One of the easiest ways to create your own custom textiles is to use hand stamping to print on fabrics. Hand stamping itself is a technique with solid roots in traditional crafting, but modern twists on this method have produced some seriously cool projects. Here are some of our favorites, along with resources for learning how to carve your own stamps so you can create custom designs for yourself!
Block Printed Cat Pattern Shirt from The Zen of Making
Haley’s cat pattern t-shirt is so adorable, it hurts. She has a great technique for placing the stamps, and I love the way she adds the whiskers at the end, making the carving process easier. Brilliant.
Hand Stamped DIY Pony Print Dress from A Beautiful Mess
Elsie of A Beautiful Mess shared this cute pony print dress she made using a ready-made garment and a large foam stamp. She also has some tips for stamp placement that are very handy.
Hand Stamped Handkerchief from Michael Ann Made
If printing on garments intimidates you, why not try a smaller item where you can try your hand at stamp placing and pattern making? Michael Ann’s tutorial for these cute hand stamped handkerchiefs includes a brilliant way to create your own stamps using foam and old film canisters. She also has a great tip for how to create your own stamping pad.
Hand Printed Table Runner from A Beautiful Mess
Elsie is sharing more stamping goodness in this simple tutorial. For this one, the way she creates her own stamp could not be more simple or smart. Let’s just say, you likely have all the materials you need to make the stamp right in your kitchen at this very moment. It’s easy projects like this that remind you how easy it is to add your own personal touch to otherwise boring textiles in your home.
Hand Stamped Tea Towels from Centsational Girl
If you aren’t quite ready to tackle carving your own custom stamps, Kate’s tea towels are stamped with ready-made stamps from the craft store. Again, paying attention to placement for the overall creation of pattern is important, and she has great tips for that part of the process.
Hand-carved Stamp tutorials from Geninne’s Art Blog
One of my favorite stamp carvers is Geninne of Geninne’s Art Blog. She creates gorgeous stamps, and has shared her techniques and resources for supplies on her blog in a series of posts. This post lists the supplies you need to carve your own stamps. Her follow-up post details the stamp carving process. This post highlights her favorite brands of supplies. I love this beautiful time-lapse video of one of her carvings in action. If textiles aren’t your gig, she also shares how to stamp your own wrapping paper!
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