We’re kicking off this festive time of year with a Handmade Holiday blog hop featuring some of our favorite makers and designers to see how they celebrate the season across the globe. It might be snowing at our Berlin, Germany factory, but our friends in Australia are hitting the beaches for the holidays — and they’ve got DIY projects to prove it!
Each day we’ll update this post so you can see what everyone is making and find out how to recreate the projects at home. You can even join the fun by following #sfholidayhop and tagging your handmade holiday projects on your favorite social channel!
Today we’re starting things off right here with a DIY project from community favorite and a familiar face to the blog, Ceri Staziker, aka CeriGwen. Keep reading to see how Ceri is celebrating Christmas with her family using a customized advent calendar printed on Kona® Cotton Ultra. She may have even left a little gift so you can customize your own calendar!
HANDMADE HOLIDAY BLOG HOP SCHEDULE
Friday, November 17 | Ceri Staziker | Ceri Gwen
If you’ve ever planned a dinner party or hosted Thanksgiving, you know the to-do list leading up to the big event can sometimes feel never ending. A handmade touch to any dinner party is a must and when time is of the essence, an easy DIY project is key. Luckily, Brittany Lloyd of Lo & Behold Stitchery is stopping by the blog to share one of her easy placemat tutorials– make a complete set in under an hour! Keep reading to see how easy it really is.
The holidays can mean something different for everyone but one thing can be said for all of us: ‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Whether you’re attending them as a guest or taking on the task of playing hostess, the holidays give us the opportunity to bring out our best table linens and dinnerware. For those with a handmade holiday in mind, today’s DIY tutorial will be just the homemade touch you need for your already festive tablescape. Local quilter Brittany Lloyd of Lo & Behold Stitchery is sharing an easy quilted placemat that will impress your guests or make the perfect hostess gift.
Keep reading to see Brittany’s full tutorial and don’t miss Brittany’s beginner placemat tutorial— just incase quilting isn’t your thing!
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!
It’s no secret that we’re fans of Maddie Flanigan, the fearless founder of lingerie brand Madalynne. After a summer of lingerie making workshops, Maddie is back with your new go-to fall look featuring our dreamy chiffon. If you thought it was time to pack up your chiffon for heavier weight fabrics, you’re in for a treat! Keep reading to see how Maddie is transitioning this lightweight fabric for fall with the DIY statement piece you can sew up in under 2 hours!
Don’t worry if you haven’t tried our Celosia Velvet™yet, we’ve got you covered! From apparel and accessories to accents in home decor, we’ve rounded up eight gorgeous DIY projects that feature our most luxurious fabric that we’re just absolutely crushing on. A true trend making a modern comeback, dig into inspirational elegance with these custom velvet projects that will surely summon a dash of style and grace in your everyday life.
1. Be the belle of the ball with this super luxe holiday dress by Merrick’s Art.
Have you ever found a sewing pattern that you instantly know you’ll be making seven more versions of as soon as you can get more fabric? For Spoonflower team member Meredith, the combination of Celosia Velvet™ and the Cleo by Tilly and the Buttons has become the fall wardrobe piece she can’t live without. Keep reading to find out why she’ll be living in this pattern all Fall!
Meredith: If you’ve been following the blog this year, you may remember when I shared my love story with the Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Clothing, available on Sprout Patterns. I’m five wrap dresses in and still can’t get enough but these past few weeks had me on the quest for a fall version of this go-to dress.
Things I knew I wanted in my next sewing project: [Read more…] about This Velvet Dress Will Be Your Go-To Fall Look
Holiday entertaining can sometimes feel like a daunting task in the midst of baking all the cookies, hosting out-of-town guests and artfully wrapping every last present. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you find yourself crafting the perfect “kid’s table” one day and then quickly transforming your dining room into a space that would make Martha Stewart envious the next, you’ll love our new go-to party project: reversible table runners!
With the option of using a kid-friendly design on one side and a more upscale option on the other, you can entertain for two occasions using the same runner. We think that’s a win win! Keep reading to find out how to make this time-saving project for your next celebration.
Looking to have a handmade Hanukkah? We’ve got just the thing. Add even more cheer to your festivities with double-sided Fleece bunting (no sewing required!) and themed wrapping paper. We can’t wait to show you this easy, affordable, and super fun project. Let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Handmade Hanukkah: Double-Sided Dreidel Bunting