This holiday season whip up a handmade garment or accessory for a special guy in your life. We've rounded up five of our favorite menswear patterns– stitch up one or all five for a complete outfit!
Want to learn how to turn your own sewing patterns into digital files to print full-sized on high quality paper? Today, independent clothing designer and Spoonflower team member Jamie Powell visits the blog to show you how to take your own hand-drafted patterns and create digital files to print on a roll of inexpensive gift wrap either for your own garment making or to sell your pattern designs.
This tutorial will walk you through the process of turning your hand drawn sewing pattern into a digital file using Photoshop. Some basic knowledge of Photoshop is helpful, but there are only a handful of tools that are used in this tutorial, so you don’t need to be an expert. The example I use is a raglan sleeve shirt pattern that I’ve been interested in offering for sale. Digitizing your patterns is a great way to get them clean and professional looking, and even if you’re not trying to turn your projects into profits, it’s a great way to preserve your patterns and make them easy to share with friends.
Enjoy a little DIY inspiration from the Spoonflower community with one of the ultimate Spoonflower Hacks, cut & sew patterns, engineered sewing patterns printed right on the fabric!
1. DIY goodie bag | 2. Michigan oven mitt kit | 3. Fox + elephant pillow panels 4. Retrotastic camera bag pattern | 5. Riviera tee cut & sew patterns | 6. Sachet kit | 7. Succulent tea towel calendar | 8. Owl apron pattern | 9. Monster Cheater Quilt |
The competition this week is for cut & sew patterns that, when printed on a full yard of fabric, can be used to make your own bag. The entries – all 75 of them — show an amazing amount of diversity and creativity. Enjoy voting! We'll show you the winners next week.
This week's participants are:
1. Grandma's shopping bags by mariao
2. "Hidden Friend" Bag by jumping_birds
3. 'At Sea' Bag Pattern by jenniferdenty
4. toadbag has the munchies! – by megamoniek
5. -Sakura_bag_pattern- by melimiliá
6. 1 Dozen Party Loot Bags – Pheasant Garden by kayajoy
7. 8 egg-hunt bags by sef
8. A bag with a face by chameleonfire
9. A Blooming Boat Bottom Bag by dianne_annelli
10. A Blooming Handy Bag By Rhonda W. © 2012 by rhondadesigns