Known for a bright and bold design aesthetic in her Spoonflower shop and on her blog, Kara Whitten knows how to make a statement with her wildly creative DIY projects. This Halloween, Kara did not shy away from color when she dreamt up a perfectly sweet no-sew costume. Using just one yard of Linen Cotton Canvas, Kara shows how to transform a popular childhood treat, the unicorn horn lollipop, into a costume that’s sure to be the sweetest on the block.
Outfitted in sweet, matching colors, your trick-or-treaters will have all the grandparents under their charm in cut-and-sew Matryoshka Doll costumes designed by Anda Corrie. You may recognize Anda’s distinct style from other DIY tutorials on the blog or her Spoonflower shop, and her riff on a classic collectible in Basic Cotton Ultra makes an adorable combo for siblings. See Anda’s complete tutorial below to get started!
School might be out for the summer, but for Ashley Bible, the English literature teacher behind the blog Building Book Love, you can still find her in the classroom. Swapping out her grade book for gift wrap, Ashley transformed her classroom with a DIY project you’ll want to… check out. “I’m a strong believer that your environment, whether that be your home or your classroom, can influence your daily energy, imagination, and joy.”
Ashley: During the school year my students and I spend almost as many waking hours in our classroom as we do in our homes. Because of this, I set out to create an imaginative, inspiring, and welcoming space in which to spend our days learning. Since I’m a high school English teacher, I wanted my classroom design to reflect and encourage a love of reading and writing. As I was brainstorming what this design might look like, I came across this stunning book pattern by Magenta Rose Designs on Spoonflower.
Are you ready to make a bold and bright statement in your living room, bedroom or even at your office desk? With Marliese Richmond’s step-by-step tutorial, you’ll see just how easy it is to make an Organic Cotton Sateen lampshade with the help of a friend and a fool-proof lampshade kit. After creating your shade, we hope you’ll have the same reaction as Marliese’s friend Andrea, “Straightforward with a brilliant result – and the bespoke fabrics are beautiful!”
They’re cute, they’re easy, they’re inexpensive: what’s not to love about handmade baby hats? You can make at least two hats from one fat quarter of our knit fabrics, so you can have some on hand for friends or family. Download the free hat pattern and follow the step-by-step tutorial below or jump to the video tutorial to get started.
A party should always include the following: friends, food, and of course, a good dose of festive flare! In the midst of all the details that go into party planning, DIY elements can sometimes take a backseat. Lucky for us, Annie Parsons, aka anniedrawsthings in the Spoonflower Marketplace, has created a beginner-friendly cut-and-sew project that is guaranteed to level-up your party planning prowess: DIY Party Pennants! The best part about these pennants? You can make a complete set in under 30 minutes and they come in two sizes, fat quarter and yard, and three different styles.
Are you ready to see why you’ll be cheering “Hip, Hip, Hooray” by the end of this project?
Does the thought of lugging an oversized cardboard tube storing your poster for an upcoming presentation have your heart racing and palms sweating? If you know this stressful feeling all too well, today’s research poster hack will be your saving grace. Follow along as one of Spoonflower’s Customer Service Advocates, Jennifer, shares how to create a one yard poster on Performance Piqué using the free design program Canva. By the end of her tutorial you’ll be saying goodbye paper, hello piqué!
With modern quilters like Brittany Lloyd of Lo & Behold Stitchery, Caitlin Topham of Salty Oat and Kristy Lea of Quiet Play Designs paving the way for a new generation of quilters, it’s safe to say these are not your Grandmother’s quilts. Using features like the Fill-a-Yard™ cheater quilt template to jumpstart your quilting project or bold and bright designs from the Marketplace, it’s now easier than ever to completely customize your quilt.
Today, Swiss designer and quilt maker Yara Greuter will show you how to make a totally gnarly quilt using the 2 -yard cheater quilt Fill-a-Yard template. Pull up your leg warmers, tease out your hair and get ready for this beginner-friendly tutorial!
Whenever we’re at a loss for what to sew next we always know we can count on our creative community to help us find our sewjo! Whether you’re looking to add a quick update to your home, stitch something up for your daughter or whip up a custom garment for yourself, they’ve got you covered. Here’s a look at eight projects created by a few of our favourite Australian makers to inspire your next me-made.
Perfect for chilly winter days or cool summer nights, this pullover stitched up by Katie of Katie Makes a Dress using a colourful print on Fleece designed by amyjpeg is great year round. Stitch up one, or five, for a new playful staple in your wardrobe! [Read more…] about 8 Australian Makers Inspiring Our Next DIY Project
Are you ready to make a statement in your home without breaking the bank? Today, the self-proclaimed “colour wieilding Queen” and blogger behind PMQ for two, Ariel Garneau, is showing how to transform an Ikea make-up table into a rolling bar cart using 1 part Woven Wallpaper and 1 part power tool mixed with 3 parts creativity. We feel confident that by the time you’re finished with this beginner-friendly DIY project, you’ll have a new favorite accent piece in your home and something to cheers to!