If you’ve been looking for your new go-to top, something that is easy to wear but still packs a stylish punch, we’ve got the pattern for you! The wrapped silhouette and wide boat neckline of the Wrap Blouse by BurdaStyle makes your soon-to-be favorite top elegant and suitable for both the office and going out. Want to know what’s even better? You can now make this blouse and five other BurdaStyle patterns using Sprout Patterns’ cut & sew technology thanks to an exciting Sprout Patterns + BurdaStyle collaboration! To kick things off, we’re unwrapping the Wrap Blouse with Sharadha R, the talented DIY enthusiast behind the blog Sweet Shard.
You don’t have to be a DIY genius to put a handmade spin on gift-giving this season. Whether you go 100% custom-made or get a little help with Sprout Patterns’ White Glove sewing service, your friends and family will notice your attention to detail when choosing the perfect design (or creating your own!) to match each of their unique personalities. We’ve rounded up our favorite giftables that are guaranteed to warm hearts during the holidays.
Welcome to the Halloween edition of our Meet the Designer series! This week, we’re showcasing the frighteningly adorable designs of Johanna Parker. Tucked between Denver and the Rocky Mountains, Johanna lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her husband and black cat, Jack, in what looks to us as the perfect fairytale-like home prime for inspiration. Not only is Johanna a fabric designer and illustrator, but she also makes papier-mâché sculptures reminiscent of vintage Halloween decoration. Grab a handful of Halloween candy and nestle in because we’re so thrilled to share this spirited interview with you!
My day starts with:
“The happy sound of purring from our black cat, Jack. He’s always excited when we wake! Then, that rolling list of creative to-do’s switches on. A hot cup of black coffee or tea and perhaps a piece of dark chocolate helps to kick-start the day.”
Don’t worry if you haven’t tried our Celosia Velvet™yet, we’ve got you covered! From apparel and accessories to accents in home decor, we’ve rounded up eight gorgeous DIY projects that feature our most luxurious fabric that we’re just absolutely crushing on. A true trend making a modern comeback, dig into inspirational elegance with these custom velvet projects that will surely summon a dash of style and grace in your everyday life.
1. Be the belle of the ball with this super luxe holiday dress by Merrick’s Art.
Whether you’re all about the bikini, tankini or one piece, there’s one thing that’s true : This summer, it’s all about the me-made swimsuit. With options to customize your suit through style, surface pattern (Have you seen the 500,000+ options in the Marketplace?) and fabric type (Did you know our Sport Lycra is swimsuit approved?), how could you not give these 10 DIY swimsuit projects a try? Not quite ready to go to the deep end of DIY swimwear? Our sister company, Sprout Patterns, is now offering the Soma Swimsuit as a cut-and-sew project!
Have you ever found a sewing pattern that you’ve fallen in love with and can’t help but make time after time? When you open your closet, do you see that specific pattern taking over your wardrobe until you realize you now have six versions of the same project? Spoonflower team member Meredith shares the Sprout Patterns project that’s taking over her closet: the Kielo Wrap Dress by Named Clothing. Keep reading to learn how she used the Sprout Patterns’ color coordinating tool to take her staple dress to the next level!
Spoonflower has joined with Sprout Patterns again to show you how to stitch up a stretchy, sporty pair of leggings just in time for warm weather. The Sloan Leggings are comfy, stylish, and equally perfect for trail running and running errands. The pattern is for a simple well-fitting pair of leggings, with multiple lengths and a key pocket. Learn more (and get creating!) here. Choose your favorite Spoonflower design, create your leggings, and follow along with the video below. You’ll be comfortably stretching and lunging–or just hanging out with friends–in no time. Let’s get started!
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Spoonflower’s new Lightweight Cotton Twill is an absolute dream to work with. The weight is the perfect go-to for a multitude of projects, especially totes! The combination of this easy to work with material and its tough weave will ensure that you’ll end up with something that will not just look amazing, but wear well. In this tutorial, Gia from the blog Sew Gratitude will to take you through a simple “hack” using the Lightweight Cotton Twill and an Everyday Tote project from Sprout Patterns. Each Everyday Tote is printed to order on a full length of twill. Which means once you cut out and prep your tote you’ll have a HEALTHY chunk of fabric leftover to work with, almost 400 square inches worth! It’s an amazing deal to have the leftovers to coordinate. Without further ado, let’s jump into the how-to!
If you’ve been following Spoonflower since the beginning, you may remember meeting Caroline, Spoonflower’s former graphic designer. She’s since moved on to become Creative Director at Spoonflower’s sister company, Sprout Patterns, and so we thought we’d check in with Caroline and re-introduce her to our community!
The first thing I want you to know about me is: I have a special kind of OCD. Not the kind where you clean your house, but the kind where you can tell the difference between a 9pt and 10pt font. DOCD: Designer Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
My secret talent is: Making an amazing pizza using almond flour and mozzarella
The very first thing I do in the morning is: Hug my dog
The last book I read is: “Don’t You Cry” by Mary Kubica
The last song I listened to is: “Curse” by Vicktor Taiwò
I take my coffee: black with heavy cream (go Keto!)
I loooooove: Pit Bulls
I’m really proud of: How many strong and amazing women boss ladies there are today!
The podcast I never miss an episode of is: Bodega Boys
My favorite Spoonflower designer is: Nellig
My favorite type of fabric is: Linen Cotton Ultra!
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!