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Did you know you could transfer a picture onto fabric with freezer paper and printer! Use fabric printing tutorial to transfer amazing photographs to your cloth using inkjet printer at home. Here the printed fabric is sewn to make decorative pillow. You can use printed fabric to make vintage fabric wall art and print any design or pattern you designed on the software in your computer. Check out this easy step-by-step tutorial.
How to print on fabric using printer?
Fabric printing a pillow tutorial.
Our guest today is Jill at Jaihart.
And she is sharing the ultimate adorable project today!
Get ready to smile!
Material for fabric printing
- sewing machine
- freezer paper (you can get this at your grocery store)
- polyfill or polyester stuffing
Fabric printing using freezer paper
First you will cut two pieces of fabric. And a piece of freezer paper to 8 1 2 x 11 in.
Next you will iron the freezer paper to the fabric. The shiny side of the freezer paper will be down. And you will be ironing the dull side. You won’t need to iron that long. You can stop, and check to see if the freezer paper is attached.
Once the paper is attached. You will want to put the fabric and freezer paper in your printer. So that you will print on the fabric. The freezer paper is just there so that your printer has something to grab onto. We’re actually tricking our printers to think they’re printing on paper! I know how sneaky!
Next you will make the pillow. I put the two right sides together. And sewed around the outside. Leaving about a 3 in. gap for me to be able to turn the pillow right sides out.
Next you will stuff your pillow will polyfill.
You will sew your pillow shut.
*This is a decorative pillow and it is not meant for playing with or using it to sleep on etc…*
I saw a tutorial on how to print on fabric using Freezer Paper here. So I thought I’d give it a try.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my picture pillow! I hope to see you soon!
Thanks Jill. I love your daughter’s smile. She’s adorable!
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Yay! Thanks Hani! I feel so honored to be a guest designer! You're the BEST!
Hi Jill,I love it!It is so Sweet!!!
LOVE the pillow and the cute little girl in the picture!! What a sweet gift for moms!!
What kind of fabric do you recommend for a clearer image printout? thank you!! fab DIY…I'll see if i can find freezer paper here in Mexico City and try this for a great GrandMother's day gift
Your pillow looks great and the photo you chose is adorable! I sometimes wish I could rock all the fun tulle skirts that the little girls I teach wear these days. Where were they when we were little? 🙂
Congrats on being a Guest Designer!
“not sure what the name of the fabric is but it was a little thicker material more canvas like. That fabric is all I've used. But I'm sure you could use any white or light colored fabric. Try a scrap piece and see if you like it.” said Jill
Thanks for hosting, Hani!
Also, you can add embroidery to your pillow to give it depth 🙂
Where can i do the printing….
In photo studios and all ,they will print ?
Or any specific machines are there in chennai?
can u pls give me details….
Hi, you can use any basic home printer for making this project.
Does the fabric have to be 8 1/2 x 11 as well? Your pillow looks larger. Just trying to figure out how it will pass through my printer without jamming it. 🙂
You can make a smaller size pillow it’s up to you. I hope this helps!
Can you wash these without the print washing out?
Hi, hand wash only to keep it looking pretty for long.
going to try but will the fabric get stuck in printer? just nervous but will try thank you
Yes nervous for sure! I haven’t tried it personally but my guest blogger has shared her experience about the concern you have!