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Swatch of the Month 2021

$75.00 - $926.00
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    2021 Subscription: One Payment of $900 2021 Monthly Subscription Payments: $75 per month 2021 Subscription: One Payment of $900 + Binder: $26 2021 Monthly Subscription Payments: $75 per month + Binder: $26
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Our newly relaunched Swatch of the Month is a monthly subscription program from The School of Making for design explorations and embroidery technique practice and development. It brings together our values of design and craft with 100% organic cotton fabrics, offering you the opportunity to experiment with our techniques and designs as you sew your monthly fabric swatch. Our Swatches and Kits provide pre-cut, pre-stenciled pieces with all of the thread and notions needed to explore design, create a garment, build a wardrobe, and fill everyday life with creativity and making. 

How It Works
At the beginning of each month in 2021, participants will receive a DIY Kit featuring a unique fabric swatch to be sewn using embroidery techniques from The School of Making. Embroidery techniques can found in The School of Making's Studio Book Series. Each kit comes stenciled and ready-to-sew with all of the notions needed to complete the swatch in the curated design choices. 
We will also be sharing inspiration, our design choices, and options for different techniques in an exclusive monthly newsletter. 

What You Get 
24 Fabric Swatches - Each fabric swatch is a 10" x 16" rectangle of our 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey. Every month, participants will receive two fabric swatches. The top layer fabric will be stenciled; the bottom layer fabric will be un-stenciled. 

10 Spools of Button Craft Thread - Utilized throughout all 12 projects, Button Craft Thread is The School of Making's go-to for all hand-sewing projects. It is strong, durable, and long-lasting. 

12 Paper Headers - Made from recycled card stock, each header can be labeled and attached to your fabric swatch before organizing into a three-ring binder. 

What's Next

All orders placed from now through 2020 will receive a digital PDF that can be printed and gifted. February's shipment will include 12 headers, 10 spools of Button Craft Thread, and fabric swatches for January and February, along with exclusive newsletters. Each subsequent month’s shipment will include that month’s swatches and any additional notions needed to complete the swatch design and the exclusive newsletter to your inbox.

Free domestic ground shipping. Please note that international orders are subject to an additional shipping charge. Our team will contact you after you have made your purchase, or you may contact us at 256-760-1090 or to inquire about shipping costs.

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Our garments are carefully made to order for you, ensuring we utilize our organic cotton fabrics in the most responsible way.