Eco-Friendly DIY project
Lunch bags have certainly come a long way from boring (and wasteful) paper or plastic. Your kid won’t want to rush out the door without this custom-made bag in Eco Canvas.
Does a trip to your local nursery result in a car filled to the brim with new greenery to add to your growing houseplant oasis? If so, today’s tutorial will be just the project you need to add a pop of pattern to your “greenhouse”. Using 2 yards of Cypress Cotton Canvas™, follow along as Spoonflower crew member Gina shares how to stitch up a planter bag in under an hour. These make the perfect housewarming gift (just add the plant!) but after you make one, you might just want to keep it for yourself! Keep reading to see the video tutorial or jump ahead for the step-by-step instructions.
Ah, spring – a time when everything feels fresh, new and full of life. As we welcome in blooming flowers and warmer weather, we’re also welcoming in our newest natural fabric, Cypress Cotton Canvas. It’s the perfect cotton fabric for refreshing every room in your home and Spoonflower staffer Gina is showing you how with a sweet miniature Cypress Cotton Canvas plant holder, great for adding a pop of color to your coffee table or making the gift of a new plant extra special for your friends and family. Ready to get started?
With a new year fast approaching, you may have a few resolutions in mind to help kickstart a fresh, happy and healthy lifestyle. At Spoonflower, one of our goals every year is to make a conscious effort to reduce our footprint on Mother Earth. From composting in the office to using non-toxic inks to bring your custom designs to life, each year brings new opportunities to go green. If you’re looking for an easy way to join our efforts, today’s reusable tote bag tutorial featuring our Organic Sweet Pea Gauze™ from Spoonflower team member Gina will put you on the path to environmental responsibility. Not to mention you’ll have a stylish accessory to boot!
Our favorite DIY projects transform plain, tired garments into one of a kind works of art (inexpensively!) by adding a pop of colorful pattern. This raglan t-shirt refashion is exactly that type of project. We love raglan tees–they bridge the seasonal gap between summer and fall seamlessly, giving you more coverage and a classic, Americana look. Since we’re using a regular old cotton crewneck t-shirt (bonus points for thrifting it), this project is fast AND inexpensive. Click here to jump down to the video. Let’s get started!
Here are the materials you’ll need:
- Crewneck t-shirt
- One yard of a stretchy knit fabric (Modern Jersey, Cotton Spandex Jersey, or Organic Cotton Knit are great choices – choose a fabric similar in weight to your t-shirt). We’re using Crazy about Hats by Mariskadesign in Modern Jersey.
- A raglan t-shirt pattern (We’re using the pattern from It’s Always Autumn–It’s free and comes with different sleeve lengths!)
- Sewing machine w/ a zigzag stitch or a serger
Prep your t-shirt
Start by cutting out the neckline out of your T-shirt and set it aside – you’ll need this again later.
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 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