New series on the blog today! This is the first roundup of one of my favorite Instagram weekly features: Spoonflower Saturday! My two years with Spoonflower have made it easy to fall in love with textile design and I really want to encourage all of you to try your own DIY projects. This post includes a great group of projects that any beginner can try out. I have also added a link to where I found easy tutorials - no excuses!
This postcard was what inspired me to begin the series in the first place. You see, before I put up my designs to sell, I test out the colors with a color swatch. Instead of just having those swatches hang around, why not make something? Thanks for the kick in the pants, Spoonflower!
Eyeglass Cleaning Cloth
So I took the card’s advice and created a glasses cloth with this Minky fabric from my “Unlikely Pair” pattern. Heaven knows I needed one of these because I always seem to lose the cloths that come with my glasses. A swatch is the perfect size for a cleaning cloth, so all I did was hem the edges (try this tutorial).
I love coffee, I love tea, I love making cup cozies! Like that rhyme? Totally made it up in 10 seconds. This is probably my project of choice because I love dressing things up, especially when it comes to a tea-inspired pattern. Fair warning, you might see pop up in future Spoonflower Saturdays (try this tutorial).
I used to hate head wraps growing up, but now I can’t wait to make more! This one was made with my “Bubblegum” basic cotton fabric and I made it loooooong so I can tie a bow whenever I feel like it! (I used this tutorial, but with my own modifications)
Drawstring Jewelry Pouch
Next up is a jewelry pouch using a cotton spandex fabric of my “Enchanted Castle” fabric, which you might recognize from here. I was able to whip this baby up in 10 minutes and makes the perfect protector for necklaces and bracelets that I don’t want to gather dust (try this tutorial).
Party Time! Spoonflower makes giftwrap too! I’m terrible when it comes to wrapping gifts so I try to use as many smoke and mirrors as I can to distract you from the terrible job I do. “Zero to Hero” was inspired by one of my favorite movies so I had to try it out.
Using the same concept as the glasses cloth, I hemmed the edges of this basic cotton fabric to make a jumbo coaster! I have two HUGE Disney mugs which tend to hide any cute coaster used beneath them. A giant fabric coaster has been a new colorful way to spruce up my breakfast table (try this tutorial).