We (Loulou & Tummie) printed our own ROBOT & SPACE fabric! Yay!
I’m not sure what we want to do with it yet… kids clothing… a line of fabrics… or both! Either way it would be very exciting ٩(●˙▿˙●)۶
I printed one yard of each pattern at Spoonflower to see the print and fabric quality. For the robot fabric I chose the ‘organic cotton interlock knit’ and the space pattern is printed on ‘Kona cotton’. The fabrics feel good and the colors look great but not so sure yet about the overall quality. The color faded a bit at the creases after the first washing and when you stitch it leaves little white holes in the fabric (bigger then normal). Using a very thin jersey needle helps but maybe this is a common problem with this type of printing? I never experienced this before with printed tricot/ jersey fabrics I bought.
Now we’re looking for another company or other techniques for printing fabric to test and it would also be handy if it is a bit closer to home. If you know any, please let us know!