Tutorial: Creating A Repeat Design in Photoshop here.
After my Spoonflower post I got into a conversation with a commenter about creating a repeat design for fabric printing. Although I’m not super experienced, I’ve used Photoshop for creating repeats for printing backgrounds on my pattern covers. So I wrote a tutorial. It is LONG. Long and hearty with 30 plus screenshots. So long that it’s getting it’s own page here.
As for the Spoonflower fabric? I finally got up the guts to cut into it. When fabric costs $16.50/yard plus shipping, you think twice before cutting and you think about how sparingly it can be used. I made a drawing case, adapted from my pattern to include a magnetic snap closure.
I paired it with some wool felt which I’ve always had a crush on but never dared to use. It adds a nice sturdy feel to the project, but I had to forgo some topstitching because it was too thick.
Sewing with fabric that I designed myself definitely adds a nice layer of fun to the creative process.