How To Become A Textile Designer


Interested in becoming a textile designer? Here you’ll find some of our most popular posts to help get you started.

What is a textile designer?


Textile designers create surface pattern designs for fabrics. These fabrics are then sold by the yard or turned into garments, home furnishings and more.


A textile designer is not just concerned with the design that they develop and how it prints on their inkjet printer. Their main concern is how the design is going to look when it is printed on fabric and sewn into the finished product.


Being a textile designer means thinking big picture. It means thinking about how your design is going to look on hundreds of yards of fabric. It means being OK with the fact that your design is not always going to be the star of the show because it compliments the final product so well, that people instead comment on the beauty of the dress or the accessory.

At Pattern Observer we strive to help you grow your textile design business through our informative articles, interviews, tutorials, workshops and our private design community, The Textile Design Lab.

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