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« on: February 19, 2012 06:28:40 PM »

I'm a little obsessed with stamped fabric. I love the touch of personalization it adds to any handmade item, like this simple tissue holder. It's a super easy process but I thought I'd share some of the techniques I've learned!



Start with your supplies; a set of alphabet stamps, permanent ink pad and the fabric you want to stamp on.



When making a sewn item, or plan to embroider or add other embellishments to stamped fabric, ALWAYS stamp first and sew later. You don't want to spend hours making something only to goof it up with a misplaced letter.

Consider the layout of the fabric and mark where you want the lettering to show up in its final state. If you're making a sewn item like this, put the pieces together loosely so you can determine where to stamp. Be sure to add space for any seams!



Before you stamp on your cut fabric, do a bit of practice. Get a feel for how the ink looks on the fabric you're working with and how much pressure you should apply.

I like to lay out the letters in advance so I can stamp a letter and move right on to the next. I think it helps to get in a rhythm.



Stamp straight down and directly onto the pad. You want the letter to be inked but not the corners of the stamp. I like to press into the pad 3 times using medium pressure.



Every alphabet stamp set will be a little different so practice how far apart you want the letters to be. I align the left side of the square stamp with the right side of the previous letter. If you want to keep things nice and tidy, use a ruler and disappearing pen to draw a line on your fabric. Use the mark to keep your letters vertically aligned. I don't usually do this because I generally like more of a wonky look Smiley.



Use medium pressure and go straight up and down when stamping.

If you press too hard, you risk picking up ink that may have wound up on the corners of the stamp. If you press too lightly, you won't see your letters and it's hard to re-stamp cleanly.



Once you're done stamping, you can go over your letters with a permanent marker to fill in any areas that are too light or unclear. I use a fine point Sharpie marker.



Sew your final piece together and enjoy!! You can wash fabric that has been stamped with permanent ink but I would not recommend using this technique on something that will be washed frequently as the letters will fade pretty quickly.



Let me know if you have any questions!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 06:36:36 PM »

Your stamped projects are always the best! Thanks for the awesome tutorial.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 06:42:05 PM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 06:54:31 PM »

What a great tutorial!  Thank you.  Now to go see what sorts of ink pads I have ... and which stamps!
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012 06:58:33 PM »

Thank you! I look forward to seeing what you guys make!

kaz - I keep meaning to try to stamp something other than letters but I've never actually given it a go. I think it would look neat though!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012 08:17:50 PM »

Awesome! I'm going to do a stamped fabric project for a swap soon and this is the perfect little tutorial. I'll be getting some permanent ink now...I was wondering if regular stamp ink would work. Thank ya! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012 09:19:30 PM »

I love this! I have tiny stamps but have never been brave enough to stamp on fabric. Might have to give it a whirl!
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012 04:13:17 AM »

I love this, thank you!  What kind of fabric did you use?   It looks like it has some texture to it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012 07:24:25 AM »

Awesome! I'm going to do a stamped fabric project for a swap soon and this is the perfect little tutorial. I'll be getting some permanent ink now...I was wondering if regular stamp ink would work. Thank ya! Smiley

If you were stamping on something that was going to be decorative and not handled much, you could probably use regular ink. It does smudge more easily though so I wouldn't use it for something like a tissue holder.

I love this, thank you!  What kind of fabric did you use?   It looks like it has some texture to it.

Yep - I used linen for this project. Since it does have a bit of texture, it usually requires more post-filling with the marker. Stamping on something like a quiliting cotton, usually results in a crisper look. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012 04:01:37 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to try this.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012 04:31:36 PM »

Always wondered about how you did your lettering, and now I know. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial, Lime. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012 08:31:41 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial. The tip with filling any gaps in with the Sharpie is great.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2012 08:07:01 AM »

Thank you for the tutorial. I'm inspired to bring my papercrafting tools over to my fabric stash.
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012 10:57:25 AM »

Everytime I see your fabulous lettering on fabric I want to try it myself...now I can!  The filling in with a sharpie is genius and something that hadn't occurred to me before Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012 04:40:03 PM »

Thanks for the tute!  Something that seems so simple is actually an art!  I always have the ink from the edge of the stamp problem because I worry about the ink being too light.  Now I know I can fill it in with a sharpie later - genius!
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012 01:37:15 AM »

Great ideA. I have been wanting to do this on about 3 yards of fabric. Once complete make a garment.
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2012 01:40:46 AM »

Great idea. I have a desire to stamp 3 yards of fabric then make a garment out of the fabric.
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2012 06:46:46 AM »

Wow! That would be really awesome but certainly time consuming Smiley. I hope you try it one day. I'd love to see it!
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2012 07:46:55 PM »

Thanks for a fantastic tutorial!
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012 11:29:07 AM »

Thanks for the tut! I love your stamped projects!  What size letter stamps do you use?
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2012 11:43:12 AM »

Thanks, luck! The stamps I use are about 1/2" tall.
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