While many claim December to be “the most wonderful time of the year”, the sewing community will argue that May is easily their favorite time of the year for one very special reason — Me-Made-May! This month-long challenge is “designed to encourage people who make their own clothes to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe.” What started as a personal challenge for maker Zoe Edwards, Me-Made-May is now in its eighth year and is an invitation to the entire sewing community to make a me-made pledge throughout the month. Whether it’s wearing only handmade for the entire month, reviewing your wardrobe and seeing where you need to fill the gaps, or even wearing the handmade dress that’s gotten buried in the back of your closet, there’s something for everyone.
Zipper pouches require only a little bit of skill and a fat quarter of fabric, but they go a long way in showing off your personal style. Make one in Satin or Faux Suede as an evening accessory or whip one up in Dogwood Denim™ to wrangle travel essentials in your car or corral pencils in your kid’s backpack.
Whether you go functional or decorative, these make an easy (and fun!) way to get organized.
If you’ve been looking for your new go-to top, something that is easy to wear but still packs a stylish punch, we’ve got the pattern for you! The wrapped silhouette and wide boat neckline of the Wrap Blouse by BurdaStyle makes your soon-to-be favorite top elegant and suitable for both the office and going out. Want to know what’s even better? You can now make this blouse and five other BurdaStyle patterns using Sprout Patterns’ cut & sew technology thanks to an exciting Sprout Patterns + BurdaStyle collaboration! To kick things off, we’re unwrapping the Wrap Blouse with Sharadha R, the talented DIY enthusiast behind the blog Sweet Shard.
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’ve fallen in love with and can’t help but make time after time? When you open your closet, do you see that specific pattern taking over your wardrobe until you realize you now have six versions of the same project? Spoonflower team member Meredith shares the Sprout Patterns project that’s taking over her closet: the Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Clothing. Keep reading to learn how she used the Sprout Patterns’ color coordinating tool to take her staple dress to the next level!
Take a break from decking the halls by decking out your family in these holiday jammies. These comfy bottoms will turn even the the biggest bah-humbug into a Holiday Cheermeister. Whether you’re dressing up for holiday pictures or cuddling up around the tree, PJs are a must. Check out the instructions below–we’re using Sprout Patterns’ Jasper pattern (for the guy in your life), but check out the Lucy pattern for a slimmer, ladies cut, and the Baby Leggings pattern for little ones. You can even get a coat for the dog! Love the look but hate sewing? Check out Sprout’s White Glove service, to get a professional to stitch up your jammies for a little bit extra.
If you’re more of a visual learner, click here to watch the video tutorial as Spoonflower team member Tim stitches up a custom pair in no time!
What you’ll need for the project:
- Your Sprout Patterns Jasper pattern
- Twill tape or elastic for the waistband /drawstring
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine and/or serger
- Front pant leg (2)
- Back pant leg (2)
- Waistband (2)
- Fly facing
Let the tutorial begin!
Traditionally, art has belonged on walls––in museums and galleries. On September 7th, Sprout Patterns and Spoonflower broke down that barrier, making art accessible by way of ready-to-wear garments. We collaborated with an international cast of artists residing in the creative city of Berlin, by translating their drawings, paintings, tattoos and photos into a language easily understood: fashion. Caroline Okun, Creative Director for Sprout Patterns, just returned from a three week trip to Germany, to oversee the very first Sprout X Berlin runway show at our European headquarters in Germany.