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CUSTOM-PRINTED MAGAZINE

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10 YEARS of Creativity & Sustainability

Fabric, Wallpaper & Gift Wrap

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TOP 5 FABRICS

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DIY FARMERS' MARKET PRODUCE BAGS AT H O M E W ITH D E S I G N E R

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS of Spoonflower It’s hard to believe now, but most people never considered the possibility of designing and printing their own fabric 10 years ago. At that time, not only was printing a custom design expensive (from $50 per yard for bulk orders up to $150 a yard for smaller orders), but many surface designers didn’t have a low-investment platform to distribute their art to shoppers. In short, most of us were buying the designs that stores offered us, because that was fast, affordable and easy. Our founders, Stephen Fraser and Gart Davis, had already

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helped launch the technological wave of print-on-demand, selfpublished books in the early 2000s. And so, when Stephen’s wife

was frustrated that she couldn’t find fabric with oversized yellow

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Marketplace of unique designs you can’t find anywhere else. Whether you’ve been a fan of Spoonflower for years or you’re

FABR IC DE SIGNS A | A  bstract Shapes 010 by bluelela, #D101 B | B  lack White Big Striped Horizontal by primuspattern, #D102

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Moved headquarters and 10 employees from Mebane, NC, to Durham, NC.

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support of this community.

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D | M  odern Birch in Tan by pattern_pod, #D104

Founded in May 2008 by Stephen Fraser & Gart Davis.

just learning about us, we’re so grateful for the creativity and

G | S  callops Teal by littlearrowdesign, #D107 H | Driftwood - Geometric Taupe by heatherdutton, #D108

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Launched Spoonflower Marketplace where people could buy or sell designs.

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President of Spoonflower

Introduced gift wrap & poly fabric.

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Won Martha Stewart American Made award.

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Launched first sister brand, Sprout Patterns, offering custom DIY apparel and accessories.

Employs 160 people in two countries.

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Introduced free shipping on US orders $75+. Marketplace reached 650K+ designs.

Opened factory in Berlin. Spoonflower lands on front page of the New York Times home section. Hosted first weekly design challenge.

Introduced wallpaper.

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Started printing 24/7.

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Marketplace reaches 300K designs with 14K designers.

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Launched PRO, a premium membership for business customers.

Published first magazine featuring DIYs, tutorials and trending designs.

Launched Roostery, a sister brand for custom home décor.

Reached 100K followers on Instagram.

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INTRODUCING CYPRESS COTTON CANVAS™

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COLOR CRUSH: YELLOW

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IN THE STUDIO

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FAMILY FUN - OUTDOORS!

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AROUND THE WORLD WITH SPOONFLOWER

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WALLS: THE GREAT CANVAS

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ROOTED IN SUSTAINABILITY

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A NURSERY STORY

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BABY BLANKETS

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GIFTS FOR MOM

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Designer Holli Zollinger shares how she finds inspiration in the desert.

See Spoonflower's holistic, eco-friendly approach.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION Three tips for eco-friendly parties.

TOP 5 FABRICS FOR PILLOWS Find your favorite.

Brighten your outlook.

Bandanas, s'mores kits & cornhole.

Spotlight on black & white designs.

Tigers, toucans and whales…oh my!

Use our easy Fill-A-Yard ® template for a fun and unique infinity scarf she'll love.

P E R E N N I A L FAV O R I T E S

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FABRICS & PAPERS

The full lineup of options for your next project.

DESIGN TREND: PAPER CUTOUTS

Express yourself with custom fabrics & papers

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MAKER SPOTLIGHT

Meet Marla Cannon of Olive•me children's clothing.

THERE'S A DESIGN FOR THAT!

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R E A D Y- M A D E G O O D S

FARMERS' MARKET PRODUCE BAGS Keep your fruits & veggies fresh.

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3 WAYS TO ROCK A DENIM SKIRT

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HOW TO CREATE A DESIGN

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LOUNGE PANTS

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SUMMER TANK TOPS

Don't miss our free pattern with variations.

Learn to create a seamless repeat.

And other great gifts for him.

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NEW THROW BLANKETS

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DIVE IN TO SWIM

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MIX & MATCH TABLE LINENS

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BEDROOM MAKEOVERS

Roostery has you covered for cool nights.

Poolside attire customized with Sprout Patterns.

See what Roostery is serving.

Creative sleep sets from Roostery.

WHO WE ARE The first company of its kind, Spoonflower was launched in

bags, furniture, pillows, blankets, framed artwork, costumes,

2008 in Durham, N.C. on the dream of empowering individuals

banners and much, much more.

to create, print and sell their own artwork on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap.

When you shop from hundreds of thousands of designs in the

Today, the Spoonflower community has grown to over 4 million

community of artists around the globe, all while maintaining

creative individuals who use their own designs and the

a slim eco-footprint via Spoonflower’s digital, on-demand

Spoonflower Marketplace to make curtains, quilts, clothing,

printing process.

Spoonflower Marketplace, you support a talented and devoted

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Fold the long side of your fat quarter ¼" toward the wrong side. Pin and sew in place. Next, fold the same side again so it’s in line with your 3" marks. Pin and sew in place to create a 1½" casing for your drawstring.

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C | W  atercolor Dragon Fruits by minikuosi, #D124

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NAPKINS IN: ORGANIC COTTON SATEEN ULTRA $27/YD

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B | Petites Etoiles by demigoutte, #D139

F | Bomb Pop Pattern by kellygilleran, #D131

C | Apple Pie by misschiffdesigns, #D140

G | Wheat (Indigo) by jillbyers, #D136

J | Patriotic Flyover by inscribed_here, #D141

D | Vintage Stripe by lilyoake, #D137

H | Distressed Stars (Dark Red) by littlearrowdesign, #D130

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Color Crush: Yellow  |  TRENDING 

Yellow

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Do you think of the color yellow as energizing

and warm? You’re not alone. While the study of color psychology is ever-evolving, there are many reports that describe yellow as a hue that can raise metabolisms and cheer moods. In Japan, it’s even considered the color of courage. From golden sunflowers to cheeky taxis, you’ll find plenty of designs in the Marketplace to brighten

your outlook this spring.

