Ever wanted to design your own fabric?

For those of you who dream of becoming a Textile Designer but lack the skills or patience for the hard labour part – then this is for you. Spoonflower takes your design and prints it onto the fabric for you! (Thank you Apartment Therapy for this wonderous news.)

Now all you have to do is come up with a design – not so easy. 

Spoonflower are based in North Carolina in the states and deliver worldwide!

This is fantastic news for those of you who are creative and can’t quite find the pattern you are looking for.

Their website is in beta so you need to fill in a form to request an invitation before you can place an order.

Here are the costs (in US dollars).

Swatch (8″ x 8″) $5.00
Fat quarter (21″ x 18″) $11.00
1 yard (42″ x 36″) $18.00
2 yards (42″ x 72″) $36.00
3 yards (42″ x 108″) $54.00
4 yards (42″ x 144″) $72.00
5 yards (42″ x 180″) $90.00

Shipping rates as of May 2008 are as follows:

Swatch – International : $7

Fat Quarter – International: $10

Yards (any amt 1-5) – International: $12

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3 comments
  1. zee said:

    I just heard about these dudes today too- over on How About Orange! I am very, very intrigued.

  2. Sandy said:

    I am a quilter and I have always wanted to design my own fabric, just did not know how to go about doing it, what do I need to do first??????

    • M said:

      HI Sandy, Just click through to Spoonflower’s website and the details are listed there. Basically you come up with the design and send it over and they print it onto fabric! So simple yet so brilliant!. They also display designs sent in from various people and the public vote on which they think is the best design. I believe they also offer a service for people to buy fabric they like through Etsy? Not sure on the finer details but you could make money off your design. Good luck.
      Thanks,
      Mel

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