Beginning Fabric Designs

Remember earlier this year when I wrote that I wanted to design fabric? I recently made some of my designs available for public view, and I discovered that I have over 100 designs in my Spoonflower shop, with 41 prints available for sale! Yes, I’ve been very busy this year, and quite motivated too.

I had “basics” in mind when doodling these ideas, so they are mostly small, graphic prints in different colorways. You may have seen lots of variations of polka dots and stripes and argyle already in the market, but these are my beginning steps at drawing graphically and digitally, and getting repeats to work, so I hope you can share in my excitement. It’s sort of like when you take a drawing class, and you start out learning to draw wood blocks and shapes. After you master the basics, you can move on to more complicated ideas. I have a few more complex designs in the works, but they need some sister prints to accompany them.

I had fun coming up with color themes, turquoise for the beach, pinks for candy, and oranges for the color of 2012.

Here are some of my favorites so far:

Stars on Circles (which make me think of bouncing beach balls)

Fat Petals

Wonky Zigzags

Ditty Flowers and Dots

Candy nonpareils

Leaves (comes in orange and candy)

Candy nonpareils with dots

Ditty 5-Petal Flowers

Scattered Polka Dots


The most thrilling news is that someone purchased these last three prints from my Spoonflower shop.  I need to stock up on yardage of my own prints to make something in celebration. Click here if you want to see more. Thanks for stopping by!


  • So awesome, Terri! I am REALLY glad to see that you are going for it. Hopefully soon you will have a line that I can stock in my shop!!!!

    • Thank you SO much, Randi! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your kind words and feedback. I also can’t tell you how nervous I’ve been to share this news and these prints on my blog. It’s been a dream of mine for many years, so I’m excited for this beginning. Terri

  • wow, beautiful colors! I think you’ve created some nice collections!

  • No wonder they bought them, LOVE THEM 🙂 I’m loving the blues!

  • Congratulations, Terri! This is super exciting!

  • Love the fat petals and wonky zig zags the best Terri, but all are great! You are amazing – keep it up!

  • Way to go, Terri! Way to make it happen… and I can see ALOT more of these selling, too!

  • Well done Terri! They are great and there are certainly a couple of favourites which I’d be adding to my collection in time. I also can’t wait to see you make something with them when you have the time. Congratulations on the sales too – who could resist 🙂

  • These are wonderful! I love the colors and designs. You are doing amazing things!! Congratulations!

  • YAYYYY!! They look WONDERFUL! What an awesome accomplishment! I really love the fat petals and the stripes (but who can resist a good polka dot?!)! Mazel Tov and all the best!!

  • thecraftshouse

    wow!! love the designs,,,its great when dreams come true

  • Dear Terri, this is so exiting! I love your designs – colours and everything! I’m impressed and would love to have so beautiful fabrics! Congratulations! x Teje

  • That’s really neat, Terri. I haven’t tried designing fabric yet. I love your color schemes and designs. Well done. Congrats on the sales!

  • Love these! My favorite is fat petals. Okay, so when a major manufacturer has picked up your fabric designs and your name is on the selvage, will you autograph it??

  • Congratulations! I am so happy you are designing patterns and now fabric. It’s exciting! 🙂 I’ve been off the computer for so long and apparently missed a lot of stuff. Your fabric designs are wonderful & I can’t decide which are my favorites but I’m thinking the blues. I will definitely have to get some of them when I have another Spoonflower purchase. 🙂

  • Terri, these are wonderful! Congratulations! I love them! I can’t wait to see what you’re working on now, how exciting for you!

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