Sunshine, a light which, for want of a better word

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I can only call yellow — pale sulphur yellow, pale lemon, gold. How beautiful yellow is!” — VINCENT VAN GOGH

Pearl Deco (Yellow) by lemonni, #D426 Burlap Grey and Yellow by mypetalpress, #D427 DE SI G N S SH OW N O N M I N K Y  mbrosia Bunny Field (Butter Yellow) A by nouveau_bohemian, #D428 Solid Gold Kilim by ivieclothco, #D142

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BANDANAS: COTTON POPLIN ULTRA $20/YD

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Circus Strongmen Wall by marketa_stengl, #D433 4 | Zippered Pouch in Cat Tea Party Tulips by zesti, #D434 5 | Tea Towels in: Cool Vintage Car by littlesmilemakers, #D435 Ginkgo Biloba by origami_fox, #D436 6 | W  allpaper in Tropical Geometry Yellow by innamoreva, #D437 7 | Faux Suede Ottoman in Le Village by zesti, #D438 8 | Modern Jersey Dress in Carnation Yellow by lemonni, #D439

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H | Call of the Wild (Caramel) by nouveau_bohemian, #D149

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R | Do's and Don'ts of Camping (Navy) by retrorudolphs, #D158

| Camp Firefly Mini by wendy_lin, #D148

F | Adventure Camp by littlearrowdesign, #D145

J | Fishing on Beige by littlearrowdesign, #D160

N | Camping and Hiking in the Woods (White) by littlefancypants, #D151

S | Outdoors Camping Woodland by caja_design, #D143

G | Tent City Camping (Small) by laine_and_leo, #D146

K | Tree Stump (Black and White) by andrea_lauren, #D155

O | Mountain Bear Woodland by caja_design, #D144

T | Camping Woodland (Cream) by andrea_lauren, #D154

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CORNHOLE BOARDS WITH WOV EN WALLPAPER ($7.50/FT)

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Backyard Fun WITH CORNHOLE & S'MORES

No backyard party is complete without

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Materials you’ll need: 1 yard of Eco Canvas, your choice of filling material (beans, dried corn, etc.), sewing machine, hand-sewing needle, thread, small funnel or piece of paper rolled into a cone.

E | Roasting S'mores by cleverviolet, #D163 F | Sweet Times Camping by mulberry_tree, #D165

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Project Cost: Under $35

G | S'mores and Marshmallows by littlearrowdesign, #D164

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Cover your own cornhole boards with two 4-ft rolls of peel-and-stick wallpaper, $60.

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Throw Blankets  |  ROOSTERY 

throw blankets NEW & NOTABLE:

When beautiful designs meet comfy fabrics, your living spaces will instantly feel more inviting. In addition to being super-soft, these throw blankets are printed with eco-friendly dyes and sustainable printing processes, so you can feel good about cozying up.

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Fleece $128 | Light and cozy with a matte finish

B | Funky Leaf (Orange and Blush) by pattyryboltdesigns, #D177

Minky $138 | Super-soft and cuddly with vibrant color

G | Koi Fish Pattern 02 by bluelela, #D176

Celosia Velvet $158 | Weighty and luxe with a sheen

J | B  lue Jay Bird by torysevas, #D178 K | Bear Paw (Blue on Cream) by janetdrummond, #D175

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The timeless denim skirt gets a makeover with pops of pattern! Head to our blog for our free pattern and the full step-by-step photo guide of all three versions.

FEATURING: DOGWOOD DENIM $30/YD

HOW TO

Dogwood Denim™ Skirt Materials you’ll need: 1+ yards of Dogwood Denim (depending on which version you’re making), one 7-9� zipper, one button or clasp of your choice, sewing machine, serger (optional), thread Project cost: Under $35 - $95 (depending on skirt length) *All seams should be sewn at ⅝" unless otherwise instructed.

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STEP 5: Pin the front pocket lining to the front skirt

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Trace your pattern pieces onto your fabric and cut so that you have two of each pattern piece except for the fly shield, of which you only need one. Finish the raw edges of your pattern pieces with a serger or zigzag stitch.

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Sew the two back pieces together along the center-back, being sure to match the yoke seams. Sew along the centerback from top to bottom. Press seams to one side.

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Assemble the pockets by attaching the wrong side of the front pocket backing pieces to the right sides of the front pocket lining pieces, matching up the circles. Topstitch the front pocket backing to the front pocket lining along the bottom and inner edges.

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Match the right sides of the front pocket lining to the front skirt at the curved edge and sew. Trim the seam allowance and clip along the curve.

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Turn the front pocket lining to the inside of the front skirt. Press the curved edge and topstitch through all layers just inside the edge. Then, topstitch again ½" from the curved edge.

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Fold the front pocket lining along the fold line and match the bottom curved edge. Sewing only the front pocket lining piece, sew the bottom curved edge.

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11. Open the front skirt pieces and lay right side down. Press the seam allowance and fly extensions towards the left side.

free pattern for all three versions, go to

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Walls That Wow

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Gold Paint Blobs by jenlats

Contessa by willowlanetextiles

Sweet Blush Roses by shopcabin

Navy Blue, #D450

Mineral, #D455

Vibrant, #D459

Deep Rich Green, #D451

Vert, #D456

Light Blue, #D460

Cream, #D452

Taupe, #D457

Black and White, #D461

Charcoal, #D453

Merlot, #D458

Violet, #D462

Pink, #D454

GO BOLD IN YOUR HOME Black & white wallpaper is a stunning backdrop for a modern, color-filled room and complements metallics in kitchens and bathrooms. In a word, it’s timeless.

