Happy New Year, everyone! As we do every January, we’re putting our mind to accomplishing a few projects over the next twelve months, from cleaning up a craft room, adding to a me-made wardrobe or trying a new skill like woodworking. Whether you want to tackle one big idea or go for nine (we love the #2018MakeNine movement from Spoonflower designer homerowfiberco), now’s the time to create your own maker resolutions! The Spoonflower team has been thinking of our biggest maker goals for the coming year in hopes that we can all make 2018 the year of DIY—dive in and see what our resolution are!
Resolution 1: Organize and wallpaper my pantry
“I’d like to be better at using pantry ingredients, so if I can re-organize the shelves so that everything is more visible and make it beautiful to boot, it’s a win-win. I’ve used Spoonflower wallpaper to create custom drawer liners before and can easily translate that DIY into the pantry closet.” – Suz P.
Resolution 2: Create a denim quilt made from recycled bits of jeans
“I want to introduce more zero waste practices into my studio work and focus on using up-cycled materials. Creating a denim quilt with worn jeans is the perfect solution to keep my textile waste/recycled waste down! I plan to create my own pattern, but the Triangle Quilt by Modern Handcraft is an excellent source of inspiration.” – Katie B.
Resolution 3: Print large format photos on fabric
“Earlier this month, I shared how I created large format photography prints using Spoonflower fabric. I plan to do more of that—it’s all about giant photos!” – Todd G.
Resolution 4: Reduce waste with reusable napkins
Resolution 5: Create handmade jewelry
“I’ve got at least six handmade apparel projects on my list this year, but before I get started I want to make my wardrobe more festive with handmade jewelry. There’s no better way to do that than with this easy copper and yarn Tassel Necklace DIY from Style Bee.” – Suz P.
Resolution 6: Quilting and appliqué
“I just adore the Wildabon Quilt pattern and have long admired the different styles and methods of quilting and appliqué but haven’t tried myself! I’m thinking of starting small, then working my way up to a quilt for my bed.” – Nicole K.
Resolution 7: Starting my handmade line of headscarves
Resolution 8: Sew the Evergreen jacket by Hey June Handmade
Resolution 9: Create a reusable lunch bag complete with napkins
Resolution 10: Redecorate and reorganize my sewing room
Resolution 12: To make a dent in my fabric stash!
“I had a large fabric stash before I started at Spoonflower and it’s only gotten bigger since joining the team. In the New Year, I would like to commit to using what I already have instead of continually adding to my fabric collection just because I see something new and shiny. I’m a bit of a fabric magpie! I love the Kalle shirtdress and the Blaster cardigan, those two are first on my list! – Beckie M.
Resolution 13: To make a faux leather jacket
What will inspire you in the new year? Tag us at #Spoonflower so we can see your 2018 creations!