Spoonflower + Peppermint Magazine presentHand-Drawn Florals Design Challenge

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This week we’re excited to announce a partner challenge with our friends at Peppermint Magazine! Peppermint is an Australian quarterly print publication focused on style, sustainability and substance.


We are delighted to announce that Peppermint Magazine has selected Garden Blooms by grace_andersson as the winner of this challenge. This design will be the featured fabric for their May pattern launch!

“While all the designs we reviewed were bloomin’ lovely, and it was so hard to choose just one, we decided to go with Grace’s illustration for its bold and dramatic use of colours and its playful nod to the whimsy of the impressionist art movement. We love the combination and variety of flowers and the rich, textural detail in this submission. We can’t wait to see it on our sewing pattern in our next issue!”

Embracing sewing and DIY as an important part of sustainability, Peppermint regularly releases free sewing patterns that are much-loved amongst the sewing community. To help celebrate the launch of the next free sewing pattern in Peppermint's Sewing School coming this May, we’re teaming up to bring you a Design Challenge that celebrates a trend that both designers and sewists alike have been loving: hand-drawn florals.

Inspired by their passion for the natural world around them, Peppermint knew just the place to look for a challenge theme – nature! For this challenge, we’re asking you to put the petal to the metal and show us your best hand-drawn floral designs. We think flowers equal joy, giving us colorful reminders of the beauty of life. Bonus points for the use of native botanicals (show us what’s endemic to your backyard!) and trending earth tones because at the end of the day, mother (earth) knows best. While we can’t reveal the sewing pattern details just yet, a dramatic -sleeved blouse should be your inspiration for this challenge!

The winning design, hand-selected from the top 50 by Peppermint, will be the featured fabric for May’s pattern launch! Get a peek at how you could be featured with Issue 48’s Bardon Dress!

Please visit the blog to learn more about Spoonflower’s Design Challenge rules and moderation process.
  • Entries close . View the full timeline below.
  • Designs will be viewed as a Fat Quarter of Fabric on the voting ballot. Acceptable repeat options for this challenge are Basic, Half-Drop, Half-Brick, Mirror, Center.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • The popular vote determines the top 64 winning designs. Voters include Spoonflower artists and customers as well as the public.
  • The top 64 designs receive prizes or benefits. View the full prize list below.
  • View the full Terms & Conditions for this challenge.

Our partner: Peppermint Magazine

Peppermint is an Australian magazine focused on style, sustainability and substance. Covering ethical fashion, slow living, DIY, climate action, community and more – Peppermint's mission is to tell the stories of people doing good in the world.
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