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Custom Fabric Fun with Spoonflower

Custom Fabric Fun with Spoonflower

Instead of droning on more about networking and passwords (boring but important), let’s explore the creative side of computers. I recently used mine to have fun with color and pattern – and create totally custom fabric.

I had my kitchen chairs upholstered in fabric I designed myself, and purchased from Spoonflower.

Loop-de-loop Raspberry by Trolleycat at Spoonflower

Loop-de-loop Raspberry

The seamless pattern was created in Photoshop, and after uploading the design file to Spoonflower, I had it printed on Eco Canvas (their most durable fabrication) for $32/yard.

You’ll pay less at Jo-Ann Fabrics and more at Calico Corners, but this is way more fun.

You don’t have to create your own design – you can start with another designer’s pattern and edit the repeat (for example, make it smaller or bigger) to add some customization without having to start from scratch. There are hundreds of beautiful designs.

I made a very subtle (maybe too subtle) pattern, which I love. I call it Loop-de-loop Raspberry. If you want to try creating your own pattern but don’t have Photoshop, try PicMonkey, a more affordable photo editor with a free trial. Just be careful – seamless patterns have to be totally precise or you’ll get a “tiled” effect like you see below.

Give me a shout if you want help creating your own fun pattern!

Create seamless pattern for custom Fabric Fun with Spoonflower

Close but not a seamless pattern – note the “tiling”



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