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spoonflower fabric

While searching online for some fabric (for what, I’m not totally sure yet), I came across Spoonflower. Now… why I haven’t come across Spoonflower before today, I have NO idea! What makes Spoonflower so cool, you ask? Get this… you can design, print and even sell your own fabric! So if you’re looking for fabric with the ever-so-popular chevron pattern in that perfect shade of yellow, you can just design your own. Genius.

If you aren’t necessarily the artsy type, don’t fret. There are hundreds upon hundreds of patterns to choose from on the Spoonflower website, which are designed by other Spoonflower users. Ikat, chevron, herringbone, paisley – they’ve got it all. It’s kind of like Etsy for fabric. Here are a few of the unique designs that caught my eye…

1. tree hearts 2. gray + cream ikat 3. coral yellow 4. spring green 5. bird house 6. gray + cream chevron 7. geo tile in kiwi 8. c’est la viv garden lark poppies

They offer 7 different types of fabric to choose from, including quilting-weight cotton, organic cotton sateen, upholstery-weight cotton twill, cotton voile, and more. If you’re having trouble deciding which fabric type is best for your specific project, you can order a fabric sample pack for just $1.00 (with free shipping!). I ordered one because I’m totally new to fabric, sewing, and whatnot. I couldn’t tell you the difference between interlock knit and cotton twill. But hey, I’m learning (I keep saying “Baby steps, baby steps…” like on What About Bob?).

I’ve spent months looking for fabric for curtain panels in the dining room and my office. But I just haven’t been able to find anything like what I have pictured in my head. So, hopefully, the wonderful world of Spoonflower will come to my rescue. How about you… Would you be down for designing your own fabric or would you rather leave the designing to someone else? Have you ever used Spoonflower? If you have, how did you like it? (And leave us a link to your designs!)

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12 Comments

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    Emily Clark
    July 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I’ve been dying to try out Spoonflower for a while. Anxious to hear your thoughts!

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    Emily Clark
    July 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    By the way, love the What About Bob? reference! LOL

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    Danni
    July 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    One of my friends used Spoon Flower and she really liked it. She’s the artsy fartsy type though while i am not. At all! I love tlooking at all of the different patterns though. Great site!

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    Paula
    July 6, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Spoonflower is aaaaaamazing! I use it for craft projects all of the time, though I haven’t designed one myself yet.

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    Sara M
    July 6, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I found your blog via Hooked on Houses and I’m HOOKED! I haven’t heard of Spoonflower but I’m anxious to check it out!

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    Lindsey @ A Pear to Remember
    July 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Isn’t Spoonflower what John and Sherry used for Clara’s birthday fabric? It’s a BRILLIANT idea, and I’m about to surf their site after writing you.

    I am soooo sad the several fabric stores that were closeby growing up have all shut down, even JoAnn Fabrics. I have no local spots to purchase fabric, and love making pillows. There is a calico corners near my parent’s home in Rehoboth, though many fabrics too conventional for my taste, Mom did find this smashing swatch we used for a chair re-cover, sooooooo fun. Two words: staple gun. and I’m in love.

    see it here: http://theadventuresofculinarylin.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/homey-things/ oh, and you’ll find yourself, too!

    love your blog,
    Lindsey

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      Ashley
      July 6, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      I think I missed that post! I must look it up though. Thanks for the link! We haven’t tackled any reupholstering project yet, but we’re eager to asap. I’ll be sure to check it out πŸ™‚

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    Rachel M
    July 7, 2011 at 10:51 am

    As for me, I just love browsing all of the really creative fabrics on their site. It’s a great resource for throw pillow fabrics!

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    Heidi L
    July 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Great selection of fabrics!

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    Carol
    July 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I’ve worked with them on several occasions and have not one complaint. Great company to work with.

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    Christin
    July 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I have heard of Spoonflower but never really looked into it. So cool! I’m in love with some of the patterns you shared!!

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    Rachel @ I'm Loving Today
    July 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Ahhh this is perfect! A couple of months ago I honestly was looking for the “perfect shade of yellow chevron fabric,” and it took forever for me to find just the right shade! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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