A long time ago someone I met who had a PhD in psychology told me she almost became a fabric designer. I remember thinking, "How randomly specific is that? How does a person even think of becoming a fabric designer?" Then, this week, I -- quite randomly and specifically -- became a fabric designer. (Ironically, one of my previous careers was as a psychotherapist, like my old acquaintance.) How? Well, in case you don't know about it, there's this fabulous site called Spoonflower, which enables anyone to become a fabric designer... instantly!
I first discovered it when a came across a tip for creating your own clothing labels on the cheap via Spoonflower. Browsing for fabrics, in favorite stores in NYC such as AK Fabrics and online, can be fun but also frustrating when I have something in mind and can't find it. For instance, I wanted to find a cute retro-style fabric to make a sleeve for an iphone, and nothing grabbed me. That's when I thought of Spoonflower. I have no special design software and certainly no computer graphic design training, but they make it so easy, that's not a problem! Here's what I designed for the iphone sleeve:
I just had to design it, order it, and wait for them to print it on fabric and mail it. (Still waiting!) As an added bonus they list it for sale on their website... fun! Let's see if any other Spoonflower shoppers want some too. (If you have any suggestions on how to tweak it into something you might like better, please share in comments section below!)
If you're in freezing cold NY (or anywhere else), stay warm... I'm trying to!
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