Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

Color Inspirations – Vintage & Violet Radiance

Add some bold hues to your embroidery palette with this Vintage & Violet Radiance color inspiration.

This week, add some bold hues to your palette. Subtle vintage tones and soft whites get a bold swipe of color with this Vintage & Violet Radiance color scheme. This would really work with any vintage palette and suitably neon-bright tones, but there’s something wonderful about that blazing pink/purple combination. Add some sass to that class. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Color Inspirations – Vintage & Crimson

Try this bold and dark Vintage & Crimson color scheme out on your embroidery designs.

Just because the season is spring doesn’t mean you can’t look to others for inspiration! This week, go dark and bold with this autumnal Vintage & Crimson color scheme. Soft warm browns give your design a cohesive vintage look, but the pop of bright red gives it unexpected drama. Stitch it on a sepia fabric or even applique some vintage lace behind it for an extra decadent look. See how it compares to the original.

Which do you prefer?

Get The Look – Juicy Couture Embroidered Velour Handbag

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I spotted this Juicy Couture Embroidered Velour Handbag awhile back while I was out shopping, and I had to admit it was tempting, even though I’m not usually much of a purse gal. The embroidery really looked lux against the black velour, and I thought it was a really classy look. Lucky for us, this combination is easy to get yourself!

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All you need is a black velour bag of your own. I spotted this one on ebay for $16. There are lots of great vintage handbags you can get online in all kinds of cute colors, or you can sew up one yourself! Then, just stitch a pretty crest design all in white, like this Unicorn Rampant design.

To make absolute sure lighter parts of your design don’t get lost in the soft fabric, you may want to top it with a light water soluble stabilizer you can tear away once your design is done stitching. Grab a cute matching charm and you’ve got a classy new purse!

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The inspiration of gorgeous all-white embroidery on a soft velour bag is all you need to dive into making a fabulous DIY custom version. Try this with all kinds of designs. Sometimes making your embroidery design all one color can really transform it into something chic and new!

New Yuletide Revelry Collection

Christmas may seem a long way off to some, but if you’re going to get stitching this holiday season, now’s the time to get started! Nothing brings new life to your holiday gifts and decor like the new Yuletide Revelry Collection, showcasing elegant, painterly motifs that can be layered and combined to create graceful, colorful designs.

Everything from bold Christmas motifs to elegant accents let you embroider endless coordinating creations. Practice laying out your favorite designs in overlapping patterns like we did in this tutorial, and make yourself a classy Yuletide pillow like the one above.

Bold colors don’t always mean heavy designs! Even though these designs have a lot of stitches, they’re layered with open fill techniques to mimic the whimsical qualities of painting, and it helps keep them lighter for more projects and more kinds of fabric.

Hand designed lettering lets you add all kinds of holiday wishes to your projects. Try out this tutorial to embroider on fabric and turn it into a custom card!

You can choose from various holiday greetings all laid out in beautiful handwritten script. Add a couple of coordinating flourishes to bring the whole thing together.

These designs don’t have to just be for decor. You can use them to stitch up gorgeous gift bags. Just check out this tutorial for an easy how-to on stitching up simple pouches great for all kinds of holiday goodies.

Angels, holiday bells, and backgrounds of holiday music or lyrics bring the season out in bold style and light stitches.

Want even more of a handmade touch to your creations this season? You can stitch up this in-the-hoop gift tag. Leave it as is or even learn how to tea stain it using this tutorial on how to assemble it all together.

On everything from gifts, to home decor, to bringing a little holiday glam into the kitchen, these designs are versatile enough to work for any Christmas project you can dream up! Tea towels, aprons, napkins, pillows, blankets, gift bags… anything and everything can be embroidered to bring new holiday cheer!

Plus, if you’re looking to really coordinate your sewing fabrics with your favorite new Christmas designs, we now have new coordinating fabrics available from our Spoonflower store! Grab the big and beautiful Vintage Yuletide fabric (left) or the bright and cheery Yuletide Wishes fabric (right) with elegant handmade script and pretty snowflakes.

Combined with your new embroidery designs, you can create totally matching creations that blow away anything you could buy in a store. Order it today to give yourself time to stitch up all your Christmas creations!

Even better, when you order any version of the Yuletide Revelry design pack through Nov. 18, you’ll receive a special bunch of free bonus printables – gift tags, a gift box, and a greeting card. These printables will be added to your order history in a separate order after you purchase any version of the Yuletide Revelry design pack.

Still not enough Christmas joy? How about all these embroidery designs are on sale through November 18.

Grab them up and get stitching — after all, Christmas is only 45 days away!

UT Tutorial – DIY Charmed Tee

You’ve probably seen those cool printed faux necklace tees before. You know the cute ones that look like you have a whole bunch of  bling around your neck? I usually pass them by because they’re too expensive or they’re just not…quite what I’m looking for.

Well, we always know a custom DIY tee is always better! With today’s tutorial and a special charms pack, I’ll show you how to turn a plain tee into a charmed masterpiece with just a little bit of embroidery.

The best part about the Vintage Charms pack is that it gives you a huge impact even with a small hoop. These little charms are only about 2 inches high at the largest, and they stitch in a flash on all kinds of fabrics, even light drape fabrics like your favorite summer tee.

How do you connect your charms onto pretty stitched chains? Easy! It’s just a bit of freestyle machine magic.

Get the tutorial on how to make your charmed tee here.

Vintage Needlework Wedding Dress

Don’t have time to hand embroider a wedding dress?

Bring a little vintage nostalgia to your big day by incorporating vintage embroidery! Bride Frances cut the embroidery from vintage tablecloths and designed the dress herself. Check out the whole amazing wedding and more pictures of that gorgeous dress over on Love My Dress.

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UT Tutorial – Nursery Rhyme Plush Dolls

In love with our new Misfit Nursery Rhymes collection? Well we’ve got a fun way to really bring some characters from that series to life… as plush printed dolls!

We picked three of our favorite characters from the series and decided to so something extra special. We digitally painted and detailed three fabric doll patterns of Little Miss Muffet, the Cat and the Fiddle, and Humpty Dumpty for you to stitch together.

Have a peek at each design and their matching doll…

Each of the dolls is created with a basic simple shape that can be stitched together with ease, either in one big shape, or with the addition of simple legs for better articulation. Each doll design comes printed of a fat quarter size of fabric.

Want to learn how to put them together? First, grab all three at our Spoonflower store, then check out this tutorial for step by step instructions on how to put them together in no time, so you can pair them with your favorite embroidery designs and make the coolest decor accessories ever.