Vote for Your Favorite Sewing-Themed Fabriccomments (2) April 12th, 2012
The voting is for the latest themed design-your-own-print contest from the custom-printing company. Spoonflower offers you the chance to design your own photo or illustrated print and then order it in a particular fabric, from quilting cotton to silk crepe de chine. To find out more about the company, be sure and pick up the Fall 2012 issue of SewStylish and check out our story on photo-printed designs.
I love checking out the contests each week, because it's so neat to see different concepts as print elements, from Bicycles to Outdated Technology. The outmoded tech was one of my favorites. I still need to order that cassette-tape print!
Check out the Sewing Celebration's 112 entries and vote for your favorites. The winner will be announced on Thursday, April 19, 2012. The winner receives a $100 Spoondollar credit, but everyone wins really, because you can order fabric printed with the top 10 designs, and the designers receive a commission. For complete rules and details, be sure to visit the Spoonflower contest page.
Spoonflower is currently accepting entries for more upcoming weekly contests: Make a cut-and-sew Hat Pattern (entries accepted through April 17, 2012), then "What's the New Owl?" to celebrate a new animal or avian champion of cute (the deadline for entry is April 24, 2012), and then Fabric8, a search for eight new fabric designs in conjunction with Robert Kaufman Fabrics. One of the eight finalists in the Fabric8 contest will have a chance to start a new career as a professional textile designer. The theme for the Fabric8 contest is Pen & Ink/Watercolor-inspired fabric designs, and the entry deadline is April 24, 2012.
What do you think about designing your own fabric prints? Have you tried it yet, or are you a veteran of design contests? What theme would you love to see a print-design contest based on?