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Spoonflower: Design Your Own Fabric

Spoonflower: Design Your Own Fabric

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Many of us know that retailers like Fabric.comCalico Corners, or Joann Fabrics are great resources for affordable, accessible fabric.  But sometimes the selections can feel a bit limited, especially if you have something super specific in mind and can’t find it.

That’s why I was thrilled to find Spoonflower.com – a website where you can design your own fabric and have it printed out at a reasonable price!  Or choose from countless patterns that users before you have created.  I swear these guys don’t sponsor me (but hey that’s not a bad idea…!); I’m just a really big fan of this site.

I had my “Spoonflower a-ha” moment recently when thinking through window treatment ideas for a new client of mine.  I thought a bright blue, graphic print for her son’s roman shades would look terrific against his grass green walls.  I can’t get David Hicks’ La Fiorentina pattern out of my mind!   Here it is on a nursery daybed:

Via The Designer’s Attic

But it’s so expensive, and also doesn’t come in the color I’m envisioning.  Enter Spoonflower!

Found this beauty in the perfect color, and it’s only $18 a yard.

Connect The Blocks – Navy

It’s slightly different from La Fiorentina, but you wouldn’t know that just glancing at it.

Here are some other great Spoonflower fabrics that I’d love to purchase for curtains, throw pilows and the like:

coral ikat fabric by domesticate on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Coral Ikat Fabric


Summer Mums in charcoal fabric by domesticate on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Summer Mums in Charcoal


Indian Clover in moss fabric by domesticate on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Indian Clover in Moss


Chocolate OgeeChocolate Ogee


cestlaviv_ new teal two step (90degrees)

Teal Two Step


There are also some collections.  Like this teal and orange Ikat selection:

Ikat Arrows - blue

Ikat Diamonds - blue


Coral Beaded Ikat


Butterfly Girl-Orange

Apparently people use Spoonflower to start their own fabric businesses!  Like these guys, they have a whole line:

Via Tango and James


Do you have any fun fabric resources that make decorating more affordable and easier?  Do tell!


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