UPDATE: As of June 15, the Spoonflower Handbook Master Class Summer Session is full! Click here to join the waiting list.
After reading last month's Spoonflower Handbook Master Class recap by instructor Becka Rahn, were you itching to road trip to the Spoonflower HQ? If the answer is yes, you're in luck! We are excited to announce registration is now open for the summer session of the Spoonflower Handbook Master Class on August 26-28. This workshop will be an introduction to using Photoshop for fabric design, with a specific focus on using layers and seamless textures to add depth to your designs.
Ready to get designing? Click here to reserve your spot today!
Join author and founder of Knack Studios, Barb Blair, as she leads a night of crafting ( supplies included)! Using techniques from her newest book, Furniture Makes the Room, the “queen of milk paint” will lead you in making your very own refinished jewelry box using supplies (yes, including the jewelry box!) provided by Spoonflower, the leaders in digital custom design. Enjoy light refreshments and snacks as you craft the night away.
Featuring instructions for 15 before-and-after furniture projects including dressers, tables, beds, and more in Blair's signature bold style, a "toolbox" section detailing favorite techniques and materials, and photos of dozens of inspiring interiors, Furniture Makes the Room unlocks the secrets to decorating livable rooms around statement pieces. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the inspiration behind Barb’s newest book and make a take-home project of your own. Want a sneak peak at what we'll be making? Visit last Tuesday's blog post when Barb showed us how to update a jewelry box in under an hour!
Refreshments provided by Trophy Brewing Company, Union Wine Company, and Cupcakes by The Cupcake Shoppee!
Ready to join in on the fun? RSVP today!
It's been an exciting couple of months since our last update on what's happening in our European office in Berlin. We're still hard at work and have a lot ahead of us, but wanted to give y'all another peak into what we've accomplished and what's still to come.
Orders to Europe, Africa and the Middle East are now shipping from Berlin--yay!
A Berry Good Deal! Save 15% off one yard or more of any fabric in your cart through Saturday at 12PM EDT. Spoonflower Pro members save 20% automatically so if you aren't already a Pro member it's a great time to join!
Not a Pro member? Join now to activate your extra discount on your next order through Saturday. Plus enjoy free standard shipping worldwide on every order. Once you've purchased pro, your next separate order will receive the 20% off total savings.
This 15% off fabric offer is valid through May 7 at 12 p.m. EDT on 1 or more yards of any fabric. Promo savings will automatically apply when one or more yards is added to your cart. Spoonflower Pro members will automatically receive the higher discount. Can be combined with the 10% Everyday Designer Discount. No other promotional discounts can be applied. Previous purchases are not eligible for adjustments. Offer not valid on test swatches, fat quarters, swatch samplers, or sample packs.
On my first day working at Spoonflower, I learned our core values of creativity, customer focus, authenticity, resourcefulness, fun, and trust. These values are exemplified in daily office life. When you experience the unique, warm atmosphere throughout the office and operations floor it is not hard to understand why The Triangle Business Journal voted Spoonflower one of its 50 Best Places to Work in 2015.
As Spoonflower has grown from two families working together in Mebane to over 170 employees working in both North Carolina and Berlin, we have wanted to give back and help serve our local community in a more meaningful way. With this goal in mind, we established our Volunteerism Committee in December of 2015. So far, the committee has found wonderful projects for Spoonflower to support including adopting a family for Christmas, donating children’s books to Book Harvest, and sponsoring JUST TRYAN IT, which provides assistance to the families of children with cancer. Beyond these wonderful organizations, Spoonflower also offers its employees paid time off specifically designated for volunteering with any nonprofit of their choice.
You know those 4" x 4" little swatches of printed fabric you find tucked lovingly into your Spoonflower fabric orders? These swatches may be small, but they are mighty! From covered buttons and graphic shirt pockets to elaborate pieced quilts, we are always astounded to see what people do with them. Now, we want to see what you can create your free 4 inch swatch.
We've redesigned the small swatches that ship in every Spoonflower fabric order to make it easier to snip off the text and make the most of your printed fabric morsel. Now it's up to you to stretch your creativity, and start doing big things with these tiny fabric squares. Such as...
Right now at Spoonflower Headquarters, spring has sprung. Everywhere you look a new flower is blooming and trees are filling back up with leaves we’ll need for shade once our steamy North Carolina summer hits. Everything is fresh and beautiful and it reminds us in the most magnanimous way why we have dedicated ourselves to protecting our environment and being a sustainable company.
Don't miss out on your chance to snag our most popular upholstery weight fabric at half the price! Our 45% recycled Eco Canvas is perfect for those projects that require a sturdy, durable fabric. It features bold and vivid colors that hold up great to multiple washings. Eco Canvas is ideal for upholstery, home dec and bag projects.
