Print your own fabric tutorial!

This Christmas, with all our presents being
handmade, I had to improvise a bit . I needed
pretty printed fabrics, but could not find anything
i liked. So i decided to print my own fabric using
the gorgeous designs from A Print A Day.

How we do it:

1st, cut your fabric ( I used muslin ) to A4 ,
add some double sided tape around all four sides,
put the fabric onto A4 cardboard / heavy paper.


Then put it into your printer like you would
with normal paper.
That’s the printed fabric coming out
of the printer:


The only problem is that it is not washable,
so you are kind of limited in the uses of
your new fabric.


Note: This will only work in an inkjet printer.

Have fun!

ps// see the comments for suggestions on
how to make your fabric washable!

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8 Responses to Print your own fabric tutorial!

  1. Vicki says:

    awesome! I wonder if you could do the same thing using linen fabric?

  2. Marcia says:

    That’s amazing!

  3. Miri says:

    I tried linen, & it worked, satin did not work, though, but maybe it just would have needed time to dry.

  4. Vianna says:

    There is a product that allows you to treat the fabric so it becomes washable. I use it to print fabrics for my quilted art pillows. Here is a link where you can read more about it.
    Hope this is helpful – Greeetings from Florida!

  5. Rachel says:

    Excellent! I bookmarked your website because I wanted to make my friend’s DD some of the felt sushi… tonight I was wondering how I would make customized placemats for my SIL, and now I know! I think I’ll create my own design and laminate them, thanks for the wonderful tip!

  6. Sharon says:

    Quilters use a product called PRinted Treasures which is paper backed fabric that goes through a jet printer. It is washable.

  7. Pamela says:


  8. really nice for collage work or for children to design a doll and sew it together maybe? you are so inspiring miri xxxxx