In this week’s edition of Make It Monday, we’ll help you prepare for the holiday season and the winter weather all in one project! Learn to sew a simple blanket (in any size) that can be snuggled with for years to come.
In this series, we kick off the week with a quick and easy project that we’re hoping to make by the end of the week, and we so hope that you will join along! Each Monday, check out our blog for a quick and easy project that can be completed in very little time. During the week, just sneak in a step or stitch here and there, sharing your progress with the hashtag #makeitmonday on the social media platform of your choice. We’ll share what you’re making as we go, rounding up our favorite shares on the weekend!
This week, let’s sew a simple blanket to donate to a local shelter or to warm someone you love this winter.
We love this tutorial on Momtastic.com for sewing a simple baby blanket. (Keep in mind, you can make this blanket as large or small as you’d like!)
If you’re looking for this design in the Spoonflower Marketplace, it’s Pennants, lemon – sun soaking by Natalie. Pretty sunny for a winter blanket, no? We recommend using cuddly Minky and Organic Cotton Knit for a warm blanket.
If you’re more of a blanket traditionalist, try this throw blanket tutorial from Let’s Go Sunning instead. Though we don’t print on flannel at Spoonflower yet, there are hundreds of plaid designs in the Spoonflower Marketplace, and paired with Minky and Organic Cotton Knit, you’ll sew up a blanket that’s as cozy as it gets. Oops! I mean– this blanket is for loved ones, not for keeping!
Don’t forget to show us your winter blankets on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter by tagging us or adding the hashtag #spoonflower and #makeitmonday. If you do, we may repost it to show off your beautiful, crafty progress!
Have a beautiful and industrious week!
I don't know about you, but around here, we turn positively giddy as soon as the temperature first starts to drop and the air gets crispy. Fall is finally here (or it will be in just 3 days!) and it has us feeling crafty. If you're anything like us, then we've got you covered with these 5 cozy crafts to get you in the mood for fall (as if you needed any help, right?). Bonus points if you're crafting with a pumpkin latte or brew in hand!
Make a Halloween Bunting with custom fabric by Heidi Kinney available on Spoonflower
Halloween Portraits – Slate Grey by Andrea Lauren available on Spoonflower
Pumpkin Pie !! by Demigoutte available on Spoonflower
Need even more fall crafting inspiration? Follow us on Pinterest and check out our DIY Fall Pinterest board!
Marseille Romper for kids sizes 2T-12 | Sew What Club
"Polyester crepe is a great, wallet-friendly alternative. It’s woven from hard spun yarn which gives it a crisp, textured surface. Unlike most polyester fabrics this one has a matte finish, making it look a lot more expensive than it really is.
Ideal projects vary from tailored suits to floaty dresses and tops. I would recommend taking advantage of the beautiful drape and using it for dresses and skirts with wide hems.
The drape might fool you into thinking this is a light weight fabric, but it comes in a variety of weights. Because of the rough texture you might end up with quite bulky seams so grading seam allowances is recommended.
It’s a hard wearing so you'll end up with a garment that will last for decades – provided you sew it well!"