Craft Month 2011 – Day 22 – Printing Custom Fabric

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I found a great place online that allows you to print your own custom fabric.  You can check it out for yourself at  but… if $18-$32/yard isn’t in your budget, you can make your own.  Now, I have only tried this for small sizes, no larger than 8×10.5inches.

To print my fabric, I create the design I want digitally.  You could do anything you want, use photos, or digital art, it’s up to you.  Then, I take my fabric, preferally a white cotton, and tape it to a sheet of printer paper.

Then I simply load the sheet in my inkjet printer, and print the design directly to the fabric.  I heat seal my fabric with a hot iron, making sure to iron the back side first.  Then, just to be safe, I like to spray the printed side of my fabric with the matte mod podge acrylic sealing spray.

Once the sealer is dry, I cut out whatever shapes I need for my project.


  1. Kayla on March 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    This one is probably my favorite post.

    • Andrea on March 23, 2011 at 8:28 am

      I do this a lot for my smaller projects. I’m thinking about using the embroidery I did for a coffee cup insulator. If I do, I will definitely print my own fabric for the back.

  2. Sharon on March 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    This is just what I was looking for. I also use freezer paper. Iron fabric on to be stiff enough for the printer. fun stuff and original!

    • Andrea on March 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Sharon! I will have to try this with the freezer paper some time.

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