Stitch Craft Brushes, Styles & More

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The Artifex Forge is excited to announce the release of this highly original and versatile pack. It contains all of the tools you need to create your own intricate, stitched, fabric collages in Adobe Illustrator. I’ve combined seamless bitmap textures and a variety of unusual vector craft brushes to bring you a kit that not only looks real but is also super-easy to use. The pack is perfect for so many themes and tasks such as weddings, celebrations, valentines, springtime, baby themed items, badges, logos, greetings cards and much more.

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Not an experienced Illustrator user? Well don’t worry, this pack is super-easy to use and I’ve included a thorough instructional guide complete with screen grabs and helpful tips to help you get the most out of it.

Here’s everything that’s included in this comprehensive toolkit:

Seamless Fabric Repeat Patterns

• 11 different textures are supplied, most come in 10 color variations. These bitmap patterns were sourced from the genuine fabrics and retain the incredible detail and life-like qualities of the source material. The textures include wool, leather, felt, hessian, herringbone, plaid and more.
• I’ve also included the pattern master tiles in .TIFF format so you can make your own color variations (You will need Photoshop to use the pattern tiles).
• A quick reference .JPG has been included to help you find the right patterns quickly.

Layer Styles

• These one click effects combine the seamless patterns with other effects. Use them to transform vector shapes into authentic fabrics. The styles not only add the realistic texture but also give your shapes an authentic undulating edge – just like real fabric. So you can take advantage of Illustrators amazing ability to make a wide variety of shapes and add instant authenticity without having to manually adjust the edges each time.
• A quick reference .JPG has been included to help you find the right styles quickly.
• I’ve included an extra style, which combines the stitching and fabric so you can create lettering just like on the titling of the first preview below. Simply apply it to text and then swap in the patterns and adjust the colors of the stitching as required.

Realistic Stitch Brushes

• In 12 varieties. these were sourced from real stitching for an authentic look. I’ve supplied two versions of each stitch, one that has been optimized to work with dark colors and one with light colors. It’s just like drawing with a needle and thread!

Sparkling Sequin Brushes

• Add some glitz and glam to your collages! Like all the other material in the pack, these were sourced from the real thing. Recolor them to suit your design.

Posable Ribbon Brushes

• Made from real ribbons, they are ideal for creating banners, text or for adding details to your collages (you can see them working to great effect as the snowman’s scarf). I’ve supplied two versions of each ribbon, one that has been optimized to work with dark colors and one with light colors. I’ve also included three pre-made bows for use with the brushes.

Button Brushes

• Again, these were sourced from real buttons and have been converted into vectors. The advantage of brushes over vectors is that you can re-color them instantly and easily by just adjusting the stroke color.

Example Scenes

• All of the preview image scenes are included. Examine or re-purpose them. All elements are layered so you can use them to make your own creations.


• A very thorough guide on how to load, apply and then edit the effects is supplied. Please read carefully all the way through as it provides all the information you might need on how to load and use these effects and brushes.

Software compatibility: Adobe Illustrator CS6 or newer. .JPG and .PNG files will work with most graphic software.

This product was originally featured in The Extensive Hand-Crafted Design Bundle

These images have been provided by the designer for presentational purposes only. Please refer to the Design Cuts license for terms of use.
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13 lovely comments from our community

  1. dina

    Can i just create an object/clipart with your brush style and pattern and sell them as PNG or JPEG Format?
    and can i use them for sublimation designs ?

    • Kat Parsons

      Hey Dina,

      Thanks so much for leaving us a comment.

      I am delighted to hear you are interested in using our resources in your design -I have just popped you over an email to help you further with your licensing query :)

  2. asepsafaat007

    i read about your license policy, but i still confuse of that. i want to ask something first just to make sure. Anna can i just create an object/clipart with your brush style and pattern and sell them as PNG or JPEG Format?

    i hope you reply me soon

    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Asep,

      Thanks so much for your comment and emails. Rest assured we always strive to get back to you in 24 hours or sooner and I have already popped you a reply to be able to help you further with your licence query so I hope that this helps to clarify our terms a bit further for you :)

  3. Vynette

    This set looks amazing! Unfortunately, I don’t have Illustrator. Will the patterns, brushes, and styles work in Photoshop? or are they for Illustrator only? I know I can use the png & jpg files in Photoshop, but I think the styles, brushes, etc are what make this set so wonderful.

    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Vynette,

      Thank you so much for your comment and I’m so sorry to hear that you do not have Illustrator. Unfortunately the compatibility is completely at the discretion of the designer and they have only provided their brush and style files for Illustrator so my sincerest apologies for any disappointment caused!

      Rest assured we can certain pop in a request to our Product Team so that they can see if we can get in a similar pack for Photoshop in future!

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    “It’s just like drawing with a needle and thread!”

    This digital fabric collage toolkit is fun and amazing! It’s been optimized to work with light and dark colors, the craftsmanship is just WOW!


      Wow thank you so much for your lovely comment Mar!

      We really appreciate you taking the time to give such awesome feedback and hope that you are having great fun taking these for a spin :)

      Happy designing!

  5. Val

    Hi, Can you help me? I have CS6 and when I open the files there is nothing to see in many of them–even though there is just one layer. For example: In Stitch file there is only one layer entitled, Layer 3/Artboard 3.
    I have unzipped twice and am getting errors. Can you help me, please?
    Thanks, VK

    • Val

      Disregard comment. I loaded the stitch files as brushes and everything worked fine. A lot of fun!


        Hey Val,

        We’re so happy that you found a fix and that you have really enjoyed working with your new stitch brushes! We hope you get great use out of these and if you have any questions at all, please feel free to let us know- we’re always happy to help :)


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