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News from the Etsy Labs: 5/04 Craft Night handmade and vintage goods

Update: This Craft Night was originally scheduled for Monday, April 13. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to postpone that week’s project. We are happy to be crafting with Heather Ross this week!

Have plans on Monday night? Well, you do now! Dust off your crafty pants and come join us for our weekly Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Craft Night occurs every Monday from 4-8pm EDT at 325 Gold Street, 3rd floor in Brooklyn, New York. Craft Night is a time to make things, learn new skills, and hang out.

Spring is nearly here! Time to think about picnics in the park, outdoor brunches and rooftop dinner parties! Join us at Craft Night on Monday, May 4, and learn how to spruce up your household or wardrobe with cheerful appliquéd cloth napkins, pillowcase, t-shirts, or tote bags — based on this Scrappy Tablecloth project from Weekend Sewing by fabric and clothing designer Heather Ross. This is a great project for using up all those random scraps of fabric or apparel with large, interesting motifs and can be used to embellish all sorts of items. Please bring with you a t-shirt, pillowcase, totebag, or cloth napkins to applique upon.

Not in Brooklyn? Join us for a live broadcast and demo from Craft Night online in the Virtual Labs starting at 5pm EDT. Click here to see what time 5pm EDT is around the world (though we usually take some time to get settled and ready to go). If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to craft along with us, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • One-sided fusible interfacing
  • Fabric
  • Cloth napkins, t-shirt, totebag, or pillowcase to appliqué upon
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing needles
  • Iron
  • Sharp scissors and pinking shears (if you have them)

Or, just be ready to take some notes and see if this is a project you’d like to try out later on.


Upcoming Craft Nights:

5/11: Cupcake Craft Night (5-8pm) with Cupcakes Take the Cake

5/18: Open Craft Night

5/25: Memorial Day: Craft Night canceled

Would you like to lead a Craft Night project? Send your ideas to with “Craft Night idea” as the subject line. Have you participated in Craft Night? Share your photos with the Etsy Labs Show and Tell Flickr group!

Want to learn more about the Labs? Check out our FAQs. Want to receive email updates? Join our Etsy Labs mailing list.

Will we see you Monday? Let us know in the comments!

  • dogties

    dogties says:

    Looks like fun. Wonderful items too!

    5 years ago

  • pipapiep

    pipapiep says:

    beautiful list!

    5 years ago

  • VintageEyeFashion

    VintageEyeFashion says:

    cupcake night????? sounds yummy!

    5 years ago

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo says:

    the kitty ones are soo cute!

    5 years ago

  • tinahdee

    tinahdee says:

    ooh ooh craft night. :)

    5 years ago

  • atomicana

    atomicana says:

    Hmmmmmm, these are awesome, though I think my favorite is the Elephant Napkin Set. Love the color combo

    5 years ago

  • DappleGrey

    DappleGrey says:

    love the list very cute.

    5 years ago

  • Fancy0Frances

    Fancy0Frances says:

    Yes, the cupcake night sounds fun-derful! What exactly does it entail??? I love cupcakes SO much that I may actually start photographing them soon...Hmmm....But would it fit in with the rest of my phots?

    5 years ago

  • Fancy0Frances

    Fancy0Frances says: messed up my link somehow. That's

    5 years ago

  • mylittlesister

    mylittlesister says:

    Nothing better than... doing crafts with some good company. What a great idea!

    5 years ago

  • FlanneryO

    FlanneryO says:

    I'm not sure that I have 'crafty pants'... :) pants=underwear on this side of the Atlantic!!

    5 years ago

  • Kiie

    Kiie says:

    I wish I'm in New York :(

    5 years ago

  • Signs

    Signs says:

    i'd be interested in just watching because it looks interesting. Unfortunately I can't

    5 years ago

  • prettysimpleart

    prettysimpleart says:

    i am dying to come to craft night at the etsy labs. as if there weren't a million other reasons to go to new york (letterpress workshops, fabric stores, etsy labs...OH MY!)

    5 years ago

  • HellsSewingCircle

    HellsSewingCircle says:

    Yes, What is the Cupcake Night going to be about??? making big stuffed cupcakes? Cupcake costumes? A cupcake dress or ball gown? Cupcake sunglasses with matching hairclips??

    5 years ago

  • Carmenas

    Carmenas says:

    Cupcakes always get my attention!

    5 years ago

  • moserdesigns

    moserdesigns says:

    ooh, cupcake night does sound interesting! Too bad its in New York though. :(

    5 years ago

  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel says:

    oh man i wish i still lived in brooklyn. i'll have my own crafty night right here in NC i guess...

    5 years ago

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards says:

    That's a great list, I like the carrot placemat and the Fluffy tree napkins... I'll have to look at the linen section next time I need something to embellish my table :) That's the cool thing about Etsy... you can really find everything! Who needs to go to a store anymore? ;)

    5 years ago

  • choconaut

    choconaut says:

    I'll try to be there online. Maybe webcam.

    5 years ago

  • deeHAYmer

    deeHAYmer says:

    Oh I hope I can make it (in the virtual sense)! The applique shoudl be really fun!!

    5 years ago

  • curvednoodles

    curvednoodles says:

    With my virtual bells on!!

    5 years ago

  • cardml

    cardml says:

    Just learned about Craft Nights in Brooklyn, so I think I am definitely going to try and make it out tonight..

    5 years ago

  • KensingtonAve

    KensingtonAve says:

    The items are great! Wishing I was in Brooklyn...

    5 years ago

  • hampers

    hampers says:

    You have a nice list of gift items here. I wonder if you could add fabulous gift hampers too in your future listing. I'll soon check these gift photos as it seems to be an easy item to sell.

    5 years ago