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Abstract Field by chicca_besso

Subway Tile by lub_by_lamb

Navy Mint Pink, #D465

Red, #D469

Black and White, #D474

Navy Light Blue Lilac, #D466

Blue Green, #D473

Grey Marble Brick, #D475

Mint Black Gray, #D467

Black and White, #D471

Gold Marble Brick, #D476

Pink Gray, #D468

Orange Grey, #D472

Black Marble Brick, #D477

Sage Herb, #D470

A | Did Matisse Read in the Winter? (Black and White) by ottomanbrim, #D440 B | Scallops (Black and White) by andrea_lauren, #D441 C | Max's Map (Black and White) by nouveau_bohemian, #D442

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D | L  arge Painted Black Dots by weegallery, #D443

G | S  un Tile Dark by holli_zollinger, #D447

E | Grid Simple Black and White by charlottewinter, #D444

H | Shibori 13 (Black and White) by jillbyers, #D446

F | Mod Geometric in Black and White by su_g, #D445

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| Tons of Tiles (White with Gray) by leanne, #D448

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Nursery Designs  |  TRENDING  SMOOTH WALLPAPER $5/FT

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CRIB SHEET IN: ORGANIC COTTON SATEEN ULTRA $27/YD

A | Gypsy Heart Black/White by shopcabin, #D192 B | S  candinavian Scallop Abstract by littlesmilemakers, #D193 C | Whales Geometric Mint by sunny_afternoon, #D194 D | Adorable Little Baby Bunny by littlesmilemakers, #D195

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Chair in Eco Canvas ($32/YD)

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DE SI G N S SH OW N O N O RGA N I C COTTO N K N I T U LTR A D | Lily Pukeko by mulberry_tree, #D212 E | Memphis Cupcakes by penny_eversole, #D219 L | Pandaline by ewa_brzozowska, #D215 M | Pink Lemonade by ellolovey, #D216

DE SI G N S SH OW N O N F L EEC E F | P  olar Bears in the Winter Forest by heleen_vd_thillart, #D209 G | Yellow Funky Dogs by solodkayamari, #D207 I

| Wild Tigers Pink Stripes by shopcabin, #D210

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GREAT SEWING PROJECT FOR ANY LEVEL

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It seems like toddlers are always on the move. That’s why they’ll love these soft leggings that will hug and stretch during every tumble and climb.

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Wash your fabric according to the care instructions, and iron on the reverse side. Fold each edge of the fabric in parallel to the selvage to meet in the middle.

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Trace the leg pattern piece along the left fold, and cut out your fabric. Flip the pattern piece and repeat this step on the right fold of the fabric.

3.

Cut out two of the rectangle pattern pieces from the remaining fabric.

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Unfold the leg pieces, and place together with right sides facing. Note that the widest straight edge is the waistband. Pin the long sides from the waist to where the fabric makes a point, and sew with a zigzag stitch using a ½" seam allowance.

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Reshape the leggings so the seams you’ve just sewn are now in the center instead of on the sides. Pin the legs together around the inseam, and stitch together.

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Turn leggings right side out. Fold about ¼ – ½" of the waistband over, wrong sides facing and zigzag stitch around the top.

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Fold over about 1" of fabric around the elastic, and stitch. Be careful not to catch the elastic as you go!

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K | I Love Big Silly Dogs by littlesmilemakers, #D488

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MEET THE DESIGNER

Holli Zollinger

5 QUESTIONS FOR HOLLI

For many of us, it can be a challenge to mix and match patterns. One person who helps us do that effortlessly is surface pattern designer Holli Zollinger. In the Spoonflower Marketplace, she pairs perfectly coordinated colors and textured patterns into collections with names like Wildflower Study and Urban Tile. In fact, her eye for beautiful textile prints has catapulted her into the ranks of community favorites. You may have even spotted her designs at Target, but you’ll find her largest library of designs—over 2,120 and

Boheme Butterfly Marine, #D229

It’s hard to believe, but Holli has no formal training. “I fell in love

Made by: @alexandrarosehandmade

with design when I taught myself Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

globe is speaking to you these days?

from a merchant at a farmers’ market

I was able to visit Morocco a few years

who was creating her own textiles for

back and having recently built an adobe

products. There was something very

home with some Moroccan finish

magical in those first few years as I set

work (Tadelakt), I am still in awe of the

out to find my own style and to teach

history and culture from this place!

extremely lucky to have been here from almost the beginning! Spoonflower has been such a consistent and empowering entity in my life; I feel

10 years ago,” she said. “It opened up a whole new world of

so honored to still be a part of it.

creativity for me.” When inspiration strikes, she begins researching an idea and imagery online, and then executes a sketch on heavy

surroundings?

