spongetta

The Land of the Misfit Fabric

New York, United States · 885 Sales

spongetta

The Land of the Misfit Fabric

New York, United States 885 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(404)
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Betsy

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Announcement   Featured in December 2015 issue of HGTV Magazine!

Spongetta is all about happy accidents. Our patterns are classic, but our fabrics are those left behind such as remnants, end bolts, yard sale finds, and discontinued upholstery samples. As we work in limited quantities, some fabrics may sell out quickly. This is where misfit fabric has found a home.

If you have picked out a set of stockings, send us a convo and we will snap a picture so you may see how they look together.

We understand that selecting a set for a family takes time and many conversations among members. Unfortunately, placing an item in the shopping cart does not reserve it. Please contact us with the URL of each item you are interested in so we may manually reserve it for up to 48 hours.

All stockings and purses are ready to ship and may not be altered. Feel free to ask if we have more of fabric to make something that fits your aesthetic.

We have put together a Pinterest board of some great DIY ideas to add names and initials to your stockings. https://www.pinterest.com/spongettab/personalizing-stocking-ideas/ We do not have an embroidery machine and are unable to add names to the cuffs.

Custom orders are considered only if we have the fabric in our collection and time in the production schedule. We work from scraps and remnants and may not be able to recreate a design.

Looking for our vintage items? The purses, textiles, and maps are now available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElsieSaidSo .

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 26, 2015

Featured in December 2015 issue of HGTV Magazine!

Spongetta is all about happy accidents. Our patterns are classic, but our fabrics are those left behind such as remnants, end bolts, yard sale finds, and discontinued upholstery samples. As we work in limited quantities, some fabrics may sell out quickly. This is where misfit fabric has found a home.

If you have picked out a set of stockings, send us a convo and we will snap a picture so you may see how they look together.

We understand that selecting a set for a family takes time and many conversations among members. Unfortunately, placing an item in the shopping cart does not reserve it. Please contact us with the URL of each item you are interested in so we may manually reserve it for up to 48 hours.

All stockings and purses are ready to ship and may not be altered. Feel free to ask if we have more of fabric to make something that fits your aesthetic.

We have put together a Pinterest board of some great DIY ideas to add names and initials to your stockings. https://www.pinterest.com/spongettab/personalizing-stocking-ideas/ We do not have an embroidery machine and are unable to add names to the cuffs.

Custom orders are considered only if we have the fabric in our collection and time in the production schedule. We work from scraps and remnants and may not be able to recreate a design.

Looking for our vintage items? The purses, textiles, and maps are now available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElsieSaidSo .

Betsy

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Betsy

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5 out of 5 stars
(404)
crazykatz3

crazykatz3 on Jul 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A cute handbag that carries just what you need for a day at the opera house. These handbags can go with just about everything. Shipping is super fast and the seller is very pleasant to deal with.

lsunny1

lsunny1 on Jun 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Was so excited to see this!! So much better detail than the pictures!! Love it so much!! So beautifully made!!

crazykatz3

crazykatz3 on Jun 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just love the colors what a cute and fun purse. It is perfect for a night out when you don't want to carry a large purse. The seller is awesome and shipped it quickly. Thanks..

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Purses in training.
The chair to match our stocking is available at Pier One. Their slogan is to find what speaks to you. I guess I did.

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About

The Land of the Misfit Fabric

In the land of misfit fabric, you will find a selection of handmade objects from original designs. I love mid-century modern and everything with a 70’s vibe. The designs are not earthshakingly new, but rather twists on the traditional reinterpreted with unexpected materials and shapes. Inspiration comes from all over my house and yard. Many of the purse patterns are based on the dishes in the cupboard. Although most supplies are new (will be mentioned in the descriptions when they are not), they are often the disassociated; discontinued upholstery samples, scraps from alternations, end bolts, remnants, and yard sale finds.

The stockings started it all when, as the youngest, I graduated from high school and we realized none of us had adult stockings. I developed the pattern, which has been tweaked over the years, for these heirlooms we have been using for over 20 years. These have become my go-to gift for weddings and newborns and has become a great joy in building traditions with families as they grow.

