Why design your own fabric? For a perfect match
If you make your own clothes or soft furnishings, you may want to be able to match trims, etc. You can sometimes do this with shop-bought fabric, but not always.
I ‘designed’ this fabric, and picked up the blue from the hearts to print a fat quarter of plain blue for the trim – an exact match!
Helen Hodgson of Polly Dextrous Designs designed her own curtains and exactly matching cushion covers. She said:
"As a designer, trying to find soft furnishings to match my home decor
can be really frustrating as I never seem to find exactly what I am
looking for and in exactly the right colour. So, for me, being able
to design my own fabrics is like all my Christmasses coming at once!
When I recently redecorated our lounge, I started with the colour for
the chimney breast and designed a leaf motif to link in with my photo
family tree. I then used this for the cushion covers, which were
printed as a single piece, and developed it into a repeating design
for the curtains.
Not only do I now have perfectly coordinating soft furnishings, but
they are also totally original.
swatch as there is always a difference from the computer screen to the
I used my fabrics for curtains and cushion covers, but it could
easily be bedding or table linen, or whatever other textile project
you have planned.”
So – a unique design in just the right colour, and everything co-ordinating. What more could you ask?