Gymboree Patterns

Gymboree Fabric - Gnomes

Gymboree Fabric

I would love to know who Gymboree‘s fabric designer is. The designs have a distinctly Japanese-cute thing going on. If you’re outside the U.S. (or you’re in the U.S. but have never had any kids to shop for), Gymboree is a chain of clothing stores and play gyms. They are too expensive in general, but have good sales and, as you can see from the cute patterns here, are worth a splurge now and then. (They also recently launched Crazy 8, which is supposed to be the Old Navy to their Gap.)

Gymboree Fabric

Gymboree Fabric

Gymboree Fabric

These fabrics are all from pieces that Otto has outgrown, but I’m keeping them around if ever there’s a baby #2.

A quick Google search reveals that there is a small secondary market for Gymboree (and other juvenile) fabric — it looks like people buy up clearance and used clothing, cut them up, and sell them to crafters and collectors.


  1. Katie says:

    Speaking of japanese-y cute, you should check out Lecien –

  2. You are so on the mark- their designs are beyond wonderful and the quality is truly remarkable. I have a number of items from when my son was born- another testament to their talents, the boys prints ROCK… but I am so in love with them each time I pull them out of the drawer. They make me smile.

    I hope someone fills you in on who is responsible for all this goodness… a good team, no doubt.

  3. Carrie says:

    The designs remind me of Heather Ross – which is a very good thing.

  4. gina says:

    These are so cute! I love the tiny details.

  5. Diana says:

    Those in the woods prints are too cute. Would look great as pyjamas.