The new Spa Collection from Michael Miller Fabrics is so tranquil and soothing, it will take your stress away. Why is that? Blue, especially when infused with a little green to create water hues, is the most popular color in the world for both men and women. When toned down, as in this collection, to create a "softer" color, it becomes increasingly pleasing to the eye; complex, subtle yet sophisticated. Add cool, calming earth colors for the quintessential relaxation combo. Studies have shown that sleeping in a room in these colors can actually lower your blood pressure. Since nearly everyone reacts positively to these colors, they are ideal choices when sewing gifts. See our ideas for using the Spa Collection to make gifts anyone would love to receive.
The latest addition to Michael Miller's Color Stories is The Spa Collection. Six coordinating prints are perfect for resort wear and casual apparel. It's also perfect for home décor in any room where you want to create a relaxing environment. This collection is truly stash-worthy. The prints are seasonless and the colors universally appealing. When you want to make a quick gift, the Spa Collection is a classy option.
Ever wander around a store, looking for a gift for that hard-to-shop-for person but not finding any inspiration? The amount of time spent browsing and coming up empty could have been spent turning out a special gift you can be sure he or she will like. Here are some ideas:
Soothing pillowcases. We have several pillowcase tutorials online that could be made using the Spa Collection. Blue gives the feeling of distance; the sky, the ocean, a lake, and mellows your mood to invite sleep. Spa Mud adds a cool earthy accent.
Lightly Scented Lavender Sachets. These are quick to make and only take a little fabric. You can sew these in advance and fill them as needed for a quick gift. A touch of lavender has been shown to help alleviate anxiety and sleep problems.
Sleep Mask. Blocking out light is said to make a big difference in quality of sleep. The light that comes in under the door or through gaps in curtains can disturb sleep for many people. The soothing colors in the Spa Collection would be lovely for sleep masks. This is another project you can make in advance and have on hand.
Fabric Baskets. Make up a personalized spa basket for someone who needs some pampering (don't we all!). Fill with spa lotions, a candle, sachets, a sleep mask, then roll up a couple of pillowcases suggested above and tie with a pretty bow.
Make Something for Yourself
Box Pleat Pillows. With their clean crisp lines, these pillows have been very popular. So easy to make, even first-time sewers will be impressed they can turn out a pillow like this in about an hour. Add a soothing touch to any room with pillows using the prints and colors of the Spa Collection.
Casual EZ Skirt. This three-tired skirt is easy to make and would make lovely resort wear using the Spa Collection. If you're off to somewhere warm for the holidays, this skirt is flattering, comfortable and just right for nearly any occasion.
Find The Spa Collection
You can see the Spa Collection here. It's part of the Sorbet Color Story. Michael Miller's Color Story concept combines hues that consistently work so well together, they create their own ambience, their own feeling... their own story. These fabric color pairings are also currently prominent in other areas of fashion, interior style and pop culture: Citron-Gray, Aqua-Red, Cocoa-Berry, It's a Boy Thing, It's a Girl Thing, Lagoon, Orchid-Gray, Retro, Rouge et Noir, Sorbet and Urban Grit.
The Spa Collection is new. Look for it at your favorite in-store or online fabric shop.