When I'm crafting with needle and thread, I like to add images printed on fabric- but using the pre-packaged sheets of printable fabric is expensive.
I thought I'd share an inexpensive way to print on fabric that I learned from Diane Knott.
You'll also need some medium weight fabric to print on. I've had good luck with bedsheets and tablecloths purchased at estate sales.
You will have less wrinkles if you iron your fabric first and work on a hard surface...of course I was in too much of a hurry to do that, so I have some wrinkles- but that's ok, it all turns out fine in the end.
Put your fabric in your printer, making sure you know if your sheet needs to be fabric or paper side up.
I've found depending on the fabric I'm using, I can re-use a stickly label up to 4 or 5 times, if I do my printing all at the same time.
I use an ink jet printer, and I've only used this method for "craft" printing- not for anything that is washable. I've heard that if you are going to wash your fabric, you might want to treat your fabric first with a product like Bubble Jet to set the ink.
I just printed these for an upcoming Back to School book page swap hosted by Michelle Geller. I've admired Michelle's handmade books for ages, so I'm excited to be in the swap.
I've sandwiched the printed fabric, a background fabric and fleece and I'm going to machine stitch them together and then hand embellish them...fourteen of them-and then I have to figure out what to do with the back....I better get busy.