The purses were also born of necessity when I found myself without a job and lots of time to sew. The hipster pouches were first and remain one of my favorite designs. These have always been popular locally. At one point, I found myself with a pair of ring handles. The turkey platter lent some inspiration and the Spongetta Handbag took shape. It is still so much fun to experiment with fabrics and shapes to create the perfect bag. After many requests, we added the shoulder bag to the line.

Spongetta is about looking at the world just a little bit differently. My goal is to meld the elegant with whimsy. Sometimes we use traditional techniques with a nontraditional fabric. Other times, it is the color that is a surprise. My favorite thing to do is create a patchwork from rich fabrics such as velvets and silks, but then relaxing them a bit with cottons, burlaps and denims. Classic patterns such as paisley, fleur de lis, Jacobean, and houndstooth embrace a kitschy feel that is both retro and modern. My dream is to make taffeta popular again. This is the place where misfit fabric finds a home.

The name Spongetta was granted to Betsy in college during a game of Trivial Pursuit when she was dubbed a "sponge of useless knowledge."

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  • Betsy

    Owner, Designer, Seamstress

    It is all about the fabric! I love unusual textures and combing them in interesting ways. My current favorite obsession is double knit polyesters for the amazing body and texture of the fabric.

  • Karen

    Seamstress, Able Assistant

    Karen loves the idea of turning reclaimed fabrics into unique and beautiful heirlooms. When it all comes together, the result is often a big "WOW!"

Shop policies

Last updated on March 16, 2016
Welcome to the land of misfit fabric.

Our goal is to reinterpret classic designs with nontraditional materials. Although most supplies are new (will be mentioned in the descriptions when not), they are often the disassociated including discontinued upholstery samples, scraps from alterations, end bolts, remnants, and yard sale finds. This scrounging for materials results in one of kind, or very limited editions, of items.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We accept credit cards through Etsy Direct Checkout and PayPal. Items will be shipped once payment has cleared. Alternate payment methods will be considered when contacted directly.

Please contact me if you have found the perfect thing but need some more time and I will manually place it on reserve. Items will be reserved for a maximum of 48 hours unless we agree otherwise.
Shipping
We ship through USPS for both domestic and international, unless otherwise stated in the listing. Packages are processed several times a week depending on need. Some items feature automatic shipping upgrade options, some don't. Please contact me if you would like to use a different service. I strive to provide safe and fairly priced shipping options. If at any point we have grossly overestimated, a refund for the additional amount will be issued through the payment system chosen.

Particularly for addresses outside the United States, please feel free to contact us for an adjusted shipping amount. The buyer is responsible for all customs fees associated with items crossing borders. Customs forms will always match the included receipt. Upgrades for international shipping and insurance are also available.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not happy with your purchase in any way, please contact us to resolve the issue. We will always offer a refund of the item cost if you are disappointed with the quality of work or if the description does not match what you received. Please notify us immediately and return item within 7 days.

On a ridiculous note, if your package as been sent USPS in the United States and you open it, you cannot refuse the item to return it to sender. If you do so, I will have to pay the postage due cost and it will automatically null any right you have to a refund. Honest people need not be concerned.
Additional policies and FAQs
As we work from remnants and scraps to keep the material costs low, we only take custom orders when able to make from existing fabric stock and have the time to complete the project. We do not take pieces apart to makes significant changes like cuffs, linings or straps as many of the fabrics I use do not take kindly to the stress. If you talk me into it, modifications may require an additional reconstruction fee. We do not own an embroidery machine nor have the skills for doing it by hand, so we are unable to offer personalization of stockings.

More questions answered here:

All fabrics are in limited quantities, so please note that they may sell out quickly.

If you have picked out a set of stockings, send us a convo and we will snap a picture so you may see how they look together.

Placing an item in the shopping cart does not reserve it. Please contact us with the url of each item you are interested in so we may manually reserve it for up to 48 hours, unless we agree otherwise.

All stockings and purses are ready to ship and may not be altered.

There is no personalization option. We do not have an embroidery machine and are unable to add names to the cuffs. We have put together a Pinterest board of some great DIY ideas. https://www.pinterest.com/spongettab/personalizing-stocking-ideas/

Custom orders are considered only if we have the fabric in our collection and time in the production schedule.

We work from scraps and remnants and may not be able to recreate a design.

We do not alter our pattern which makes it not possible for us to make stockings to accommodate newborns for pictures.

Looking for our vintage items? The purses, textiles, and maps are now available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElsieSaidSo .