Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Stamped Fabric: Creating My Own Prints

7.24.2014

Stamped Fabric: Creating My Own Prints

This week I taught some of my friends how to stamp on fabric, so I got to make some of my own. I haven't stamped in awhile and I forgot how much I love it. I really enjoy creating my own prints. And this is my only contribution to Kid's Clothes Week because we're moving in a week. Hopefully I'll be able to sew with this fabric in the next month!
I stamped this soft striped peach jersey that I have used in multiple pieces. First I stamped some bright blue whales. It didn't feel quite finished so I used some gold and stamped some anchors. I really love this fabric. It's only about half of a yard so I'll probably make and outfit for Claire. I'm thinking leggings and maybe a tunic or dress. It depends on how much I have left I guess! What knit top or dress patterns do you love for babies?
My SIL made this skirt more than a year ago and gave it to me when she was tired of it. I wore it and then got tired of it. I decided to stamp some dark gray walruses on it. I'm thinking a long-sleeved top for myself for this winter. A simple design so that the walruses and stripes can shine.
This last one I haven't decided how I feel about it yet. I cut open a men's blue t-shirt. I wanted to stamp a word so I chose Aaah because it's something kids say. I stamped in black first, then a bright blue so the black is like an echo. I wanted to make it more readable so I added some light blue dots as the negative space in the letters. I don't think it's that readable. I love the idea, but I don't think it was executed that well. What do you think?
Heather

3 comments:

  1. LOVE the Skipper top for my girls. It starts at 6 months on up. But it would be easy to make it into a tunic, or use a different fabric for the top of the bodice and then add a skirt of the cute stamped fabric.
    I totally thought the word was roar. And then I looked closer. I think it is cute, and would be fun in a boys outfit. If nothing else, it will make great pj pants!

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  2. aah, I love it. I've been wanting to try it myself, but just haven't. I think i really need to give it a try

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  3. I have never done stamping but it looks fun! I'm wondering if you use acrylic paint, fabric paint, or some sort of ink? I like the aaah fabric, although it looks more abstract than (I think) you intended. I think it will translate well into a little skirt. If you just aren't feeling it, stamp some Asymetrical triangles on there:) I like the Go To Signature dress. It would fit Claire forever, plus I think with a couple mods you could draft it up to your size pretty easily.

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