Just add 1 - 5 yards of Eco Canvas to your shopping cart, and use promo code: ECO to see the price drop 50%.
Wait, I need some inspiration...
Inspired yet? Awesome! Time to get shopping!
In April of 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal and left many homeless. Across the world in Durham, NC, Spoonflower’s own Anitha Kothandaraman wanted to do something to help. Anitha came up with the idea that the employees of Spoonflower could use its resources of remnant fabric and energetic, creative employees to sew blankets for Nepal. Just like that, Spoonflower’s Blankets for Good program was born.
Meredith, Spoonflower's Community Outreach organizer, sews a RARE Bear to be given to a child living with a rare disease.
For 25 hours, we're offering 25% off of Fleece! Beginning at 10 AM EDT on Thursday, April 7th, through 11 AM EDT on Friday, April 8th, receive 25% off 1 to 5 yards of Fleece, using promo code: FLEECE in your shopping cart.
Our Fleece is a double-faced, low-loft, 100% polyester knit napped fabric. This lightweight, cozy Fleece is ideal for blankets (including no-sew-tie baby blankets), pillows, plushies, adult and youth loungewear, and cold weather apparel. Hemming is optional with this fabric as it doesn’t fray when cut, making this Fleece perfect for novice and experienced crafters alike. This fabric is engineered to show crisp design detail and long-lasting vibrant color, truly making it "not your average fleece"!
Get excited--Spoonflower is officially shipping from Berlin!! If you’re based in Europe, Africa or the Middle East and have placed an order over the past few days, you may have noticed a few changes to your cart. This is the first step in internationalizing the Spoonflower website to make it more user friendly for our global community. Over the next few months we’ll continue to release more features, like the option to use the site in multiple languages and currencies.
To access the new cart and have your orders processed through our German factory, you don’t do anything differently.
Simply add fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap to your cart. Select your country from the drop down menu in the bottom right of the cart in the "Delivery Options, Promo Codes and Credits" section.
Then click “Continue to Checkout.” At the moment, this service is only available to those checking out with a credit card. We plan to rollout more payment options in the future. If you choose to pay with PayPal, your order will be processed by US factory.
If you’re accessing the site from Europe, you’ll be redirected to a new cart. You’ll notice the price is still in US dollars, but VAT, or tax from your country, is now included. Paying VAT upfront allows your order to skip customs and saves you from a long trip out to the customs office. Here, just enter your shipping address and payment information and you’re all set! The rest will take place on our end. We’ll process your order through our Berlin factory and you’ll receive your order a lot faster without the chance of customs charges!
With this change comes a restructuring of shipping costs. Customers in various European countries will now receive lower shipping fees. Find a full list of countries and the shipping cost group that applies here.
Community members based in the US, Canada and Australia will see no changes to shipping costs.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve all had the experience of seeing a beautiful surface design on Spoonflower and thinking… “gosh, that would make a beautiful… pillow, tea towel, tablecloth maybe even a chair!” Then life gets in the way, and we just don’t get around to actually starting... or finishing the project we envisioned. Or for others, you may be after a custom product but lack the sewing skills to actually make it yourself (hey, we can't all be good at everything!). Here at Spoonflower, we are excited to share that we have a small team that is working to help bring your unique home dec projects and ideas to life, no sewing skills required.
This past Saturday, over 30 community members and Spoonflower employees spent the afternoon sewing RARE Bears for one-of-a-kind kids supported by RARE Science Inc., a non-profit research organization accelerating cures for rare childhood diseases. On this very special afternoon, quilt guilds, sewing groups, and crafty individuals stitched up bears all over the country to Spring into Action. From California to here in Durham, North Carolina, it was RARE Bear mania!
Creative folks worldwide -- we're offering free standard shipping on all fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap orders for 24 hours only, between 9 am EDT on March 17th, 2016 and 9 am EDT on March 18th, 2016.
Note: If you're unsure of the time zone translation, free shipping will start at 9am New York time. Check the difference here.
Have a crafty St. Patty's Day!
Politics may be dividing our nation at the moment, but the USA can firmly stand united behind the color blue as our favorite choice for home décor! Spoonflower crunched the data from nearly 200,000 purchases of custom fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap over a two-year period and organized them under 15 color categories. We then weighed the scores to measure the popularity for each color by city and state. While our flag may be red white and blue, our homes definitely reflect a country of blue, gray and black!
From New Mexico all the way to Washington D.C., blue rang true for 82% of the country
Raining Linen by Holli Zollinger is one of the most popular blue designs for home decor projects in the Spoonflower Marketplace.
Based on data from 200,000 purchases.
Want to see the data broken down even further? Read more and play around with the interactive infographic we created.