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Asterisk How to properly prepare a file for fabric printing?
22/07/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Tutorials / No comments

Every year, digital fabric printing with pigment inks gains more and more supporters. Thanks to the fast development of technology, it is also becoming a leading printing technique on the market, enabling inexpensive, express and professional printing of any pattern on fabrics. So how to properly prepare a file for printing using this technique?

Let us start by explaining why digital fabric printing is said to be the future of the textile printing industry. Above all, this technology has a constantly expanding scope of advantages. These include no printing plates, relatively low production costs, no minimum order size, no restrictions on the number of colours and quick order processing. This printing method is also considered to be very ecological: at CottonBee, we dye fabrics with high-quality Japanese pigment inks, and we fix the patterns using high temperature only – without the use of any chemicals. Moreover, the fabrics on which we print are certified, natural woven and knitted cotton fabrics of Polish production.

fabric printing - amazing patterns

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Asterisk Bee fabrics – the honey collection
10/07/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Pattern collections / No comments

Lovers of warm interior design and, at the same time, original accessories will certainly like fabrics with bee pattern. This is an interesting proposal that will introduce a summer vibe to any interior. Woven and knitted fabrics with a bee pattern from our collection will work well as decorations for kitchen and garden furniture. The bee motif looks beautifully on tablecloths, organizers, covers and chair upholstery.
bees on fabric printed od demand

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Asterisk How to start sewing with a machine?
28/06/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Tutorials / No comments

Sewing with a machine requires a lot of patience and motivation, but the first time you make your own bag or blouse will give you great satisfaction. If you are wondering how to start sewing with a machine and you have such equipment at home or recently started to plan on buying it, remember about this fundamental matter – do not throw the manual away. This is the first crucial rule. After all, it is this machine that your most beautiful creations will be made with. Carefully examine all the advice within the manual, every part and its purpose, so your work is easy and enjoyable.

But before you sit down in front of your device and begin working, you should know the basics of sewing with the sewing machine. First, prepare a sheet of paper on which you can draw your first outfit. Think about what you want to sew. If you have a dream project in your head, put it down on paper first. The first practice is best carried out on old bedsheets or a curtain. For clothes and other accessories, choose stable and stiff fabrics that don’t stretch neither lengthwise nor widthwise.

sewing with the machine

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Asterisk Fabrics with a floral pattern – a fashionable and universal solution
26/06/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Pattern collections / No comments

The floral motif used in home interiors is a look that will never go out of fashion. Small rose illustrations kept in delicate shades will prove to be perfect additions to a children’s room or a bedroom with a subtle design. Large flower patterns with vivid colours can complement any uniquely designed living room, dining room or even bathroom. By using floral fabrics in your home décor, you can add a timeless dimension that is full of freshness and warmth to your interior.

fabric with roses
A pattern is available on ctnbee.com
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Asterisk Fabric printing methods – which printing technology to choose?
03/06/2019 Ania z CottonBee in DIY inspirations / No comments

Do you print on fabrics? Or maybe you plan on trying? Choosing the technique of printing on a sewing fabric is a key issue if the effect is to please the eye and be durable.

Fabric printing seems to be surrounded by many “myths and legends”. Our clients often have problems with understanding and choosing the right method, which has a colossal effect on the final result of their work. Whether your project turns out exactly as you planned depends on the choice of the right printing method, medium and type of dye. Since we have not found a comprehensive and substantive summary anywhere on the Internet, we decided to collect everything in one place. We really hope that we will make your choice much easier!

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Asterisk Cosplay – how to become a character of pop culture
10/01/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Meet the maker / No comments

Our today’s guest, known in the cosplay environment as Cyperian, is a very interesting character. In our interview with him, you will find a lot of interesting information such as what is cosplay, what role do the individual sewing fabrics play in it and how it is to become someone completely different every once in a while. Have a nice read!

Cosplay

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Asterisk How to sew a hat?
Ania z CottonBee in DIY inspirations / No comments

Many of you are wondering about the first easy sewing project. About the one that will quickly yield results, with no strings attached or too much room for mistakes. Or maybe you or your child simply need a hat? Today, we will show you how to sew a hat really quick! For having great and unique pattern on your hat, use fabric printing services at CottonBee 🙂

How to sew a hat

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Asterisk Feel the spring with CottonBee and Mashyna – How to sew a jersey dress?
05/04/2018 Ania z CottonBee in Guest posts / No comments

The author of today’s guest post is Paulina from Mashyna – polish sewing blog. It includes a tutorial and a free pattern to download! Paulina will help you sew a spring feminine dress from the photo. If you try to make it, make sure to show us the effects of your work! Enjoy 🙂

How to sew a jersey dress

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Asterisk How to design a seamless pattern for fabric printing
13/03/2018 Ania z CottonBee in Tutorials / No comments

Designing seamless patterns is a very interesting skill – it allows you to create totally personalised garments – not only in terms of a cut, but also a handmade pattern! Are you ready to become an artist and print your own unique pattern on sewing fabric? Here you’ll find out how to design a seamless pattern for fabric printing!

There are different ways of pattern designing. You can use Adobe Illustrator for vector graphics or just like we do, use Photoshop. We’ll show you how to create your pattern for sewing fabric and prepare a file for printing. You can upload such an image into the CottonBee application and print it on sewing fabric!

seamless pattern for fabric printing

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Asterisk DIY Valentine’s Day gifts ideas
13/02/2018 Ania z CottonBee in DIY inspirations / No comments

This time of the year is here again – Valentine’s Day, yay! It’s quite controversial, but whether you care for it or not, it is always so cool to prepare personalised gifts for your loved ones. Handmade is best made, right? So why not to use some DIY Valentine’s Day gifts ideas? Fabric printing is best for this type of handmades – you can use some scraps or pretty swatches printed for 2,49 EUR/GBP! 

So if you are plotting to make some last-minute DIY Valentine’s Day gifts, we digged the Internet to find four best tutorials – and they are easy, fast and looking awesome. Perfect for breaking the cliché traditions at least just a little bit.

DIY Valentine’s Day gifts

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