For The Makers

The main reason why I have never done a review here is that I don't feel confident in my ability to review products. To give your opinion, shouldn't you have a minimum of expertise in the domain of the item you're reviewing?

But when For The Makers offered me to try out their craft subscription service, I decided to give it a go. I don't claim to be a DIY expert or a queen of crafts, but I think I've experimented enough, with fails and successes, to feel comfortable testing such a box. And to be completely honest, it looked pretty awesome and I was so curious and excited about it that I couldn't say no.

For The Makers was founded by Janet Crowther and Katie Covington, who both have worked with leading fashion houses in New York. They are both passionate about finding the perfect bead, ribbon or fabric and wanted to share their enthusiasm with other crafters. They believe everyone can learn a new skill, share their knowledge and inspire others.

Each For The Makers delivery contains materials for four different projects, such as bracelets, pouches, belts, hair accessories, and much more. For $29 they source the best materials and deliver them to your door, letting you skip straight to the fun part. They provide the detailed how-tos for each project on the website with step by step pictures and written instructions.

I was very impressed by the quality of the supplies. The embroidery thread was DMC floss (my favorite), the beads were both elegant and sturdy, no material looked cheap or inferior. And I would never have found some of them at my local craft store, or I would have had to buy an entire bag of beads when I just needed two.

With instructions and how-to photos, broken down into many steps, the projects were very easy to make. I made three projects in one morning, and I love my new fashion accessories. The embroidery below is still a work in progress- time seems to always slip through my fingers.

The only downside I see is that the instructions aren't included in the box, so you need access to the internet to see the tutorials. But well, that's a small downside compared to the upside of getting four beautiful, high quality, fashion forward items made by your own little hands.

Now, on to make this and that!

Pssst... You can skip the wait list with the code LOVELYTHINGS.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by For the Makers. All photos and all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. What a cool idea. Once my Umba box subscription is up I might have to try For The Makers out!
    Great job reviewing, you doubt yourself too much.

  2. What fun!! I've seen something like this for kids and was always envious that there wasn't a grown-up version. I'm definitely going to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is one of the best boxes I've seen! I've done make-up/beauty boxes but was always dissapointed, it's good to know this box is impressive. And I am getting more into DIY.... :)

  4. Anonymous11/08/2012

    They only ship to the US :(
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  5. I just discovered The Makers not long ago & need to get my act together & join. It looks so fun! And the projects are just gorgeous!

  6. Am excited to hear about this... the projects look elegant and classy!

  7. The embroidery is just so pretty. I recently started learning some embroidery stitches. Picked up a book called 'Doodle Stitching' that another bloggy friend recommended.

  8. Wish they sent to UK! looks awesome


  9. Hand embroidery is really difficult but this is really an awesome wok.

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