Copic markers. After her artwork gets scanned into the computer,

I live in a small town in southern Utah,

the images get cleaned up on Illustrator, and she begins the process

and the earth here is monumental­—

of building a repeat.

often referred to as being on planet Mars. The exposure of rock, red sand, and sandstone here is endless

I get attached instantly to everything I do, but the next minute I am on to a different beautiful thing or inspiration!" — HOLLI ZOLLINGER

inspiration. I feel close to and inspired “Geometrics and tribal designs always play an important role in my work, as I love indigenous and global design,” she said. She notes that she spends a large amount of time finding the right

French Linen Tribal, #D232 | Mosaic Tile, #D231 Made by: @salatodesigns

color palette. “Right now I am very inspired by simple design and a

How do you incorporate your designs

I do, but the next minute I am on to a

Boho Tile, #D620

different beautiful thing or inspiration!

helped design and build her new eco-friendly home in Moab, Utah. When asked how she mixes patterns in her own home, Holli shared this secret with us: “If you start simply with one item that you really love and build slowly, adding or subtracting elements when you are able, mixing and matching can pay off.” She emphasizes that it’s important to keep some of the designs you use more neutral to help balance the dramatic elements, but that leaving your comfort zone can be fun and rewarding. “I appreciate showcasing one design (on a bedspread or duvet for example) as the most dominant design in the room, while building support

Holli's studio space in her new home

living in this landscape.

I get attached instantly to everything

Not only is she a celebrated surface pattern designer, Holli recently

your space with what you love.”

by the raw elements that come from

into your home?

natural earthy palette, and I am still deeply invested in botanicals.”

elements to highlight it,” she said. “Ultimately, it's about infusing

Photo credit: House Homemade

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cardstock with pencil or pen before adding watercolors, gouache or

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What design style from around the

I found out about Spoonflower in 2008

myself how to build a repeat. I feel

counting—is at Spoonflower.

What drew you to Spoonflower?

So it can be expensive to use my

How do you decide on names for

designs in abundance throughout my

designs and collections?

space. Lately, I am finding that less is

Naming my designs is a quick and

more, and I'm very inspired by and work

intuitive process, and it’s the very last

more efficiently from a neutral and

thing I do before it goes public. I like

subtle palette. However, pillows, duvets

unique and creative names, so each

and tapestries are fairly inexpensive

design gets a name that ‘feels’ right. If

and are an easy thing to switch out, so

I am stuck, I'll grab a book and see if

I will sprinkle these seasonally where I

I can build something off of the first

need them.

thing I see.

Brocade Vintage, #D230 Made by: @alexandrarosehandmade Photo by: @seacannon

Background design: Mandala Tile Light, #D233

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Tara Put of taraput

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Spoonflower has connected me with many other people and resulted in fun and interesting collaborations. I do not have any formal training in art, but feel like communities like Spoonflower have pushed me to be better and to learn about things I didn't even know I was interested in, like surface pattern design.”

Jeremiah Witting of thecalvarium

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There is the little tingle of excitement when you get a sale, but infinitely more rewarding is when you find out that the piece of fabric is going to be part of a daughter's wedding quilt in southern Siberia, or be included in a memory quilt for a farmer's family in Iowa. That is the heart and soul of Spoonflower.”

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Spoonflower is a place where I can learn new ideas and see the latest trends and styles from the most interesting artists all over the world. The weekly contests are an important part of the community: these push me to explore new topics and find new methods of expression.”

I discovered Spoonflower in 2012 after reading an article in an Italian magazine. It was the start of a wonderful journey for me after a difficult period in my life. Immediately, I found ​an​​​opportunity to express my creativity and share it with a global community.​I also really appreciate Spoonflower's attention to the use of ecological inks and materials!​”

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Spoonflower has given me the resources to merge my passions for art and for textiles, which has allowed me to build the business I've always dreamed of!”

Being a part of the Spoonflower community has ignited my creative energy in more ways than I could have expected. I’m inspired every day by what other artists are creating, and the weekly challenges push me to design things that I might not have ever created. Some of my favorite designs have come about because of the weekly challenges, which is so cool!”

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Hiba K. of fleurpaperco PAKISTAN

It's so delightful working with a company like Spoonflower. Honestly, every time I open a new package of samples it's like the first time I ever saw my work on a product. The feeling never gets old.”

Rebel Challenger of mulberry_tree BRISBANE, QUEENSL AND, AUSTR ALIA

Before joining Spoonflower, I hadn’t drawn in many years. As an art director for newspapers, my work is fairly serious, so Spoonflower became a creative outlet for my crazy ideas. It has helped me become a better illustrator and introduced me to the amazing world of fabric design. All the talented artists on Spoonflower continue to inspire me every single day.”

Adena Jooste of adenaj

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Spoonflower was the very first online creative community that I joined, and the first place that I sold my artwork. It made the dream of earning a living as an artist more tangible.”

Joanne Kalute​of jokalute

SYDNEY, AUSTR ALIA

Spoonflower is a creative lifeline that has allowed me to design with greater confidence and at my own pace.​I​ t has opened up a door into the surface design and fashion industry and also a nurturing community of​d ​ esigners and makers I can learn from. I honestly believe I would not have been on this creative path had Spoonflower not existed.​"​

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occasional sightings of elk, deer, bald eagles, foxes, bears and songbirds from her workspace are a welcome distraction. “It would be safe to say that I don’t have to look far for inspiration in my clothing line,” she said. She started olive•me nine years ago at her home in Fernie, British Columbia (hence the beautiful mountain views), and her shop is now an online destination for unique, well-made apparel for children both locally and abroad. When she was a child, Marla loved everything to do with arts and crafts, from drawing and sewing to working with wood. As a young adult, she outfitted her first home with curtains, tables, bookcases and fences, constantly changing paint colours to customize her space. Another big life change fueled her next inventive burst: “After my first baby was born, the need to create hit with a force that consumed me,” she said. “I made everything for my daughter Gwen: quilts, blankets, clothing, room décor, toys, etc. It was the beginning of what would grow to be olive•me.” Stitching up super-soft baby leggings is one thing, but making apparel that reflects kids’ adventurous personalities is another. That’s where Spoonflower’s Marketplace comes in, offering an endless supply of designs and artists to choose = Top 10 Design in a Design Challenge

from. “Olive•me is exactly what it is today because of this ability to communicate with the people who create the designs,” Marla said. “Three and a half years ago I reached out to a designer at Spoonflower whose style I was drawn to; Esther of nouveau_bohemian has since become the leading force that shapes the artwork that defines olive•me. More than that, she is now a dear friend and mentor.”

