What happens when you mix ice cream and watercolor? Beautiful DIY napkin projects, that’s what! During the hot & sticky heat of summer, few things are as delicious and refreshing as ice cream. We love it so much, in fact, that we’ve combined it with another thing we love, watercolor, to create our newest (and dare we say sweetest?) DIY napkin project.
They may be small, but a fat quarter is perhaps the mightiest cut of fabric. We’ve rounded up 5 all-star fat quarter projects from the Spoonflower Marketplace. From dolls to pencil cases to tea towels, the real question is what can’t you make with a fat quarter of fabric? Time to stock up on these adorable, fast projects!
Bonus: Recipe Tea Towels!
Lately we’ve been super inspired to make new projects and try new techniques as we combat the never-ending fabric hoarding stash! As we strike-off all the projects on the list of things to make, we realize the list is getting too short and as the scrap fabric pile grows ever larger! To combat both issues, we’ve rounded up 8 projects that require no more than a fat quarter of a fabric.
Shevonne gets ready for yoga in her Sport Lycra headband with design Delf_Conversational by Stacy Iest Hsu.
You’ve just sewn up your Sport Lycra leggings and you’re ready for yoga class when it strikes you–your freshly sewn yoga pants need a matching headband to keep the hair out of your eyes during those downward-facing dogs! With the bonus moisture-wicking feature and quick sew time, a headband is the perfect accessory to add to your athletic wardrobe. Join Spoonflower team member and self proclaimed athletic apparel advocate Meredith, as she shows you how to turn a fat quarter of Spoonflower’s Sport Lycra into a headband, ideal for sweating it out at the gym or just preventing a bad hair day.
- 1 Fat Quarter of Spoonflower’s Sport Lycra (I used Jennifer Sanchez Art’s ny1329. The colors in her designs really pop on the Sport Lycra!)
- Fabric shears or rotary blade.
- Sewing machine/thread
Here are the voting results:
1. 546 votes for Bobbit_Pencil_Case by woodmouse&bobbit
2. 506 votes for Damask Typewriter by artytypes
3. 343 votes for WHOOO is Ready for School pencil case by jennartdesigns
4. 333 votes for Owen and friends on yard by laura_the_drawer
5. 307 votes for Percy’s Pencil Pouch by dianef
6. 285 votes for pencil pouch by heidikenney
7. 262 votes for Cut-and-Sew Pencil Case (click to see mockups) by pennycandy
8. 240 votes for Moustache Cat! (Zipper Mouth Pencil Case) by sammyk
9. 236 votes for friendly_pencil_monster by alexandra_pillaert
10. 233 votes for Pop Pencil Pouch by gracemellow
Last week, we spotted the most adorably cozy hand warmer project on the blog of Rae Friis, aka Armommy. Created to keep the little fingers of her four young children warm and cozy in their coat pockets, Rae’s hand warmer design uses just a quarter-yard of fabric to produce 12 little hand warmers, or six sets of two. They’re such a cute and easy way to show some love as we approach Valentine’s Day! For the full tutorial and a free downloadable insert to turn your hand warmers into the perfect Valentine’s Day present, visit the Armommy blog.
Rae Friis together with her mother Jane started the Armommy company to help women be the designing mamacitas they are destined to be! They create products and offer DIY projects that merge timeless concepts with a modern twist & a little whimsy, finding inspiration in their own desires & experiences as moms & those of the mamas they know and serve. You can connect with them via the Armommy blog, on their Facebook page or via Twitter.