Sewing operations in the USA are not very common these days, but at the turn of the century they were found throughout America. Slowly things began to change. The consumer preferred readymade clothing over handmade clothing, raw material sources began to disappear, production moved to other countries, and lower costs became the most critical factor for consumers to decide.
Today, sewing in the USA is trendy and on the rise. Canvas Corp Brands is a working sewing operation where handmade things are really handmade. Every piece of canvas is rolled out, the patterns are hand-drawn, the fabric is cut and they are sewn one piece at a time.
One of our favorite things that the Canvas Corp Sewing Team makes are Canvas and Burlap Fabric Shapes. What is a fabric shape? They are 2 pieces of fabric, cut out of cotton canvas or jute burlap, and then sewn together leaving the edges exposed giving them a chic, rustic look. They are cut into a variety of different shapes.
Product Name: Canvas and Burlap Shapes
Size: They are available in two sizes – mini and standard. The minis are about 3″ tall or around and the standard shapes are about 6-7″ tall or round.
Brand: Canvas Corp
Description: 100% natural materials in either jute or cotton shapes cut and sewn with exposed edges and prefect for crafting, book making, banners, pennants, signs and more.
Where is it made: In the USA with imported fabrics from around the world
The shapes can be tinted, misted, painted, sewn, dyed, glued, stamped, stenciled, ironed-on, rubbed-on and so much more. The natural fabric takes color beautifully.
What you can do with it/them:
Bunting, Banner, Pennant….called so many things, but they are really a series of shapes, pieces of fabrics, photos, ephemera and other do dads that are attached to a piece of cord, ribbon or string to create amazing banners like this Farmhouse Kitchen Banner created by Kathy Clement.
Or this seasonal banner perfect for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or add a little blue and you have 4th of July.
Maybe a fun craft project or even invitation.
Create a Mini Book by stacking them, punching two holes, and covering them with paper and embellishments like this fun Beer Themed Mini Book that is a great gift for your favorite beer lover.
We have even made banners for Hollywood – part of the Joe Dirt 2 Party – cannot see them very well, but we were so excited to be a part of the event.
So now you know that Canvas Corp Shapes are all handmade, sewn in the USA, have lots of uses and are made with natural materials. So if you are looking for a great new surface to paint on, screen print, use for wedding decor, party planning, class room decor and more.