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!
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Celebrate the holiday season by transforming a family recipe into the perfect gift using Emma Jeffery’s tried and true Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel Tutorial. Spoonflower Berlin crew member Maria shares how she put a German twist on this project using her father’s Stollen recipe in the next installment of our Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!
Maria: Every holiday season I look forward to time spent with my family. While my home in Berlin is only a couple hours north of Dresden, where my parents live, heading home for Christmas is always the most special trip. The excitement that was once filled with gifts and surprises has now been replaced with simple traditions I look forward to year round. My favorite being a slice of my dad’s Stollen, a recipe he only makes once a year. Stollen is a traditional German bread containing dried fruit topped with sugar or icing meant to resemble Jesus as a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths. And while I might be a bit bias, my dad makes the best Stollen! This is my first Christmas working at Spoonflower and after seeing the original recipe tea towel I knew I had to make one for my dad for Christmas. Follow along to learn how to whip one up for your friends and family this holiday season! [Read more…] about A German Take on the Classic Recipe Tea Towel
If the gift giving season leaves you scratching your head trying to figure out what to get everyone on your list, you’re in luck! This year, we’ve rounded up 50 tea towel designs that will make the season of giving easier than ever. From teachers to technicians and everything in between, there’s a design for everyone this year thanks to the 500,000+ designs available in the Spoonflower Marketplace!
No time to DIY a set of linen cotton canvas tea towels? Be sure to visit our sister site, Roostery, to order these designs or any others from the Marketplace as finished tea towels. Just remember– ensure your order ships in time for the holidays using our helpful holiday shipping deadlines!
See which designs made the list!
1. For the Cat Lover
Raise your hand if you’ve experienced the following: You’re holding a camera, ready to capture a beautiful moment and the next thing you know, you’re reaching out as fast as you can to grab the camera that is unexpectedly falling out of your grasp. Has your heart rate risen just thinking about every photographer’s worst nightmare? Same here. Keep reading to see how we paired Eco Canvas with a picture perfect design to create the DIY project that every photographer needs in their life: a camera strap. We can’t guarantee your camera catastrophe nightmares will go away but we promise you’ll be glad you added this accessory to your camera bag!
When a Spoonflower team member gets ready to say ‘I do,’ you can guarantee custom fabric will be making an appearance. For DIY bride and Marketing team member Meredith, she knew fabric would play a big role on her big day. From customized bridesmaids’ tote bags to a handmade ring pillow, her guests got the full Spoonflower experience. When it came to the gift she’d give her husband-to-be, Meredith knew exactly where she’d find her inspiration. Using a twist on the always popular recipe tea towel project, see how this crafty bride created a handmade handkerchief to commemorate the special occasion for under $22!
As a DIY bride, you may have taken on the task of crafting beautiful handmade gifts for your wedding party. We’re helping you check that project off your to-do list with DIY Sleep Masks to help your bridesmaids get a good night’s rest before the main event. Handmade lingerie expert, Sarah Norwood of Ohhh Lulu Lingerie, (her me-made lingerie is seriously swoon-worthy!) is showing us how to make eight mix & match sleep masks with a Fill-a-Project™ Cheater Quilt “hack” featuring some of her favorite floral designs from the Spoonflower Marketplace! With over 500,000 designs in the Marketplace, you can find a design to match each unique personality in your wedding party.
Hello, fabric friends! Looking for an adorable and easy project that’s perfect for a weeknight? We love these DIY baby tees–they’re so quick you can knock out a bunch for gifts or outfit your kids in totally custom me-made wardrobes. And, as an added bonus, you can make one baby tee with just a fat quarter of fabric. Ready to get started? Grab your organic cotton knit fat quarter and some supplies and let’s jump right in!
If you’re more of a visual learner, Click here to jump down to the video. featuring Spoonflower ops superstar Tim. [Read more…] about We’re Going ‘Wild’ Over this DIY Baby Tee How-To | Video Tutorial
Earlier this year, we were feeling the love when we shared our Personalized Wedding Pillows for Under $10 DIY project on the blog. We received lots of excitement for this project and a handful of requests for a pillow template. The wedding bells must be ringing because today we’re excited to share four different pillow templates, ready for your customized details!
Looking for a baby accessory that’s as adorable as it is practical? Well you’re in luck–we’ve been in love with making bandana bibs lately, which is convenient because they’re so easy to stitch up. Whether you need a gift for a baby shower, something for your own little one, or are looking for new projects to stock your Etsy store with, bandana bibs fit the bill. Download the free pattern and follow along with this easy as pie tutorial. Click here to jump down to the video.
One of our favorite things about these bibs is that they’re a great batch project; once you get your pattern printed, you can cut out and sew up three or four in a row without spending much more time than it takes to make one. And since babies are messy, beautiful things, having a lot of spare bandana bibs is never a bad idea. Plus, you can match them with different outfits. 😉
One of our favorite custom-fabric projects of all time is the doppelgänger dog pillow. Originally dreamed up by Spoonflower co-founder Stephen, this brilliantly clever pillow was designed for Ruby, the first of the two rescue dogs that have come to live in Stephen and Kim’s home. Since then, the project has exploded — and we’ve seen everything from hedgehog to bunny rabbit versions stitched up by our customers. Get inspired and learn to make your own snuggly pet pillow!