A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,800
Currently Running With Scissors:
690 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: how to print photograph onto fabric - to make a cushion.  (Read 1102 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: February 11, 2013 12:27:40 PM »

Hi all,  I was hoping you might be able to help me.  I want to print a photograph onto fabric. 
I had a look at the tutorials, and saw the fabric printing one, but it's to print letters and not an
actual photo.

I know I need to get paper backed linen & heat & bond fusible interfacing.   Have any of you actually done this?

I want to do a few as birthday gifts (with pics of my friends kids) 

would you have any advise or pointers on the best method?

thanks and kind regards

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 7620
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013 06:44:05 PM »

I have done it myself, but onto items that were not really intended to be washed, using the homemade bubble jet set recipe posted here


I was very happy how it turned out.  It is not easy for me to find the commercial product here.

Other than that, there are the commercially available tansfer sheets, which I have seen used, but I was not happy with the results of those because of that plasticky feel of the transfer.

Here are the projects I made using the above tutorial, I was very happy with how they turned out.


When I printed, I set it to saturate as much colour as possible, because when you rinse, some of the colour is lost.  It may help to dry and heat set too, though I am not sure if it makes a difference.

Oh yes, and prewash your fabrics beforehand to remove any sizing which may prevent colour adhering.

Also, I have been meaning to try this, a local dye shop near me posted this on their website, for a fixative they carry,


Maybe you can find that near you too?
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013 07:17:01 PM by Onyxnox » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013 07:13:43 AM »

wow, thank-you for such a detailed reply.  I will have to get going on this project ASAP.

Thanks again Onyxnox.

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Kit Kat Sandwich Released in Japanese Fast Food Chain, First Kitchen
Blood Orange, Beet and Yogurt Lassi Recipe
How To Make Heart Healthy Grilled Sesame Chicken
How to Make Pad Thai With a Silk Cocktail
How to Make Peanut Sauce I Plant Based
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kindling Bundle
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters
@Home This Weekend: Rustic Wreath

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.