Fabrics

Over the years I've dabbled a little in fabric design.

(I recently updated my Spoonflower name from chickenboots to sewsewsaremy)

To purchase the fabric, you must do so through Spoonflower. Visit Spoonflower HERE. If you use the search function choose Fabric: sewsewsaremy 

Slides and Ladders Playmat and Wallflower are coming soon.

New prints are being added regularly.

Regarding the size and repeat of Knit Print: Knit print is as seamless as it can be for the repeat. The smaller size repeat is a lot better (I had it professionally worked on) but the repeat is a tad more often since it's a smaller scale. But it's less obtrusive.

The Dress and the clear bag Double Double is in the Larger original scale version. The Project Bag with light teal binding is in the smaller scale.

Playmat

This is a print designed to be used as a playmat. It is stand alone but it does seamlessly repeat if you want it larger... the slides continue and other small elements tie it together.

Fabric Selection

There are a lot of fabrics to choose from on Spoonflower. I recommend looking at their description of the fabrics HERE to see if it is going to work with your project. I personally like the Linen Cotton Canvas, Cypress and Denim for heavy weight projects. The denim is the heaviest. The Twill is awesome and it's a bit lighter than you'd think. Perfect for pants, skirts and overalls. For lighterweight tops and dresses, the lawn is smooth and crisp (and even a bit noisy), I have liked the poplins and if you really want it to drapey or light, pick a design to print that has a very light background color or none. The more ink, the more body a fabric will have.

As for knits, I like them all. I usually select Modern Jersey or Cotton Spandex Jersey or Organic Cotton Knit. I used their fleece for a dog blanket and Molly loves it! It prints nicely and has held up!

For quilting weight, I like the Petal and the Poplin.

If I didn't mention a fabric, it's not because I don't like it. Spoonflower has added many I haven't gotten to try. If you plan on using Spoonflower occasionally, I highly recommend getting their sample pack. it's worth the $7 and then some. You can order at the bottom of their Fabric Description page.

I typically order the prints in either Cotton Poplin or Cotton Twill. If you have purchased things from me made in my prints here is a brief synopsis of the fabrics choices we made:

  • Yarn: Linen/Cotton Canvas
  • Rainbow: Cotton Twill
  • Knit and Purl prints: Cotton Poplin
  • Magic Journaler Lining: Cotton Poplin
  • Magic Journal: Cotton Twill
  • Sloppy Swatches: Cotton Poplin
  • BFF outer: Twill
  • BFF Lining: Poplin

If I want multiple prints, I love using their Fill-A-Yard feature. You must first add fabrics to a 'Collection' and then you can use this feature. Each layout has different fabric options. It's far more affordable and you can get as much of the yard in a print as you like.

Happy Sewing! Tag me #SewSewLive so I can see your creations!! And definitely sell stuff made in the prints!

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