To print something onto fabric was on my list for a very long time. I like the idea that you can make a stamp (or use one you have on hand) and create your own pattern for your fabric.
Totally unrelated to this project: This is project number 13 so I'm far from finishing the 27 handmade items on time. But that's okay. Sometimes we just have to move on. Read more about that at the beginning of May.
I own this book by Lena Corwin for several years now and it's very inspiring. She shares some great printing techniques and there are also some patterns in the book. I could have used one of them but decided to make my own one.
For this project I used a light gray linen fabric I already had on hand. With a brayer I added the fabric paint to my stamp and stamped a straight line of circles. I made sure to always rotate the circle. This paint doesn't have to be sealed with an iron but it had to dry for at least 24hours.
After the paint dried I sewed my pouch. I didn't use a pattern because I learned how to make one in a sewing class I went to a few years ago. But here is a great tutorial for making a zippered pouch. You just have to adjust the measurements.
I really love how the pattern looks like on the gray fabric. So simple but really interesting.
I keep my knitting needles in this pouch.
In the year I'm 27 I want to create 27 handmade items I've never done before. I want to experience new material and try new techniques. You can follow my progress here and read more about how this project came together here.