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!
As you gain excitement for sewing your own clothes (or clothes for others!), you'll eventually want to make your first basic button-down shirt. Why? Because button-downs look good on everyone, and they're great for days when you want to feel a touch more put together. After you find a design that gets you excited, it's time to choose your fabric for the project! We recommend using our Cotton Lawn Ultra or Organic Cotton Sateen – they're both soft next to the skin and lovely for shirting. The Cotton Lawn Ultra is the lighter-weight option of the two if you want to wear the button-down in warmer months. Finally, pick a pattern below that fits your style – we've selected some great patterns in this round up of basic button-downs!
Collette Aster Sew Along | Sewalongs with Colette Patterns
Stitching up a simple throw pillow is a fast, low effort way to spruce up any space. Our amazingly creative friend Lia Griffith shares a simple video on how to make your own zipper pillow–an easy project for sewists of all levels.
With every craft skill we have to start somewhere, and approaching your first sewing project can be daunting. One of the best first projects to attempt on your sewing machine is a simple pillow with a zipper opening so that it can be removed and washed. It comprises two pieces of fabric, straight line stitching and a zipper – it could not be more simple. And you get the benefit of making something new and fabulous to add to your home or to give to a friend.
Create your own zipper pillows using this same fabric designed by Lia by heading over to her Spoonflower shop!
There are clothing and accessories for dogs and cats that are helpful and fun, and there are those that are likely to just embarrass your dog friend. We’ve compiled five sew projects that we think have utility and merit to them, in addition to being unbelievably cute. Summer is a great time of year to hang out next to the air conditioner and get started on those winter holiday gifts for friends and pet companions alike!
Hound Dog Hoodie DIY | Urban Threads
Dog Bowtie tutorial | Ammo the Dachshund
Dog Coat tutorial | Sew Doggy Style
Sew Your Own Dog Boots | Domestik Goddess
Booties are good for protecting from hot summer pavement or cold winter ice and salt. Plus, here’s a helpful tip for “boot training” your dog!
DIY Dog Bandana | A Pair of Pears
Sewing your own clothes can be a little intimidating. Spoonflower friend and fashion designer Jamie Lau visits the blog today to share a step-by-step guide to making and sewing bias tape! Follow along as she explains a simple way to give your handmade garments a professional finished edge.
With summer upon us, I chose to work with Spoonflower’s new lightweight Kona Cotton Ultra fabric for my latest design.
One of my top-selling dresses is a relaxed fit ikat midi dress with short kimono sleeves. I wanted to create a new style in the same silhouette using my Striped Blue Gradient print, as featured in these linen-cotton canvas shorts.
Today, Spoonflower team member Jenny drops by the blog to show you how to make the fanny pack of your dreams! Have you been feeling nostalgic about the 90s? Have you noticed that the once white-hot trend has returned? If so, you probably want your own fanny pack right about now. I know I do. This time around, let’s leave the bright white tennis shoes at home.
Around here, the pants with the drop crotch go by the name of Hammer pants, y'know, after the one and only M.C. If you're looking for comfortable loungewear that also looks good walking down the sidewalk, these are the ticket. This project tutorial is for those with beginner to intermediate sewing skills. If you like to make things, or you're motivated by comfort, you can do this!
I used the Hudson Pant pattern from True Bias because it's comfy and relaxed but has a slight drop crotch style to it. I chose two designs on Spoonflower's Marketplace in organic cotton knit to make these, the loungewear of my dreams: "stacked" by Holli Zollinger and "ditsy mustard" by Patty Sloniger. I'm really into mustard and grey color combinations this spring, and what better to go along with it than a floral ditzy print?
With springtime energy picking up in North Carolina, birds are chirping loud and proud and the sun is shining brighter and brighter. Now is the time to improve your napping game in time for the dog days of summer! Spring is also a time of renewal, so let’s take a moment to get your nightly sleep routine up to par with some DIYs that are sure to leave you rejuvenated!
What better way to get ready for summer (and whittle away at your fabric stash) than to spend a spring weekend making your own summer shorts? Bike riding, gardening, and road trips aren’t complete without a fun pair of shorts to accompany those summer adventures. For this week’s round up, we handpicked some beautiful, comfortable DIY shorts patterns for you to try out and love!
Today, Spoonflower crew member Teri visits the blog to share a tutorial for a soothing neck pillow with a removable cover.
When my boys were little, I often repeated the adage, “The days are long, but the years are short.” For Mother’s Day, I wanted share a tutorial for making a soothing neck pillow, perfect for relaxing after a day of chasing those adorable little ones or trying to keep up with teenagers on the go.
I prefer to use 100% cotton for the pillow because polyester could melt if the microwave gets too hot. However, it’s nice to have something snuggly next to the skin, so I use soft Minky for the removable cover. This also means the cover can be washed. For the fabric design, I selected Flower Pattern by kostolom3000. A handful of dried lavender adds a soothing scent. To prevent the flax seed from drying out with repeated use, spritz the pillow with a bit of water before heating in the microwave.