Working behind the scenes at Spoonflower, we get a unique peek at what trends have caught the eyes and hearts of the designer community based on what they’re uploading to the Marketplace. We’ve seen three styles grow in popularity and today we’ve rounded up a few designs to highlight their versatility. Whether you use them to kickstart your creativity for designing or as a starting point for your next DIY project, today’s picks are sure to inspire.
This summer, it’s total mermaid madness and we’re getting poolside ready with SammyK’s newest project: DIY mermaid tail beach blankets! It’s the perfect gift for your beach buddies and they’re sure to make a splash at your next pool party! To complete the look, we recommend choosing our super-soft Minky for the outer shell and your favorite toweling fabric for the lining. Dive in and see the full tutorial from our good friend Samarra Khaja…
Samarra: Calling All Mermaids and Mermen! I know you’ve been on the lookout for sparkling fresh options to expand on that tail repertoire of yours, so wait no longer fine-finned friends! [Read more…] about Make a Splash with this DIY Mermaid Tail Beach Blanket
In this week's very special Design Challenge, we partnered with CWDkids to highlight the majestic and mysterious undersea beings from oceans near and far. Don't miss the top ten mermaid designs (and the limited edition fat quarter bundle!), and please give a huge shout-out to first-time Design Challenge winner Nikki Upsher for her winning design! Nikki has the amazing opportunity to work with CWDkids on a line of children's PJs! Check out all the beautiful mermaid designs on our Facebook page in our Mermaids Design Challenge photo album!
1. Final_Mermaid_Pattern_larger by nikki_upsher
2. mermaid by ebygomm
3. Happy as a clam by mhdesign
4. Mermaid Lullaby (Candy) by nouveau_bohemian
5. Captain Jack and the Mermaids by theboutiquestudio
6. mermaids & cats by kostolom3000
7. my little golden fishes by penguinhouse
8. Mermaids by Friztin by friztin
9. United Colors of Mermaids by cassiopee
10. Mermaids by bluecoin
Can we tell you a little secret? Mermaids are real. We swear! This week, we're teaming up with our friends at CWDkids to bring you a very special design challenge – mermaids! The chosen winner will have the amazing opportunity to have their design made into CWDkids best selling children's PJs! Swim on over and vote for your favorite mermaid design now!
Designing for Childrenswear
At CWDkids, we pride ourselves on dressing kids like kids! For us, that means bright and happy colors, playful and imaginative prints, and styles that kids just can’t wait to put on. Our best-selling prints are unique, on-trend, and timeless.
We are seeking a new print to add to our best-selling girls’ sleepwear collection for Spring 2016. In line with the current trend forecast for Spring/Summer 2016, we are drawing inspiration from the ocean deep to add the mythical, yet fantastical mermaid!
The winning design in our very special Mermaids Design Challenge will be considered for the Spring/Summer 2016 line of two of our most popular pajama sets: the Girls Ruffle Edge Pajamas and the Girls Short PJ Set.