Ah, spring – a time when everything feels fresh, new and full of life. As we welcome in blooming flowers and warmer weather, we’re also welcoming in our newest natural fabric, Cypress Cotton Canvas. It’s the perfect cotton fabric for refreshing every room in your home and Spoonflower staffer Gina is showing you how with a sweet miniature Cypress Cotton Canvas plant holder, great for adding a pop of color to your coffee table or making the gift of a new plant extra special for your friends and family. Ready to get started?
If your goals for 2018 include getting organized and working through some of your fabric stash, the keychain coin purse is the project for you. It’s quick, easy, and requires only an 8” square of fabric – the perfect project for a swatch or scrap of fabric from your latest make. Grab yourself a sample swatch of our latest and greatest fabric, Dogwood Denim™ and get ready to turn it into a super useful keychain zipper pouch for just $5.
What happens when you combine Spoonflower’s Cotton Spandex Jersey, the brilliant mind of SammyK, and the winter cold and flu season? An adorable tissue-cozy swatch project, that’s what! Spoonflower friend and designer Samarra Khaja (SammyK) stops by the blog to bring you a swatch project that’s adorable, practical, and you can finish it up in just a few quick seams. Enjoy!
When I’m cutting row after row of swatches at our cutting table, the thrifty part of me sometimes wonders what people do with their swatches once they’ve made sure that their design prints the way they want. I imagine that the professional designers do something…professional with them. Put them in a swatch book or tack them on a bulletin board with a bunch of other swatches or something. Personally, I’ve felt a bit guilty chucking mine into the scrap basket, though it’s true that my daughters use them heavily for tiny doll blankets, makeshift doll clothes (tied on with skinny scraps), etc.
Enter Rae, “professional home executive” of Made by Rae. Rae figured out a very virtuous and extremely cute and practical way to use up a swatch if you’ve got loose ones lying around. Her toy bag is pictured left and she’s posted a tutorial on her blog. It’s intended for her son’s loose toy train bits, but who’s to say you couldn’t turn it into a little jewelry or lingerie bag for traveling? Thanks, Rae!
And Stephen? You can now refer to me as our “professional home
executive” when you’re not referring to me as Spoonflower’s