I’m gonna tell you how to order original design fabric Contrado in this page.
Look the pic above, it made from my original fabric. And this passion flower illustration from my clipart. If you have some clipart which you love, you also can make an original textile design and be able to order your own clothes. Without much of skill, or expensive tools.
How to Order Original Design Fabric Contrado
Making textile pattern design is difficult and trouble some. But some of sites bring us very easy design system.
That’s enough for simple pattern, with no skill, no tool.
Some fabric printing company provide similar service, today I pick up Contorado’s one.
Contrado is established in United Kingdom, very famous in Euro.
Their printing quality is very nice, and they has a lot of kind of clothes, you cannot choice 😀
And they delivery your clothes very soon with cheaper shipping cost.
Contrado’s Good Point
1. You Can Choice Yours from a Lot of Type of Fabric
They has over 99 fabrics, they say ( I haven’t count). Anyway, there are a LOT, you cannot choice at once. Other companies don’t have such a variety. You will find what exactly you want.
2. Heavy Image Files are Okay
They accept customers upload very heavy image. I have uploaded almost 100MB file per one. Other companies has limit (around 50MB, I guess). But with heavy images would make designing system very slow sometime.
3.Delivery Very Fast
I live in Japan, but they delivery it very soon from UK. Only a week after I receive!
Of course it depend on what fabric you choice. But At the first I looked for same service in Japan, they are more expensive. Including shipping cost from UK, Contrado is still cheaper!
And, bad point is…
Sometime their server is very slow…..
What You Need to Order Original Design Fabric Contrado…..
1.Clipart which You Like
For example, I use my hydrangea clipart.
And I made a combination of them. See below. I use this clipart combination for this simple textile pattern.
This combination is 2400 ×2400 px, 200 ppi. Back ground is transparency, TIFF file.
2. Make an Account on Contrado
At the first, go to Contrado site and make your account. Because, you have an account, you can save your design halfway. Of course that is free.
3. Fabric Swatch Pack
Order Original Design Fabric Contrado
1.Set a Fabric You Want
Go to Contrado‘s site and click “Fabric Printing”.
Then open next window, click “See all Fabrics”.
You will see a lot of their fabrics, choice the one you want, then click “Start Design”.
New page will open, you set fabric size and edges type. You can buy a fabric as much as exactly you need.
There are 4 edge types. I always choice the left one “As It Comes”.
2. Set Your Own Image
Finished set a fabric size? Then, click the left side green “Add Images/Text “. You will see the green “Select Your Image to upload” and click it to upload the file from your PC.
3. Make a Pattern
Left side is “Basic Pattern”, right side is “Half Drop Pattern”. These are “seamless repeat pattern”.
Here you have your own, original textile design! If you satisfied your design, click “proceed to cart”!
But you can add more detail on this design. On “lesson 2”, I am going to tell you.