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With Sprout Patterns, you can skip the store and make a figure-flattering swimsuit in your perfect size. Don’t forget to sew up a rash guard for your mini sidekick (or have one crafted for them with White Glove Service)!

P I LLOW D ES I GNS P | Life Sea Aqua Urchins by mimipinto, #D257 Q | C  rustaceans by andrea_lauren, #D258 R | Seaweed Coral by joanmclemore, #D505

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ROOSTERY  | 

Table Linens

gold vibes

Designs by crystal_walen

This collection is inspired by the pairing of timeless themes with trending minimalism, tropical vibes and gold hues. I like the idea of stripes and dots and the function that they play in décor. I wanted to make something simple, yet glamorous.”

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navy nature

Designs by jillcookdesigns

This collection is inspired by the blooming camellias during the springtime in the deep south. Along with a desire to discover and recreate winsome organic repetition in nature, I found a perfect balance in these monochromatic patterns.”

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first bloom

Designs by bluelela

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Set Your Table Bantam Tablecloth 70" - 144" | $89 - $149

Early spring and awakening of nature is what inspired me to create this collection. I wanted to make something delicate and feminine that evokes elegance. All of the designs are complementary to each other to make a sweet floral collection.”

Ready-made custom décor from Roostery

H | Leaves Evening, #D275

I | S  hy Little Flowers, #D274 = Top 10 Design in a Design Challenge

| Berries and Leaves (Mustard and White) by minikuosi, #D285 K | Aqua Fish (White) by emmallardsmith, #D286 L | Corn Silhouette (Black and White) by semi_feral, #D293 M | L adybug Mosaic (Green) by mrshervi, #D294 N | Botanical Block Print by matite, #D289 O | Leaf Pattern (Mint and Gold) by juliabadeeva , #D280

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Malay Round Tablecloth 70" $89 | 90" $119

Minorca Table Runner 72" $49 | 90" $59 | 108" $69

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| P  erfectly Ripe by curious+fanciful , #D288 | Leo Lion (Gold and Turquoise Small) by holli_zollinger, #D281 | Linocut Peacock (Pink and Mint) by andrea_lauren, #D284 | Hand Drawn Lines by lub_by_lamb, #D292 | Abstract Floral (Coral Small) by littlearrowdesign, #D283 | WinterMod by ottomanbrim, #D279

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BB | G  old Plaid by crystal_walen, #D267 CC | Bees in the Bottlebrush by tamara_design_co, #D277 DD | Songbirds and Woodpeckers by emilyrosethomson, #D287 EE | Banana Palm Leaves (Black and White) by mia_valdez, #D291 FF | Seahorse Ocean by joanmclemore , #D298


GOING GREEN

  TRENDING  |  Sustainability

it's in our nature

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Spoonflower strives to ensure that our fabrics are good for you and good for the earth. From our low-waste digital print process to organic fabric options and paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), we seek to provide products made safely and sustainably. The textile industry is rife with sustainability problems: from the use of toxic inks and wasteful practices for materials and water, to a race to utilize the cheapest materials such as vinyl—no matter the environmental impact. Spoonflower has worked hard to reverse this direction. We began with a holistic approach to reduce the use of materials, energy and water by choosing a pigment printing process instead of reactive dye; to minimize fabric waste by only printing what is needed, plus recycling any fabric waste by transforming it; and ethically sourcing materials from a small group of trusted vendors.

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REDUCING WASTE Spoonflower’s print-on-demand process is designed to minimize fabric and ink waste. Since you have the ability to print the exact quantities you want, just the way you want them, there are no surplus materials. Marketplace fabric that is returned to the factory is donated (designers still earn their commissions!) to programs like the RARE Bear sew-in, a grassroots outreach initiative for kids with rare diseases, or local nonprofits such as The Scrap Exchange. Unprinted fabric remnants are available to local artists and makers in the Spoonflower community. Fabric that doesn’t meet our standards never makes it to the landfill, as it is shredded for industrial applications like car upholstery and furniture stuffing, bedding and flooring. KEEPING IT CLEAN Spoonflower’s pigment printing process consumes very little water to begin with, making it an eco-friendly solution in the textile printing industry. Our pigment inks meet the Oeko-Tex 100 requirements to be free of restricted chemicals. Our colors are mixed from 4-8 basic colors as your fabric is printed, so unlike screen printing, there’s no mixing of colors in advance. Our method also doesn’t require any wet post-processing, so there’s no water consumed during finishing. To ensure products are safe, we select premium fabrics, inks and dyes. All of our wallcoverings and gift wrap are printed with water-based latex inks that carry the GREENGUARD Gold certification. We avoid fabrics with any flame-retardant applications, and our fabrics pass tests ruling out harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and lead.

