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Stephen
Durham, NC
Printing custom fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap for the people.
Interests: technology, sewing, blogging, crafts, internet, fabric, crafters, custom fabric, printing fabric
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We're back this week with another design rockstar interview as part of our SpoonChallenge: Creating a Fabric Collection with designer Bonnie Christine. We recently fell in love all over again with printmaker, designer, author and educator, Lizzy House, when she... Continue reading
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Here at Spoonflower, we just love to see how our community members personalize their special occasions with handmade decorations, and we are thrilled to partner with our friends at Instructables to find some of the most creative ideas for weddings!... Continue reading
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You've decided on a project, found a pattern and are ready for the most exciting step--selecting your fabrics! You dive into the Marketplace and find all the beautiful fabrics you could ever dream of! But you struggle with selecting a... Continue reading
Hi James! Unfortunately we're not aware of a machine like this that exists - perhaps you could invent one for us? ;) I do know that there are companies out there that offer sewing services, one such company is http://www.arsewing.com/
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Hi Zoltan - since most people print digital PDF patterns on their home computers, these patterns are designed in 8" x 10" segments so that they can be printed at home and cut/ taped together to make the full pattern. In addition to this version, many pattern makers will also include a wide format version that isn't segmented. I know Colette patterns is one who does this! www.colettepatterns.com
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Awesome! Let us know how it goes for you!
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Thanks so much for the kind words, Lesley!
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Thanks for the note, Victoria! We don't have any tips for embroidering on fleece, but here's a great resource we were able to find: http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/elprojects/pdf/pr1323.pdf
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Thanks for the feedback, Joseph! This could also be accomplished in a different graphic design program such as Gimp which is free. Here is a link to some open source design resources we recommend: http://blog.spoonflower.com/2015/07/free-design-tools.html
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Pattern making is always a challenge - glad you enjoyed this tutorial!
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Today we're sharing another inspiring designer interview as part of our SpoonChallenge: Creating a Fabric Collection with designer Bonnie Christine. We were so excited to sit down with renowned designer and quilter Denyse Schmidt about her creative process, daily life,... Continue reading
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We are so delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Moda Fabrics to bring you this year's Fabric8 Contest! Fabric8 is an annual contest to discover eight bold and modern fabric collections from new and emerging designers. The... Continue reading
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Today, we're delighted to share the launch of the Sew What Club, a brand new garment pattern subscription that delivers a fresh, exclusive sewing pattern to your inbox each month! You choose whether you'd like women's or children's patterns, and... Continue reading
Excited to install your new Spoonflower wallpaper but not quite sure where to start? Join the Spoonflower help team today as they show you a step-by-step process to installing both our Woven and Smooth wallpaper! Installing Woven Peel & Stick... Continue reading
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Here at Spoonflower HQ we're wrapping up our third week of 90+ degree days! While we're expecting a slight drop in temperatures over the weekend, you can find us recovering from the heat by staying inside where it's cool to... Continue reading
Hello Bootcampers! One of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at Spoonflower is about what type of software most designers use to create their surface patterns. While the industry standard is Photoshop, we love Photoshop Elements for its... Continue reading
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Around here, the pants with the drop crotch go by the name of Hammer pants, y'know, after the one and only M.C. If you're looking for comfortable loungewear that also looks good walking down the sidewalk, these are the ticket.... Continue reading
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ConKerr Cancer is a national organization that brightens the days of seriously ill children facing extended stays in the hospital by providing them with their own beautifully handmade pillowcases. We are delighted to host a ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase Sew-In in... Continue reading
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Freshen up your closet this week with these garment sewing patterns. We've rounded up five of our favorite apparel patterns that are sure to be weekly staples. Can't decide what fabric to use? No worries, we've included fabrics from the... Continue reading
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If you're in the midst of your spring cleaning and battling with the decision to part with your old, sentimental t-shirts, these unique and practical ideas + tutorials will help you cope! Upcycling is the process of converting waste products... Continue reading
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Here at Spoonflower HQ, we are lucky enough to live in an area surrounded by aspiring designers and astoundingly talented artists. Recently, North Carolina State University students put on their 14th annual Art2Wear Fashion Show, and Spoonflower was there to... Continue reading
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Happy Monday! With Memorial Day just around the corner, this is the time of year when we all start getting a bit of wanderlust. We're day-dreaming about a sandy breeze and indulging our urge to "make all the things" today... Continue reading
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The Siblings Together quilt drive is underway for this summer, and you are invited to help! Siblings Together is a UK-based organization that provides brothers and sisters separated by the foster system an opportunity for quality time together at camps... Continue reading
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This Sunday is Mother's Day! Whether you're honoring your mom, or your awesome dog-mom neighbor, or you simply enjoy communing with Mother Nature while watching your favorite animals play, these simple weekend DIYs make the perfect gift for the pet... Continue reading