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December 04, 2017
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Today we're printing fabrics at home! Yes, it's doable as long as you have an inkjet printer at home. Think of all the ways you can get creative with your holiday crafting, woot!
●Fabric (100% cotton recommended)●Freezer paper●Iron●Cutting mat●Utility knife●Inkjet printer●Optional: fabric rinse and set solutions (e.g.Bubble Jet Set andBubble Jet Rinse)
Prep your fabric by washing and ironing to make it easier to work with and to help the inks to absorb better and last longer.
Optional step: At this point, if you want your fabric to be washable, set it with a rinse solution and follow the instructions on the product label.
Cut the fabric and freezer paper to a slightly bigger size than your printer can accommodate. (Usually 8.5 x 11 inches / 21.5 x 27.9 cm).
Place your freezer paper on top of your ironed fabric with the shiny side down. Run a medium hot, dry iron over the freezer paper and it will adhere to your fabric.
Using your utility knife and ruler, trim the fabric and freezer paper to 8.5 x 11 inches.
Feed the sheet through your printer, peel off the freezer paper backing, and voila, your very own printed fabric! It’s now ready to be used to wrap your gifts! Optional step: Rinse and wash the fabric with cold water and fabric rinse to remove excess ink. Some fading may occur, depending on your preferred inks, but your fabric is now permanent and washable.
For other creative gift wrapping inspiration, click here and here.
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