Spoonflower is an online printing company that allows users to create custom prints. They offer thousands of patterns and colors, allowing customers to choose exactly what they want printed onto their fabrics. Makers can also upload their own designs.
Spoonflower Recycled Canvas is 100% polyester and each yard is made from 10 recycled bottles. It has a surprisingly soft drape, radiant colour saturation and subtle luster. With hydrophobic qualities, it is an excellent choice for bags that get a lot of use like diaper bags, toiletry bags, and backpacks.
‘Art Deco Boats’ by Sue Shorman Art on Recycled Canvas
Try the Recycled Canvas for a small project like this Nasyow pouch before making something more
involved. Even though this is a woven fabric, I work with it more like a knit. The canvas slides around and
frays quickly. Block fuse before cutting, and avoid pulling on the fabric as you iron. Use pattern weights to
hold it in place and move your body, not the fabric as you cut. Use plenty of pins or clips for sewing and
baste or stay stitch seams wherever appropriate.
Amy Hutton stitched this Konin Bowler Bag using my ‘Floral Toile’ design on Recycled Canvas with a
coordinating cork handle and linen card pockets.
‘For bag making I like Spoonflower’s Recycled Canvas the best. I like to use a denim needle. I fuse prior
to cutting, because it does have a tendency to fray’ – Amy Hutton
The January 2023 Bag of the Month Club Pattern by Sewing Patterns by Mrs H was the Happy Handbag. I made the exterior of this bag using Recycled Canvas in my Dalarna Floral and Ocean Linen Blender designs from the Spring Garden 2023 Collection.
This petite Wren Wallet Pattern by Crafted by Leanne is great for beginner bag makers. It uses minimal hardware: just one magnetic snap, and a short zipper. You can easily use swatches or remnants to piece it together. I used Spoonflower Recycled Canvas in my Scarlet Macaw Tropical, and Chevron Watercolor Emerald design for the exterior of the bag, paired with a coordinating Feathered Chevron on Spoonflower Cotton Poplin for the card pockets, and lining.