Fabric Magic: 9 Designs from Spoonflower for Love Spells

Love spells have been a staple of magick since the beginning of time. Research any witchcraft or magical tradition in any culture and you’ll find a plethora of spells for gaining love, retaining love, recovering from a broken heart, and wreaking havoc on those who would spurn love.

In most of today’s magical practices it is accepted that working spells against the will of another is verboten.  Some even go so far as to state that such spells won’t work.  Some reference the three-fold rule.  Personally, as someone who has been victim to controlling partners, I’m not a fan of anything that tries to impose the will of one person on another.

That said, there’s a lot of other kinds of love spells one might want to work, and I have highlighted nine different Spoonflower designs below as suitable for your love spell crafty witchery.  You can click on the image to go directly to the page for the design.

I’ve mentioned before that Spoonflower is awesome for sewing witchcraft because they offer 8″ x 8″ test swatches for $5, which is a good size for a small pouch.  (As an aside, I don’t get anything from Spoonflower for these posts.  I just like the company and love the variety of designs I can find there.)

Aphrodite In Love Fabric
Aphrodite in Love by Sophie Norcott

This is a lovely design featuring an Aphrodite profile that we don’t usually see.

Cupid's Flower
Cupids Flower by ShelleyMade

You can keep your spell work secret, but still tap into the power of Eros with this pansy print.

Stupid Cupid Fabric
Stupid Cupid by Mira Garressus

Make a spell bag from this fabric if you are recovering from a bad breakup.

Cupid Fabric
Cupid* (Tomato Soup) by Amy Peppler Adams

This is a sweet, traditional design for a love pouch.

Arrows Fabric
Arrows and Watercolor Hearts Love Valentine Pink by Caja Wong-Chung

And if you want the heart and arrow motif in a larger, less orderly design.

Love Birds Fabric
Love Birds by Adena Jooste

Tap into word and avian magick for your love spell by using this design featuring paired birds.

ASL I Love You Fabric
ASL I Love You Signs in Bluebell by Christina Borrowman

Add another layer to your spell by including a nonverbal profession of love.

I Love You in Binary Fabric
I Love You – Binary B&W by Laura D

Once again, if you want to keep your spell work on the down low, why not use this design which features “I love you” in binary.

True Love Fabric
True Love by Studio Fibonacci

As a lifelong book and fantasy nerd, I couldn’t not include this The Princess Bride themed fabric.

For me, I imbue all the things I make for friends and family with loving energy.  I imagine my love encircling them when they wear something I’ve made for them.  I will also add cinnamon essential oil to the wool dryer balls to give my family’s clothes a protective love layer.  And I have a small box filled with fabric scraps.  The scraps are the bits and pieces that have come off of my children’s blankets or well-loved clothes.  Should I ever need to make a poppet for either of them, I can use the scraps therein.

There’s a lot one can do with fabric and sewing when it comes to love spells, is what I’m getting at.  Witch wisely.

Fabric Magic: 9 Designs from Spoonflower for Money Spells

There is a special magic in introducing favorites to each other. I got to do that a couple of months ago when I took one of my favorite people, Moira, to one of my favorite places in Chicago, the Textile Discount Outlet. It’s three stores of fabric, trim and notions stuffed into a poorly ventilated, crowded and meandering warehouse. You can find boxes of zippers, bra fasteners, lace scraps, rolls of church brocade, velvet ribbons, toggles, brads, bells and beads. It is a sewist’s fever dream and I love it so very much. Something I found there prompted thoughts of a different kind of magic.

While poking around the upper floor I came across a bolt of fabric that is typical of TDO’s offerings. The words “Bling Baby” were printed on a brown corduroy, along with images of diamonds, dollar signs and sparkles. On top of that was printed “Bling” in a cursive font. The whole thing is in-your-face and over the top and I realized it was perfect for money spell pouches. Alas, at the time I was on a strict budget and shopping list, so I could only take a photo of the fabric and leave it behind.

Bling! Fabric
The brown and white call in the influences of earth, while the gold and images call upon money and prosperity energies.

Now, with 2018 finally speeding past and into the distance, and with a new year upon us, I find myself thinking again of that fabric. The new year is a perfect time to set intentions and resolutions. It’s also a great time to perform spells to bring into being what you want for the coming year. With that in mind, I headed over to Spoonflower to find fabric suitable for prosperity and money spell bags.

Below are nine fabric designs that would work great in money spells. You could use them in spell pouches to be sure. But you could also make dream pillows to use them for dream work for prosperity. Other projects include wallets and purses of course. If you want to go a more subtle route you could carry a small square of the fabric that has been anointed with a prosperity oil with you as a talisman. If you are going to ask for a raise at work, add a bit of anointed fabric to your clothes, as a patch, button or beads to aid you in the request.

The nice thing about Spoonflower is that they offer 8″ x 8″ test swatches for $5. That’s just the right size for a small circle pouch, meaning you don’t end up with extra fabric you don’t need. You can also get it in various materials. You can buy one of the patterns below in a velvet which adds an extra layer of lush intention to your prosperity spell.

I’m going to make this a regular thing on the blog, focusing on fabric to use in spell pouches. That is one of the themes in my book Sew Witchy that comes out in August. As I’m impatient as all get out for the release date to arrive, I figure this is a good way to distract me. I’ll be collecting patterns for love and health bags. I might do a collection of goddess prints and nature. If you have a particular theme you’d like to see, drop a note in the comments an I’ll poke around.

No matter what 2019 brings for you I hope it is magical.

Persist, Resist: Nine Fabrics from Spoonflower for your Craftivism

Next month I’ll be vending at the TINY HANDS craft show to benefit Planned Parenthood. I’m excited to be involved in this event, not only because I support Planned Parenthood and its work, but because I get to finally participate in an act of craftivism. Ever since I read Craftivism by Betsy Greer I have wanted to find ways to use my skills to make a difference.

With thoughts of resist, persist and protest in mind I collected some designs from Spoonflower together to inspire your own crafting activism. Check out the gallery below:

And if you are in the Chicagoland area, consider coming out to the craft show and supporting Planned Parenthood.

Spoonflower Fabric Search: Unicorns

I’ve never hidden my love for unicorns.  Back in middle school a group of boys gave me all sorts of grief over it, telling me to never play leap frog with a unicorn; a joke that never got funny no matter how many times they’d yell it at me.  Despite this, I’ve not lost my love for Scotland’s national animal.  I’m even part of a unicorn gang with several friends.  We’re fun and fabulous and will cut you if you make fun of us.

So of course the very first thing I did when I happened upon Spoonflower lo these many years ago was to search for unicorn fabric.  Of course the site that gives us Golden Girl Toss fabric isn’t going to disappoint.  Here are nine of my current favorite unicorn designs.