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Design your Surfaces Using Fabric Scraps – Textile design

Textile Art – Creating Designed Surfaces  Using Fabric Scraps – Jamie Malden

Sometimes, after you’ve finished your designs, you can be left with some seemingly useless bits and bobs; things like thread or bits of fabric. This does not need to go to waste! Why not design your surfaces by turning the scraps into a masterpiece? You can put it on bags, notebooks and much more!

How to

All you need to do is take what you have left after a project, place them on your chosen canvas under a piece of organza and sew it down. There can be method to your madness or you can place your bits and bobs randomly. It really is up to you!

What we think of the surface designs

Embroidered stitches on top of this can create some beautiful textures and really bring the piece together. You can add flowers or follow the shapes of the underneath design. Whatever you think looks best.

Something really unique is turning your old scraps into wash bags! You can never have too many wash bags, they always come in handy. Just by adding some waterproof material to the inside you can create a vibrant, fun little piece which is very convenient and useful.

You would never have guessed that the fabric and thread was originally destined for the bin! It adds style and fun to your designs. Plus, it also saves a lot of waste! We like the colour aspect of it all. Plus, we love the idea that no two pieces will ever come out exactly same. You can really use this as a means to experiment with shapes, styles and colour.

What you need and Final Notes!

Lastly, we’d like to say we think it’s super easy and fun to create. All you need is some old scraps, some organza, a sewing machine and a little bit of a time!

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Bags, handbags and shopping bags – quilting arts patchwork

Bags – Quilting arts and Patchwork

These patchwork bags have been made differently, both in which you can try at home.

bag-art-craft-batterick-mccalls-patternsbag-Patchwork-handbags-sewing-ideasYou can make this patchwork bag or use a Vogue pattern. Then you can block print on top of your fabric using our Colouricious printing blocks. This is because it makes it easier for you to centralise your block print after you have stitched the sewing pattern together. bag-sewing-patterns-art-craft-ideas

This bag was made by block printing with our Colouricious printing blocks onto the fabric and then the fabric sewn together to make the bag. We recommend you use our Colouricious fabric paint as they are easy to fix with a simple iron and they are machine washable so you can keep on using your bag!
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Art and craft handbag making

Block printed handbag

Here is an example of a handbag we have made using our Colouricious bird printing blocks. You can create this handbag for yourself by either buying your own sewing pattern or buying a plain already made bag and block printing on top. shoulder-handbags-sewing-ideas-art-craft

Why not try block printing on the lining as well! We recommend you print your handbag with our Colouricious fabric paints as they are easy to fix with a simple iron and they are machine washable so you can keep on using your hand bag!

If you love art and crafts and looking for new ideas and blogs, supplies and inspiration, join our Colouricious Club a free weekly online news letter.

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  • 20% Discount on your first order
  • Early Announcements of new products, downloads and workshops
  • Exclusive Videos & Downloads of leading textile artists
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Happy block printing!

Shopping bag block print your own fabric design

Shopping Bag printing ideas

This wonderful bag has been created using a post it note shaped as a heart which has acted as a resist to our Colouricious fabric paints. You then block print onto the fabric in a darker colour to create an individual textile design.

sewing-patterns-bag-making-art-craft-shopping-bagsBuy your own sewing patterns, cut your bag pattern out, block print on to it, then sew together to create your personalised shopping bag. You could also try block printing on the lining to create your personal touch. Have a look at our Colouricious printing blocks to get our started on your textile design journey.

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We recommend you use our Colouricious fabric paints because they are easy to fix with simple ironing and then the fabric is permanently fixed.

If you love art and crafts and looking for new ideas and blogs, supplies and inspiration, join our Colouricious Club a free weekly online news letter.

Wonderful benefits of joining :

  • 20% Discount on your first order
  • Early Announcements of new products, downloads and workshops
  • Exclusive Videos & Downloads of leading textile artists
  • FREE Access to members only forum for tip and ideas

Happy block printing!

Sewing Patterns Handbags – how to make a handbag

Handbags

Here is a great example of a handbag that you can create using our Colouricious printing blocks. Buy yourself one of the many sewing patterns for a handbag and block print your own personalised textile design onto it. We recommend you cut your bag patterns out first and then block print onto the fabric.

bag-making-vogue-patterns-shoulder-bags      simplicity-sewing-patterns-bag-making

You could also block print on your handbags lining to make it an even more exciting textile design!hand-bags-patterns-ideas-art-craft

If you love art and crafts and looking for new ideas and blogs, supplies and inspiration, join our Colouricious Club a free weekly online news letter.

Wonderful benefits of joining :

  • 20% Discount on your first order
  • Early Announcements of new products, downloads and workshops
  • Exclusive Videos & Downloads of leading textile artists
  • FREE Access to members only forum for tip and ideas

 

Happy block printing!

 


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