Posts Tagged 'fabric'

Inspiration: Make your own fabric designs with Spoonflower

When I first heard about Spoonflower, in May 2008, they were just starting their Beta version.

Now, not only can you make your own fabric pattern, but you can also get fabrics made by other indie designers (Including doll patterns!).
I am so amazed at what they’ve done in so little time.

Here’s some fabrics design inspiration I found via their Flickr group.

By Hamburger Liebe.

By Boodilly.

By Emilyhoyt2003

From Comfort Stitching

I love the use of simple drawings on fabrics here.

By Jessey Maloney

By Rosanna Bernstein

Here’s some examples of the dolls pattern you can make via Spoonflower.

By Lois Reynold Mead

You could even make some pillows with your fabrics. I love this idea!

If you never heard of them before, you should really take some time to take a look at their website.
It is a very interesting option if you’re an illustration/designer and looking for a way to offer different products.

Gotta love the web!

Illustration + embroidery= ♥

I love how embroidery and illustration blends so well together. Sure you can always use one of Sublime Stitching amazing patterns, but there’s nothing more personnal than using your very own art.

Here are some of my favorites embroidery + original illustration art on the Embroidery Flickr group

From Kittykill.
Simple designs are always very effective.

From Edisonrex.
Here’s a lovely match of print + embroidery.

From Audie
One day, I’ll learn how to fill my patterns!

From Mrs. Gibson
It must have taken so much time but the result is impressing.

From Laura Amiss
I am absolutely in love with this mixed-media piece. Illustration combined with fabric and embroidery. How more crafty can an illustrator get? 😀

From Apple & Eve
And I had to post at least one plushie. Think about this: Your plushie design + embroidery details= pure piece of art! This one’s details are amazing.

From Spicy Shots
You’ve problably seen this one from other blogs. In the following year, my little finger tells me Alice and her counterparts will be very trendy. Gee, I wonder why! 😉

I think the “lesson” we can learn from this post, is to always think out of the box. Think further of what you can do and never be afraid to combine crafts. The results may just surprise you!


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It's about illustration, crafts & related events.

My name is Fanie and I’m a Montreal based illustrator & graphic designer. You may know me from drawing The Crafty Life comic in CLM. I ♥ comics, vegan food & ghost stories.

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