Announcing Poly Crepe de Chine!
This time around we asked designers to create a print to use for a vintage pattern dress in an upcoming local theater production of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying." In the quest to come up with a print for a mid-20th century cocktail dress, we got to vote on lots of terrific vintage-style fabrics, but the winner this week is Cocktail Flowers by Elizabeth Halpern of ModernPrintCraft. Congratulations, Elizabeth!
Imagine the days of arcades, alien stickers and grunge with floral dresses, combat boots and bangs. If you often find yourself reminiscing about the 1990s, then this contest is for you! Previews will be sized as a fat quarter (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, September 3rd, 2015.
Do you know why lizards stick their tongues out at a rapid pace? Make a ditsy design from our favorite creature that smells by tasting the air around them with their tongue! Previews will be sized as a swatch (8" x 8"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 8th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, September 10th, 2015.
Here in Spoonflower's home town, the State Fair is by far one of our most beloved fall traditions. Local farmers show off their biggest, best crops and livestock, we ride colorfully-lit ferris wheels, and indulge in probably more fried delicacies on a stick than we should. We want to know what your version of the State Fair looks like where you live! Let us see your best State Fair designs in this week's design contest. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 15th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, September 17th, 2015.
This is your chance to blend together the elements of pop art and baked goods. Why not? It could only result in magnificent visual imagery rich in tasty sensory details. Show us your best Pop Art Cookie design! Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, September 24th, 2015.
In honor of Cephalopod Awareness Days (Oct. 8th- 12th) we decided it was about time again to pay homage to our favorite inky sea creatures. Although, it's a fact that not all species of cephalopods produce ink. With more than 800 species of cephalopods, that's a lot of inspiration to draw from! Show us your best Cephalopod themed design! Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 29th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, October 1st, 2015.
It's time to dust off that microscope and show us your best microorganism themed design! Microorganisms (or microbes) are incredibly diverse and can be found in every part of our biosphere. Adaptable to any conditions, thriving wherever they are? Sounds like we could all learn a thing or two from these tiny microbes! Deadline for entry is Tuesday, October 13th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, October 15th, 2015. All fabrics in this design challenge are previewed using the scale of a test swatch of fabric (8"x8").
In preparation for the holiday feeding frenzy of baked goods and rich meals, let's work on a little fitness to try to balance it all out. Show us your best fitness themed designs from barbells to yoga poses and everything in between. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, November 5th, 2015.
Do you have your eyes to the night sky? Sky gazers everywhere look forward to each full moon and magic that comes along with it. The full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox is commonly referred to as the "Harvest Moon" since its bright presence in the night sky allows farmers to work longer into the fall night, reaping the rewards of their spring and summer labors. What's your favorite moon phase? Share it with us by making a design inspired by the moon! Deadline for entry is Tuesday, November 10th, 2015. Voting will open Thursday, November 12th, 2015.
Instructions and rules for our weekly fabric design contests appear on our upcoming contests page .