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SOURCING THE BEST To meet increasing demands for natural textiles, we developed three fabrics made from yarns that meet Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS): Organic Cotton Sateen Ultra, Organic Cotton Knit Ultra, and Organic Sweet Pea Gauze™. To add to the environmentally-friendly lineup, we offer an Eco Canvas made with 45% recycled content and a Smooth wallpaper made with up to 10% post-consumer waste. Our gift wrap is chlorine-free and has been certified by the FSC as a paper made with responsibly-sourced pulp. The factory that produces the paper is carbon-neutral and manufactured in a facility that runs on Green-e certified wind power energy credits. Our Smooth wallpaper is not only removable, but recyclable as well: in fact, Smooth wallpaper and Roostery's Isobar durable wallpaper are both eligible for LEED credits. Unlike most peel-and-stick wallpapers, our Woven wallpaper is completely free of vinyl. CONTINUING TO GROW Spoonflower invests in sustaining a healthy environment by working to reduce our ecological impact in everything we do, from recycling and composting in our office to printing packing slips on recycled-content paper. We have two factories—one in Durham, N.C. and one in Berlin, Germany—to reduce shipping transit to consumers, thus cutting our carbon footprint. Our office break rooms are full of handmade fabric dish towels, tablecloths and napkins, and we stock our shelves with reusable silverware and dishware. We have a small garden outside our North Carolina headquarters that is filled with herbs, lettuces and cherry tomatoes planted We are leading a revolution to (and enjoyed) by our modernize the centuries-old textile employees. Since 2015, printing industry with technology that consumes little to no water or heat, we've diverted over 4,124 minimizing our carbon footprint. pounds of waste from the landfill into compost. Additionally, we have avoided 536 pounds of methane which is the equivalent of 10,724 Our printing process uses pounds of CO2 or driving non-toxic inks and wastes the entire circumference of less fabric than traditional methods by only printing the Earth. Sustainability is what is ordered. at the heart of all that we do—you could say it’s in our nature to go green.

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All fabric swatches | $5

A | Blue Leaves Pattern by yulia, #D423

D | Nautical Whales by rebecca_reck_art, #D418

FA B R I C DE SI G N S

E | B  ikes and Dogs by vinpauld, #D420

B | Eucalyptus Leaves and Flowers by lavish_season, #D416

F | Sherwood Forest (Green and White) by peacoquettedesigns, #D417

C | Max's Map (Black and White) by nouveau_bohemian, #D419

G | Leaves Zig Zag - Larger by crumpetsandcrabsticks, #D415

H | Sea Turtles (Black and White) by andrea_lauren, #D421 I

| Light Blue Ocean by lauriekentdesigns, #D422

The fabric that doesn’t meet our standards never makes it to the landfill. It's shredded, recycled and used for industrial applications like car upholstery, furniture stuffing, bedding and flooring.

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Natural Elegance

Make a wall hanging from 1 yard of Eco Canvas ($32/yd).

How to Throw an Earth-Friendly Party

To set the stage for an eco gathering, we turned to our friends at Cherry Blossom Events, who have an eye for throwing themed parties with a sustainable edge. Their team was inspired by Spoonflower designs that evoked nature in all its finery—from ocean waves and bold botanicals to playful tree prints.

Photo credit: Maison Meredith Photography

Andrea & Sarah from

Throw your own earth-friendly party with these tips from Cherry Blossom Events:

Watercolor World by thinlinetextiles, #D306

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Use real flatware, glassware, linens and place settings instead of disposable ones to reduce waste. Whether utilizing a local rental company for larger gatherings or hosting a small party featuring an eclectic collection of thrifted items, you can mix and match flatware, glassware and place settings for casual elegance.

Ocean Depth Map by ravynka, #D301

Use Mod Podge and gift wrap to dress up a plain serving tray ($15/roll).

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Give a sapling wrapped in Kona Cotton Ultra $19/yd as a thoughtful parting gift.

3 A | Oceans Pattern by indiepixels, #D299 B | Blue Leaves Pattern by yulia, #D423 C | Palm Leaf (Black and White) by sunny_afternoon, #D300

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= Top 10 Design in a Design Challenge

A custom wall hanging can help anchor a themed party. A few stained slats of wood, a staple gun, a couple eye hooks, and a yard of your favorite Spoonflower print are all you need to create a focal piece. Plus, it’s a simple project that’s great for any skill level.

D | N  avy Blue Trees by andrea_lauren, #D304 F E D

E | Trees Charcoal (Gray & Mint on White) by cavutoodesigns, #D302 F |  Trees by meissa, #D303

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HOW TO

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1. Create your drawing. The key is not to let any of your artwork go off the page—keep it contained! 2. Cut your paper in half. Once you have your drawing how you’d like it, cut your paper in half lengthwise using an exacto knife or scissors. 3. Swap and tape. Switch the two pieces of paper without rotating them and tape together on the reverse side. 4. Cut your paper in half again. Using the same process, cut your paper down the middle widthwise.

