A Fabric of My Own

I’ve only been a part of the blogging world for a very short time, but I’m already in love with you guys!  You have introduced me to so many amazing things.  My favorite find of the moment?  Spoonflower.com!

Gertie gets credit for this one.  She mentioned Spoonflower in a post recently.  It’s an amazing website where you can design your own fabric!  When I read about it, I couldn’t wait to jump right in – I felt like I was in the Project Runway fabric challenge!  But…I was having trouble coming up with a design that I really loved. 

Today, I stumbled upon the talented Lauren’s blog, A Stitch Too Few, and she mentioned Colourlovers.com for creating color palettes to use as a guide when sewing a wardrobe – genius idea by the way!

Colourlovers solved my Spoonflower problem!  It’s just the coolest website.  Besides allowing you to create color palettes, they have pre-made patterns that you can color and save, or you can create your own patterns if you wish.

I used a couple of their pre-made patterns, colored them to my heart’s content, and saved them as a photo.  Then I uploaded the photo to Spoonflower and BAM!  I’ve created my very own custom fabric!  I can tell right now that my wallet will not find this discovery quite as amusing as my sewing machine will 🙂

I have many hours of tinkering ahead of me, but here are a few patterns that I’ve created so far and how they translate to fabric:

Lilac Fields Lilac Fields Fabric Peacock Stripes

Peacock Stripes Fabric

Spring Chevron

Spring Chevron Fabric

 Tribal Miranda

Tribal Miranda Fabric

I’m not very experienced in sewing with prints, and honestly, I just don’t wear them very often.  I’ve always been a solids kind of gal.  But I’m feeling like livening up my wardrobe a bit and this seems like the perfect way to do it!

Does anyone else have some good Spoonflower or Colourlover tips?  Are you dying to design your own fabric, or do you feel that you can easily find whatever you’re looking for in fabric stores already?

4 thoughts on “A Fabric of My Own

  1. Love this idea and your fabric creations! I have heard of Spoonflower but have not visited the site. And I love the idea of creating a colour palette. I want to create one for a spring wardrobe.

    1. Thank you! I can’t wait to make about a million more prints 🙂 and I also want to make a palette. I think it will help me stay focused as I work my way into sewing with prints. I hope you’ll post your spring palette on your blog, I’d love to see what you create!

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