Recently I spotted some cotton bowl covers on an artisanal kitchenware website that were lovely yet pricey. After a bit of searching and some trial-and-error, I settled on an easy technique to make my own unique, double-sided covers using new Lightweight Cotton Twill. These covers are perfect for resting your dough for baked goods, covering pasta or salad for a picnic, or even protecting your stand mixer bowl from dust. Read on for the full how-to! [Read more…] about DIY Reversible Bowl Covers
We are over the moon about the launch of Lightweight Cotton Twill, and we knew just what we wanted to make with it: aprons with jumbo pockets and pretty gathers. Well that, and about a zillion other things! This half apron is sure to help you out with all your 2017 goals from cooking more, crafting more, and sewing all the things. Read along as we walk you through each step of this simple sewing project using Lightweight Cotton Twill.
Spoonflower embraces a love that exists for itself, not bound by color, gender, or geography. And to celebrate all love during Pride Month, Spoonflower has created two exclusive designs highlighting the colors of the rainbow and the values of inclusivity that make our vibrant world of color and surface design keep on spinning.
Ahh, spring. It’s the season for new beginnings, planting blooms, and sporting linen. Lots and lots of easy, breezy, lovely linen. Perhaps our most versatile fabric, it’s perfect for both table cloths and dresses alike. Today we’re sharing 5 easy projects using Linen Cotton Canvas to try this month.
What’s your favorite thing to make with linen? Share with us in the comments and show us your makes by tagging them with #Spoonflowered.
Happy Sunday, friends! Today we're sharing a very special baby edition of Sunday Sew. Spoonflower crew member Theresa stops by to share her experience stitching up one of our favorite patterns for babes, The Footie Leggings from Brindille & Twig. Stay and sew along, won't you?
Come November (or maybe October? We all know babies have their own schedule!) I will become the proud aunt of my second nephew. I was overjoyed and honored when my sister asked my mom and I to work together on making an outfit for little Freddie to come home from the hospital in. Baby's first outfit is very important! This is his chance to set the tone for a lifetime of many dashing sartorial choices. I was thrilled that my sister chose this pattern from Brindille & Twig, because I love all of their patterns and was privy to their reputable pattern making credentials (because believe me folks, there are some ill-written sewing patterns out there in internet-land!).
After much consultation, pinning, and favoriting, my sister decided on Sun, Moon, Stars in Parisian Blue designed by Andrea Lauren. So I ordered up a yard on cuddly soft Organic Cotton Knit, and washed the fabric with gentle detergent and cold water as soon as it finished printing and I could take it home.
Brindille & Twig patterns are very well laid out and easy to follow. What I love most about sewing for babies is that cutting & taping their sewing patterns is a breeze! That part took no time at all. I won't go into all the instructions and steps here for how to make the leggings. If you want to make these and need instructions, you can purchase the pattern from the Brindille & Twig site for a very reasonable price.
I also plan to make a few knit baby hats, and I'd love to stitch up another pair of these leggings with contrasting soles. It's official, this baby is definitely going to be rocking a heavily handmade wardrobe if this aunt has anything to do with it! Have you had experience sewing with this pattern or do you have a favorite baby legging pattern that you swear by? If so, please share!
Have a lovely rest of your weekend, and happy stitching!
If you're in the midst of your spring cleaning and battling with the decision to part with your old, sentimental t-shirts, these unique and practical ideas + tutorials will help you cope! Upcycling is the process of converting waste products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Tell us how you upcycle your retired t-shirts in the comments!
Regular Spoonflowerers are probably very familiar with the Kona® cotton we purchase from Robert Kaufman. It is, in fact, our most popular fabric. That's why we want to bring your attention to a small change to Kona starting on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Orders for Kona placed on or after Tuesday morning will be printed using a slightly brighter shade of white Kona cotton. The difference is fairly subtle (see the photo above), but will be important for anyone who is trying to match a previous order on Kona with great exactness. While we'll be retiring the old Kona cotton, we will continue to make it available for a period of time to customers who have ordered it previously. For those existing Kona purchasers, that option will show up in your fabric choices as "Retired Kona®". If you have questions about the switch, please feel free to write to our help team.
As noted in today's Spoonflower email, we're going through a transition right now in our quilting-weight cotton. Starting this week we've printed all quilting-weight orders on cotton with a slightly different thread construction: 78×76 rather than the 60×60 we have used in the past. The decision to change our most popular base fabric is being driven by our determination to find a source for fabric with quality that is perfectly consistent from one batch to the next. Based on the testing we are doing right now to all our fabrics, we may well change again before we settle on a permanent replacement.
Above is a photo that shows the old quilting-weight cotton on the left and the new on the right. They're very similar in weight, but the new quilting cotton is slightly denser and softer than the old. Feedback on the change is welcome!