I recently stumbled upon the site KarmaKraft.com, a digital fabric printing company based out of Raleigh, North Carolina and Hangzhou (about 1.5 hours from Shanghai). For all you would-be textile designers out their, Karma Kraft is just the site you've been waiting for. Design and print your own fabric! In minutes you can upload your very own design to their website, choose your repeat, choose your base fabric, and then decide how much fabric you would like to create...TA-DA....our very own custom designed fabric!
Karma Kraft also offers cut and sew services for items like pillows, pet beds, scarfs, tablecloths, or apparel. The prices are surprisingly reasonable from as low as $20 a yard. Just think of hanging curtains featuring your very own design or entertaining on your own custom created linens.
I also happened across another amazing site called Spoonflower.com. Create your own fabrics using a simple online tool. The site hosts a weekly fabric design competition and you can even sell your fabrics or purchase fabrics created by other SpoonFlower members through the Spoonflower market place. Maybe you'll be the next Emilio Pucci!
Image from inmod.com
Interested in designing your own home decor but need a little help in the design department? Check out Inmod.com. It's a fun little site that offers a variety of trendy furniture, lighting, and decor products....lots of really amazing stuff. You can customize pillows and duvets by tweaking the colors and fabrics of their preloaded designs until you've created the prefect combination for your space. Pricing varies greatly depending on the fabric you use. I'm redecorating one of my most important venues...my very own bedroom and just might order one of the custom duvets. If so, I'll be sure to post a pic or two. The designs are lots of fun and so much more interesting then most of the stuff I'm seeing in the stores.