Sew with acrylic painted fabric

Pinning it together

Painting your own fabrics is exciting to me. Altering what is to see what you get is an adventure. Exploring new ways to make your mark in the world, little by little…

Happy fabric made by me

Following Alisa’s advice from the dvd workshop I was working quickly without much thinking, adding layers to my fabric squares. Stamping more colours and then doodling with a black marker. Writing letters and fast scribbles.

Sewing with iHanna

After doodling on top of the painted fabric I have added even more layers using the sewing machine. I’ve sewn in little pieces of patterned fabric here and there, appliquéd bits from the scrap box. To doodle with the sewing machine is fun too, difficult but interesting. It leaves the fabric with more marks and also new texture. Squiggly lines of black or pink thread, going through the paint and fabric. Then sewing the squares together to make a larger piece of fabric that I am then turning into a new something special for me. Just for me.

Mixed media sewing

When I was using acrylic paint on fabric I was exploring the possibilities of that combination. Now I am exploring what to create with that fabric. A special iHanna Designed bag… more pictures coming to a blog near you soon. I promise!

11 Responses

  1. Intriguing & exciting – I look forward to seeing more photos. Just like all your art work it is full of fabulour colour combinations, imagination and texture. And as always I find myself inspired by your art. Thanks Hanna!
    Kat X

  2. i really love painting on fabric, and making something with said fabric is just as much fun. i love the bright colors here and can’t wait to see what you make!

  3. Can’t wait to see the bag!! I love Alisa’s DVD and her online classes too. Great colors!!!!

  4. Can’t wait to see the bag! I’m really enjoying seeing this process as I haven’t painted on fabric before and you have really inspired me with this post and the last one. I can see fabric painting in my future :-)

    There’s a giveaway over at my place at the moment if you’re interested in taking part…

  5. Actually, Hanna, I relish the day when I can explore more fabricky things because I don’t sew yet, but I have plans to do so! I think painting fabric sounds like great fun. Right now, I’m working with paper towels and brown paper bags. In fact, I will soon be doing a background painting on brown paper bags a la Hanna!

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