If you’re just starting out with sewing, one of the best projects to tackle first is curtains. With just a few straight seams, you’ll make a huge impact and learn a few key basics. Plus, it’s something you get to enjoy every day in your home, out in the open for guaranteed “oooo” and “you made those???!” remarks. Grab your iron, sewing machine and scissors as former Spoonflower staffer Theresa takes you through each and every step to sewing the perfect curtains.
With the recent launch of the new Lightweight Cotton Twill and NASA’s release of these awesome vintage space tourism posters to the public domain, we saw it as a perfect opportunity to create some custom space-themed wall art canvases. The new Lightweight Cotton Twill prints vibrant colors and has enough stretch to mimic canvas (plus it’s only $26/yd!) and each poster was less than $20 including materials! Read on for the full how-to.
Happy Lunar New Year! According to Chinese zodiac, 2017 is the year of the rooster, more specifically the “Fire Rooster” which only comes around once every 60 years. Roosters are thought to be the “time keepers,” signaling when to start the day. They are the ambitious early risers, the hard working feathered friends of the zodiac. At Spoonflower, we feel 2017 is going to shape up to be the year of Roostery — our new sister brand that brings custom fabric to finished home goods. Today Kate from the Roostery team is stopping by the blog to share some of her favorite rooster themed Roostery products! Because what could be better than coming home to roost in a house full of rooster themed designs from Roostery? Okay now that was a tongue twister…
Removable wallpaper might just be our most versatile product at Spoonflower. You can use it for giant wall stickers, accents in your home, dressing your tech, lining drawers, and the list goes on and on! Below we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite wallpaper projects from bloggers and Spoonflower employees that we hope will inspire you to tackle your next home dec aspiration.
1. This stunner of a budget rental kitchen remodel had our jaws dropping.
2. Giant DIY Wall Stickers
The holidays are hands down our favorite time of the year. Fall is in the air, and with it, the smell of bonfires, sugary treats, and spiced drinks. But the holidays also brings in-laws, relatives, and more than a little bit of pressure if you’re the chosen host for the feasts and festivities. So we’ve assembled 9 examples of breathtaking table décor to help you beat holiday hosting anxiety. With these as inspiration, you can’t lose!
- Floridian tablescape with a tropical color palette
Our latest featured maker had an unconventional start growing up as a child actress and singer on sets and sound stages across the country. Later, Kathryn Zaremba received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and moved to New York City, where she was a design assistant to Jonathan Adler and illustrated textiles for Rachel Antonoff. Now settled in Washington, DC, she creates whimsical textile designs from a workshop she shares with other female makers called the Lemon Bowl. Plan a visit if you’re in the area, and read on to learn how Kathryn fuels her successful small business.
My day starts with: “COFFEE! Then usually checking emails and customer inquiries, depends on the day. I try to plan a couple of days (or several half days) that are dedicated to making. The majority of my work is creating pattern designs for wallpaper and textiles but I also make paper portraits. These are intricate cutouts I am commissioned by people to make, so it’s important to allot enough time for them!”
Want to turn your table into a spooky setting for a Halloween feast? Heidi Kenney (our resident Queen of Halloween) is stopping by the blog today to share the how-to, using her cut-and-sew placemat template available in the Spoonflower Marketplace. Designed to be printed on 54″ wide fabrics (linen would also work), a fat quarter fits two placemats, and a yard gives you eight. Pick a FQ or yard up in Eco Canvas fabric, then follow her easy steps below to sew up these adorable placemats for a table-scape that’s fit for a family of goblins and ghouls!
Remember a few months ago when we introduced you to our new sister company, Roostery? They are a small team that’s working to help bring your unique home dec projects and ideas to life, no sewing skills required. You can take your Spoonflower designs or designs you love in our Marketplace, and order them to be sew up (in the USA) on various products like cocktail napkins, placemats, tea towels, and pillows. We’re excited to have Kate from the Roostery team stop by the blog today to share all the exciting updates the Roostery team has been working hard on over the past few months!
My day starts with a bit of a mom hustle, feeding two boys, getting one to school and the other back down for a nap and then hit the ground running with either a shift at the store, exercise, or checking things off my list.