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…
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!)