Block Printed Drawstring Bags
Posted on Saturday the 27th February 2016 by Crafternoon Cabaret Club
I have had a bag of beautiful wooden printing blocks sitting unused in my room for months (scandal!). They’re a mixture of more traditional indian designs with some beautiful intricate patterns – I can’t wait to experiment with them further! I love block printed designs so I decided to share a simple tutorial for block printed drawstring bags with your this month.
Wooden printing blocks, or you could make your own lino print designs
Light Weight Calico Fabric
Dylon Fabric Paint
Plastic pot for mixing
Cut two rectangles with a 2 cm seam allowance on each side and an extra 2 inches on the top. Hem each piece at the top.
For a really clean print you need to allow yourself some give when pressing down your blocks. I stacked a few sheets of felt inside my bag, with some plain paper on top to stop any paint bleeding through.
Mix your desired colour in your pot (I find it really useful to have some white fabric paint on hand to lighten colours).
Sponge your paint onto your block, it should cover completely and evenly but not drip
Place your block down onto your fabric firmly - you can also roller over the top if you’re using lino print to achieve an even print.
When you’re happy with your design allow to dry and then iron to set the paint.