Sometimes you need a very particular color of fabric for what you're sewing. But finding the right color can be difficult, especially when ordering online.
Or maybe you're not sure what color you need, but you want to see a lot of colors together so you can make your choice. And you want to be able to move the colors around to see how they look side-by-side.
Well good news! Andover Fabrics has a color card of their Century Solids fabric collection, and we at Sewfinity have a kit for you to make them into fabric swatch magnets!
We'll show you how to make fabric swatch magnets and display them on a magnetic whiteboard. It's easy!
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- Fabric Swatch Magnet Kit - Century Solids. It includes:
- Century Solids Color Card - 100 Colors by Andover
- Adhesive magnetic sheets. 8.5"×11”, pack of 4
- CMY Color Wheel - 7 3/4"
- Scissors [Amazon]. Use mixed media shears for cutting through card stock and magnetic sheets.
- Magnetic dry erase board [Amazon]. We used a 48“ x 36” size. It's nice and big, allowing more than enough room to display the swatches in color order. If using your own whiteboard, make sure it is magnetic – some are, and some aren’t.
MAKE FABRIC SWATCH MAGNETS
1. Cut out large sections of cards
Cut the color card pages into rows, removing and discarding any empty outer margins as necessary. Cut out the fabric collection name, too.
2. Apply magnet sheets
Peel off the protective paper from the magnet sheets and press the card sections onto the exposed sticky surface. Align them as best as you can and cut them out.
OPTIONAL: Apply a magnet strip to the back of a color wheel, leaving the middle portion free so the wheel can still spin around.
3. Cut out fabric swatch magnets
Then cut out the individual swatches. You now have a bunch of little fabric magnets!
Arrange onto a magnetic dry erase board and have fun making your own custom color palettes!
Install it on a wall or just keep it mobile to move around as you want. This whiteboard surface measures 46″ x 33” and is holding 100 1”x2.75" fabric swatches.
Have a color card from a different fabric manufacturer that you want to turn into fabric swatch magnets? Don't miss our post: How to Make Fabric Swatch Magnets