Thursday, September 10, 2015

Color cards are awesome (plus a handy tip)!

Ok, I love color cards. I collect all of them that I can find. They can be a fantastic tool for picking fabric/thread when you can't actually see things in person or when you decide to start planning a project at 1 in the morning and no shops are open.

I have to buy almost all of my much loved handbag zippers online (2 stores near me stock a limited quantity of sizes and colors) which can be a little tricky for people like me that are fussy about their colors.  Not too long ago, I decided that I would start saving some of the trimmed off bits of zipper tape and make my own color reference card.  I used one of the pre-printed color charts that I received in an order from and a little piece of double sided tape to stick the zipper tape to the card.  It was a piece of cake.

It's obviously a work in progress, but I'm going to keep plugging away at it. 

I recently ordered a full set of my favorite ByAnnie zippers to act as a complete color card, but it wasn't an inexpensive option and I know that I will start pillaging them at some point in time (and probably forget to reorder a new one).  Hey, I'm a realist. ;)

Anyway, that's it for my quick tip.  Now, I have to go chop up some fabric!

1 comment

  1. Thanks for sharing the zipper color matching tip! I would have never thought of that.