Frontier Patterns

The Frontier Patterns challenge winner is here!

261 designs /
printed design / 52,836 votes placed

Where the Jackalopes Play

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The challenge was

Create a design inspired by elements of frontier landscapes and culture.

For those of you starting to suffer from winter blues, use this challenge to start imagining a warmer, drier place.

Your challenge is to transform elements of desert landscapes, tribal prints and cactus plants into patterns for tees, skirts, dresses, cardigans and more.

Lasso together anything from country florals to horse-shoe patterns to create your original design and present it on a variety of kinds of clothing. Get inspired by fringe, braids, beading, feathers, reptile print, chunky weaves, crochet and turquoise jewelry.

Some of your patterns could end up on tees and many others will become a part of the Threadless Select '15 collection. You can submit your pattern using any Threadless submission kit you like, just make sure to present the pattern on its own as well as on at least one garment.

Start thinking sun and desert now and you'll feel a warm rush of inspiration before you know it. Here's an inspiration board to get you started.

*Patterns need to be perfectly squared, tiled repeats with any of the following dimensions: 6x6, 12x12, 16x16, 24x24, 32x32

The winner received

  • $3,000 cash

  • $500 Threadless gift code

  • Designs chosen for the Select Collection will receive a 10% royalty based on the wholesale buy and/or sales revenue.

Designs from this challenge