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Lucky Lucille Fabric

Earlier this week as I was sewing I had a massive epiphany. (I love massive epiphanies by the way. They’re one of my favorite things.) So anyway, it’s no secret that I’m a crazy huge Melody Miller fan and I adore all of her fabrics above most others. A lot of her fabric that I’ve purchased for Lucky Lucille items are a collection or two old and now out of print, which makes me want to hoard the crap out of it and never sell it to anyone in whole or part. …but that’s just not very nice of me!

So as I was cutting into some of her very special Ruby Star Rising, I thought to myself how much I use JUST this fabric, and how much it’s sort of become the face of my brand even though it’s not mine. …and what happens when it’s all gone?!

And then it hit me like a ton of bricks: SPOONFLOWER!!! Folks, I’m making MY OWN FABRIC!

I’ve known about spoonflower for years so I have no clue why it just dawned on me this week to actually give it a try. I guess I thought I wasn’t talented enough to do it.

Honestly I’m super proud of myself for how it turned out!! I took this photo of Lucille:

and turned it into this:
Now, I’m not even going to pretend like I wasn’t inspired by Melody Miller. Because obviously I am. I literally stare at her fabric for hours a day as I sew. But I’d like to think I did a good job of staying inspired and not crossing the line into total rip off. I do want to carry on the brightly colored retro inspired theme since that’s the reason I fell in love with the Melody Miller collection to begin with. I feel like her fabrics are the most “me”.

But this is definitely more me! I ordered a yard of it just so I can see how the colors turned out and how the design looks to scale. If all systems are go, plan on seeing A LOT of that furry technicolored face on many Lucky Lucille products to come! Not to mention I’m TOTALLY hooked on Spoonflower now and plan to design more fabrics for myself, and also make some available to the public for purchase in the near future!

Check amateur fabric designer off my list of life goals to achieve 😉

Has anyone else ever designed fabric on Spoonflower? I’d love to hear your thoughts and see your work!




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  • sewinsteady

    What a great idea! The fabric design turned out soooo cute. 🙂

  • Super great fabric

  • Sarah

    Miss Lucille on fabric?! I die of cute overload! Yes, please! Sign me up for Lucky Lucille fabrics!!

    • Soon! Hopefully soon! I’m not going to lie, I want to put her fabric-y face all over everything!! Haha 🙂

  • Oh, Lucille… can’t get enough of her face!

  • MiscellanyandQuirk

    I’ve been playing around with designs for Spoonflower, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Can I ask what program you used to make your design? I’ve only tried Inkscape so far, but I think I might be better off with Photoshop. Lucille is super-cute, and looks fabulous as a Warhol-esque dog!

    • I use Adobe Photoshop and sometimes Adobe Fireworks 🙂 You should take the plunge!

  • Miss Crayola Creepy

    I can’t wait to see your products in that fabric!

  • Miss Prickly

    I’ve always been afraid to try, but I’ve had an idea to a print using my chickens and Heather Ross for inspiration.

  • wow, cool design! Lucille is sooo cute 🙂 I like the idea of Spoonflower, but it’s a little pricey. But I’m sure for something custom and special it is totally worth it!!

    • Yeah it is pricey but I can totally understand why. Setting up custom images and printing them on to all sorts of fabric in small scales must be a pain in the butt! It’s worth it for me though. Who else can say they have fabric with their dogs face on it 😉

  • sallieforrer

    This is awesome!! I love those “put two and two together” moments that have been staring you right in the face! I’ve toyed around with spoonflower a bit but since I’m so shoddy with computers and stuff I always default to scanning in drawings which just look… kinda weird… not nearly as bright and happy as a Warhol-ed Lucille!!


    What a great design love it! I know of Spoonflower, but I haven’t used it yet…here’s hoping I will one day soon though. The idea of designing your own fabric is too tempting!!!

  • Sharon

    I love your fabric! She is soooo cute! I’m thinking I need to make some fabric with pics of my retired racing greyhound.

    • My old dog was a Greyhound mix! He was so handsome. When he passed away my family planned to adopt another Greyhound, but we ended up with a Lucille instead lol. She picked us!

  • I would absolutely wear Lucille! I have Spoonflowered before. The only negative is that I’ve found that black doesn’t really come out a true black, more like a charcoal gray. That said, they are awesome! I’ve used the quilting cotton before and I recently got a swatch of the silk cotton. I can’t wait to see what you make!

    • Thank you, that’s good to know about the black. I love all the different fabric options they have! Good stuff.

  • Neeno – Sew Me Love

    I’d love to wear Lucille! She’s the cutest. Her pics on Instagram make my day! I used to have a beautiful red nose pitbull named Cuba, he passed away few years ago, was bitten by a snake 🙁

    • I’m so sorry to hear about Cuba 🙁 Have you considered adopting another Pit Bull?

    • my pit bull ( Macy Grey) passed away with epilepsy. I love seeing lucille’s face as Macy had the same kind eyes and a peaceful aura

      • I’m glad Lucille brings you some joy. She’s certainly the light of my life. It’s so unfair that dogs can’t live as long as turtles or parrots. Sorry about Macy 🙁