Does a trip to your local nursery result in a car filled to the brim with new greenery to add to your growing houseplant oasis? If so, today’s tutorial will be just the project you need to add a pop of pattern to your “greenhouse”. Using 2 yards of Cypress Cotton Canvas™, follow along as Spoonflower crew member Gina shares how to stitch up a planter bag in under an hour. These make the perfect housewarming gift (just add the plant!) but after you make one, you might just want to keep it for yourself! Keep reading to see the video tutorial or jump ahead for the step-by-step instructions.
Heading into summer is a great time to take a break and reflect on the goals you set at the start of the year. If better self-care was at the top of your list, what better way to stay motivated and mindful than with a handmade yoga bolster. Spoonflower Berlin crew member Allie is visiting the blog today to share how she whipped up a pattern-blocked bolster to take her practice to the next level using Fill-a-Yard® and Dogwood Denim™!
Kathy Glynn, the author of Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects to Express Yourself Creatively, is back to share the second part of her DIY hand lettering tutorial. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready to digitally print your calligraphy onto your favorite fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap. If you missed part one, digitizing your lettering, of Kathy’s two-part series, be sure to take a peek before you get started today.
Kathy: Designing your own fabric is a fun way to share your lettering with others or to incorporate your lettering into your craft projects. Before you get started, decide on the elements you want to use, keeping in mind that the design will be repeated. Today I’m using a calligraphic phrase I previously scanned and a scanned watercolor swatch to color the lettering. I used the watercolor swatch to create a custom pattern in Photoshop that gives the lettering a subtle gradation effect. [Read more…] about Turn Your Hand Lettering into a Fabric Design: Backgrounds and Repeats
Have you tried your hand at calligraphy, the DIY trend that’s adding a personal touch to projects like wedding invitations, wall art and even fabric? If you’ve been eager to give this trend a try, you’re in luck because we’re excited to welcome Kathy Glynn, the artist and author behind Hand Lettering Step by Step: Techniques & Projects to Express Yourself Creatively, for a two part series showing you how to transform your hand lettering into a fabric design.
In today’s installment, Kathy will share the first step of this project: taking your lettering from paper to pixel.
Forget boring black luggage! Customize your travel essentials with unique designs and DIY projects that complement your own personal style. Fabric luggage tags are quick to sew and only require a fat quarter of fabric (we recommend Lightweight Cotton Twill), making them the perfect project or gift for anyone with the travel bug. Watch the video below, or follow along with the step by step tutorial.
Warmer weather is the perfect time for denim skirts and we think every me-made wardrobe should include an easy-to-wear skirt that can be quickly transitioned from day to night, and even summer to fall when paired with a bold pair of tights. Using our Dogwood Denim™, we’ll take you through all the steps you need for creating a skirt in the video below using our free PDF pattern (available in sizes 0-18). If you prefer a shorter or longer length, we’ve included two additional versions just for you! Find the full instructions and download your pattern below. [Read more…] about Make Your Own Denim Skirt for Any Occasion | Free Pattern
Warm weather is right around the corner and that means fun games in the summer sun. Cornhole is one of our favorites to play, which is why we’re so excited about this DIY cornhole beanbag tutorial. Stitch up a full set of bags (official rules call for eight!) in no time using only 1 yard of Spoonflower’s Eco Canvas following the video below, or check out the full step-by-step instructions right after it.
Ah, spring – a time when everything feels fresh, new and full of life. As we welcome in blooming flowers and warmer weather, we’re also welcoming in our newest natural fabric, Cypress Cotton Canvas. It’s the perfect cotton fabric for refreshing every room in your home and Spoonflower staffer Gina is showing you how with a sweet miniature Cypress Cotton Canvas plant holder, great for adding a pop of color to your coffee table or making the gift of a new plant extra special for your friends and family. Ready to get started?
Stefanie from The Style Safari is back for one last DIY nursery project! Whether you’re a mom or dad-to-be or are simply looking for just the right gift for an upcoming baby shower, Stefanie’s custom blanket tutorial will show you just how easy it is to personalize what’s sure to be baby’s favorite blankie.