Stamping on Fabric tutorial and FAQ - How to?

April 26, 2015

Hello, Stamping on fabric with acrylic paints and high definitions stamps from Stampin' Up! is easy - peasy!! Making a cushion cover is also easy and I'll show you how to do these 2 things in record time in my next video tutorial so please keep an eye in my YouTube Chanel :)

 I have  received some emails with questions and I have decided to create this post to share the  tutorial  you can download it  by  clicking  on the picture below.

Difficulty level: easy- beginner for both stamping and sewing.

Investment :  Large Butterfly- Swallowtail  Stamp  : £13  / Acrylic paints are inexpensive around £1 each , the fabric medium price is around £1.25.  I bought them in Hobbycraft. Fabric  price depend on your provider.

What kind of stamps I should use? I'm Stampin' Up! Demonstrator because I know that the products  are high quality, they provide HD images and their exclusive amazing designs makes them unique so I will always recommend  using SU clear or rubber stamps.  *USE RUBBER STAMPS WHEN USING ACRYLIC PAINTS* with other permanent inks you can use photopolymer - clear stamps.

Click on the image below  to buy Swallowtail stamp or click here to visit my shop

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Can I wash the fabric? Yes. I have fallowed a very easy process and according the instructions the technique guarantee  bright colors  up to 20 washes.  I have hand washed the fabric twice up to the moment and the images are as nice as the first day. ( leave the paint dry 48 hours before  washing)

Any recommendation?  Yes.  Wash your stamps with water straight away after stamping. I  also recommend to use this technique to stamp on the fabric used to make home decor elements that do not need to be washed often like lamp shades, chairs, canvas, or even cushion covers to name a few. Unfortunately  hand stamped image, iron on images or  screen printed images won't last forever.

Which kind of fabric I should use? 
I recommend using smooth  cotton fabrics or fabrics with  little texture. Cotton canvas is superb!  black out also can be stamped. The acrylic paint penetrates better on cotton fibers than polyester but if you are making a lampshades you can stamp on  polyester as this fabric probably never will be washed.

Where to buy the fabric? any fabric shop available. I also buy  decorative trimming to add a glamorous touch to this project  ( price £3.99 the metre in Dunelm Mill)

What is the right size of these cushion covers? You can make them in any size to suit your needs.  The white - brown cushion in the picture measures 35x40cm and  the  one I have stamped with different colours measures 25x35cm

I hope you can find  answers here,   in the presentation I'm attaching at the bottom of this post and in my video as well.

 Other Stamp it On Fabric Projects by Bibi:
click here to see the tutorial if you are reading this on a mobile device. :)

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  1. Hi Bibi
    Can you go on Google Feedburner.. So's that I can follow you... I cannot follow on the Google you have... Can you put your email address on your Blog...
    I told Michelle how I found you from her blog... And how amazing you are...
    Beautiful Cushions...
    Hugs Sylvie x

    1. Dear Sylvie, thanks again. Ill add a contact information page. I don't know about google feedburner but Ill have alook. thank you so much for the advice. Ill do it right now!!

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  3. Oooohhh! Love the multi-color and overlapping collage look. Totally different effect compared to the single color, no overlapping version you did in the Nov. 30, '15 post. Love both versions. TFS the tutorial and the pretty examples.


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