Have you given our newest (and dreamiest!) fabric, Chiffon, a try? After our friend and local blogger, Allie Jackson stopped by the blog to test out our Chiffon with an easy summer neck scarf , we knew we had to do a second take on this simple DIY with one of Spoonflower’s web developers, Leah! Using Spoonflower’s latest feature, Fill-a-Project™, Leah created an airy chiffon infinity scarf that can easily dress up any outfit. Keep reading to find out how you can make three chiffon scarves for $42 – that’s just $14 per scarf!
Spoonflower is revolutionizing the way you replenish your fabric stash! Choose from basic yard templates (half yards horizontal or vertical) or project templates (cheater quilts and infinity scarves) and select the designs you want printed. With multiple designs filling a yard, you can now get the fabric you want in just the amounts you need. Check out some of our fave projects below, and learn how to use this exciting new technology:
With our new Fill-A-ProjectTM cheater quilt templates, you can complete an heirloom-quality large quilt in record time. Up your quilt game with custom fabric you designed yourself or find those just-right designs in our Marketplace.
Each Fill-A-ProjectTM is offered in a limited selection of fabric types. For our cheater quilt tops, you can choose from Basic Combed Cotton, Kona Cotton and Cotton Poplin. Don’t forget to choose yardage for the backing! The quilters among us love Organic Cotton Sateen Ultra ($27/yd), Kona ® Cotton Ultra ($19/yd), Cotton Poplin Ultra ($20/yd), Satin ($18/yd) and Minky ($27/yd) for a soft and colorful touch.
Create two scarves with just two yards! This is one of our favorite beginner sewing projects. Once you order your infinity scarf fabric, check out our favorite infinity scarf tutorial to learn how to easily put it together with just a few seams. Use Poly Crepe de Chine to create a lightweight, sheer scarf, or use Modern Jersey or Cotton Spandex Ultra to create a soft, stretchy scarf.
There will be zero upcharge for templates and the commission structure will mirror Sprout Patterns as a percentage of the yard! Templates follow current pricing by substrate. Currently, you will also earn commissions on Fill-A-Yard projects you order for yourself using your own designs — this is in lieu of the 10% designer discount on regular fabric purchases. This ‘commission’ will show up in your account as spendable Spoondollars, but will not be included on any total earnings for tax purposes.
There are two great reasons to build Collections now. First, in order to fill a template with multiple designs, the designs must all be within the same collection — which can now include designs from any designer in the marketplace! Second, shoppers love groups of designs curated around themes or colorways for their projects. Designers — make sure to add titles and descriptions to your Collections with theme keywords and colors so that others can find them easily when searching for those perfect pairings. Start creating and have fun!
Check out our screencast below to see how easy it is to get started. To start designing your Fill-A-Project, simply click on the design you want then click a corresponding section on the project you want to fill in with the design.
What are you waiting for? Create your first Fill-A-Yard™ project
Today, a local business owner here in Durham, Annie Franceschi, stops by the blog to share how she used Spoonflower to create the perfect custom pashmina to commemorate the three year anniversary of her business, Greatest Story Creative. Learn how she did it and how you can apply the same technique to celebrate the next big event in your life!
My name is Annie Franceschi – I’m the Owner and Creative Director of Greatest Story Creative – a Durham, NC-based branding agency that helps you tell your story in your business and your life. Some say you can wear your heart on your sleeve, in this post – I’d like to tell you how I figured out how to wear my business!
I’m celebrating three years in business and I was planning a party with clients and friends. For the party, I knew I wanted to do something special to commemorate the history of the business and everything I’ve learned from it so far as an entrepreneur. Since what I do is so much about telling people’s stories, I thought it’d be great to create a dress with snippets of those stories. But then I realized, I’d rarely wear something like that again. Then it hit me: a pashmina! [Read more…] about The Business Idea You’ll Want to Steal: Telling A Story with a Scarf
Have you heard about our soft and stretchy Modern Jersey? It’s the perfect fabric for garment sewing. Our guest author, Emma Jeffery, stops by the blog to share her first sewing project with the new jersey, a perfect option for beginners! Prefer to learn from a video? Skip down to the bottom of the post where Spoonflower team member Jessica recreates this project in a video tutorial.