This holiday season, add a little hand-crafted goodness to your gifts by creating a cute and cozy felt gift bow to add to the top of your perfectly wrapped presents.
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A handmade tote is the perfect gift for any occasion, not to mention a stylish way to help the environment by skipping the plastic grocery bags on your next trip to the supermarket. Jamie Lau, Brooklyn-based writer and designer, shares how to create a lined and reversible tote that’s perfect for transporting gym clothes, your farmers market haul or everyday bits and bobs!
Jamie: One of the early sewing projects I worked on when I was first learning to sew was a lined, reversible tote bag. This is a great beginner project for those still getting familiar with their machine, or looking to perfect those straight stitches and backstitching. Or, if you are brainstorming handmade projects for the upcoming holiday season, this is a great opportunity to personalize your gifts using your own textile designs printed on Spoonflower fabric. For the exterior of the bag in this example, I selected the Eco Canvas using my Electric Cranes print. For the lining, I chose Cotton Poplin printed in the vermilion colorway of my Silver Ribbons Star print (for additional colorways, click here).
The holiday season is in full swing, but taking a time out to make the gifts and decorations that add flair to your gatherings is a great way to reflect on the blessings and abundance of the season. We've rounded up some lovely (and simple!) DIY projects that you can easily finish before Hanukkah celebrations begin tomorrow.
We’ve rounded up five beautiful DIY gift wrapping ideas with pretty papers for truly swoon-worthy presents. Whether you dress up your boxes with a simple gift tag or kid-friendly interactive paper, make your holiday season extra special with incredibly wrapped gifts!
This holiday season whip up a handmade garment or accessory for a special guy in your life. We've rounded up five of our favorite menswear patterns– stitch up one or all five for a complete outfit!
Finding a gift for a guy can be quite a challenge. Lyly, a member of the Spoonflower help team, shares how to stitch up a quick and quirky bow tie for the dapper dude in your life. Read on for the full how to and add a little handmade goodness to your gifts this holiday season, or to update his New Year’s Eve celebration outfit!
Bow ties make great gifts, so why not make your own. Beginning sewers, don’t be shy, this bow tie tutorial is for you too!
Happy Friday! We're wrapping us this week of gift inspiration with 5 adorable accessories to top off any occasion's presents. From felted acorns to box-top forests, these DIY gift toppers are gifts on top of gifts! The best part is, they use supplies you can find lying about your house (or yard!) and are super simple to finish. Start your holiday stockpile of gift toppers this weekend, and happy crafting!
Squirrel away some acorn tops this fall to make these precious felted acorn toppers.
Snip your way through these 5 paper gift toppers for a perfectly coordinated set of gifts!
You can find the lovely Kate Zaremba gift wrap used in this tutorial on Etsy!
Repurpose the cuff of an old tee to create a lovely double ruffle gift topper.
Fold beautiful paper scraps to create origami bows.
Use any string you have laying about to create these awesome tassel toppers.
Learning to design fabric can be a little intimidating. Luckily for those interested in learning a new creative skill, there are many folks who have shared simple projects to help you get started. Check out these easy tutorials for getting your feet wet in the world of textile design!
The 2013 crafting goodness (or madness, for those of you frantically making holiday gifts!) is winding down, and we've been thinking back on some our favorite design and crafting projects we've been fortunate to host on the Spoonflower blog this year.
This Saturday we were delighted to have so many of our local friends stop by to craft in celebration of our first year of classes and gatherings in the Greenhouse, our classroom and community space at our Durham, NC headquarters! It was so exciting to catch up with old friends and meet new faces as we enjoyed fully stocked crafting stations to dye, collage, and embellish wooden holiday ornaments and toured Spoonflower's printing operations.
New friends striking a pose in front of our "photobooth" created by hanging two rolls of matte gift wrap printed with our Greenhouse logo and affixed to the wall with washi tape!
I've said it once, and I'll say it again– time flies when you're having fun, and this past year of classes, workshops, sew-ins, and craft parties in the Greenhouse, our classroom and community space, has been a blast!