In this video-based e-course, you'll learn a simple and fun technique you can use to refresh items you already have at home, or create new and unique textiles to use in almost any sewing project.
From overprinting cotton tote bags to adding pizazz to existing table linens, or even covering stains on garments, stamp printing can help you create fresh looks and get more life out of stuff you already own. You can also use this technique on fabric from your stash!
In my class examples, I’m stamping on thrifted cotton pillowcases. A set of three pillowcases will net 6 big panel napkins and 6 colorblock napkins. I find 18” or 20” to be a nice size for napkins.
I’m using napkins as an example of what you can do with your printed fabric, but there are lots of other directions to take. Tea towels, pillow covers, clothing, quilt squares (on suitable pre-washed quilting fabric), are just a few other ideas for where you can take this technique. Whatever you’re planning to make, there are three main components for this project.
Fabric I recommend natural fabrics with a fine weave to get the most definition from your stamps. Nubbly or brushed fabrics like flannel aren’t good choices because the paint doesn’t adhere well.
Paint I’m using acrylic paint plus fabric medium. If you happen to have fabric paint already, you can use that.
Stamps This is where it gets really fun! You can use a whole host of vegetables and leaves as stamps. The easiest to use are either naturally flat (like a leaf), or that can be cut to have a flat side (like a lettuce).
This class takes you through every step of the process from setting up your workspace, mixing paint and fabric medium, preparing your fabric and stamping materials, fixing smudges, and more.
All class videos can be downloaded to watch at your convenience. I hope you'll join me for this fun class!