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Painting fabric


Re: Painting fabric
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2019, 16:45:12 PM »
@b15erk that looks great, I'm sure your GD will be delighted with it as is. Black edging would improve it though.
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Re: Painting fabric
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2019, 21:30:21 PM »
You might be able to do the 'topstitching' on the collar with a sharpie pen.  Just test a scrap of the fabric to make sure it doesn't bleed
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.


Re: Painting fabric
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2019, 14:04:23 PM »
Liquitex Fabric Medium turns normal acrylic paint into fabric paint.....

I'm not entirely sure about the longevity with washing etc, but it might be worth a go. I've experimented with it a few times. I suppose you could just use acrylic paints, but the medium seems to keep it from drying out too quickly and also the finished product is less stiff.

I also have fabric paints in crayon format (for my nieces, the messy little darlings). You just iron to set them permanently.