There's an easy (and fun!) way to make fabric you won't see anywhere else: block printing . By carving a block and using it to stamp a pattern onto fabric — which you can learn to do in Fabric Design: Block Printing — you'll never stress about finding the perfect material for any sewing, quilting or home decor project ever again. But block printing is only half the fun: what you make with that one-of-a-kind fabric is what'll give you that awesome 'I did it!' moment.
1. Be a Chef With Style
Whether you use the strawberry template provided or create your own carved design, an apron printed with a favorite food is a must-have for any cook or baker. This is an A+ project for block printing beginners, and you'll learn how to work with two-color designs.
2. Make the Coolest Pillow Covers
If you're just testing the waters of block printing, a geometric print pillow is one of the easiest projects for first-timers. Simply carve a block from an everyday eraser , stamp it out, then start stitching. You can make a bunch in a single weekend and totally personalize your space.
3. Print Your New Go-To Handbag
There's something oh-so-satisfying about making your own bag , especially with an eye-catching fabric you designed yourself. Print ½ yard of fabric, then stitch it into a zippered clutch to carry on all your adventures.