Creativebug’s Fabric Design Series  featuring Denyse Schmidt, Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett is the perfect course for the novice fashion designer.

Youtube snapshotLearn to Design Fabric

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to design fabric, this series will walk you through the creative process step by step. Creativebug’s experts share their process from inspiration to design, color, and building an entire collection. Whether you aspire to see your name printed on bolts of fabric – or you want to soak up design tips that apply to other fields – this series will teach you how to turn that idea in your head into a gorgeous fabric.

Part 1: Inspiration and Introduction

Part 2: Designing Repeats by Hand

Part 3: Designing Repeats Digitally

Part 4: Working with Color

Part 5: Expert Advice

Creativebug will also have live chats with a different instructor each week.

One of the most exciting aspects of this series is the talent. The experts are at the top of their fields, and chances are you’ve drooled over and/or bought from their fabric lines before. Let’s meet a few of them, shall we?

Denyse Schmidt

You may recognize many of Denyse’s FreeSpirit collections.  As former graphic designer and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Denyse Schmidt has changed the way we think about quilts. Learn more














Kaffe Fassett

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Kaffe Fassett also makes an appearance. Kaffe is widely acknowledged as a visionary in the use of color and was the first living textile designer to have a one-person show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Learn more

Kaffe Fassett with fabric Kaffe Fassett






Amy Butler 

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And of course you will recognize Amy Butler’s fabric collections.  Amy, known for her iconic use of color and florals in fabric design, is also on hand for a little inspiration. She is a creative designer known for her sophisticated yet relaxed modern approach to printed fabrics and products for home, fashion and craft.  Learn More.

Amy Butler Gumdrop Pillow Amy Butler







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So tell us: are you going to become a fabric designer?

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