Happy New Year Everybody!
To celebrate I’m releasing 2 video/ mini classes to show you how I stamp on fabric to make the clutch purses in the pictures. These videos were private and part of a private mini class and now they are public and free to watch.
I hope you find these tutorials useful and you can make your own personalized purses.
These purses are fully lined, to make them I used “open channel metal frames” and the length of their side legs is 2-1/2″ , in the part 1 of the video I show how to trace the pattern for this specific metal purse frames.
You can get this frames online in 2 different types: sew on and glue on. in the 2 part of the video I’m showing you how to attach any of these frames to the purses.
VIDEO PART 1
• Materials required to make this project (Fabrics, inks, Metal frame type)
• Drawing the pattern
• Cutting the fabric
• Stampin on Fabric
• Very basic colouring
VIDEO PART 2
• Sewing the purse.
• Attaching metal frames. ( sew and glue on)
I used Pedal Pusher Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! from Sale- A -Bration 2016 now retired but you can use any stamp. Clear or rubber stamps will do the job however I noticed that rubber stamps provide a better impression on fabric.
Stamping the fabric is pretty much the same that stamping on paper. Not mystery right? the key will be the fabric and the ink you choose for your projects and the project as well.
I like to get smooth fabric. 100% cotton absorb the ink better and will remain in the fabric. The stamped images look fab in some synthetic fabrics but the ink will vanish after the first wash even if they are permanent inks.
After experimenting with different materials I found that “premium blackout lining” (the fabric used to make curtains lining) and the fabric I used to make these purses it is just great for stamping and I love the results. If you live in the UK you can buy it here! if you don’t live in the UK you might be able to get it your local fabric store.
I have tried various inks as shown in the part 1 of the video . My advice is check the back of the ink pad to confirm suitability to stamp on fabric. Water based inks will look gorgeous but they are “water based” so they will dissolve with water so you can’t wash a project stamped with this inks. you can stamp a project you will never wash and alternatively you can add clear embossing powder on top to protect the art work..
To stamp on fabric I like to use a permanent, juicy, slow drying inks as Archival from Ranger or Stampin’ Up! After stamping I apply heat with an iron and I allow the ink to settle for a couple of days before washing. I stamped a project with inexpensive black Hobbycraft ink (it was a hanging heart) and I washed it a year after and the artwork is intact. I tried the same ink in the video part 1. It bled when I applied water 24 hours later.
Handmade stamping tent to fade whit every wash no matter how good are the products we used to do it so another advice is stamp projects that do not need to be washed often.
Thank you very much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoy this project . Do not hesitate to ask any question or leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.