Recently I spotted some cotton bowl covers on an artisanal kitchenware website that were lovely yet pricey. After a bit of searching and some trial-and-error, I settled on an easy technique to make my own unique, double-sided covers using new Lightweight Cotton Twill. These covers are perfect for resting your dough for baked goods, covering pasta or salad for a picnic, or even protecting your stand mixer bowl from dust. Read on for the full how-to! [Read more…] about DIY Reversible Bowl Covers
We are over the moon about the launch of Lightweight Cotton Twill, and we knew just what we wanted to make with it: aprons with jumbo pockets and pretty gathers. Well that, and about a zillion other things! This half apron is sure to help you out with all your 2017 goals from cooking more, crafting more, and sewing all the things. Read along as we walk you through each step of this simple sewing project using Lightweight Cotton Twill.
Take a break from decking the halls by decking out your family in these holiday jammies. These comfy bottoms will turn even the the biggest bah-humbug into a Holiday Cheermeister. Whether you’re dressing up for holiday pictures or cuddling up around the tree, PJs are a must. Check out the instructions below–we’re using Sprout Patterns’ Jasper pattern (for the guy in your life), but check out the Lucy pattern for a slimmer, ladies cut, and the Baby Leggings pattern for little ones. You can even get a coat for the dog! Love the look but hate sewing? Check out Sprout’s White Glove service, to get a professional to stitch up your jammies for a little bit extra.
If you’re more of a visual learner, click here to watch the video tutorial as Spoonflower team member Tim stitches up a custom pair in no time!
What you’ll need for the project:
- Your Sprout Patterns Jasper pattern
- Twill tape or elastic for the waistband /drawstring
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine and/or serger
- Front pant leg (2)
- Back pant leg (2)
- Waistband (2)
- Fly facing
Let the tutorial begin!
Looking for a fun advent calendar to make and use for years to come? Our super creative friend Anda Corrie of Berlin visits the blog to share a simple cut-and-sew advent calendar she created that fits on one yard of fabric. Read on for the full how to!
Anda: Like me, do you usually wait until it’s way too late to create the Pinterest-worthy advent calendar of your dreams and end up stuck with a printed paper box from Kaiser’s? Make this pocket-style hanging calendar easily in one afternoon instead—and use again year after year!
Removable wallpaper might just be our most versatile product at Spoonflower. You can use it for giant wall stickers, accents in your home, dressing your tech, lining drawers, and the list goes on and on! Below we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite wallpaper projects from bloggers and Spoonflower employees that we hope will inspire you to tackle your next home dec aspiration.
1. A Beautiful Mess’s Dining Room Refresh
Congrats to Design Challenge champion, Cynthia Frenette of British Columbia, Canada! Everyone knows the finishing touch to the perfect gift is a thoughtful tag, so last week we put designers to the test had had them come up with a cut-out template for poinsettia themed tags, the perfect swatch project! These festive poinsettia gift tags can be cut out of peel & stick wallpaper swatches, gift wrap or even fabric, just in time for the holiday season. See & shop all the top ten.
1. 368 votes for Poinsettia Gift Tags by cynthiafrenette
2. 360 votes for christmas gift tags with cute woodland animals, santa claus, snowman and poinsettia by mirabelleprint
3. 351 votes for Poinsettia vintage christmas labels by heleen_vd_thillart
4. 243 votes for boule_de_noel_poinsettia_gris_M by nadja_petremand
5. 233 votes for poinsettia gift tags by cjldesigns
6. 210 votes for Gift Tag Retro Poinsettia by allaroundquilter
7. 207 votes for Christmas_poinsettia by la_fabriken
8. 204 votes for Poinsettia gift tags by kostolom3000
9. 197 votes for Poinsettia gift tags by jill_o_connor
10. 195 votes for Poinsettia Gift Tags by karman_valla
[Read more…] about Announcing the Winners of our Poinsettia Gift Tags Challenge!
If you’re anything like Spoonflower team member Meredith, you’ve probably snapped your fair share of instagram photos. If you’re also like Meredith, you’ve probably never printed any of those artfully filtered photos! Today, see how she changed her ways by creating 36 custom Instagram photo magnets for under $10!
If “never printing your camera phone photos” was a sport, I’d be the grand champion. However, this holiday season, I’ve finally decided to change my ways while also making the perfect personalized gift… and on a budget! With the help of Instagram, Photoshop and just one swatch of Spoonflower’s woven wallpaper, I used photos that may have never seen the light of day and transformed them into beautiful photo magnets! Follow along as I show you how I made this personalized gift. [Read more…] about DIY on a Dime : How To Make 36 Photo Magnets for Under $10!
As we begin to approach the busy holiday season, there is one standing tradition at Spoonflower that allows us to embrace the best qualities of the holiday season – kindness and giving. For the 5th year in a row, we are excited to announce that both Spoonflower locations (that’s right… our US and Berlin offices!) will be donation drop-off locations for the Softies for Mirabel Drive, hosted by Pip Lincolne over at Meet Me at Mike’s.
The holidays are hands down our favorite time of the year. Fall is in the air, and with it, the smell of bonfires, sugary treats, and spiced drinks. But the holidays also brings in-laws, relatives, and more than a little bit of pressure if you’re the chosen host for the feasts and festivities. So we’ve assembled 9 examples of breathtaking table décor to help you beat holiday hosting anxiety. With these as inspiration, you can’t lose!
- Floridian tablescape with a tropical color palette
Whether you’re busy crafting up a last minute Halloween costume this weekend or adding the final touches to your haunted house, find some last minute spooky inspiration from Marbles Kids Museum, neighbors of the Spoonflower HQ! With the help of Performance Pique and Woven Wallpaper, the museum transformed their space into a Kooky Spooky Halloween extravaganza for their annual frightfully fun celebration.