Fab Fabrics: Design Your Own Fabrics with Zazzle
“I’ve got more than enough fabric, I really don’t need any more!” said no stitcher ever!
Like so many stitchers, I have a stash that is fit to bursting, but I can never really pass up a fat quarter of something that really sings out to me. After all, I’m going to be able to use it all up someday, am I right?
No matter how glorious your stash, no matter how many colours of the rainbow you have covered, no matter how many striking prints you have, there is always that time when you’re in the middle of a fabric pull for your next quilt, dress, home dec item and you find yourself thinking, “If only I had a something with a unicorn print/something in a mermaid tail green/something with leaf pattern that is not too big, not to small!”
What if I told you that you can get that idea for you perfect print fabric right out of your head and straight on to some real life fabric? Yes! You designing your own fabric!
For us creative folks, there is something really appealing about having the control to design your own print fabric – and you can with the fabric design service from Zazzle and its a whole heap easier than you might think!
Seriously you guys, it really is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Select your fabric – there is a whole host of different materials to choose from, but one fret each of the qualities is filled explained in the introduction to the fabrics to help you select just the right one for your make!
Upload your chosen image – this can be your a scan of your latest watercolour painting, a digital doodle, or a photograph, or whatever your heart desires!
You can edit the added motif directly from the easy-to-use dashboard on the site – scale the design, change the orientation and even create different effects with the tiling and repetition on the motif!
Experiment and customise your fabrics till you are happy with your design and then save your creation – not only can you order your very own fabrics to use in your next sewing projects – but you can also add your designs to the Zazzle store allowing other folks to buy your design! Discover more about setting up your very own store with the Zazzle Quick Start Guide!
I’m seriously stoked with the selection of designs that arrived – it is magical to see the ideas that have been buzzing around in your brain right there on real life fabrics!
My stash is a wash of rainbow colours and I am always in need of low volume prints to really set of the designs, so I decided to make a collection of my very own to add into my projects! I can’t wait to get stitching!
So, tell me – what designs would you create on to your fabrics?!