In re-designing my living room, I concluded that reupholstering my little ottomans is a requirement. A few nights ago, I thought I would browse through some fabric websites. I only got as far as spoonflower.com.
Spoonflower makes it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric designs. It was founded in May 2008 by two Internet geeks who had crafty wives but who knew nothing about textiles. The company came about because Stephen’s wife, Kim, persuaded him that being able to print her own fabric for curtains was a really cool idea. She wasn’t alone. The Spoonflower community now numbers around 70,000 individuals who use their own fabric to make curtains, quilts, clothes, bags, furniture, dolls, pillows, framed artwork, costumes, banners and much, much more. The Spoonflower marketplace offers the largest collection of independent fabric designers in the world.
Here are a few of the wonderful options I found:
I love the idea that these are custom designed, not mass marketed fabrics. But, to be honest, I am no closer to figuring out what the reupholstery will look like. I did have a good time getting lost in their website for (more than) several hours.
Have you ever ordered from spoonflower? Perhaps you designed your own? Thoughts? Feedback?