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!
Fat Quarter Projects
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.
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?
Want to add a little flair or a splash of color to your pet’s collar? As easy as they are cute, this DIY pet bandana is guaranteed to have you and your pups jumping for joy. And with a free downloadable PDF pattern and video tutorial, you’ll be surprised how fast this project sews up. Grab your favorite fat quarter of fabric and 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.
Remember the days when you were told “don’t play with your food”? We hope you’re ready to throw that rule out the window for today’s tutorial by the cut-and-sew connoisseur, Na’ama. The Berlin-based maker is back with a new DIY plushie that we know you’re going to love soy much. Sharpen your chopsticks, grab your fabric shears and get ready to create the most adorable nigiri plushie.
Na’ama: Hello there sweet makers! Do you have a great love for Japanese food like I do? Well sometimes I think that this love is not only about the fact that it tastes amazing, but also because it’s a very aesthetic cuisine. The thing with food is that no matter how pretty it is, it will always be eaten at the end (or rot). This is why you need to have this Nigiri dude by your side, on your desk or on a shelf, just to remind you forever how great sushi is! Oh, and I created a companion friend for him – Mr. Soy, to spice things up! [Read more…] about Prove your Love for Sushi with this DIY Nigiri Plushie
Calling all sweethearts! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Heidi Kenney, designer of all things cute and tasty, has created a chocolatey treat especially for you. Using just a fat quarter of Fleece, Heidi’s Valentine Chocolate Box Pillow design is perfect for your best friend or partner in crime, your mom and even your one and only true love (yourself, included!). Our favorite thing is that this chocolate box won’t melt or go bad—it’s meant to last as long as love itself. Follow along below with Heidi’s simple step-by-step tutorial and make your very own valentine plushie.
- One fat quarter of Heidi’s Valentine Chocolate Box Pillow on Fleece
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
- Scissors and/or rotary cutter
Step One: Cut out both hearts and the long strip of red from your fleece fat quarter.
The venue is booked, the dress has been selected (bonus points for me-made!) and the cake tasting is complete, but have you thought about how your guests will send you off to newlywed bliss? We love a festive sparkler exit but more and more engaged couples are finding that venues are putting out the fire before the sparklers are even lit. Lucky for you, the wedding experts at Ruffled have solved your wedding woes with a venue-friendly (glitter and flame-free!) DIY send off that any member of your bridal party can create in just a few easy steps– no sewing required.
With a new year fast approaching, you may have a few resolutions in mind to help kickstart a fresh, happy and healthy lifestyle. At Spoonflower, one of our goals every year is to make a conscious effort to reduce our footprint on Mother Earth. From composting in the office to using non-toxic inks to bring your custom designs to life, each year brings new opportunities to go green. If you’re looking for an easy way to join our efforts, today’s reusable tote bag tutorial featuring our Organic Sweet Pea Gauze™ from Spoonflower team member Gina will put you on the path to environmental responsibility. Not to mention you’ll have a stylish accessory to boot!