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Creative Gift Presentation: Fabric Printing

Posted by Viola Sutanto on

Printing at home on Fabric

 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!

materials for printing on fabric

Materials

Fabric (100% cotton recommended)
Freezer paper
Iron
Cutting mat
Utility knife
Inkjet printer
Optional: fabric rinse and set solutions (e.g. Bubble Jet Set and Bubble 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.

 

printing on fabric at home

 

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.

 

printing on fabric at home

Using your utility knife and ruler, trim the fabric and freezer paper to 8.5 x 11 inches.

 

printing on fabric at home

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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