This DIY will show you how to make and embroider a “fabric sticker” to add Holiday Cheer to your accessories. This is also known as applique. It can be used to decorate t-shirts, fabric gift bags, linens, jeans, or whatever fabric object could use a touch of fun this season.
The supplies required are:
fabric with a motif, like the one on the bag
double-sided fusible interfacing, like Wonder-Under brand from Pelloniron,
ironing board and a pressing cloth
embroidery hand stitching needle
craft scissors and fabric scissors or pinking scissors
There will be kits available to purchase for those who would like order from The Sewing Hive website that include:-a pre-cut and prepared fabric for applique with the sticky back attached (motif choices: snowman, holiday cars, winter sweaters and gingerbread houses)-embroidery floss and in contrasting color-handmade 7″x 9″ drawstring bag ( color choices: red, navy, aqua, evergreen, winter white, cobalt blue) with contrasting ribbon and beads-written instructions with a YouTube link you can use to do a “sew-along”
Customers that order kits will need to supply their own needles, ironing equipment and straight pins. This is for safety reasons. Kits can be mailed (a shipping fee will be included) or picked up at The Sewing Hive in Columbus, Ohio.
When life throws you a pandemic you make some creative lemonade for your community.
Shop our 2020 Outlaws by viewing our digital catalog. Shop directly from our makers by clicking over to their websites. All purchases are to be made from each individual exhibitor. Vendors coordinate payment and shipping.
The Craftin’ Outlaws team has pulled together a list of amazing Black artists and makers, we want to spread their names and websites so we can all add to our online communities. Please visit, follow, share, and buy from these creative folks to support Black makers locally and across the country.
If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments this holiday season, here’s a thoughtfully curated list of Outlaw ornaments.
Lincoln Street Design – Olney, MD
Hand poured resin cicada ornament in green from Lincoln Street Designis a great gift to celebrate the cicadas coming back in 2021 😄😅😭
Papyrusaurus – Rockville Centre, NY
Make someone special’s tree extra magical with one of these Harry Potter ornaments from Papyrusaurus! These are hand-marbled in house colors before being cut, folded and formed into our signature pine cone ornaments. Choose from Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, or a pack of all four!
Luster – Pittsburgh, PA
This colorful lightweight paper ornament from Luster is make from fair-trade beads from Bead for Life, based in Uganda.
Evil Twin Arts – Cincinnati, OH
This bunny ornament from Evil Twin Arts is a great gift item for a special friend or Holiday home decoration!
Macabee Metals – Columbus, OH
Made from actual horseshoe nails, these snowflake ornaments from Macabee Metals could be hung up as wall décor or a tree decoration.
Ellery – Columbus, OH
A llama ornament from Ellery is a great minimalist, yet adorable addition to any tree!
Sew to Speak – Columbus, OH
Cozyblue embroidery kits from Sew to Speak include everything you need to create your own hand embroidered hoop. These make easy and wonderful gifts. Crafty friends, family, teachers, and co-workers will love them. OR treat yourself, and have fun stitching something awesome!
Sew To Speak is a woman-owned modern craft store offering fabric, yarn, Juki sewing machines, supplies and virtual classes.
Sew to Speak is located at 752 High St, Columbus, OH 43085. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, no walk-in customers are allowed at this time. Shoppers can shop online or make a private shopping appointment.
Contactless pick up is available in our lobby: Monday through Wednesday 10-4pm; Thursday and Friday 10-6pm; Saturday 10-4pm; and Sunday 12-4pm.
Get the Animal Lover in your life one of these fun animal themed gifts!
The Makist – Columbus, OH
These 4″ panels from The Makist would make great stocking stuffers to brighten up a living space or home office!
Squid Cat Ink – Columbus, OH
You can get this whimsical holiday design from Squid Cat Ink as a card to send to a loved one or as a print for a gift!
Linnea Campbell Art- Cincinnati, OH
A decorative wall hanging from Linnea Campbell Art would make a great housewarming gift or present for someone who loves foxes.
Megan Lee Designs – Westerville, OH
Sure to keep your loved one cozy all winter, this unisex sweatshirt from Megan Lee Designs comes in several colors and has an adorable penguin on it.
Six One Fur – Columbus, OH
Get your friend with puppers the cutest little bandanas from Six One Fur so they can go on walks or take family photos with style!
Oddball Press – Cleveland, OH
At least you can still give an awesome card to someone who loves cats, even if it’s late! Oddball Press has got you covered.
Dabble & Stitch – Columbus, OH
Make your own Zoo Family Portrait Quilt from Dabble and Stitch! This quilt gathers a dozen charming animals for a whimsical portrait that you can bring into your home. It is available as a detailed foundation paper pieced pattern and will reward the dedicated sewist.
Dabble & Stitch is an online fabric shop full of thoughtfully curated fabric for the modern maker, plus a selection of unique patterns and kits from independent designers.
This winter is the PERFECT time to get back into sewing or learn new skills! Start shopping today for patterns, gorgeous fabric or Thread Club!
Quarantining this summer brought on many new budding gardeners & plant parents. Help fuel your loved ones plant obsession with these great gifts!
Reconstruct Wood – Port Matilda, PA
Give an air plant center stage with this handmade reclaimed wood wall art from Reconstruct Wood. The air plant is included so the gift is entirely self contained!
World Peaces – Columbus OH
These Ashanti patterned ceramic vases from World Peaces are handmade in Ghana by Matamiss Enterprises. Matamiss is rooted in tradition and open to experimentation in design, production and style.
Questionable Press – Lancaster, OH
Part of Questionable Press’ limited series of Pollinator Plant prints. Each of the four layers was letterpress printed from hand carved images or hand set type.
