Have you ever stamped fabric? It is actually so so easy. I popped together this potato stamped pillow case and made a video of the process so you guys would actually believe how crazy-easy it is. xoxo
I am writing you this tutorial from quarantine. It's just like in ET when everyone is wearing Beastie Boy suits and picking things up with those claw-on-a-stick things. Really.
Actually not really, that is a fat lie. I am just surrounded by two children with the grossest and most contagious sicknesses, gastro and conjunctivitis. And the three of us are in my friend's wedding this weekend. Fingers bloody crossed. Anyway, that's gross so you can just forget about that, it's not your problem after all.
Something that may interest you thought is this DIY potato stamped throw pillow tutorial I created it for a Kidspot post last month. I just wanted to share it with you because I thought you guys would really love it, and also because I have had no time to create new content between staying up all night and washing things with puke on them. Sorry, also not something you need to know.
It was super simple, I may be a crafty lady but I am not a sewing type so I promise that you can do it no matter where your skills are at!
Let me walk you through it. Or you can just scroll down the bottom and watch the video. That's what I would do.
Normal acrylic paint or fabric paint
Two white cloth napkins
A paint brush
Some T-shirt yarn
Directions (or just scroll down the bottom and watch the Video)
1) Cut your potato in half, then half again. You should have a nice semi circle shape. Next, pop your paint on a plate. If it is really thick, put a little water in in.
2) Using a paint brush, paint it onto the potato before pressing it down firmly on the fabric. Rinse and repeat with whatever colours you want. You can stamp both napkins or just one, depending on how motivated you’re feeling.
3) After you are finished and the paint has dried, find an old tea towel and lay it on top of your napkins before giving them a really good iron, this will set the paint. Now you can turn your napkins into a pillowcase by sewing them together on three sides using blanket stitch.
4) On the forth side of your (now) pillow case, sew two loops of t-shirt thread on one side and two buttons on the other and it’s done! Wash in a gentle cycle, the printed fabric is pretty hardy but the hand stitching needs to be looked after.
- You can also use this technique to print on a plain pillowcase or to pop a trim on a top sheet.
- Potato stamps can be cut into any shape you want; crosses, hearts, cacti and polka dots look really cool too.
- Now I have given you guys some tips on decorating a bed, please send me any that you may have to get children to actually sleep in it.
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