The Fabric Design Studio:  Help & Inspiration

Welcome to the Fabric Design Studio.  Take a look below for tutorials on designing your own fabric.  We have tutorials for PicMonkey, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Turn a Painting into a Repeat

by Barbra Ignatiev

Learn About Amy Butler and her Fabrics

by Creativebug

Fabric Design with PicMonkey (a FREE online tool)
Fabric Design with Illustrator
Special Projects

 1. Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel:  See our tutorial at Sew Mama Sew. 

2.  Custom Wedding Invitation Pillow:  Design a pillow with the scanned wedding invitation.  See the tutorial on our blog.

Take an On Line Class

Online classes are fantastic.  You can take them whenever you want, they are not too expensive, and you learn a LOT.  Below are some web sites that offer online classes for both sewing and design.

BurdaStyle Academy offers a plethora of classes and of course you can get patterns to turn your fabric into something great.

Head over to FashionClassroom.com for video tutorials in Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

Fabric Design Books

There are many books out there on Fabric Design.  These are some of our favorites.  Although there are lots of online tutorials, and even our own here at Green Park Studios, sometimes it's nice to have a book in your hand.

Digital Textile Design by Melanie Bowles & Ceri Isaac

A Field Guide to Fabric Design by Kim Kight

Adobe Photoshop for Textile Design by Frederick L. Chipkin

Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing & Design by Laurie Wisbrun

 

Computer Free Repeat (well mostly computer free!)

Yes, you can create a repeat without a computer.  All it takes is paper, a writing instrument, some tape, a scanner, and your imagination.  Visit this great tutorial by Julia Rothman on Design Sponge.

 

Color Aides

Purchase this color chart on the fabric of your choice to use as a design tool. This allows you to see how a specific color will print on a specific fabric.

See details about our fabrics by clicking here.

See details about our fabrics by clicking here.

Turn a Painting into a Repeat

by Barbra Ignatiev

Learn About Amy Butler and her Fabrics

by Creativebug