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Asterisk How do I print a pattern on a woven or knitted fabric?
09/09/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Tutorials / No comments

The development of digital fabric printing technology means that it is increasingly being chosen by both textile entrepreneurs and those who sew for their own needs. No wonder as digital printing allows you to print unique designs of your authorship or ready-made designs from a catalogue – even in minimal quantities. See how easy it is to print your dream designs on woven or knitted fabric.

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Asterisk African patterns – full of colour and energy
03/09/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Pattern collections / No comments

African style is a way to create an exotic atmosphere at your home and an original complement to your summer wardrobe. This pattern has various substyles, which are distinguished by their original colour schemes. Moroccan style is characterized by pastel colours, similar to the East-African style, which additionally incorporates red and yellow. On the other hand, the South-African style is full of diverse, very sharp colours.

African print - printing on demand
The pattern is available in ctnbee.com.
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Asterisk Basic sewing techniques – review
23/08/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Tutorials / No comments

You’re trying to give sewing with a machine a whirl, but you have no clue how to start? Or maybe you think that sewing is a complicated craft reserved exclusively for professionals? Nothing could be further from the truth. Modern technologies used in machines make sewing possible for everyone. For starters, it is worth to acquire appropriate accessories and fabrics and master basic sewing techniques.

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Asterisk Peacock feather fabrics – a reason to be proud
13/08/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Pattern collections / No comments

Peacock feathers are associated primarily with elegance, dignity and magnificent colouration. Using fabrics with this motif, you will introduce original, elegant additions to your home. Woven and knitted fabrics decorated with feathers of these birds will provide an exciting contrast in rooms where bright colours prevail. In our collection, you will find fabrics in various colours, which will surely match your expectations.

the peacock feather fabrics
The pattern is available in ctnbee.com.
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Asterisk How to choose a sewing machine for beginners?
07/08/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Tutorials / No comments

Starting your sewing adventure doesn’t have to be difficult at all. Initially, even an old sewing machine borrowed from auntie is enough to test your skills. Though, if you dream of a long and professional career in sewing, it is worth investing in high-quality reliable equipment. The process of choosing a sewing machine for beginners is associated primarily with learning the basic functions of the machine as well as determining your expectations and budget. 

In the beginning, a mechanical sewing machine with basic functions and stitching programs will do just fine. It is not worth starting your work using more difficult machines with advanced software, which you will not even use. However, before you decide which starter sewing machine will be suitable for you, you should get to know some important tips that will facilitate your work in the future.

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Asterisk Banana leaves – the hottest summer trend
29/07/2019 Ania z CottonBee in Pattern collections / No comments

Today you don’t have to travel far to experience the tropical climate. Banana leaves are a fashionable pattern that will bring a large dose of juicy greenery and positive energy to every apartment. Bold exotic leaf motifs look great in almost every type of interior. Try fabric printing!

tropical leaves to print on fabric

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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.

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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 printing will surely help you with this.

fabric with roses
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