zonen 09 + giveaway

Today is the last day of Giveaway Week. Have you entered all of them: day 1, 2, 3, and 4? Day 5’s giveaway is a very weird. We’re giving away 4 meters of fabric, but I don’t have any pictures of the fabric. I have no idea what the fabric even looks like! pictured here! All this beautiful fabric is certified organic too!

zonen 09 fabric

top row: jersey 1. off beetle mint 2. off beetle green 3. off beetle blue

bottom row: poplin 1. stickly rockers mustard 2. stickly rockers mint 3. stickly rockers blue

But I know it’s good. How do I know? Because Sharon, from Zonen 09, is behind this new fabric line. Last season we gave away the entire Zonen 09 collection of patterns and I was surprised at how many of you hadn’t heard of this amazing pattern company. Sharon has a keen eye for modern design and, with two boys of her own, she knows exactly what kids want to wear. The result is some seriously cool sewing patterns for boys. Today we’re here to talk about Zonen 09 fabric, not the patterns. I asked Sharon to tell us a bit about how this new venture came about.
The story [of Zonen 09 fabric] is actually the same as the one with the patterns. I sew for my boys but I couldn’t find what I was looking for. It is hard to find stylish boyish fabric that both me and my boys like.

If I wanted boy fabrics I liked I would have to create them myself and although I have the ideas, I can not draw. So I searched for someone who could and had the style I was looking for. I found her in Paris and our collaboration was perfect. She drew exactly what I asked for and added her own special touch. 

Here is where I should show you the awesome drawings that came from this mysterious Parisian lady, but I can’t. ARG! Instead I’m going to show you some of the fabric choices Sharon makes, because she has a great style.

zonen 09 + giveaway // kid's clothes week

1. pim 2. theo 3. theo 4. summer black 

Chevrons, snails, crazy stripes? The lady knows how to push the envelope when it comes to boys-wear. Retailers tell us our boys should be wearing red, navy, and gray–and maybe some green for good measure. We make a point to tell our daughters they can wear any color they want, why shouldn’t our sons wear yellow bunnies or aqua stripes if they want to?

zonen 09 + giveaway // kid's clothes week

1. snails 2. bunnies 3. bears 4. lars 

By now you are yelling, “When do I get to see this awesome fabric?!  Tomorrow!  You can hang on until then right? Because tomorrow is  Zonen 09’s third birthday, Sharon has put together a special launch party for her fabric collection:

A lot of my customers are Belgian and Dutch bloggers who give Zonen 09 so much visibility without asking anything in return. Without them, Zonen 09 would not have been able to grow the way it did the last three years…I decided to host a product launch event combined with a Zonen 09 birthday party for about 100 of those bloggers and best customers. The event takes place this Saturday June 20th. The invitees will get a few hours of with lots of treats and they will be the first people to see my fabrics. After that the rest of the sewing world can too. 
The first Zonen 09 mini fabric collection will be available on Monday June 22th–the first day of KCW!  So don’t worry, you will be able to see what you are going to win before you actually win it:) Sharon has generously offered to giveaway 4 meters of her new fabric: 2 meters of poplin and 2 meters of jersey. I promise I will put up photos when the fabric line is launched, but for now just enter! Because you know it’s going to be good.

EDITED TO ADD: and it is good! This mini collection consists of small scale prints, reminiscent of bugs, in fantastic colors. All Zonen 09 fabrics are certified organic. There is one jersey print and one poplin print, both available in three color ways

zonen 09 fabric

 

 

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Friday, June 26. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. One winner will receive 4 meters of Zonen 09 fabric: 2 meters poplin and 2 meters jersey (your choice of colors).

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This article has 90 comments

  1. Amy Mayen

    I agree with Karly ^ above. After 6 or so mine aren’t into the cute prints and it makes me sad. They are into fabric that looks like menswear; plaids, solids, plain tees with some bright ribbing. Stuff like that. Kinda boring but it is what it is:)

  2. amy

    I’d like to see something other than the usual boring boys prints-something lively and fun!

    It’s so hard to find nice fabrics for boys-you get so sick of plaids and such.

  3. Andrea

    One of my twin boys loves pirates, and even though there are many pirate prints in both knit and woven, his favorite color, green, is really rare. So that’s something I’ve been looking for for a while. The other one loves vikings. In blue. Isn’t it fantastic how three-year-olds have very clear ideas about what they like 😉

  4. Amanda

    What I would love is to see typically “feminine” prints or subjects (like flowers, butterflies, birds) in more gender neutral or typically “boy” colors. So often butterflies and flowers are pink and lavender, and the combination of subject and color is overwhelmingly feminine. But boys like flowers and butterflies too. And butterflies and flowers don’t have to be pink! Love these new fabrics.

  5. Shanna

    I’m so excited to see the fabric, I too find it difficult to find fabric I like for my son. I feel like this inhibits my “boy” sewing. I would love to see modern, stylish prints, that both my 5 year old and teenager will think are cool!

  6. Jessie

    I love Zonen09 patterns! And now they have beautiful fabric too. I have two sons who wear Zonen09 clothes, so I love to win this fabric. 
    My sons love fabric with vehicles and animals. But I think they would love this fabric too. 

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