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Kids’ Bedding You’ll

Find Only at

Tin Pot Owl-Bot

Narwhal Dreams

Otters 3D

Whale Rider

Dog Life

SHEETS Twin Langshan Set in Bot Dot

SHEETS Twin Langshan Set in Narwhal

SHEETS Twin Langshan Set in Popcorn on

SHEETS Twin Langshan Set in Whale Rider

SHEETS Twin Langshan Set in Dogs Life

#D309 $189 | SHAM Campine Pillow

Mint and Pink #D311 $189 | DUVET Twin

Blue (Large) #D317 $189 | SHAM Campine

Dot #D314 $189 | DUVET Twin Wyandotte

(Black and White) #D322 $189 | SHAM

in Tin Pot Owl Bot (Large) #D308 $39

Wyandotte Cover in Fall Abstract #D310

Pillow in Candy Fish on White (Large) #D318

Cover in Tara the Whale Rider (large) #D313

Campine Pillow in Car Ride Dog Coordinate

DUVET Twin Wyandotte Cover in Tin

$149 | THROW PILLOW Silky Faille Serama

$39 | DUVET Twin Wyandotte Cover in One

$149 | THROW PILLOW Silky Faille Serama

#D323 $39 | DUVET Twin Wyandotte

Pot Owl Bot (Large) #D308 $149

in Sea Stars Mint #D312 $38

Cool Otter (Monochrome) #D316 $149

in Whale Rider Tails #D315 $38

Cover in Car Ride Dogs (Large) #D321

Designs by spellstone

Designs by bruxamagica

Designs by littlearrowdesign

Designs by katherine_quinn

Designs by cooper+craft

THROW PILLOW Silky Faille Catalan

CUT & SEW FABRIC AT SPOONFLOWER

$149 | THROW PILLOW Faux Suede

in Space Race #D307 $35

Designs shown in Minky: Popcorn Tub #D319

Catalan in Car Ride Dogs Coordinate

and Ice Drink #D320 $27/yd

#D324 $41

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AVAI L A B L E AT SPOON F LOWER A | S  mooth Wallpaper $5/FT Ming Chrysanthemum Gold Dust by willowlanetextiles, #D605 B | C  hiffon Fabric $21/YD Gold Rain Drops by jenlats, #D602 AVAI L A B L E AT ROOST ERY C | L  angshan Sheet Set, Queen $219 Black White Rain Dots by crystal_walen, #D600 D | S  ebright Pillow Sham, Euro $49 Love White by smuk, #D601 E | C  atalan Throw Pillow $35 - $49 Rose Garden by holaholga, #D603 F | Wyandotte Duvet Cover, Queen $209 Swans Black and White by andrea_lauren, #D604

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AVA I LA B LE AT SP O O N F LOW E R G

| C  anvas Art in Eco Canvas $32/YD in Antlers on Navy Large by littlearrowdesign, #D608

H | S  mooth Wallpaper $5/FT in Antique Brick by willowlanetextiles, #D606

AVA I LA B LE AT RO O STE RY I | L  angshan Sheet Set, Twin $189 in Ticking Stripes by thecalvarium, #D609 J

| W  yandotte Duvet Cover, Twin $179 in Bears by thecalvarium, #D610

Catalan Square Throw Pillows in Celosia Velvetâ„¢ $41 K | S  tacked Logs by thecalvarium, #D611 L

| Rustic Check Bright Red by thecalvarium, #D607

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PRINT MULTIPLE DESIGNS ON ONE YARD OF FABRIC!

Tiles 2593 by michellemathis, #D342 Indigo 0971 by michellemathis, #D341

Twice the Style in Each Scarf

Whether you want two or 42 designs on a yard, customize your yardage in three easy steps:

— STEP 1 —

Designs by innaogando

Designs by zesti

Designs by littlesmilemakers

Log in to your Spoonflower account

Bird Pattern, #D335 Olive, #D336

Hummingbird, #D340 Humbingbird Scallops, #D339

Retro Garden Apples, #D338 Geometric Grid Medium, #D337

to create a collection of your chosen designs, or shop other curated collections by theme and color.

FILL-A-YARD SCARVES ®

A spring scarf is the pinnacle of effortless style. Make two double-sided scarves with our Fill-A-Project®: Infinity Scarf template, and you’ll have one to give away for Mother’s Day.

— STEP 2 — From inside the Collection page, start designing a split yard or Fill-AProject® template from our options,

Your fabric will come just like this, so cut down the middle to separate your scarves, fold each one long ways and sew them up.

and select your fabric base from the drop-down menu.

Designs by holli_zollinger

Designs by adenaj

Designs by kostolom3000

Wildflower Study Light, #D327 Wildflower Tribal, #D328

Blue Sky Birds, #D350 Double Line Peach Check, #D349

Doodle Cats Big Scale, #D346 Geometric Succulents, #D345

— STEP 3 — Click your chosen design and then click the space in the yard where you want it to apply. Repeat for every space. Add the project to your cart, and it's ready to go! VI SI T SP OON F LOW ER.COM/ F I L L-A-YAR D

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Designs by kaoru_sanchez

Designs by nouveau_bohemian

Designs by mrshervi

Yellowstone on Beige, #D330 Yellowstone, #D329

Shibori Wing Spots (Cherry), #D325 Bokeh Wings, #D326

Golden Cranes, #D343 Maps Gold Gray, #D344

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Gifts

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SELECT MINKY OR FLEECE $27/YD

Loungewear Tutorial GREAT SEWING PROJECT FOR ANY LEVEL

Tired of getting him ties every year? We have your back!

Don’t let your loungewear get you down: custom-printed pants match comfort with your personal style. Follow along to learn how to make your own!

Celebrate the man of the hour by making thoughtful, handmade gifts that reflect his personality.

Materials you’ll need: 2 yards of Fleece or Minky fabric, a pair of your own pants, 1" wide elastic, scissors, thread, sewing machine and safety pin.

From cycling jerseys and shoe bags to cozy lounge pants, pick one-of-a-kind designs for a one-

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Fold your 2 yards of fabric in half. Fold your pair of pants in half, leg over leg, and line up the outer leg seam of your pants on the fold.

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Trace the shape of your pants onto the fabric, adding extra seam allowance extending 1.5" on the side, 2" from the top of your pants, and 3" from your hem. Cut out two pieces in this fashion.

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Match up your two pant pieces and, with right sides together, sew along the top curved seams on either side. This will create your crotch seams.

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Keeping the right sides together, open up the pants and line up the inseams of each pant leg. Stitch entire curve of the inseam into place.

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To form the waistband, create a channel for the elastic at the top of the pants. With the wrong side facing you, fold over the top of the pants by 1 1/4", leaving room for your elastic. Stitch along the open edge to close the channel with a ⅜" seam allowance, leaving a 1" opening between the beginning and end of your stitch line. You’ll feed the elastic through this opening.

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Measure your waist, and cut a length of elastic to match that measurement. With a safety pin attached to one end of the elastic, feed the elastic through the waistband channel, taking care not to twist the elastic.

