Scrolling through Tasha Moss’s Instagram feed, you might just feel like you’ve taken a step back in time. Tasha’s iconic vintage style — see it all documented on her blog, By Gum, By Golly — mixed with her no-fear approach to sewing makes her the perfect person to test out our newest fabric, Dogwood Denim™. If sewing with heavyweight fabrics like denim, Celosia Velvet or Eco Canvas have you running out of the sewing room, we think Tasha’s top tips will be just what you need to get started!
Calling all world travelers, history buffs and DIY enthusiasts! If you’ve been looking for a creative way to highlight your road trip memories or trace your family ancestry, today’s tutorial by embroidery enthusiast and Spoonflower maker Robert Mahar is the “X marks the spot” on your handcrafted adventure. Once you’ve seen the five ways Robert personalizes a map with embroidery, keep your DIY journey going by reserving a spot at Craftcation, a four-day business + makers conference filled with DIY workshops including an embroidery class from Robert!
Wedding planning season has arrived and we’re highlighting 25 of our favorite projects to help you achieve the DIY wedding of your dreams. From unique ways to jazz up your dancing shoes to inventive photoshoot backdrops and custom bridesmaids dresses, we’ve got all skill levels and time commitments covered. Get comfortable, relax and enjoy the inspirational view—then don’t forget to bookmark your favorites. We promise there’s something for every crafty bride on our list!
Surface pattern design is not just for the professionals! If you’ve ever browsed our Marketplace for unicorn, confetti or even motorcycle fabric, there’s a good chance you’ve been curious to know how designers have created their seamless repeats. Today we’re putting the tools into your own hands (professional, aspiring or otherwise) with a simple step-by-step tutorial that shows one way to create your very own seamless repeat design, no fancy editing software required!
- 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper
- Pens, pencils, markers or crayons
- A straight edge or ruler
- Craft knife or scissors
- Optional: Cutting surface
- Access to a scanner
Step 1: Create your drawing. The key is not to let any of your artwork go off the page—keep it contained!
When the style trends for 2018 were announced by the leaders of the home décor industry, it was no surprise to see wallpaper making the list…again. Over the past few years we have grown to love wallpaper as a quick and easy way to refresh a room. With easy application and even easier removal, our home- and apartment-friendly wallpaper gives you the best of both worlds. Will 2018 be the year you finally complete the home makeover of your dreams? Find inspiration for your walls—and beyond—from these 15 wallpaper projects that have caught our eye.
The wait is finally over! We are so pleased to announce that the Spoonflower limited edition coloring book pack on Lake is now available. New to one of 2017’s Apple Design Award winners? Find out more about our favorite coloring app here.
The Spoonflower x Lake collaboration came to life through a special design challenge in October 2017 and the designer community did not disappoint. With nearly 400 entries in the Black & White Coloring Book challenge, the popularly voted top 25 designs were narrowed to 16 designs for the Spoonflower pack by the team at Lake.
Feeling the winter blues? The cold days of January can make anyone stir-crazy. Instead of staring at the same old furniture, cheer up your space with this easy weekend project using our go-to home déc material: woven wallpaper. Whether you use an old bookcase at home or pick one up from a tag sale, this refresh is guaranteed to help you see your reading nook in a new light! Follow along as Spoonflower’s president, Allison Sloan Polish, takes you through the DIY.
Caitlin Topham is the owner and quilter behind Salty Oat, an online quilt shop and blog dedicated to the art of patchwork goods. With her modern take on an age-old practice, she curated the bedroom look featured below that is both contemporary and timeless–the centerpiece of which is her beautiful handmade queen-sized quilt in Kona® Cotton Ultra. Grab your coffee and cozy up to learn more about today’s heirlooms from the expert herself.
When we first laid eyes on Kristy Lea’s swoon-worthy quilt inspired by Nouveau Bohemian’s design Arctic Song, you could say it was love at first sight—and for Kristy too! Pulling inspiration from the cool colors, the movement of the trees and the arctic animals frolicking about in Esther’s design, Kristy knew that a quilt incorporating Arctic Song couldn’t use just any quilt block pattern. Keep reading to learn how the Australian paper-piecing master behind Quiet Play Designs brought a Spoonflower design to life through a one-of-a-kind quilt.
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There are so many reasons to be excited about Spoonflower’s newest addition, Dogwood Denim™ – it’s durable enough for a variety of projects that take a lot of wear and tear, but softens up in the wash just like your most-loved pair of jeans. It’s heavy and rugged, while still being sophisticated. And best of all– it prints beautifully. We’re convinced you’ll love it as much as we do.
However, we know the idea of sewing with such heavy fabric can be a little intimidating to the novice sewist. That’s why Spoonflower staff members Meredith, Alexis, and Gina have teamed up to create the Dos’ and Don’ts of Dogwood Denim: 5 tips and tricks to ensure that your next (or first) Dogwood Denim project is a breeze. [Read more…] about The 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Sewing with Dogwood Denim