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Vintage Fabrics

Our favorite part of Vintage Meegan is sourcing and finding beautiful old fabrics. The question we always get asked is where do you find your material? We travel to flea markets, antique shows, and auctions to find material. Also - estate sales and yard sales are good sources. Unfortunately not everyone sees what we see in old curtains and tablecloths and sadly so many get thrown away. Our favorite fabric is Barkcloth - it's amazing how well it holds up after all this time. The colors and patterns are wonderful. It's becoming harder and harder to find. But we keep looking.

Because all of the materials that we use are vintage or repurposed in some way, I hope that you treat each of our creations with care. I wash every piece of fabric I find before I turn it in to something else. Any items that don't make it…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 17
  • Joined January 4, 2009

Favorite materials

Anything vintage, chenille, yo yos, quilts, tablecloths, drapes, barkcloth, soda bottles, candles

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About

Vintage Fabrics

Our favorite part of Vintage Meegan is sourcing and finding beautiful old fabrics. The question we always get asked is where do you find your material? We travel to flea markets, antique shows, and auctions to find material. Also - estate sales and yard sales are good sources. Unfortunately not everyone sees what we see in old curtains and tablecloths and sadly so many get thrown away. Our favorite fabric is Barkcloth - it's amazing how well it holds up after all this time. The colors and patterns are wonderful. It's becoming harder and harder to find. But we keep looking.

Because all of the materials that we use are vintage or repurposed in some way, I hope that you treat each of our creations with care. I wash every piece of fabric I find before I turn it in to something else. Any items that don't make it through that initial wash are discarded. But, please remember - these fabrics have seen a lot before they became your favorite new bag. Overloading or repeated washing will shorten their lifespan. Like anything, the better you treat it, the longer it will last. I've made every attempt to strengthen delicate materials - I often add interfacing to thin materials to make then stronger. We just ask you to keep in mind the age of these fabrics and treat them like the antiques that they are. Unless otherwise noted, our creations can be washed in cold water in a delicate cycle. Please air dry.

Wax Junky Candles

Our quest to find vintage fabrics and bottles leads us to see some really cool stuff. Every weekend we are watching for local (and some not so local) flea markets and estate sales. Living in Northeastern Pennsylvania is a benefit when looking for old stuff. We find use and beauty in many of these old things. Not everything needs to be repurposed. Some items just need to be cleaned up and used again for their original purpose. They just need a new home with someone who can appreciate their unique charm.

Vintage Finds

The best part of making these candles is finding the container. It's a treasure hunt. We find these bottles in many different places. At first we just found them walking through yard sales and flea markets. We like to talk to the seller and find out how they came across their items. When purchasing bottles we have dealt with collectors, people cleaning out grandma's basement and diggers. When we first heard the term diggers we didn't know what to think. What the hell is that? It's a culture of archaeologists for profit. Rather then picking through other people's treasures (like the popular TV show) these hunters use their hands to dig through centuries old trash dumps. Like Indiana Jones, they unearth these dumps layer by layer finding what the earth has not eaten. This is why some of the containers are chipped, warn and a very used.

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