Printing with Fabric – 10 DIY's

I was inspired recently by a block print DIY I happened upon in May’s House and Home magazine by Senior Design Editor, Margot Austin. Inspired by the relaxed boho vibe of block-printed textiles produced by some of her favorite design houses (John Robshaw, Les Indiennes and Raoul Textiles), Margot decided to mimic the look using stamps and fabric paint.  The result is an easy and inexpensive way to bring a little of this look to your home or cabin for the summer.  With that in mind, I searched out a few more printing with fabric tutorials online – no need for squeegees, large screens, and emulsion, beautiful prints can be created using simple materials found around the home. (Photo from House and Home – May 2012, Styling – Margot Austin, Photography – Michael Graydon). Check out 10 ideas with instruction in the links below.

  • Print Using Tape 1 of 11
    Print Using Tape
    Using painters tape, make this simple yet attention grabbing graphic pattern.
    Get the tutorial from How About Orange
  • Paint Using Household Items 2 of 11
    Paint Using Household Items
    Using household items, make these cool prints at home. From Karina from Maple Ash and Oak.
    Featured on Poppytalk
  • Easy Batik 3 of 11
    Easy Batik
    Make this easy batik using a bleach pen.
    Get the tutorial from Martha Stewart
  • DIY Patterned Fabric 4 of 11
    DIY Patterned Fabric
    Although time consuming, this DIY using a stencil is well worth the effort to get a perfect paint match.
    Get the tutorial from
  • Monogram It 5 of 11
    Monogram It
    Make it personal with a mongrammed stencil.
    Get the tutorial from Martha Stewart
  • Wordy Stencil Print 6 of 11
    Wordy Stencil Print
    Stencil out your favorite words.
    Get the tutorial from Wit & Whistle
  • No-Fuss Printing 7 of 11
    No-Fuss Printing
    Screen print using a stencil - perfect for small spaces.
    Get the tutorial from Jezze Print
  • Monoprint Fabric 8 of 11
    Monoprint Fabric
    A fun monoprint from This Little Miggy.
    Featured on Design Mom
  • DIY Crayon Garland 9 of 11
    DIY Crayon Garland
    This one isn't fabric - (fooled you) - but it looks like it!
    Get the tutorial from
  • Wood Type Printing 10 of 11
    Wood Type Printing
    Print using old letterpress wood type.
    By Bookhou featured on Poppytalk
  • Print Using Stamps 11 of 11
    Print Using Stamps
    Hand print something special using stamps.
    Get the tutorial on Unruly Things

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