I am not ashamed to say that sewing/stitching intimidates me! I’ve always wanted to give hand stitching a try, and ColorBox® Erasable Fabric Ink has given me the confidence to do just that! It makes hand-stitching so easy-even for the embroidery challenged people in the world like myself!
I created this very simple yet textural tag using our “Love” Wood Stamp, Erasable Ink, and Pigment Inks (to color the fabric of the tag)!
I began by stamping a piece of duck fabric with the “Love” image using ColorBox® Erasable Fabric Ink; the ink dries quick leaving a pale blue image of the stamp.
With embroidery floss and an embroidery needle, I stitch from left to right and continue until the stamped image is completely filled. Next, using a baby wipe, I remove the remaining visible ink by gently wiping around the stitched area (a q-tip and plain water works too!).
To finish the stitching, all that’s left to do is tie and cut off the thread ends from the back, and to cut my piece of duck fabric down to size-using a manila tag as guide (the fabric is mounted to the tag); for the purpose machine stitching later, leave about 1/4 border around the edges of the tag.
Next, I give the fabric an ombre effect using ColorBox® Petal Point Pigment Inks in varying shades of pink; application can be direct to surface with the ink pad or blended in with a paintbrush.
Once I’m happy with the gradation of color, I heat set the ink using a heat tool.
I finish the tag by mounting the fabric and a layer of batting onto the manila tag and stitching around the border-add a ribbon and it’s finished!!
I have faced my hand-stitching fear and will be seriously trying it again! Let ColorBox® Erasable Ink help you face your fears! We would love to see your hand-stitched creations!
- ColorBox® Erasable Fabric Ink
- ColorBox® Petal Point Pigment Ink “Kiss”
- Wood Mount Stamp Teresa Collins “Love”
- manila tag, cotton batting, duck fabric, ribbon