Colors Speak To Me

Colors Speak To Me, © 2014 J. Thomson

Colors Speak To Me, now available for purchase at Shown above printed on Spoonflower’s new fabric, Performance Piqué. Also available printed on other fabric types, as well as custom gift wrap, wallpaper, and wall decals.

New Fabric Design: Colors Speak To Me


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Colors Speak To Me, © 2014 J. Thomson. All rights reserved.

This colorful pattern is now available from on a wide range of fabrics, wallpaper, gift wrap and wall decals.

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Laser-cut acrylic templates for making bow-ties [v2.0]

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7 laser-cut acrylic templates for making shaped bow-ties. © 2013 J. Thomson
These heavy-duty acrylic cutting templates make it a snap to quickly and accurately cut fabric for making bow-ties. This suite of seven templates are laser-cut out of 4.5mm thick clear acrylic, making them durable and easy to use.  Continue reading

The Striped Sophisticate Collection

The Striped Sophisticate CollectionThe Striped Sophisticate is a collection of seven different hand-drawn stripes in colors inspired by classic sit-com television fathers like Ricky Ricardo and Ward Cleaver.

Available previously only as a collection of DIY bow-ties, the entire collection is now available printed on giftwrap, wallpaper, and fabric by the yard from!

See samples of all seven designs after the jump (click image for details and ordering info.)

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The Mod Box Collection: 7 modern Cut & Sew Bow-Ties for the modern man

The Mod Box Collection: 7 Modern Cut & Sew Bow-Ties fabric by J. Thomson © 2013

I’ve just finished creating a new pattern I’m calling “Mod Boxes”. It was inspired by my love of all things Mod+Retro. While some of these are certainly festive enough to wear to a holiday party, none of them screams “Christmas Tie!” and they could be worn throughout the year. These patterns will be available soon on Spoonflower as fabric, wallpaper, giftwrap (for a limited time), a bow tie cut-n-sew pattern, and even a pattern to make matching pocket squares (or dinner napkins). [Update: the bow tie cut-n-sew and pocket squares patterns are now available for sale on Spoonflower.] Continue reading

New fabrics: Hand-Drawn Polka Dots

Dots on Robin's Egg Blue Dots on Rust Dots on Orange Dots on Goldenrod Dots on White Dots on Black

New collection of fabrics available on tiny hand-drawn polka dots in coordinating colors. These are the same colors I used in my hand-drawn stripes pattern, so you can use any combination of them together and the colors will match perfectly.

Note: The copyright notice you see in the watermarked images does not print on the fabric, of course.

Big Dots (New Fabric Design)

Fresh off the digital presses: my new collection of fabric from Spoonflower… Big Dots!

Big Dots Dark Blue © 2012 J. Thomson

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Word Game Fabrics


Word Game fabrics, © 2011 J. Thomson

Version 1. Printed on Cotton Sateen fabric. See below for updated colors.

UPDATE 8/26/11: I spent most of yesterday re-drawing this design (as I mention later in this post), but I was so happy with the results that I uploaded the revisions as REPLACEMENTS for the printed samples shown here, instead of completely new designs in addition to these. Updated photos are forthcoming, but you can see the designs at the end of this post.

A while back I designed three coordinating fabrics inspired by the Scrabble® brand crossword game. My fabric proofs just arrived from the printer, and here they are… Continue reading

Free Fabric Swatch — 24 hours only!

Spoonflower Custom Fabrics logo Today is “Free Fabric Swatch” day at That is, until Noon tomorrow (Friday, August 19th, 2011) you can get a single swatch of custom fabric for free, instead of the normal $5.00. Even the postage is free. It can be one of my fabrics, or any other fabric for sale at Spoonflower. It’s a great way to sample the quality of custom fabric printing from Spoonflower.

EDIT: It seems that Spoonflower’s servers have been overwhelmed… the site has been slow all morning, and it just crashed as I clicked “place order”. If this happens to you, just try again later. Hopefully the problem will be sorted out soon. You can also check for updates on Spoonflower’s Facebook page.

EDIT: Spoonflower’s Free Swatch Day was a big success! They gave away 7,300 free swatches of fabric, and also raised $2,500 for Heifer International. Read more about it on the Spoonflower blog here. Continue reading

Retro Kitchen fabrics

HPIM0916Retro Kitchen fabrics by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading