Ever wanted to create a waterproof, wipe-able bag that’s super easy to clean? While Spoonflower doesn’t yet offer lamination, there are super simple hacks you can use to create the same effect. This week guest author Emma Jeffery from the blog Hello Beautiful shares a tutorial for sewing up a waterproof washbag.
Get ready for beach season with this fun sewing project created by Ceri Staziker! She shares how to stitch a sweet cover-up for your kids along with a downloadable PDF to create your own custom sewing pattern!
This is an easy, step-by-step sewing tutorial to create a Minky beach cover-up for a child aged approximately 4-8 years. The tutorial uses my cut-and-sew patterns which can be found here. Alternatively, you can download my free PDF pattern to create a version from your own fabric designs.
- 8 x 48 inch rectangle of Cotton Spandex Jersey or Modern Jersey
- Scrap jersey
- Rotary cutter, mat & ruler
- Sewing machine (or hand sewing needle and thread)
- Masking tape (optional)
* Important note: This rectangle needs to be cut with the grain of the fabric. That means that you are cutting the 48” length parallel to the selvedge edge of the fabric. I was able to cut two necklaces from the scraps from making a Sprout Patterns Moneta dress. You can make several necklaces from 2 yards of cotton spandex jersey fabric.
Are you excited about Spoonflower’s recent addition of Fleece, but not sure what to make? Fleece is remarkably easy to work with, prints vivid color and high detail, and doesn't fray! Spoonflower’s Senior Graphic Designer, Robin, is here to show us how to make a custom zippered laptop case using a combination of Fleece and Eco Canvas.
What happens when you combine Spoonflower’s Cotton Spandex Jersey, the brilliant mind of SammyK, and the winter cold and flu season? An adorable tissue-cozy swatch project, that’s what! Spoonflower friend and designer Samarra Khaja (SammyK) stops by the blog to bring you a swatch project that’s adorable, practical, and you can finish it up in just a few quick seams. Enjoy!
Today’s tutorial comes from our creative friend and textile designer Ceri Gwen. She shares how to stitch up the sweetest hand strap clutch using an engineered design she created that fits perfected on a fat quarter of fabric. Whip one up for an upcoming holiday party or make a few as gifts for friends!
Ceri: Recently I’ve been seeing more and more clutch bags with hand straps and think they look so good–what a neat and practical idea it is! I wanted to try and make my own version and came up with this quick and easy pattern. It’s a compact clutch but easily accommodates all of your essentials.
Ready to set the table with stylish and sustainable dinner napkins? Here at Spoonflower HQ, we make every effort to be an eco-friendly company with sustainability as a top priority. In order to live that “reduce, reuse, recycle” life, we try to cut down on waste and limit what goes into our landfills. We compost and recycle everything possible–perhaps the most beautiful sustainability effort–we use cloth napkins! Want to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle? Spoonflower crew member Crystal shares two easy ways to create your own finished cloth napkins–mitered corners and pillow case style–for a quick and easy DIY way to start reducing your carbon footprint.
Fall is on our minds here at Spoonflower HQ and the changing season is the perfect excuse to do a little organizing and cleaning. Our sewing spaces can always use a good purge and straightening up, and who doesn’t love something beautiful to help get the job done!? Our friend and neighbor Sara, creative author of Radiant Home Studio, visits the blog to share a simple sewing tutorial for creating a fabric wall organizer.
I love decorating my home with handmade accents. It makes my house feel more cozy and adds pops of color in unexpected places. Today, I’ll show you how to make this simple hanging wall organizer using 4 coordinating fabrics.
The pockets are designed to hold standard size file folders. You can use it in the kitchen to organize mail, the craft room to organize supplies, or the kids’ room to organize toys. It’s versatile enough to work anywhere in the house!
Who doesn't love a good pair of leggings? They're the perfect garment for layering, relaxing and getting active! We all have a favorite pair that fits better than all the rest. Today, Emma Jeffery, creative sewist + maker behind Hello Beautiful, visits the blog to share how she replicated her daughter's favorite pair of leggings using a funky design printed on Sport Lycra!
Leggings are a wardrobe staple for my daughter–pulling on and off with no buttons, zippers or other annoying closures. They are every girls’ must-have and with Spoonflower’s new Sport Lycra fabric, I can sew up some extra fun pairs for her dance/play/sports activities. These leggings will take about 30 mins to make and you don’t need a pattern. All you need is a pair of existing leggings that you like the fit of, and you can make these using the same method, for adults and children alike.
Decorating a space that feels totally unique and fresh can be a struggle with what’s available at local shops. Our friend and super crafty lady Lia Griffith visits the blog to share how she created a custom duvet cover using Spoonflower fabric!