Refashion a pair of jeans or a t-shirt in seconds with stencils. This technique transcends any style, from traditional to modern. A stylish stamp of self-expression will transform your readymade home furnishings and apparel into one-of-a-kind items.
Inject some punctuation into your creation with our Stencil Series: Typewriter 1 set, featuring classic symbols and letters that adds vintage appeal to our Teatime Dress & Coat IIJ820). Amy featured this pattern on an episode of “Sewing with Nancy,” in which she demonstrated stenciling on boutique-style fashions for kids.
Spruce up a satchel, like The Saddle Bag (IJ848), with the elegant bird-and-branch motif from our Stencil Series: Feathers and Flora 1 collection. We added extra dimension by stitching some basic embroidery stitches along the stencils edges to highlight and compliment the stenciling.
Spice up a skirt with worldly inspiration from our Stencil Series: Asian Elements 1 set, which includes a ginkgo leaf, bamboo stem, a ying-yang symbol, Japanese characters, and a lotus-like flower that enlivens the neck inset on our Over the Top Tunic (IJ823) – shown on the right.
When stenciling on fabric, use fabric paint or acrylic paint mixed with a fabric medium in a one-to-one ratio.
Secure the stencil to your fabric with tape. Cover unwanted areas with paper or tape. Using a clean, dry stencil brush, dip into paint sparingly and dab onto a paper towel to remove excess.
Hold the brush straight up and down and use dabbing motions to paint exposed areas of the stencil. Allow the paint to dry.