You might already be planning your handmade resolutions for 2018 (hello, me-made wardrobe!) but let’s not forget those projects that made 2017 the year for DIY! We’ve rounded up the 25 most popular projects of 2017 and after you take a closer look, you’ll be able to see why they made the list. From DIY cactus plushies to the always popular handwritten recipe tea towel, this year’s list will be the inspiration you need for 2018.
Whether they’re showing how to properly address an invitation or helping you find the venue of your dreams, the team at Style Me Pretty are truly the experts when it comes to your big day. So, when they got their hands on some of the stunning designs from the Spoonflower Marketplace to dream up two do-it-yourself projects, we knew we’d be in a DIY wedding wonderland. In a two-part series, see how they made bridesmaid robes in 9 easy steps and then take your seat with fabric escort cards that are sure to wow your guests.
Take a break from decking the halls by decking out your family in these holiday jammies. These comfy bottoms will turn even the the biggest bah-humbug into a Holiday Cheermeister. Whether you’re dressing up for holiday pictures or cuddling up around the tree, PJs are a must. Check out the instructions below–we’re using Sprout Patterns’ Jasper pattern (for the guy in your life), but check out the Lucy pattern for a slimmer, ladies cut, and the Baby Leggings pattern for little ones. You can even get a coat for the dog! Love the look but hate sewing? Check out Sprout’s White Glove service, to get a professional to stitch up your jammies for a little bit extra.
If you’re more of a visual learner, click here to watch the video tutorial as Spoonflower team member Tim stitches up a custom pair in no time!
What you’ll need for the project:
- Your Sprout Patterns Jasper pattern
- Twill tape or elastic for the waistband /drawstring
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine and/or serger
- Front pant leg (2)
- Back pant leg (2)
- Waistband (2)
- Fly facing
Let the tutorial begin!
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!
Spend this weekend working on updating your wardrobe. Whether you need to do a good purge of your closet or add a few handmade pieces, the next two days give you a perfect opportunity to get started! We've rounded up a few patterns we can't wait to stitch up into new additons for our wardrobe.
GET TO WORK: Create a stylish and sophisticated top that easily transitions from the office to happy hour!
GET STUFF DONE: For busy days running errands or weekends with a full schedule, a comfortable yet cute top is a must.
GET COZY: Whip up a Linden sweatshirt for cozy evenings around the house, or dress it up for every day wear.
GET ALL DOLLED UP: A chic flattering silhouette is the perfect garment for date night. Pair with red lipstick, cute shoes, and a fun bag and you're good to go!
BONUS: For baby, because this is just way too cute not to share!