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The holiday season is officially upon us, designers, and we’re planning our design challenge themes accordingly! So break out the egg nog and the cider, get cozy by the fire and start working on the December design challenge themes we’ve cooked up for you. To celebrate the arrival of “cozy” season, we’re offering loungewear / athleisure patterns from our sister brand Sprout Patterns as prizes for the top 3 winners of each week’s challenge. A different pattern is featured each week! Check out all the themes below along with each week’s amazing prizes, and we can’t wait to see what you create!

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  • Snow Day

    You know that magical feeling you get when you wake up, look outside, see the big fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky and it hits you: SNOW DAY! Somehow it always makes us feel like a little kid again. Break out the hot cocoa, parkas, sleds, soup, mittens, or anything else that says “snow day!” to you. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.”  Submissions close November 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern, Voting begins December 1. 

    • Grand prize:

      One popularly voted grand-prize winner will receive a pair of Lucy Pajama Bottoms or Jasper Pajama Bottoms with white glove service in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner will receive $200 in Spoondollars. The winner will also receive additional exposure in our email newsletters, professional photography of their printed designs, and social media mentions.

      Second Place: 

      The 2nd place winner will receive a pair of Lucy Pajama Bottoms or Jasper Pajama Bottoms in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns (without white glove service). In addition, the 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.

      Third Place:

      The 3rd place winner will receive a pair of Lucy Pajama Bottoms or Jasper Pajama Bottoms in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns  (without white glove service). In addition, the 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars.

      The rest of the top 10: 

      4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.

      All of the top 25: 

      Each of the top 25 entries, determined as set forth above, not receiving one of the foregoing prizes will be automatically proofed for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (approximately a $5 value) (the “Runner Up Prize”) if Winners are verified sellers.

  • Ditsy Mistletoe

    In Scandinavia, mistletoe was once considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or warring spouses kiss and make-up. Create a festive holiday mistletoe design in “ditsy” fashion: which is defined in the design world as a small scale, scattered, non-directional print. Entries will be previewed at the swatch size: 8″ x 8.” Submissions close December 6 at 3 p.m. Eastern, Voting begins December 8

    • Grand prize:

      One grand-prize winner will receive a Lane Raglan tee with white glove service in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner will receive $200 in Spoondollars. The winner will also receive additional exposure in our email newsletters, professional photography of their printed designs, and social media mentions.

      Second Place: 

      The 2nd place winner will receive a Lane Raglan tee in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns (without white glove service). In addition, the 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.

      Third Place:

      The 3rd place winner will receive a Lane Raglan tee in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns  (without white glove service). In addition, the 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars.

      The rest of the top 10: 

      4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.

      All of the top 25: 

      Each of the top 25 entries, determined as set forth above, not receiving one of the foregoing prizes will be automatically proofed for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (approximately a $5 value) (the “Runner Up Prize”) if Winners are verified sellers.

  • Gnomes

    No one appreciates getting cozy quite like gnomes, preferring to nestle into subterranean caves and nooks. Although we hear they DO love to travel…. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter scale: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close December 13 at 3 p.m. Eastern, Voting begins December 15

    • Grand prize:

      One grand-prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will receive a Rumi Tank Top with white glove service in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner will receive $200 in Spoondollars. The winner will also receive additional exposure in our email newsletters, professional photography of their printed designs, and social media mentions.   

      Second Place: 

      The 2nd place winner will receive a Rumi Tank Top in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns (without white glove service). In addition, the 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.

      Third Place:

      The 3rd place winner will receive a Rumi Tank Top in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns  (without white glove service). In addition, the 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars.

      The rest of the top 10: 

      4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.

      All of the top 25: 

      Each of the top 25 entries, determined as set forth above, not receiving one of the foregoing prizes will be automatically proofed for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (approximately a $5 value) (the “Runner Up Prize”) if Winners are verified sellers.

  • Aurora Borealis

    The Northern Lights are one of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomenons that many of us would be lucky to witness at least once in a lifetime.  Look to the skies (or maybe to Google if you don’t live in one of the few locations far enough North to get to see Mother Nature’s fireworks show!) and create a surface design representative of Aurora Borealis. It can be abstract and watercolor to geometric and vector based, think outside the box and flex your creativity on this one. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter scale: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close December 20 at 3 p.m. Eastern, Voting begins December 22

    • Grand prize:

      One popularly voted grand-prize winner will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings with white glove service in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner will receive $200 in Spoondollars. The winner will be given exposure through social media mentions and tags on all of Spoonflower’s social media channels, in addition to being featured in our emails with backlinks to the winning shop on Spoonflower.

      Second Place: 

      The 2nd place winner will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns (without white glove service). In addition, the 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.

      Third Place:

      The 3rd place winner will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns  (without white glove service). In addition, the 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars.

      The rest of the top 10: 

      4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.

      All of the top 25: 

      Each of the top 25 entries, determined as set forth above, not receiving one of the foregoing prizes will be automatically proofed for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (approximately a $5 value) (the “Runner Up Prize”) if Winners are verified sellers.

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This month we’re partnering with our sister brand Sprout Patterns to give winners the gift of custom cut-and-sew fashion! Here are the patterns we’re featuring this month as prizes for the top 3:

Lucy PJ bottoms from Sprout Patterns
The top 3 winners of our Snow Day contest will receive a complimentary pair of Lucy PJ bottoms from indie pattern maker Artemis Clothing. Design featured here is Geo Rose Hot by pattern_state
Lane Raglan tee by Hey June Handmade
The top 3 winners of our Ditsy Mistletoe challenge will receive a complimentary Lane Raglan Tee from Sprout Patterns by indie patternmaker Hey June Handmade Designs featured here are: Chevrons & Triangles Coral by Kimsa and Pastel Tribal Coral by Kimsa
Rumi Tank designed by Christine Haynes
The top 3 winners of our Gnomes design challenge will receive a complimentary Rumi tank from indie pattern maker Christine Haynes! Design featured here is Charcoal Linen Arrows by IvieClothCo
Sloan Leggings by Hey June Handmade
The top 3 winners of our Aurora Borealis design challenge will receive a complimentary pair of Sloan Leggings by Hey June Handmade. Designs featured here are: Black and White Geometric by Crystal Whalen and Midnight in a Perfect World by Marjimuano

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Drop us a note in the comments below!

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