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The best part of sewing is fabric shopping right? As well as the ability to make any style of garment with whatever fabric you choose. To keep my sewing projects on trend I looked up what the shining fabric prints were on the spring/summer 2016 runways. Read on to see my favorite 4 fabric print trends…

Tie Dye Fabric Print Trend

First was the tie dye trend, and this one you can totally do yourself! I don’t think I have tie dyed anything since my 13th birthday when I had a seventies theme haha. Emilio Pucci, Altuzarra, and Paco Rabanne all sent these retro prints down the runway.

Animalistic Fabric Print Trend

Next was the animal print trend. Now this print seems to always be on trend every season, but in a different way. This season was about realistic animal forms found in prints and appliqués. I’m loving those little frog motifs! Roberto Cavalli really embraced this trend.

Geography Fabric Print Trend

Fabric can really take you to another place with this next trend. Designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci infused geographical reference into their garments with prints and appliqués.

Paint Strokes Fabric Print Trend

Lastly we have my favorite trend, digital paint strokes! I love the artistic spin on this trend and how unique the end garments look. Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Prabal Gurung all utilize paint stroke like prints in their spring/summer 2016 collections.

Can’t find your perfect print in store? Well you can create your own! Learn how to design your own fabric prints with our Fabric Design with Illustrator & Photoshop with Lauren Dahl course.

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Happy Sewing!

~Meg Healy


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    Oct 28, 2016, 09.45 AMby AbbiePhilpott1

    Wish the photos were tad bit larger than this

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    Jul 30, 2016, 12.53 PMby nrobson

    these are amazing

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