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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How to make your own printed fabric

Here's a DIY tutorial that I compiled to make your own printed fabric.  I use it for my labels for my Marmie Bags, and I have used it with so many other applications.  I have included how to make it color fast too!

Here is the tutorial:

Cut out Freezer Paper into 8.5 x 11 sheets.

Place paper shiny side down on muslim on the bias so it will not fray.  Other fabrics can be used but fray stop will be needed to use so it won't unravel.  

Iron the fabric on high heat without steam to the freezer paper & cut out.  Place in an ink jet printer & print your image.

This is what my sew-in labels look like when they are done printing.

Iron again to set the ink.  Then peel the freezer paper off.  You can save the paper & reuse too!

Now, if you want to set the ink so it is washable then here is how you make your own Bubble Set.
Use 2 1/2 t. Arm & Hammer washing soda,  2 T alum, 1/2 t fabric softener, and 1 c. hot water.  Mix together.  It will be foamy.  Let sit for about 10 minutes.  

Soak the material for 10-15 minutes.

Rinse and Dry for 24 hours.

Iron again.  Cut out.  Sew on product!  Voila.

Here is a great Print-out that you can use that has all the steps together.

Here are some other ideas that you can also do.

Baby Boy Shower Banner.

Remember the Day - Burlap  Feed Sack Pillow - Personalize with a  special date in your life
Available on Etsy

Some sew in labels for some custom bags.  And some cute Hang Tags I made for a local floral shop.

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