Pimping Baby Love’s clothes – Stencil Printing

Hello everyone,

Today I have a little DIY for you. My fabulous mum made a lot of baby clothes for little Miss Love, and I have been sewing a lot myself lately too, almost only for the decoration of the nursery (which I will be showing you soon, when I think that it is almost finished). Another thing that I have been doing during my maternity leave with my friend Stephanie is “pimping” some plain, white baby outfits I bought from C&A for instance.
The first one I want to show you uses the stencil printing technique. Stenciling is a very fun and easy technique for customising boring fabric.

Here is what you will need:

  • strong paper and a permanent marker, or stencil pattern
  • craft knife
  • fabric paint (mine is a Javana Textil)
  • small plate (for the paint)
  • sponge
  • washi tape

stencil_first_step1. Choose an existing design or design your own stencil with a permanent marker. I found my little cloud in the book simple sewing for baby by fabric designer Lotta Jansdotter
2. Using a craft knife and a cutting mat, cut out your design.
3.  Pour some of your fabric paint onto a small plate and have your sponge ready.

Stencil_step_2

4. Protect the other layers with another piece of fabric.
5. Place your stencil on top of your fabric and secure it on the sides with some washi-tape, so it will not move when you are printing.
6. Using the sponge, apply an even amount of paint through your stencil.
7. Let the paint dry a little bit before removing the stencil. Fix the paint after drying by intense ironing (5 min. cotton setting). Cover fabric with a cloth. Thereafter your fabric will be washable.

Here is the result:

Finished Size

 

I wish you a great day!
xxx

Elodie

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3 thoughts on “Pimping Baby Love’s clothes – Stencil Printing

  1. Was für eine süße Idee und so einfach, ich glaube da werde ich auch noch den einen oder anderen langweiligen Body mit aufhübschen. Sei lieb gegrüsst!
    Kerstin

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