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Old 06-16-2009, 06:14
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I need to make something that can display fabric swatch choices for car seat covers. I am going to make a book but I also wanted something on a ring of some sort to attach to the car seat straps so that it can't be taken away. Any suggestions on what to use? I want the fabric protected from people touching it so I need some sort of clear bag but was trying to think of something other than ziploc.
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What about making a fabric book...kinda like a infant play book style...with the different fabric swatches. You could also use plastic page protectors and just cover the fabric and sew it together. Although if you made a fully fabric book you could leave it unprotected and if it got dirty just throw it in the laundry. You could even scotch guard the fabric to help keep it clean.
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You could use heat seal bags, shrink wrap, or make your own covers out of document sleeves. You could also protect fabric from staining with some mod podge or acrylic sealant.
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I would glue my swatches to a piece of pretty paper, maybe even some sort of scrapbook paper, cut into the same size squares, laminate, punch holes in the corners and put them on a shower curtain ring. Just an idea. HTH
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I would glue my swatches to a piece of pretty paper, maybe even some sort of scrapbook paper, cut into the same size squares, laminate, punch holes in the corners and put them on a shower curtain ring. Just an idea. HTH
i do something similar to that, i laminate several pieces of 3" fabric swatches at a time cut it out, use a grommet on each piece so it slides easily from one fabric to another and use a ring usually used for embroidery thread holders and use those.
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Another idea: have it in a binder and buy the baseball card protector pages. Each one has lots of "pockets" for fabric, and I think they are big enough to give a good idea for what the swatches look like without being too huge.
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I used to make custom purses. For fabric swatches, I would use vinyl name tag sleeves. Cut the fabric to 2" x 3" (I think?) and slip it into the sleeve. Then I put all of the swatches on a big ring, the kind that opens (there's a name for this, but it's escaping me at the moment!)

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I would cut a small piece and glue it to your bow card, making sure to lable the corner/top/side with the name of the fabric and then laminate the bow card with fabric attached. Punch a hole and attach with something pretty. That way each fabric is clearly labeled, so there is no confusion when you get home to make the order especially if it takes you a few days to get to the order.
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