I’m always choosing soap fabric, since it’s the signature look for my soaps. I don’t sew, except to hem, but I love to fabric shop.
Joanne Fabric is my go-to place to shop. I’m lucky that there’s one a few minutes from my home.
Joanne’s is a bright, colorful place. There are rows of all kinds of fabric. Christmas fabric, St. Patrick’s Day fabric, Fourth of July fabric. If you can imagine it, they have it.
It can be difficult to make up my mind which fabric to use. I’ve been known to bring soap into the store so I can see what the fabric looks like next to it. Each soap is a slightly different color, due to the essential oil blend in the soap.
My Lavender soap needs purple.
Peppermint Scrub and Lavender Lemongrass need a green fabric. For a while I used a beige fabric with hints of green for Lavender Lemongrass, but they discontinued it. That’s one of the problems with fabric, I can’t always find the same ones. I do like to keep it in the same color family if I can.
I definitely need an orange fabric for my Anise Orange soap. It’s confusing for an orange soap to have any other color in the label.
Sometimes I go in just to look and see if anything catches my eye. Once or twice, I’ve seen a fabric that I just loved, and created a soap so I could use it.
Yours in Gratitude,