I’ve been inspired again by Project Runway! Over the weekend I watched a few past episodes to get my creative juices flowing. As I watched, they seemed to always show the episode that showed them designing their own fabric. They been doing the design your own fabric challenge for a few years and I’ve always wanted to do the same. After doing some research and chatting with other artisans I’ve decided that it was my turn to do the same.
I found this company called Spoonflower online. They will create different types of fabric based on images that you upload. After creating an account, I searched all the gorgeous prints that others have designed and uploaded to their site.
For $18 you can purchase a yard of cotton fabric using someone else’s designs. $18 can seem like a lot, but for me right now is a good price because they are one of the only companies that don’t have a minimum order. That means I can buy just one yard if I wanted. If money was right I can buy 20 yards and get 20% off, but we aren’t going to go there just yet.
Right now I am only working on some prints to be used as lining for my accessories and small bags. I want something that will show the Myla’s Bags logo. There are some items that I don’t add my product label to so the lining will help customer remember where they got their item from. I’ll keep you all posted when the fabric comes in. I am hoping to start using the new lining prints in 2012.