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Bicycle Print Fabrics

Have you ever considered reupholstering your bike seat with multiple images of bike seats?! Me neither, but apparently this isn’t such an absurd idea thanks to the custom fabric print site Spoonflower. Aspiring cyclist textile artists are now able to easily design their own patterns and have them printed and sold through Spoonflower, who use a digital inkjet printer configured to print onto fabrics, offering greater detail and color options than screenprinting.

As evidenced by this page of their site, bicycle prints aren’t lacking. So for us two-wheel oglers, we have one more opportunity to sit and stare at various bike images more than we normally do. Make a pillowcase, reupholster your lazy boy, hang some curtains, sew yourself a tie, decorate your panniers, etc. Whatever you do, never be able to turn 90 degrees without seeing bikes!!!!

Prices vary by the yard and types of materials to be printed.

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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  1. Cycling’s Week on the Web - Bike RumorFebruary 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    [...] down to buy fabric, you can sell your fabric designs on Spoonflower  Thanks Urbanvelo for the original post.  Click here to visit Spoonflower to check out more bike [...]

  2. CourtneyAugust 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I love this, I wish they had a waterproof fabric you could print on. Like a nylon rip-stop.

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