It's free swatch day on Spoonflower. You can choose any swatch you want on their new Cotton Spandex Jersey. Now is a great time to test out one of my fabric designs that you've had your eye on. Hurry up though, this offer is only good through tomorrow morning, January 22 at 10am. Yay! Get your free swatch now!
This year one of my goals was to improve my pattern design skills. One of the main ways I've been working towards this is by participating in the weekly Spoonflower design contest. Every week is a different subject matter giving me the chance to create a wide range of patterns. This week's contest is extra special because Spoonflower teamed up with Moda Fabrics for the annual Fabric8 design challenge. With over 800 entires and I was lucky enough to be one of 100 semi-finalists. Of those 100, 8 finalists will be chosen to create a whole collection based on their submitted design. And those 8 will be narrowed down to one winner. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that I get the chance to be one of the finalists. I would so love to create a collection that has the chance to be picked up by Moda. Below, I created mock-ups of a tote bag and pillow for some inspiration of what this pattern can be turned into. Now I just need to learn how to sew.
I've been experimenting with pattern design lately and today my very first collection is launching for sale on Spoonflower. It is available in fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap! How fun is that?
Below is a peek into my process from my sketchbook and an up-close shot of one of the patterns. Check out all of the designs on Spoonflower for more details and ordering information.