There’s nothing fishy about making your kid’s Halloween costume, especially when it incorporates all of your favorite DIY elements like hot glue, felt, foam and of course, custom fabric! Sara Walk of Tell Love and Party is swimming over to the blog to share a costume that will shine amongst a sea of classroom costumes. Taking center stage for this friendly fish is our go-to fabric for costumes, Satin. Level-up your handmade Halloween game with Sara’s step-by-step tutorial and get a head start with our free PDF fish costume pattern.
Zipper pouches require only a little bit of skill and a fat quarter of fabric, but they go a long way in showing off your personal style. Make one in Satin or Celosia Velvet as an evening accessory or whip one up in Dogwood Denim™ to wrangle travel essentials in your car or corral pencils in your kid’s backpack.
Whether you go functional or decorative, these make an easy (and fun!) way to get organized.
Calling all photographers! If you’ve been dreaming of a unique and affordable way to print your photos, we’ve got just the thing for you. With the help of Spoonflower team member Todd, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of printing your precious photographs on fabric to showcase your memories, and all for a fraction of the price.
We’re head over heels for these cute DIY ring pillows. You can customize them by uploading your own design with your wedding logo or colors, or by choosing a complimentary design from our Marketplace. And, because it only takes two swatches of Spoonflower’s Satin, this project can be completed for under $15, adding a splash of style to your big day. Let’s go ahead and jump in!
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Our latest featured maker, Rosanna Bernstein, was inspired by her own journey through cancer to design and give away dolls for children undergoing treatment themselves. Her Etsy store, featuring Spoonflower-designed blankets, children’s clothing and dolls fuels her generous outreach: All Bee Brave Buddies dolls are sent free to any family who requests them. In fact, many in the Spoonflower community have donated fabric of their own to be used! Get to know Rosanna below.
Where do you live? “I live in Surfside, Florida, a small community on the Atlantic ocean, a mile north of Miami Beach.”
My day starts with: “A cup of steaming hot herbal tea and then off to my studio, a few steps away. For the past several years, it has been home to Baby Bonbons, my children’s clothing and accessory shop on Etsy. I generally spend the morning on the computer working with my shop and my nonprofit, updating web pages, organizing sponsors and fundraising benefits to fund the three Bee Brave Buddies dolls I have designed to give children battling cancer around the US, packing boxes to ship both our clothing and the dolls. I designed the dolls and started giving them to children 18 months ago with the proceeds from my Baby Bonbons shop.
We invite others to join our team to make sure we can make a big difference in the lives of kiddies with cancer and also send us any extra fabrics for our dolls. We also invite everyone who would love to feel the love of these children receiving the dolls, to volunteer and become a doll ambassador.”
We're always a bit sad to see any of our substrates retire, but as of August 31, 2015, we are officially removing Matte Gift Wrap from the Spoonflower product lineup. If you use our Matte Gift Wrap regularly, you will continue to have access to the paper while supplies last. If you are not a regular orderer of Matte Gift Wrap but would like to still have access to it while supplies last, please contact our help team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to offer Satin Gift Wrap and we're always exploring new substrates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your understanding!
There’s nothing quite like snuggling up in a cozy pair of winter pajamas. As the seasons change and we head into the holidays, it’s the perfect time to create your own set of custom-printed jammies with our newest fabric.
Our new Satin is a silky, lightweight 100% polyester woven fabric that is perfect for projects that benefit from high sheen and a soft hand. This luxurious fabric is easier to work with than other satins, its hand softens with washing, and its crisp bright colors hold up very well through repeated laundering. The hardest part is deciding between zombie donut or bacon PJs!
Koi Fabric designed by Nagisawada
Satin is back and we couldn’t be more excited! Satin is a silky, lightweight 100% polyester woven fabric that is perfect for projects that benefit from high sheen and a soft hand. This luxurious fabric is easier to work with than other satins, its hand softens with washing, and its crisp bright colors hold up very well through repeated laundering.
We are pleased as punch to have Samarra Khaja (SammyK on Spoonflower) visit the blog today to share the superhero capes she made for her boys! Peek in at her design process and get tips for sewing your own with our lustrous satin fabric. You can order Samarra’s cape set to sew up for your own dynamic duo, or design your own! Read on for this crazy easy costume DIY plus a bonus link to learn how to make Samarra’s applique version.
Here’s a project that’s not only easy and perfect to make for Halloween, but it’s one that will get great use throughout the year, because what self-respecting kid (or adult, for that matter) would ever EVER pass on the random opportunity to dress up as a superhero on any given day?
None, that’s who.