Designing a Summer Print Pattern

I challenged myself to design one fabric print a month this year. Since June is winding down, it was time to get to it. When I first started designing patterns I would sit with a blank page and start drawing. Since then I’ve changed my approach. Now when I’m designing, I go to my sketchbookContinue reading “Designing a Summer Print Pattern”

Pink Dogwood Flower Fabric Print

I used watercolor paintings from my sketchbook to create this pink flower repeating pattern. I’m keeping my goal to design a new pattern every month this year! See my other designs here. Do you sew? Designing the fabric is where my skills ends! If you create anything with any of my fabrics, let me know.Continue reading “Pink Dogwood Flower Fabric Print”

A swimming pattern…perhaps

My goal this year is to design a pattern a month. So as the month starts to wind down, I’m thinking about swimmers. Last month I created an ice cream truck pattern from illustrations in my sketchbook. It’s available for purchase on Spoonflower here. In January I designed a penguin polar bear pattern. Available here. SeeContinue reading “A swimming pattern…perhaps”

How to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop

Nothing completes a day at the beach like a treat from the ice cream truck! I created this fabric print using illustrations from my sketchbook. Want to create a pattern from your illustrations? Follow the instructions below. How to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop Scan your artwork (or draw your elements in Photoshop) Create aContinue reading “How to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop”