Design Your Own Textile

So, for Halloween this year I have not one, but TWO costumes. The first one is from last year. There was a (completely random) INSANE snow storm the day before Halloween, so the party I was going to got cancelled, and I didn’t get to wear it. Well, I spent a lot of money on it to have it not be worn! My sister and I are going as (girl versions of) Maverick and Goose from Top Gun! The other costume, you will have to wait to see…. 🙂 I came up with the idea while searching through Pinterest (of course) and thought holy crap, between my husband and I how have we never thought of this!? I knew I had to make my part of the costume, but also knew that I don’t have the kind of luck to just go into a fabric store and find exactly what I need, so I decided to stamp the design on. I was actually really excited about it, because imagine the possibilities of DESIGNING YOUR OWN FABRIC!!! It came out awesome and I can’t wait to do more!

I used a sheet of adhesive foam from Michaels (for dirt cheap!), drew and cut out my little apple, stuck it on a stamp block, and using Martha Stewart paint I stamped it onto my fabric. I made a separate leaf, as I wanted the leaf to be a different color, and stamped that over it. I didn’t go crazy trying to get them all perfect, because for this particular job, I liked the way it looked if they were a little off! 🙂 Michaels, as well as other arts and crafts stores, have already cut foam shape stickers as well as the plain sheets. This project was so much fun, and I LOVE the way my costume came out (even if my back is killing me from sitting at that sewing machine for over 4 hours! lol). Can anyone guess what I am just from the fabric design?!


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Until tomorrow!!


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