If you sew regularly, there’s probably two things that you love – fabric and design. Sewing your own home decor, accessories, clothing and gifts means that you can create truly personal pieces for yourself, friends and family. But what if you could personalise the fabric too? With new book, Screen Printing At Home, you can find out how…
Designer Karen Lewis of Blueberry Park has put together this comprehensive guide to the creative technique of screen printing. Step-by-step photos and instructions show just how easy it is to print your own fabrics at home – and I can’t wait to give it a go!
Don’t panic! You don’t need to be an amazing illustrator or a great artist, and you don’t even need loads of expensive equipment to get started! I love Karen’s clever use of a modified embroidery hoop as a screen printing frame with an old credit card for a squeegee, which makes it so accessible to try out some smaller motifs and build your confidence. She explains all of the different techniques that you can use to create your print, and there’s a great troubleshooting page with instant fixes for common problems.
Screen Printing At Home starts with a few simple no-sew projects, where you can practise your skills on existing items before building up to sewing with your own printed fabrics. The projects include table linen and kitchen accessories, cushion covers, bags and other handy home decor items. There are a number of templates included at the back of the book, which have been used to create the featured projects, but once you’ve mastered the techniques, you can have fun experimenting with your own designs and patterns!
Get your copy of Screen Printing At Home today to discover how to print your own fabrics at your kitchen table! Learn all of the essential techniques and turn your fabrics into 12 simple sewn projects. Embellish your bedding, make your own table runner or even create your own personalised handbag – what will you try first?
To see more projects from the book, take a look at our video:
Have you tried screen printing at home? What do you think of this new book? Leave a comment below or post photos of your hand-printed fabrics and sewn projects in our Project Gallery!