Printing on Fabric

I missed you guys yesterday! The Hubs and I celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary, I had a million things to do and both kids were out of school. We spent the afternoon with some friends at the zoo and then went out to a lovely dinner BY OURSELVES. Good times….

So I have been anxious to try this new printing on fabric thing that I have seen all over Bloggersville. I had a little bit of extra fabric left over from my drop cloth slipcover project so I thought I would try it out! Look how cute this is!!! What a fabulous invention! Kudos to whomever came up with this idea….

I thought I would give a little tutorial because this is SUPER easy!!!

Here is your supply list:
* Spray Adhesive
* Printer Paper or Card Stock
* Ink Jet Printer
*Scissors
*Cotton Canvas or Linen ( Must be a tight weave)
* Piece of newspaper to protect your table surface

I have an embroidery machine so I used a spray adhesive that I already had. You can use any kind of spray adhesive you want to as long as its re positional. You don’t want it to permanently stick. I tried using both card stock and regular printer paper and they both worked great. I layed out some newspaper and sprayed the adhesive onto the paper. I then placed my fabric on top making sure that it was taught and smooth with no bubbles or wrinkles. Then I trimmed all around the paper, making sure that no strings were hanging. I would hate to know what those would do to our printers! When you are done, it should look like a piece of paper size 8.5×11.

When you load the fabric into the printer, make sure that you put it fabric side down. You can use any image you want to. I prefer graphics from the graphics fairy and you can find them here.
The Graphics Fairy

Your image will come out beautifully just like this one!! All you have to do is peel the paper off and discard it. You can use these for so many different projects. I am going to try and show you several in the next few days. I used mine to make this cute pillow!
Make sure you come back tomorrow! I’m going to show you how to make this adorable little burlap flower!! If you liked this tutorial, please share it with someone!

I will be sharing this at the following parties!
 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/handmade projects

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Comments

  1. Eileen says:

    This is just adorable! Thanks so much for this great tutorial. I am itching to try this. Your pillow is so cute and I love the burlap flower!

  2. Eileen says:

    This is just adorable! Thanks so much for this great tutorial. I am itching to try this. Your pillow is so cute and I love the burlap flower!

  3. Okie Chic says:

    Girl love the pillow looks great!!! I use my computer to make some of my pillows. When and if you use burlap I just get that wide masking tape and fold it over at the end that feeds into the printer and it prints great. I think the masking tape gives the printer something to catch on. Great job!!

  4. Okie Chic says:

    Girl love the pillow looks great!!! I use my computer to make some of my pillows. When and if you use burlap I just get that wide masking tape and fold it over at the end that feeds into the printer and it prints great. I think the masking tape gives the printer something to catch on. Great job!!

  5. That is a great idea! Now, I just wish I had not switched from ink jet to laser a couple of years ago :(

  6. That is a great idea! Now, I just wish I had not switched from ink jet to laser a couple of years ago :(

  7. Karena says:

    Very nice Kelli!! Great job!

    Come and see my latest find, would love your comments, I will also have a new giveaway soon!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  8. Karena says:

    Very nice Kelli!! Great job!

    Come and see my latest find, would love your comments, I will also have a new giveaway soon!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  9. LOVE IT.

  10. LOVE IT.

  11. slommler says:

    I love this tutorial!!! Your flower pillow is so beautiful and the transfer print is fab!!
    I mean…could it be any easier?? Ha! I am definitely going to give this a try.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  12. slommler says:

    I love this tutorial!!! Your flower pillow is so beautiful and the transfer print is fab!!
    I mean…could it be any easier?? Ha! I am definitely going to give this a try.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  13. Sherry says:

    I love it! I can't wait to give this a try.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  14. Sherry says:

    I love it! I can't wait to give this a try.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  15. I've been afraid to try this but now I HAVE to! I'm your newest follower (from Hope Studios)

  16. I've been afraid to try this but now I HAVE to! I'm your newest follower (from Hope Studios)

  17. Stitchfork says:

    That is brilliant!! Going to have to try this!
    Cathy

  18. Stitchfork says:

    That is brilliant!! Going to have to try this!
    Cathy

  19. Dolly says:

    I really want to try this.
    I have some cute pictures that would make great pillows for the grands oh the ideas I have come up with already!

    Thank you for inspiring me,
    Dolly

  20. Dolly says:

    I really want to try this.
    I have some cute pictures that would make great pillows for the grands oh the ideas I have come up with already!

    Thank you for inspiring me,
    Dolly

  21. Beautiful – love it.TFS.
    Hugs,
    Marie

  22. Beautiful – love it.TFS.
    Hugs,
    Marie

  23. Theresa says:

    I have tried this and then my older kids and I were sending material through the printer like crazy! Your pillow is gorgeous! theresa xoxo

  24. Theresa says:

    I have tried this and then my older kids and I were sending material through the printer like crazy! Your pillow is gorgeous! theresa xoxo

  25. PetraB says:

    A beautiful pillow, so sweet. And thank you for the tutorial.

  26. PetraB says:

    A beautiful pillow, so sweet. And thank you for the tutorial.

  27. Gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing the tut!!

  28. Gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing the tut!!

  29. Really beautiful!!! Printing on fabric is my new addiction, it's so much fun! The burlap ruffle you added is adorable!

  30. Really beautiful!!! Printing on fabric is my new addiction, it's so much fun! The burlap ruffle you added is adorable!

  31. Alathia says:

    Love it! Very clever. You can also iron freezer paper to the back of your fabric to stabilize it for printing. I see some new "faux grainsack" pillows in my future.

  32. Alathia says:

    Love it! Very clever. You can also iron freezer paper to the back of your fabric to stabilize it for printing. I see some new "faux grainsack" pillows in my future.

  33. love it. is this a regular printer.

  34. love it. is this a regular printer.

  35. Debora Cadene says:

    I absolutely cannot get it to go through the dang printer. I have it ironed onto some freezer paper, that didn't work, so added another sheet of paper to that AND taped it for something to hold onto and it starts, but won't get into the rollers….

  36. Debora Cadene says:

    I absolutely cannot get it to go through the dang printer. I have it ironed onto some freezer paper, that didn't work, so added another sheet of paper to that AND taped it for something to hold onto and it starts, but won't get into the rollers….

  37. Love it! Thank you for sharing, can't wait to see how to make the flower!

  38. Love it! Thank you for sharing, can't wait to see how to make the flower!

  39. Selina says:

    What a great idea – just one of many on your site!

    I tried this on my printer and it does indeed work. I used Krylon spray adhesive, which cost about $8 Canadian from an art supply store. I taped off the top and sides of the paper/fabric with masking tape for good measure and to reduce the chance of “catches” in my printer. The image printed onto my cotton fabric beautifully but just to be sure, I ironed the image to try to set it and then gave the printed fabric a rinse … Unfortunately it is not at all color fast :( Is there any way to set the image so that that a cushion cover could be washable?

    You are so inspirational – keep up the great work!

    Thanks

    • restore says:

      Hey Selina! I know you can heat set it with an iron. I would do a test run first to see what happens. Other than that I don’t know. If you find a product that works let me know too!