A | B  olt Black by charlottewinter, #D361 B | Star Guitar Pick (Blue) by owlandchickadee , #D360

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J | Football Basic by susiprint, #D351 K | R  etro Ski Badges by k80horn, #D353

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   T  IP: To keep both ends of elastic out of the channel opening, pin one elastic end to your fabric right outside of the channel and feed the elastic with the other end. 7.

Once your elastic is all the way through your channel, overlap the ends, and sew together with a small zigzag stitch.

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FEATURING: MODERN JERSEY $26.50/YD

HOW TO

DE S IGN S S H OW N ON TA N K TOP S A | T  ropical Harvest by dearchickie, #D366

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GREAT SEWING PROJECT FOR ANY LEVEL

With one yard of a stretchy fabric and the easiest pattern around (your favorite tank top!), you’ll be on your way to a fresh look this summer. This tutorial skips the more advanced method of ‘sewing in the round’ on necklines in favor of the easier method of sewing everything flat first.

D | Arctic Owls by kimthings, #D367 E | Fijian Tapa c6 by hypersphere, #D371 F | Strawberries Inky by byre_wilde, #D370 G | Industrial Plaid by elizabethatlas, #D372

Materials you’ll need: 1 yard of Modern Jersey, fabric scissors, sewing machine, measuring tape and fabric pen

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H | W  atercolor Cactus by hlively, #D364 I

Tank Top Tutorial

See the full tutorial at

B | Grackle Pattern in Black by eleventy-five, #D369

*All seams should be sewn with ½" seam allowance.

| Line Mandala Multi by holli_zollinger, #D368 F

Custom Apparel & Accessories

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Lay fabric wrong side up. Fold each selvage edge in to meet in the middle so you have two usable folded edges. Fold your tank in half, matching the folded edge of the tank to one folded edge of fabric.

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Trace around your tank with your fabric marker, leaving enough room for a ½" seam allowance. Repeat this step on the other folded edge of your Modern Jersey. Cut out the front and back pieces.

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Sew one shoulder seam together, then serge over the same shoulder seam. Serge the adjacent armhole and the entire raw edge of the neckline.

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Fold the serged edge of the neckline toward the unprinted side of the fabric, and then topstitch along the edge. Do the same with the armhole.

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You've now completed one side of the neck and armhole. Sew and serge the second shoulder seam, then repeat the process of serging, folding and topstitching to finish the second armhole.

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Pin one of the side seams in place, with the right sides of the fabric together. Sew that side, and then use your serger to finish the edges.

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Now you'll finish the hem before you finish the second side seam. Serge the bottom edge of your tank.

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P ILLOW D ES I G N S A | P  apercut Daisies Royal Blue by wink&smile, #D384

Shop ready-made pillows at Roostery.com.

B | Blue Block Print by fabledesign, #D382 B

C | Prima Cano by david_kent_collections, #D380

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G | Zebra Gathering by dearchickie, #D375

Wanting to refresh your space this season? There’s

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Spring

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J | R  ichard #3 by susiprint, #D374

nothing that provides more instant gratification— at such a great price—than throw pillows. Choose several in complementary colors or designs for a nearly effortless update. Whether you sew them

K | I ndigo Blue Mudcloth by jenlats, #D377

yourself or have your favorite picks made for you

L | Festive Red Mexican Otomi Animals by thestylesafari, #D385

at Roostery, we have you (and your pillows) covered.

M | G  azelles Galloping by su_g, #D379 N | W  hite on Black African Mudcloth Inspired Stripes by thestylesafari, #D386

Top 5 Fabrics for Pillows

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Our strongest natural fiber fabric offers fine detail and takes on

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CELOSIA VELVET™ ($34/YD) The ultimate in luxury, this fabric lends itself to beautifully saturated pillows that are unmistakably plush for bold interiors. Pillows B, F, N

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THERE'S A

design

There's A Design For That  |  PERENNIAL FAVORITES 

FOR THE

FOR THAT!

Spoonflower is perfect for lovers...lovers of bowling, pandas, knitting and more. We believe the things you love tell a beautiful story about what makes you unique. You’ll find there’s no better place to fall in love with a design that expresses your own true self.

DRAGON MASTER

Dragon (Jade)

by pattern_state, #D404 FOR THE

FOR THE

ROAD WARRIOR

NURSE

Oaxaca Desert

Rush Hour Around the World

Cute Nurse Love (Black)

by monika_suska, #D413 FOR THE

by natalia_gonzalez, #D412 FOR THE

NEW WORLD MONKEY

CRAFT BEER FAN

Monkeys Watercolor

Beer Mugs (Turquoise Large)

by michaelzindell, #D407 FOR THE

MICROBIOLOGIST

Tardigrades in Space (Black)

by pinky_wittingslow, #D388

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FOR THE

SURREALIST

Over 650,000 designs online

by thinlinetextiles, #D414 FOR THE

SENTRY

Meerkats - Suricata

by mia_valdez, #D390

by jannasalak, #D403 FOR THE

KINGPIN

Bowling Shoes

by zandloopster, #D399 FOR THE

VIKING

Scandinavian Vikings

by ewa_brzozowska, #D401

FOR THE

SUNBATHER

Bathing Beauties

by mountvicandme, #D398 FOR THE

BMXer

Motocross (Blue and Grey)

by littlearrowdesign, #D389 FOR THE

RISK-TAKER

Shake the Dice

by acbeilke, #D411

FOR THE

MARINER

I Am The Walrus

by c_manning, #D408 FOR THE

FLY CATCHER

Army of Frogs

by mulberry_tree, #D393 FOR THE

DRUM MAJOR

Brass and Drums

by katerhees, #D395 = Top 10 Design in a Design Challenge

FOR THE

CHEER SQUAD

Penguin Sports

by pamelachi, #D394 FOR THE

GREEK SQUAD

Neo Greek Gal Pals

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