I am so excited that My Fabric Designs is sponsoring the Colfax Dress Sewalong and Contest. I thought it might be fun to get to know their company and what they do a little bit more. Lauren is part of the marketing team at the My Fabric Designs and has offered to answer a few questions that I had for her. Here we go:
I know that My Fabric Designs is a relatively new company. Can you tell us a bit about how the business was started?
One of our founders, Eileen Roche, is well-known in the embroidery community through her business Designs in Machine Embroidery. She saw an opportunity to provide crafters more choices with their projects involving fabric and so My Fabric Designs was born.
I know that there are other print your own fabric businesses. What do you feel is unique about My Fabric Designs?
The quality of our fabrics is what sets us apart. We manufacturer our own fabrics and they are specifically created for digital printing. This gives our customers top-notch quality and provides superior color fastness over other print-on-demand businesses.
As My Fabric Designs grows, what can we expect to see happen?
An infusion of technology. We’ve already developed on online fabric creator so users can create their own seamless repeating patterns and you will continue to see tools like this to make creating easier. You will also see more improvements to the website as we add features for reordering, favorite designs and more.
How do you see most of your print on demand fabric being used? Apparel? Quilting? Home furnishings?
We believe that the majority of the fabric right now is being used for apparel but we welcome anyone to share their projects with us on social media. Please hashtag #mfdesigns on anything you share so we can find it.
I saw that there is a commission system when users share their fabric designs for others to buy. Can you tell us a bit about how this works?
If a user wants to share a design they simply check the “share” box when they upload it to their account. Then, when another user purchases fabric using that design the user that shared the design gets a 15% commission on the sale. The commission credits can be used towards future purchases or when a user has accumulated $100 in credits they can request a cash payout via PayPal.
Do you need to treat printed fabrics differently than other fabrics you might buy as far as washing, ironing etc…
No. Our fabrics should be treated the same as any other fabric. As long as you follow the care instructions for each one you will not have any issues and the fabrics will wear the same as any other fabric you may buy in a store.
On your website you mention that print on demand fabric has some ethical and environmental advantages. Can you tell us about that?
By using a digital printing process, we use less energy and less waste than traditionally milled fabrics and the process is much faster as well.
Do you sew? If so what is your favorite fabric / project that you have used from My Fabric Designs?
We work in a very creative environment and there are always lots of projects going on. One of my favorite fabrics to work with is our amazing Silk Crepe De Chine. However, for our latest project I had the opportunity to work with our Organic Cotton Sateen. With it we made a fun sundress for our spring promotion. The fabric was easy to use and made for the perfect light and fun sundress.
Don’t forget that you can enter for your chance to win a gift card to try My Fabric Designs out yourself by entering the Colfax sewalong contest (click here for more details), or use the code TRUEBFS for free shipping during the month of April to try them out now.