The cats out of the bag! One of our most popular fat quarter projects is now a video tutorial and making it’s DIY debut for your crafting pleasure. Are you ready to see why we think this zipper pouch is the purrrfect gift for any cat-loving friend? Check out the full, step-by-step tutorial below or follow along with the video tutorial to get started.
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There’s nothing quite like family and friends surrounding an open campfire enjoying one of our favorite summertime treats, s’mores. This delicious, sticky treat has become a summer camp staple, and whether you like them lightly toasted and golden brown, or charred outside and soft on the inside, it’s safe to say we could all do without the mess from those melted ‘mallows. Luckily, we’ve whipped up a handy laminated zipper pouch to keep those gooey roasting sticks contained and mess-free. Check out the video tutorial below, or follow the full step-by-step guide to get started.
Zipper pouches require only a little bit of skill and a fat quarter of fabric, but they go a long way in showing off your personal style. Make one in Satin or Celosia Velvet as an evening accessory or whip one up in Dogwood Denim™ to wrangle travel essentials in your car or corral pencils in your kid’s backpack.
Whether you go functional or decorative, these make an easy (and fun!) way to get organized.
Looking for the perfect pouch for cosmetics, pencils or any small secret stash? Create your own using Sprout Patterns Lined Zipper Pouch pattern. This project is great practice for putting in zippers, but it’s also simple to create with a button or snap instead. It’s fun and easy and perfect for gifts.
Not into zippers? Use #SproutHacks to sew a button pouch instead! How to on Sprout’s blog.
Theresa from the Spoonflower crew is here today to share a super simple tutorial for a small zippered pouch! You only need a small bit of fabric for this project, so it’s a perfect opportunity to use up your Spoonflower test swatches or your favorite fabric stash scraps. Theresa made her pouch with our brand new Faux Suede, and she shares some tips on how to work and sew with this cool textured fabric. This little pouch is just right for stashing all sorts of goodies, and is also a great project for learning how to sew a zipper.
Theresa: Listen up beginning sewists and zipper-phobes, this one’s for you. All you need for this project are two 8″x8” swatches of medium weight to heavy weight fabric (I’m using Spoonflower’s amazing new Faux Suede) a zipper, some scissors and of course your trusty sewing machine and zipper foot. We don’t need to line our pouch since the faux suede is already thick and durable, making this the perfect quick beginner sewing project.
Spoonflower’s new Lightweight Cotton Twill is an absolute dream to work with. The weight is the perfect go-to for a multitude of projects, especially totes! The combination of this easy to work with material and its tough weave will ensure that you’ll end up with something that will not just look amazing, but wear well. In this tutorial, Gia from the blog Sew Gratitude will to take you through a simple “hack” using the Lightweight Cotton Twill and an Everyday Tote project from Sprout Patterns. Each Everyday Tote is printed to order on a full length of twill. Which means once you cut out and prep your tote you’ll have a HEALTHY chunk of fabric leftover to work with, almost 400 square inches worth! It’s an amazing deal to have the leftovers to coordinate. Without further ado, let’s jump into the how-to!
Spoonflower team member Michelle shows us how to sew up a quick pencil case using one of her favorite cut & sew kits from our recent design challenge. Pick your favorite kit, learn how to install a zipper, and fill your new handmade pencil case with back to school goodies!
This tutorial shows you how to create a pencil case using one of my favorite designs from the top ten Pencil Case Cut & Sews from our recent design challenge. Even if you are a little nervous about installing a zipper, these bags sew up fast and easy! I taught students how to whip up these sweet bags in a class our community crafting space, The Greenhouse, this past Tuesday. Even the most apprehensive students walked away with an adorable bag. If you’re nearby, check out the schedule for more fun classes in the Greenhouse!
Once you learn to make a lined zippered bag, you will be dreaming up all of the possibilities– from coin purses to large zippered tote bags!
Want to know the travel must-have we can’t leave home without? A roll-up cosmetic bag to store makeup brushes while on-the-go makes for perfect packing every time, we guarantee it! This wanderlust-worthy fat quarter project is travel-approved and the DIY gift every budding makeup artist needs. For an extra touch of glamour, we recommend using Celosia Velvet™ for your outer fabric. Don’t miss the full tutorial below.
Have you ever wondered how designers in the Spoonflower community create the adorable cut-and-sew projects you’ve been eyeing in the Marketplace? From the purrrfect zipper pouch (see the how-to here) to a giftable hedgehog plushie, the only limit to creating your very own cut-and-sew project is your imagination. To help you get started, Spoonflower designer Ceri Staziker–cerigwen in the Marketplace–is sharing seven design tips for successfully creating a cut-and-sew project. By the time you’re done, you’ll never underestimate the power of a fat quarter!