Hand Printed Textiles with Scotchgard™

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    Make Your Own Printed Fabrics for DIY Upholstery Projects
    I'm notorious for accumulating dumpster dive furniture and stockpiling scrap fabrics in hopes of having a spare second to refurbish them into fresh pieces to incorporate into my space. I've partnered with Scotchgard™ Brand to share an inexpensive way to print your own fabrics with recycled materials and how to keep them looking their best with their Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector. 

    Make Your Own Printed Fabrics for DIY Upholstery Projects

    I mixed my own shades of trendy paint colors with standard colors from the craft store...use contrasting hues to print fabrics for upholstery projects, zipper pouches or pillows! 

    What You'll Need :

    Cotton Canvas Fabric  (at least 1 yard)
    Fabric Paint 
    Staple Gun
    Hot Glue Gun
    Yarn, Rubber Bands, Recycled Cardboard Tubes
    Foam Sheet or Shapes
    Scrap Paper or Cardboard 
    Optional: Sewing Machine
    Furniture and Cushion you Plan to Upholster

    Here's How :

    Make Your Own Printed Fabrics for DIY Upholstery Projects

    1. Iron a large section of canvas fabric and lie flat on your work surface. Be sure to Line your work area with scraps of cardboard or paper to protect your surfaces from paint. 

    2. Wrap cardboard tubes with rubber bands or yarn to create abstract stamps. Gather other lost items you could use to make marks or prints on the fabric like erasers and corks and employ them to create unique textures on your fabric. I used a hot glue gun to create a raised texture on a tube and let the glue cool before using as a rolling stamp. 

    3. Brush fabric paint onto your stamp with a paint brush and practice your marks on a scrap piece of paper. Use a dowel rod or your hands to roll the stamp across the fabric to create your pattern. Design your fabric with your finished project in mind! Get creative with layering stamps and textures to create a dimensional print. 

    4. Keep your hand-printed artwork pristine by protecting it from daily use with Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector. Allow the fabric paint to dry overnight before following the manufacturer's instructions to treat the fabric. 

    5. After protecting your fabric cut pieces to size and use a staple gun to secure your upholstery project to the base. I did a little cutting and sewing to cover a square cushion for a piano bench I found on the side of the street in Brooklyn! Simply measure each side of the cushion to make pattern pieces and add 1/2" seam allowance to all edges before piecing together on your sewing machine.

    Make Your Own Printed Fabrics for DIY Upholstery Projects

    I got bold and used this sweet fabric covered bench as a coffee table! Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector repels liquids and blocks stains without affecting the feel of the fabricSimply add a stack of your favorite magazines, a succulent in a fun pot and a hot cup of coffee to complete your cozy little nook!

    Make Your Own Printed Fabrics for DIY Upholstery Projects

    Make Your Own Printed Fabrics for DIY Upholstery Projects

    Make Your Own Printed Fabrics for DIY Upholstery Projects
    Find more ways to use Scotchgard Fabric Protector in your home here and protect your everything from spills, stains and just everyday life!

    I picked up a can at Target with this coupon along with a few other fun decor items to spruce up my bedroom for Fall! Have any fun upholstery projects you've completed recently? Share your tutorials in the comments below! 

    xo Lindsey Crafter


    1. Lindsey!! This is so stinkin' ADORABLE! I love your method of stamping. Never in a million years would I have thought of this...but I sure will now!! And love that you protected your amazing creation with ScotchGard so it will last and last. [client]

      1. Hey Kristi! I hate to toot my own horn... BUT ISN'T THIS THE CUTEST?! I love it when a DIY project turns out this well--and when It's received so well by the internet <3 Thank you for your kind words!

    2. So wonderful! This is one of the cutest Shoppertunities I have ever seen! I just saw that they featured this in the FB group, and I am so glad I found your blog! http://www.lily-the-wandering-gypsy.com/

      Best Wishes!

      1. Thank you Katherine! I need to look into joining that group--Thanks for the heads up!

    3. Your photos are so lovely! This print is so fun and cute. I love the way your little bench turned out!


    4. I love how this turned out! Your technique for adding the pattern is so cool and creative. I will have to remember this and give it a try sometime. Thanks so much for sharing!

    5. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also event lanyard

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