Pretty Papal – Columbus, OH
Do you know someone who wants to have all of the plants, but tends to kill everything? Pretty Papal has the solution with either a handmade paper plant or a DIY kit!
Sloane Jewelry Design – Indianapolis, IN
This simple and elegant Monstera Disc Necklace from Sloane Jewelry Design is perfect for those who love these tropical distinctive plants.
Yaytoonday – Dayton, OH
Combine this with a holiday plant for a loved one and you don’t have to worry about transferring the plant to a new pot – just put it in this plant cover from Yaytoonday!
The Smithery – Columbus, OH
Hand crafted in 14K Vermeil at The Smithery, this double leaf pendant is inspired by our love of indoor plants. It is one of many plant inspired jewelry pieces in the store, in addition to botanical prints, air plants and artist-made planters.
The Smithery is an independent, women-owned, working jewelry studio and artist made shop located at the heart of Grandview Heights in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 2014 by independent jewelry artists Anne Holman and Jen Townsend.
The Smithery features artist-made gifts from over 60 independent artists including jewelry, ceramics, prints, and more.
Several of our jewelry collections are made right here at The Smithery by Anne and Jen. We also offer custom jewelry services including custom engagement and wedding rings, and you can even take a private workshop in our studio to make your own wedding bands.
We are open 11-6 Wednesday – Sunday We require masks to be worn with a 4 guest capacity. We have sanitizer and/or gloves available for customers, and we sanitize high touch surfaces between guests.
You may book an in person, or virtual appointment for a private shopping experience. We have an extensive online shop featuring over 1000 one of a kind artist-made gifts. Shop online and you can pick up in store, delivery is free to 43212, flat rate shipping, and we can even ship directly to your gift recipient.
Here is a list of awesome gift ideas that pair perfectly with a gift card from your favorite local restaurant.
Twinzz Shop – Reynoldsburg, OH
Celebrate a lil “Half-Pint” with this fun, hand-sewn onesie from Twinzz Shop. The design comes in many sizes (newborn to size 5/6) and colors.
Megs LeVesseur – Columbus OH
This handmade Cheeseburger ornament from Megs LeVesseur will spark joy in hearts everywhere!
Letterpress Jess – Canton, OH
These adorable kawaii taco earrings from Letterpress Jess would go great with a gift card from your favorite local taqueria.
RachIllustrate – Columbus, OH
Remember brunch?? 😭 Gift this mouthwatering inducing washi tape from Rachillustrate and a gift card to your favorite breakfast or brunch spot for the perfect future date.
Hip Modern Soap – Pittsburgh, PA
Although these look exactly like donuts, they’re actually bath bombs! Hip Modern Soap has a variety of scents so you could theoretically gift a whole box of donuts.
Sweet Stella Designs – Columbus, OH
If you have a friend with a sweet tooth, this mini fruit pastry necklace from Sweet Stella Designs is the ideal gift. It’s so detailed, you may need to include an actual pastry in the gift so they don’t attempt to eat the necklace.
The Hills Market – Columbus, OH
Give the gift of cheese from The Hills Market Downtown! You can sign up for one-month or three-month subscription that includes a selection of 4 curated cheeses from their Cheese Director, with 2-3 accompaniments (like jam, honey, nuts or crackers). You can even add charcuterie or wine to the order.
The Hills Market Downtown is a locally-owned specialty grocer. We love food, Ohio and our community.
The Hills Market Downtown is located at 95 N Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215 and open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Know someone with a makeshift office at home? Get them some fun décor or supplies to make their 9 to 5 more enjoyable!
BrieckDraw – Columbus, OH
A whimsical print from BrieckDraw of the Sierra Nevadas will make any home office livelier, especially for the winter months ahead.
Rose & Perry Co. – Canton, MI
An amazing blend of clary sage, crisp lemon and fresh lime. This candle by Rose & Perry is sure to calm the mood and uplift the soul.
LuvKt – Mason, OH
This handcrafted tumbler from LuvKt is perfect for a warm cup of tea, office snacks, organizing small items on a workspace or just to admire because it’s cute!
Light Up Labs – Elyria, OH
These hanging cloud lights from Light Up Labs are the perfect gift for someone who wants to brighten up their office or video chat backgrounds. There are even DIY versions and ones with Bluetooth speakers available.
Bound to Help Books – Columbus, OH
This repurposed Bobbsey Twins book from Bound to Help Books is a handstitched journal perfect for the desk of someone who loves repurposing old objects or vintage books.
Bel Monili – Pittsburgh, PA
Do you have a friend who frequently forgets to dress up for important video chat meetings? Repurposed vintage jewelry from Bel Monili is so dazzling and sophisticated, you can totally get away with wearing a t-shirt and no one would notice.
Igloo Letterpress – Columbus, OH
Igloo Letterpress sells a lot of unique supplies perfect for any home-based office. These graph paper Field Notes notebooks feature a gorgeous illustration of the iconic Denali, Cuyahoga, Olympic National Parks on the covers. Perfect for a back pocket or small purse.
Igloo is a magnet for creatives, creators, and crafters. We have collected roomfuls of precious equipment built to bring ideas to life and put hands to work, and that is our goal for each person who walks through our doors. We spark creativity with machines, type, and illustrations that are steeped in history, and welcome all to come and be inspired in our printing and bookbinding studio, classroom, and retail shop.
As a modern letterpress printer, we thrive on pushing the envelope and experimenting with the best of digital and analog techniques in our custom printing projects. We love the process of printing and bookbinding, and promise to bring you along in creating work of the highest quality. We are playful and precise, and we aim to make the journey from your computer les to a touchable product instructional, compelling, and fun.
For the safety of the community, we’ve added virtual shopping appointments to our website. Schedule Monday-Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Shoppers can come in the shop or we can Facetime or Google Duo the appointment virtually!