Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Fox, Walrus, and Lobster Fabric


Fox, Walrus, and Lobster Fabric

Well, I've finally found some boy and girl clothing inspiration that I love, and that is still able to be worn and played in. I've realized I'm attracted to unique printed knits.  One site I love is BobochosesThe other site I love is Thumbeline
With all this fabulous inspiration running around, I started looking for some boy printed knits. Nothing! All I could find were stripes which I love, but I wanted something more than that. So I printed my own fabric using fabric I had it my stash. Good thing I practiced, right?
I made some fox striped fabric.
 Some green walrus fabric. 
And some nautical lobster striped fabric to get in on the nautical trend this summer. 
I love how they turned out, and I'm really excited to make some clothes for Henry. 


  1. what cute baby clothes!!!
    I pinned tons so I can make some of my own later!
    and I love that fabric!

  2. Love these! Making your own prints would work for I-spy quilts too, right??

  3. Seriously in love with these prints! Heather, you are incredible! Henry will be the best looking baby around!

  4. Ahhh! These prints are too adorable!

  5. Where did you get the lobster stamp?
    So cute!

    1. I cut it out from craft foam and then glued it to cardboard.

  6. The printing of the cloth is adorable!

  7. Hello! I was about to attempt the walrus printing on fabric and had two question... one how did you get the area right above the tusks to have thicker paint? Two, when you used the acrylic paint, was it rough on the surface/hold up after multiple washings?

    I was looking into using some other sort of dye like Tsukineko VersaCraft Ink Pads... have you ever tried them? Thoughts?

    Thanks so much I love your site!

    1. 1. Oh, the thicker paint is because I would paint the stamp with upward strokes so the paint would glob up at the top of the tusks. It was a total accident that it came out like that.
      2. I used acrylic paint with textile medium which makes the paint thinner. It's not stiff or rough on the fabric, and if you heat set the paint before washing, it holds up really well in the washing machine. Check out this post about it: http://www.feathersflights.com/2012/04/fabric-printing-tutorial.html

      I've never used any other dye or ink pads, so I'm not sure how they would work. I did this method because it's cheap and easy to have lots of colors.

  8. Thank you for all of your advice! I'll hopefully be getting to the store this weekend....


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