9/21/12

DIY printable fabric paper.

Supplies: muslin, cardstock paper, spray adhesive, printer.


Making your own digital paper is easy and cheaper than buying the pre-made packs. 
Here is how I make it...


DIY instructions: 


Spray the back of your cardstock paper with your spray adhesive which you can get at any craft store.


Place the sticky side to pressed muslin and cut evenly around. 
Then you will print your image. Make sure to print on the muslin side. 


Remove from the adhesive paper after it has dried for awhile. I usually save the paper for more prints. Iron the print on a cotton setting for a minute or so to set the ink. 
Top stitch or add a iron on adhesive like steam-a-seam paper sheets to the back.


 


25 comments:

  1. stupid question, but how well does it wash?? or is it better not to? Thanks!

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    1. Wash as little as possible, try handwashing if you can get away with it or delicate setting with delicate soap. When you print it out just make sure to set the ink by pressing with a high setting for a couple minutes...

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  2. Very cool!! Is that an ink jet printer?

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    1. Hi, yes you can use an ink jet printer. Just make sure to iron on a high setting which will set the ink

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  3. Such a great DIY!
    Thanks a bunch.

    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com

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  4. This is so easy and cool! Thank you for sharing! Definitely,I'll try this one! :-)

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  5. Very cool idea! It makes me want to breathe new life into some old shirts!

    www.beautyandbows.com

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  6. Question, did you have to print the image in reverse or anything?

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    1. Hey, print like you would on paper just with the muslin side.

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  7. it works!!! i´ve tried it and it´s great! thank you!

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  8. I can confuse the easiest thing....please say youtube video coming soon?

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  9. where did you get the image that you used???

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  10. I know that you are to young to have children but can you be my mother!?

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  11. muslin is a fabric that comes from India. it's a raw thin fabric. Google muslin under images to get a better look at it.

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  12. can you use a color photo or can it only be black and white

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  13. i'm going to make a shirt like that with that photo! and where did you get that shirt? it looks so good with the vintage ad!

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  14. I don't know if this would help with keeping the color from bleeding or fading when you wash it but try a bath in regular household vinegar. I use it when I dye feathers and the dye will not wash out. I hope it works for you!

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  15. Is it essential to "Top stitch or add a iron on adhesive like steam-a-seam paper sheets to the back", and what does it do? Thanks :) Great solution, thanks either way - Melissa

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  16. What a nice way to make your own custom tshirts using printable fabric!

    Just want to point out that there are a lot of different commercial options for printable fabric as well for those who don’t want to go through the hassle of finding suitable fabric, cutting it to the appropriate size, and finding and applying a suitable stiff backing to prevent printer jams.

    The Electric Quilt Company actually provides a nice selection of printable fabric in varying fabric thread counts and sizes:
    http://electricquilt.com/online-shop/category/printable-fabric-paper/

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  17. So cool! I just can't wait to try this at home:) This is like downloading clothes... :P

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  18. wait, how do you print it on the shirt? do you have to print it on fabric and then attach it to the shirt...?

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