Stationery - Chiswick

Dyed fabric card with POP Paint.

Posted on 27 Jan 2016

What’s a girl to do with some scrap fabric but wanting it a different colour? Well you colour it off course.
So this week I wanted to colour some fabric and make a pillow, but my sewing skills are not that good (brilliant on paper though)
so I opted for making a card in stead, still add my sewing and my gorgeous new oink fabric.
Here’s how I did it…. using one of my new favourite POP paint colours…
fabric dyed cardStep 1 – Select whatever fabric you have on hand – light colours work best for this.
step 1step 2 – Fill a bucket with some luke warm water. Then add about 3 heaped table spoons of paint to the water and stir
really well using a wooden spoon. The paint will dissolve in the water.
step 2step 3 – Dip the fabric into the coloured water and leave it to soak overnight.
step 3
step 4 – Remove the fabric from the water and leave to dry. Once dry I tumbled it in the tumble dryer for a while to heat set the paint.
The colour is permanent and won’t wash out.
TIP: You can also iron the fabric to heat set the colour.
step 4 step 5 – Tear blocks of coloured fabric and adhere to the folded card using a small piece of double sided tape.
Add a sentiment card to the front and then sew everything in place using your sewing machine.
Decorate the card and finish it off with pearls and buttons.
detail 1And there you have a beautiful card using whatever you have on hand.
Now you can recycle and turn those drab old fabric pillow cases into something fun and modern.

Next up I am trying my hand at making and Ombre coloured piece of fabric and maybe a pillowcase will be made.
I will let you know how that turns out.
In the meantime – remember to shop your favourite POP paint colour online.

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.