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Once I had the WordPress hat project in motion I knew I wanted to do something else while I waited the 8 weeks for the hats to be completed. The WordPress swag game is dominated by apparel so I wanted to try something a little different.

I’m a big fan of Scoutbooks and when I saw a tweet of theirs where they mentioned their friends over at Spooltown I knew I had to check them out. Spooltown in a neat little sewing factory up in Portland.

I reached out to them and they let me know that they were just putting together their catalog and taking pictures of the different products that they manufacture.

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So instead of waiting patiently I just mercilessly bugged Dana over at Spooltown until she sent me over the materials. They do quite a bit of really neat stuff but I thought for the first order I would do something simple and so I went with the accessory pouch.

I initially wanted to go crazy and do bright blue canvas with white tape but sourcing blue canvas in small quantities proved to be difficult so I went with two color schemes a black canvas/white tape combo and a natural canvas/bright blue tape combo.

I think they turned out pretty well and Spooltown was very easy to work with (well except they made me send in a check :) ). They have such a variety of product lines that I could definitely see myself working with them again.