My Fabric Designs |Shop Overview
Have you shopped at My Fabric Designs yet? Here’s my latest raglan tee, and details of my consumer experience with My Fabric Designs.
I couldn’t say no to an opportunity to partner with My Fabric Designs as a blog sponsor. Please note that I was already a customer, and all opinions are my own. My goal over the next few months is to introduce you to several of the amazing apparel fabrics available, and share my experience attempting to design fabric.
My Fabric Designs is an online shop where you can purchase fabric designed by the sewing and quilting community. You can design your own prints too! There are 26 types of fabric available, including lots of yummy apparel fabric. I used Tribal Bands in organic cotton interlock knit for the sleeves of this panda inspired raglan. I made it for my daughter, who is 11 tomorrow! (And obsessed with pandas, way obsessed.)
The pattern is Jalie 3245 (yet again.) I wanted to test drive before I really cut into my new fabric. I washed it twice to investigate. The sleeves washed well with no pilling or fading so far. The body is an inexpensive interlock from my stash, and I can totally see the difference in wear. MFD interlock recovery is divine. This is the perfect light/medium weight fabric for t-shirts.
I ordered a swatch book for $5 before I started. I wanted to touch and see each of the 26 types of fabric before I purchased. It’s the nicest swatch book ever. The fabric type is printed right onto each swatch, and includes the printable area size, thread count, and weight. On the website you can click on fabric and see a description, plus shrink percentage and fabric care instructions. (That cotton slinky knit is on my list. It’s lighter and a tiny bit sheer…get on my body.)
BTW: This raglan sort of knocked out 2 of my New Years resolutions. I’m learning to use my coverstitch…check out the hem and cuffs! Below is the neckline.
Another goal for this year was to try designing fabric, digitally and by hand. The panda applique on front is from my first fabric design, Sleepy Pandas. (I’ll show you what I made with it soon!) I can’t wait to tell you about how the design process at My Fabric Designs works. I’m on a slow learning curve, never having much patience with technology. You’ll get to see what I love and what I have trouble with.
One really cool feature is that you can list your personal designs on the site, and be paid a 10% commission. I’m always looking for ways to earn a few extra pennies, so maybe with some practice I can really get good! Those of you with digital skills are going to love it, and those who don’t can follow along and learn with me:) I can’t wait to show you the design process works and how the printed fabric looks in real life.