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.
Ahh, spring. It’s the season for new beginnings, planting blooms, and sporting linen. Lots and lots of easy, breezy, lovely linen. Perhaps our most versatile fabric, it’s perfect for both table cloths and dresses alike. Today we’re sharing 5 easy projects using Linen Cotton Canvas to try this month.
What’s your favorite thing to make with linen? Share with us in the comments and show us your makes by tagging them with #Spoonflowered.
Remember these amazing map throw pillows from Emma Jeffery’s how-to? She created these gorgeous and personal cushions with Google satellite view images of the countryside near her home in England, and shared how to design your own one-of-a-kind treasure.
This January she’s created a new map cushion tutorial, using the Google map view instead. In this how-to Emma created for the Fiskars blog, she teaches you how to prepare and upload your file to print at Spoonflower, and even how to sew up a neatly finished cushion with piping and an invisible zipper!
Use either of Emma’s great step by step tutorials to create a pillow that celebrates your hometown, a great trip, or for a unique gift for a friend!
Big news: Spoonflower is very pleased to introduce linen-cotton canvas, a really lovely blend of 55% linen and 45% combed cotton.
This is a lightweight canvas, about 5.5 oz per square yard, so
durable enough for pillows and bags but also great for making apparel. $27 pr/yd is the regular price, but if you are a designer purchasing your own designs it's only $24.30 pr/yd.
One note: The cloth is natural white, but after we heat it (post-printing) it turns a slightly cream color. When washed, however, the cream comes back to white. [more photos here]