direct-to-fabric printing. I personally can't wait to see the resulting projects from these glorious patterns and prints. I am envisioning the more talented crafters out there dreaming up amazing home and craft projects. Just look at the explosion of color and print!
The fabrics are perfect for crafting home accessories--it's little stiff for clothing and a little thin for upholstery--otherwise a perfect all-purpose weight. Select your print by the yard with a maximum continuous length of 10 yards (all prints are 54" wide). Selvage will vary from 1-2 inches depending on fabric type.
Jenni Radosevich led the crafting portion of the evening. Jenni is the Founder of ispydiy.com and she spirited us along the process of making fabric laptop cases. I was amongst a group of Grade A crafters. I felt the pressure. Thankfully Jenni gave good instructions and the fabric was so inspiring that even I pulled off a successful project.
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Minted set up a great room full of inspiration: yummy fabrics and gorgeous crafting supplies. Even the most challenged DIY-phobe would have wanted to jump in.
As with most of Minted's selections, the fabric was crowd-sourced. Artists submitted designs, votes were taken, and the very best was selected for production. According to Mariam, Minted expended a great deal of energy making sure the winning designs were produced to perfection. Fabric needs to be the same exceptional quality that we've come to expect from everything Minted.
And let's not forget about all the other sweet things Minted makes. I just popped online yesterday to get personalized Minted Valentine's for the school exchange this week. Here's a look at some of the adorable options.
A huge thanks to Minted to helping me re-connect with my creative side. I think these fabrics are going to inspire a lot of us to order yardage and start dreaming up new projects this winter!
This is not a sponsored post. We did get goody bags at the end of the night.