The Manchester Metallics Summer Bags parade on! We’re having fun learning about the different patterns, techniques and inspiration our challengers used to put this new fabric into action. Many of our challengers have noted that Manchester Metallic fabric from Robert Kaufmann Fabrics is soft, drapes well and doesn’t really fray… All good things!

Don’t miss bags from Anne, Natalie and Sandy and Jenny, Michelle and Carrie. Now we have Sarah Sharp of No Hats in the House, Sanchia Gair of Red Brolly and Marni Weaver of Haberdashery Fun!

Sanchia Gair from Red Brolly writes, “Manchester Metallics is a delicate and light fabric range. It is the softest of fabrics, and it falls and drapes beautifully. But don’t be scared! It was very easy to work with. It would be perfect for pretty little summery dresses or harem pants, yet it would also look lovely in a quilt or cushions for the home.” Sanchia used a free bag pattern from Red Brolly for her Market Tote!

Marni Weaver of Haberdashery Fun added some great white piping to make her Manchester Metallics fabric really “pop.” She writes, “The Manchester Metallics fabric is gorgeous and has just the right amount of shimmer. I love how the fabric changes in the sunlight! It adds extra dimension and interest to this simple tote; the bag shimmers from one angle and reads subtle and tonal from another angle.”

Sarah Sharp of No Hats in the House used some golden hues and her “temporarily-retired-but-soon-to-be-rereleased ‘Shinebright Birthstone’ quilt block pattern” to make some large “gemstones.” She writes, “If I have a weak spot for anything, it’s that little bit of glitzy glam you can only get from a good gold. Add to that some earthy browns, and I’m in my element, one hundred percent.”

As always, you can click on each of our challengers’ site links for more photos and info.

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