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Patterns & Tiles
For most fabric projects, and particularly if you want to have a length of fabric, you will need to use a pattern that repeats in a predictable way.

What you will submit is the element that repeats: the tile. We will need that at the actual size you wish it to print.

Creating this pattern is fairly straight-forward, once you get the knack, and it certainly helps to have some up-to-date image management software. But if you are not sure how to proceed, we can help (for a fee)..

But here below, for example, is a quick guide of what type of image you are likely to need to make the items we currently offer.

Single Image
Pattern
Storage Boxes
xxx
xxx
Blinds
xxx
Cotton Bunting
x
xxx
Curtains
xxx
Cushions
xxx
xxx
Deckchair Slings
x
xx
Doorstops
xx
xxx
Drawstring Bags
ooo
xxx
Message Boards
xxx
Pegbags
xxx
Purses
xxx
xxx
Sachets
xxx
Shoppers
x
xxx
Skirts
xxx
Tote Bags
xxx
xxx
Washbags
xxx
xxx


For Example .
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Suitable image files will vary a great deal, depending upon the final size of the pattern you want to use. However, as a rule, you would prefer to use images that do not degrade when viewed at a resolution of at least 200 dots per inch. As a guide, take your image and enlarge it by 300%. If the colours break up significantly when viewed at real size, you are likely to need a better source file.kely to need a better source file.

* Making Photo Bunting

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LEARN MORE: Building a repeat pattern, below, can start with a simple shape

For Example: ABOVE (repeating pattern tile)
Steps 1 to 4 show how you can start with a simple graphical image and develop it into a tile that can be repeated. Above the circular graphic can be set side by side as in Sample 4 or in a grid as in Sample 5.

For Example: BELOW (repeating kit tiles)
If you are making kits then you will want to print your image side by side as in the example below. To get that kit to repeat just make sure your tile has enough space around the image to allow you to cut between the kits when they are finished. NB: If you are making kits,don't forget the back of the product!




Pattern Advisor

Do you have a favourite image that you would like to turn into a repeat pattern? Not sure how to move forward? Use this form to ask for help with your pattern. Our Studio Fees are £35/h. Make sure you enter the accurate filenames for each of the images you want to use and details of how we can get in touch.

Your Image file name
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