This fall, we’re all about layering. In our free time you can find us knitting up a chunky scarf or sewing the Lonetree Jacket in Lightweight Twill. Want to know one more me-made piece that’s an essential basic behind any collection of layers? The bodysuit! Today, Maddie Flanigan, the seamstress behind Madalynne, is here to give us a twist on her iconic bodysuit pattern from Simplicity.
It’s no secret that we’re fans of Maddie Flanigan, the fearless founder of lingerie brand Madalynne. After a summer of lingerie making workshops, Maddie is back with your new go-to fall look featuring our dreamy chiffon. If you thought it was time to pack up your chiffon for heavier weight fabrics, you’re in for a treat! Keep reading to see how Maddie is transitioning this lightweight fabric for fall with the DIY statement piece you can sew up in under 2 hours!
Don’t worry if you haven’t tried our Celosia Velvet™yet, we’ve got you covered! From apparel and accessories to accents in home decor, we’ve rounded up eight gorgeous DIY projects that feature our most luxurious fabric that we’re just absolutely crushing on. A true trend making a modern comeback, dig into inspirational elegance with these custom velvet projects that will surely summon a dash of style and grace in your everyday life.
1. Be the belle of the ball with this super luxe holiday dress by Merrick’s Art.
Have you ever found a sewing pattern that you instantly know you’ll be making seven more versions of as soon as you can get more fabric? For Spoonflower team member Meredith, the combination of Celosia Velvet™ and the Cleo by Tilly and the Buttons has become the fall wardrobe piece she can’t live without. Keep reading to find out why she’ll be living in this pattern all Fall!
Meredith: If you’ve been following the blog this year, you may remember when I shared my love story with the Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Clothing, available on Sprout Patterns. I’m five wrap dresses in and still can’t get enough but these past few weeks had me on the quest for a fall version of this go-to dress.
Things I knew I wanted in my next sewing project: [Read more…] about This Velvet Dress Will Be Your Go-To Fall Look
Holiday entertaining can sometimes feel like a daunting task in the midst of baking all the cookies, hosting out-of-town guests and artfully wrapping every last present. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you find yourself crafting the perfect “kid’s table” one day and then quickly transforming your dining room into a space that would make Martha Stewart envious the next, you’ll love our new go-to party project: reversible table runners!
With the option of using a kid-friendly design on one side and a more upscale option on the other, you can entertain for two occasions using the same runner. We think that’s a win win! Keep reading to find out how to make this time-saving project for your next celebration.
Looking to have a handmade Hanukkah? We’ve got just the thing. Add even more cheer to your festivities with double-sided Fleece bunting (no sewing required!) and themed wrapping paper. We can’t wait to show you this easy, affordable, and super fun project. Let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Handmade Hanukkah: Double-Sided Dreidel Bunting
Once September 1 hits, fabric, craft, and home goods stores start to stock their shelves with holiday wares. Whether you love it or hate it, seeing holiday stockings for sale when it’s still warm outside will never not be weird for us at Spoonflower HQ in Durham, NC. This year, we’re taking a different approach: making our own! This project can be done using 1 yard of fabric (this is a great Fill-a-Yard™ project!), takes no time at all, and will have friends and family members begging for your DIY secret. Whether you tell them (or make them one) is up to you. Download your free pattern and let’s get started!
When it comes to kid’s artwork, the turkey handprint is a staple in classrooms around the United States. We love the idea of treating dad, mom or a grandparent to their very own keepsake apron that will last for seasons to come. Plus, kids will be so proud to see their handmade projects come to life around the kitchen table. This project can be adapted to any season or holiday as well, whether you upload your kid’s artwork (find out how to do that here) or choose an elegant or fun design from the Spoonflower Marketplace. You can even go the extra mile and create a coordinating table runner! So let’s get started on this easy adult apron DIY, and don’t forget to grab the free pattern and share with your friends!
As a parent, one of the most joyful and fulfilling experiences is hanging up artwork created by your kids. But as the holidays stack up, so do the drawings, pictures, and art projects. Looking for a better way to hang onto your kids’ creations instead of a revolving cast of fridge decorations? One of our favorite projects is the DIY Adjustable Apron (click here for the apron tutorial). But how do you get from artwork on the fridge to a custom, DIY apron? In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to scan, isolate, and arrange a classic kids holiday art project, the hand print turkey, into a seamlessly repeating pattern. Kid’s will love seeing their work in a new way, and you’ll love having something functional that still shows your love and pride for your little one. So grab a turkey drawing (or a couple!) and let’s get started. [Read more…] about From Fridge to Fabric: Turn Artwork into an Adorable Apron
It’s no secret that Halloween is a favorite holiday of the DIY community: from handmade costumes to perfectly carved pumpkins, there’s no shortage of me-made projects during the season of tricks and treats. For Spoonflower team member Meredith, gearing up for her favorite holiday means her four-legged friend also gets a DIY treat: Halloween Dog Bandanas. Keep reading to find out how she used the cheater quilt Fill-a-Project™ template and Spoonflower’s free bandana pattern to create nine different dog bandanas for under $3 each!