Sunday, August 23, 2009

HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC TUTORIAL - Self Printed Images Using A Home Printer

"HOW TO PRINT ON FABRIC"
TUTORIAL
(MIRCROSOFT WORD PROGRAM)

***IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE OPENING THIS TUTORIAL SCROLL DOWN AND READ THE COMMENTS BY "THE MUFFIN MAN". HE CREATED A LINK FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PROGRAM SO YOU CAN VIEW THE TUTORIAL WITH PICTURES! SORRY I'M NOT MORE COMPUTER SAVVY! REBECCA****
I've promised you all for the longest time I would offer up a TUTORIAL on how to self print images onto fabric. Over the past few years I've used several different methods to achieve the look I've come to love.
In the past I've taped and/or glued fabric to regular paper and run that through my personal printer as a way of printing my collection of vintage Ephemera directly onto cotton material. I've even purchased that EXPENSIVE printer fabric...all with reasonably good results. The store-bought fabric sheets were pretty good, but~very costly! I was a bit dissatisfied with the quality of cotton (the thickness and thread count) on the pre-made sheets as well. The tape and glue method was good...but I did jam my printer a couple of times and that did NOT make my Mr. AGPMan very happy! :(
In the end I've decided on one main thing about Self Printing! It is this...
For you to have GREAT results you must FIRST have a great image to begin with. Also, knowing what your computer program and printer can and cannot do will also help. I've spent a great deal of time learning how to manipulate my images and I'm ALWAYS happy with the results. I use the latest version of PaintShop Pro and I LOVE IT!
Hope you enjoy the Tutorial! Click on the LINK under the picture above and it will take you to several pages of pictures and instructions!
Blessings to you has you print all your heart desires...Rebecca

23 comments:

Bunny said...

Hi I have done this several times, but I first treat the fabric with Bubble Jet Set. If you want an antique like image use beige muslin or tea dyed muslin but make your image a sepia colour in a Photo program. HTH Thanks for the tutorial.

Terri said...

Thank You for the wonderful tutorial and I look forward to me making some fabric creations with images.

Pauline said...

Thanks, Rebecca, but I couldn't open the file. My fault, maybe, as I'm not very technical, lol.

blushing rose said...

G'morn, Rebecca ~ All your images are breathtaking no matter what you do. I hope you all have a fantastic day ... Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you have a restful Sunday.
Hugs,
Pat

Princess Of Pink said...

Thanks for the great tute!! Going to try this :)

Kath' said...

I have clicked follow this blog so I can come back when my sister comes over so I can show her this. We have always wanted to do this together.
Come join my blog contest later in the week. I am celebrating joining Make Mine Pink. Thanks Kath'at www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.com

Holly said...

Can't seem to get to the file but I think it's my computer- not your link. I'll keep trying! ♥

Mary Ann Miller said...

Rebecca. I also can not open the file. What program is it saved in? Thanks so much.

Mary Ann

PS. Did you never hear from your old school teacher you were looking for?

Rebecca said...

The Tutorial was created in MICRO SOFT WORD! It should be easy to open with most any computer! Please let me know if you continue to have problems. I'll see what I can do!

Thank you!

Rebecca

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Thank you Rebecca for the wonderful instructions. I will be trying this very soon.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

TheMuffinMan said...

For those of you who do not have Microsoft Word and would like to open my Mother's tutorials, go to:

http://www.openoffice.org/

And download the software and install it. It is a completely free suite that is fully compatible with Microsoft Office documents.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Rebecca, as I was placing a Fall bow around one of my big white roosters to take a picture for the party, I thought of you and Tea. I got this huge rooster at Big Lots years ago. He was a funny brown color but a fab rooster so I spray painted him in cottage white.

Be sure to look for him when you visit. I will miss you...more than you know. *sniff*

Love, Barb

Vicki said...

Hi, Rebecca,
Thanks for your tutorial. I don't sew, but I am sure those that do will really find it helpful. Everything you make with the vintage images is so pretty. Thanks for stopping by to see me. Have a wonderful week full of creativity and fun. I am going to try and find a little dressform like you made and try to decorate it. I am going to Austin tomorrow, and I believe they have one of those stores there. Love, Vicki

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for your warm welcome back!!! I am so looking forward to catching up!!!

I will miss you at the rooster party...it should be a blast!!!

Chat with you soon!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Barb said...

Rebecca,
Thank you for coming by for a visit. I am always so blessed by your kind words.

Thanks for the tutorial too. I am anxious to try it, but have to finish a few things i have already started first. =0))

Blessings and have a great week.

Barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Where do you get your gorgeous little girl images to print? Debbie (Maine)
campmoxie@yahoo.com.au

Ali said...

Oh Rebecca, thank you so much for your kind words about our precious new little Rachel. She is just the sweetest little thing and am loving every moment spent with her. Continue to be a blessing to all thost you meet. Love reading your blog and you always inspire me in so many ways. Much love and blessings, your friend, Ali ox

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rebecca..you could tell me and tell me and instruct me all over the place and I would just come on here and buy something from you. So..:) You know...
Hugs..

IsabellasCloset said...

Rebecca, I've tried all these things to print my graphics/designs on fabric.
Oh my......
I've jammed my printer more than a few times LOL.
Thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge with us. Bless you!
Have a beautiful day.
~Mary~ :-}

Lynn Richards said...

Rebecca.
Oh, now aNOTHER idea to try!!! It sounds way too fun. I will have to try and find time to try this!!
Lynn

Carolyn A. said...

Just tried to open the file and I get a 404 page not found error. Is it still available on your website somewhere else?

Rebecca Nelson said...

I abandoned this technique because in the end it just didn't give the results for me that were acceptable. Thank you Carolyn A. I tried to reply back to your comment but your account is set up as a No Reply Blogger! Sorry!

Rebecca

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