Bend the Rules with Fabric : Fun Sewing Projects with Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-25
  • Publisher: Random House Inc

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You've bent all the rules with sewing, so now what? It's high time you made your own fashions even moreyouwith Amy Karol's next craft revolution:Bend the Rules with Fabric. Using simple, high-impact techniques: painting stamping dyeing silk screening photo transfer You'll learn everything you need to know to turn a plain piece of fabric or a garment into the perfect showcase for your personality. In this follow-up to the wildly popularBend-the-Rules Sewingyou will see how easy it is to alter fabric, making and using your own custom stamps; make stencils that will totally transform totes and tees; rescue tired clothes with a new dye job; and use appliques to spruce up anything that needs a little TLC. With Amy's familiar, friendly tone and valuable advice, you'll see every piece of fabric as blank canvas for your artistic vision!

Author Biography

AMY KAROL is an artist, author, and self-professed fabric junkie. Her writing and projects have been featured in Country Living, Sew Simple, Publisher’s Weekly, and BUST magazine, and her designs and creations have been displayed in galleries in Japan and throughout the United States. Follow her crafty adventures on her popular blog, Angry Chicken, found on her website

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 06
Bring It On!p. 08
How To Make Your Fabric More Like . . . You!p. 10
A Crash Course In Mixed Media On Fabricp. 12
p. 18
Fabric Play! The Projects And Methodsp. 26
Paint Itp. 28
The Methodsp. 30
Freehand Painting with a Brushp. 30
Stamping on Fabricp. 32
Carving Your Own Stampsp. 33
Stamping with Foamp. 34
Drawing with Paint and a Metal Tipp. 36
Freezer-Paper Stencilingp. 38
The Projectsp. 40
Your Blouse, Only Coolerp. 40
Stamped Beltp. 42
Dotted Shoesp. 44
Painted Toilep. 46
One-of-a-Kind Clutchp. 48
Cutie Underwear and Camisolep. 50
We Have The Technologyp. 52
The Methodsp. 54
Printing Images onto Fabric Sheetsp. 54
Creating Your Own Fabric Sheetsp. 56
Applying Iron-On Transfersp. 58
Applying Opaque Iron-On Transfersp. 59
Screen Printing With PhotoEZp. 60
The Projectsp. 62
Aunt Sarah and Uncle Pete Dollsp. 62
Lunch Bagp. 65
If My Totes Could Speakp. 68
Baby Pillowp. 70
Watercolor Totep. 72
Band T-Shirts!p. 74
Modern Bedsheetsp. 76
p. 78
The Methodsp. 80
Basic Small-Quantity Dyeingp. 80
Painting with Dyep. 83
Painting with Dye Using a Resistp. 85
Removing Dye with a Bleach Penp. 86
The Projectsp. 88
Don't Toss It, Dye it!p. 88
Preppy Kerchiefp. 90
Soft Art: Whole-Cloth Quiltp. 93
Striped Skirtp. 96
Lace Necklacep. 98
Embellished Sweaterp. 100
p. 102
The Methodsp. 103
Drawing with Threadp. 103
Couching with Thread and Yarnp. 105
Making Iron-On Fabric Patchesp. 106
The Projectsp. 108
Drawn Bookcoverp. 108
My Kid Drew on This!p. 110
I Drew on This!p. 112
Yarny Handbagp. 114
I Heart Fabric Patchesp. 116
Custom Baby Shirtp. 118
Templates and Patternsp. 120
Resourcesp. 142
Acknowledgmentsp. 143
Indexp. 144
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