Welcome! I'm Melanie & I sell fabric through my online shop, Modern Organic Fabrics. This journal shares my inspiration and projects, both sewing & non-sewing, as well as shop updates.  

New Fabric!

My Happy Nursery


Herbal-Dyed Fabric





Coming Soon!


Expected: December :: Beach Mod by Monaluna

Expected: October :: Handloom Shirting


Expected: November :: Marine by Dan Stiles

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Sneak Peeks: Ready Set Go & Jungle

Via True Up, sneak peeks of two new organic cotton fabric collections coming sometime in 2011 (probably Spring or Summer). This one, Ready Set Go by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman.

Below, Jungle, from Timeless Treasures.


Organic Sewing: Show and Tell with SK Naturals

Meet Susan of SK Naturals. Today she is going to tell us a little about what she sews with organic cotton fabrics:

Modern Organic Fabrics: What do you make with organic cotton fabric?
Susan: My primary focus has been clothing, toys and bedding for babies & young children.  Partially because I had small children when I started this business, but also this age group is probably the most susceptible to any harm that can be done with all of the chemicals in conventional cotton.  I've also started branching out into household items, such as throw pillows and placemats.

Modern Organic Fabrics: Which fabrics do you use?

Susan: I use Harmony Art, but also recently discovered and fell in love with Circa 50 Monaluna and My Happy Garden.  I have found some nice organic terry cloth and flannel too.

Modern Organic Fabrics: Why do you like to use organic cotton fabric?

Susan: It's the safest fabric there is!  There are so many great quality and fun organic prints out now.
Modern Organic Fabrics: Tell us about your products.
Susan: I sell organic bodysuits, shoes and mittens for babies and toddlers.  I also sell crib sheets, blankets, and toddler pillows and pillowcases - all from organic cotton.
You can find Susan at her etsy shop: SK Naturals

Happy Monday on Tuesday Giveaway !

Sorry, I'm a little behind this week! This week's Happy Monday on Tuesday giveaway is a set of five fat quarters in the shell colorway from Forest Friends Flannel by Cloud9 Fabrics.

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us how behind, ahead or right on schedule you are with your handmade holiday gifts. A winner will be picked randomly from the comments.

Comments close on Friday. Good luck!


Winner: Monaluna Teal Half Yard Set

Congratulations to Christina:

That's a snappy pair of prints. My thoughts immediately went to 'pillowcase' when I saw them which is funny since I've never sewn one or felt the need to do so... until now.

Magazines -- do Ottobre and Burda count? Other than those, the only other I buy is the occasional 'Stitch' though I've been known to read 'Threads' in the library if there's a technique on the cover that catches my eye.



Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!

Thanksgiving Sale! Going on all weekend through Monday. Use code Thanks10 for 10% off orders of $50+ and code Thanks15 for 15% off orders of $100 or more. Go shopping!