Fabric Friday - Beauty Shop by Melody Miller & Sarah Watts October 06, 2017 06:45

Fabric Friday Beauty Shop by Melody Miller and Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel Fabrics Sew Very Modern an Owl & Drum blog

 

Here's a Cotton + Steel Fabrics first! Two designers, Melody Miller and Sarah Watts, have combined their skills to collaborate on an entire fabric collection from start to finish. Titled "Beauty Shop," it's a retro-inspired line featuring five cotton, 13 unbleached cottons and two canvas prints. Both designers worked on each and every print. To create this new style, Melody and Sarah passed the designs back and forth in order to edit and perfect the patterns for these unique fabrics.

Beauty Shop by Melody Miller & Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel Fabrics

The inspiration behind Beauty Shop comes from Sarah's childhood and her memories of spending afternoons at her grandma's beauty shop - from the treat bowl filled with strawberry candies to the vintage designs of the hairstyling and beauty tools. Then add in the influences of Melody, a veteran in retro design. Mixing Melody's love for vintage with Sarah's beauty shop memories proves to be a winning match!

maniucre by cotton + steel fabrics beauty shop melody miller and sarah wattsgood luck pink beauty shop by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller and sarah watts treat bowl blue beauty shop by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller and sarah wattsfancy cats yellow beauty shop by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller sarah wattsbeauty parlour by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller and sarah watts

shower cap navy beauty shop by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller and sarah wattsdrops pink beauty shop by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller sarah wattsbutterfly canvas beauty shop by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller and sarah watts

In addition to the prints above, "Beauty Shop" consists of two quilt panels called Hankie. Offered in either a blue or peach color-way, these panels contain squares that are hankie-sized and include designs reminiscent of vintage handkerchiefs. 

hankie blue by cotton + steel beauty shop by melody miller and sarah watts

beauty shop hankie peach by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller sarah watts

The versatile hankie prints can be used in quilts as borders and backings or even fuzzy cut into a whimsical patchwork. However, they can also be cut apart to make a variety of sewing projects - such as the pillow and hankies shown below - just to name a few. What would you make with these fabric panels? If you have some clever ideas, please leave them in the comments section!

Hankie envelope pillow featuring fabric from Beauty Shop by Cotton + Steel Fabrics

hankies beauty shop by cotton + steel fabrics melody miller and sarah watts

As you can see, Cotton + Steel's cool new designer collaboration has resulted in an inspiring, beautiful new fabric collection. To take a look at the full range, just click here or stop by our Tulsa shop on 15th Street. Thanks for reading - and happy sewing!