Reign Repeats – Create Perfect Repeat Patterns in Illustrator

If you’ve ever tried to design your own fabric for Spoonflower in Illustrator, it can be a bit annoying getting it all to match up perfectly. I usually have to go back and shuffle things about slightly. So when I found this online class starting TODAY (it’s a bit like Craftsy, you can watch the videos at your own pace) I signed up!

It gives you a tutorial on Illustrator and its tools in general which I will find useful – it’s my least favourite Adobe Creative Suite software because I don’t know a whole lot about it. Then it will go through importing sketches (with and without a scanner) and finally onto the repeats. Flicking through there are seven chapters and a total of 16 video lessons. The theme we will be working on is Picnics so that we can submit for the contest on Spoonflower closing on July 2nd.

I can’t endorse it just yet as I’ve yet to actually start the class, but it sounds pretty good!

If it’s you’re first time using Skillshare (it’s mine too) you get $10 off so the class is $20 or £13.24-ish. That’s less than £1 per lesson. Click here to find out more or to register.


  1. Posted June 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like a good idea, looking forward to seeing what you produce

  2. Posted June 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi Kerry,
    Just found your blogpost on my class.
    Thanks for enrolling and blogging about it.
    Hope at the end you’ve not only liked it, learnt lots but also fallen in love with Illustrator 🙂

    BTW… the videos are over 40… you get to access the other video-lectures on vimeo. The videos not included in Skillshare (for planning issues) are all 16 video about Illustrator tools, 3 videos with different methods on how to vectorise your sketches and 6 videos on old-school methods to create repeats 🙂

  3. Posted June 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    oh! and I <3 your blog banner 😀

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