As anyone who has read my blog before knows, I have a slight obsession with jewellery and accessories. I've always loved the idea of going to university specifically to study a lingerie/accessory design course but never have pursed it for various different reasons.
Recently I was flipping through a prospectus on creative courses at De Montfort university when I came across there accessories/textiles course. It looked amazing and if it was closer to me and didn't cost as much I would definitely apply for the course. It inspired me to want to have a go at designing some of my own fabrics to make accessories from.
So last week I thought I would have a go at designing some fabric :)
I decided to use calico as its plain and is really easy to work on. If you wanted to make a bag from the design its also good fabric to use. I printed some basic stencils off the internet of a heart, flower, bird and Russian doll. You could draw free hand if you wanted to, but I wanted mine to be symmetrical so I decided to use a stencil. The pencil I used was a 5B pencil. If you read this and fancy a go I would recommend using a B pencil as opposed to a HB pencil as they are especially designed for shading and so make it a lot easier to draw on the fabric.
Using fabric spray paint I then sprayed the fabric pink and sprinkled heat embossing gold glitter over it while it was still wet. Once it was dry I then sewed over the hearts with gold thread. I quite like the way it turned out. These are just fabric samples but I thought it might look nice as a shopper bag.
This is the second one I made with a bird stencil.
The dream catcher is one of my favourites. I drew this free hand as I only wanted one. I think it would look really nice on a plain shopper bag for summer.
I love the Russian Dolls I think they look really sweet :)
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