Years ago, I probably had a stamping addiction. My sister and probably had hundreds of rubber stamps. We eventually parted ways by selling the masses of them at a yard sale… and I’m not back to buying rubber stamps. Isn’t it funny how things come and go — to later return. It happens with clothing too. Anywho, let’s take a look at how to make your own hand stamped ribbon.
Now that we’ve grabbed our supplies, let’s jump right in! Ready or not, here we go!
One: Cut your fabric. I used a rotary cutter with a self healing pad to cut mine. The length and width will be at your discretion. For mine, I made a 2″ wide and about a yard in length.
Two: Fray the fabric. This is optional, but I love how the frayed edges give the fabric a little more dimension.
Three: Stamp your fabric! You’re ready too add the design by using your stamps of choice and colorful ink pads. It’s always helpful to keep a piece of paper or scrap paper close by to test your stamp and ink pad before applying to your muslin. Ink up your stamp and start stamping!
Note: I tried this using a number of different ink pads and the Memento Ink Pads seemed to work the best and dried quickly. I have no affiliation with them, just speaking from experience. I purchased mine at JoAnn.
Before you know it, you’ll be done!
Isn’t that a lovely sight? Swoon worthy if you ask me! I like to wrap mine around manila gift tags too. A fun presentation for your handmade stamped muslin fabric too!
Beware! This is an addictive craft. They’re great for gifting to a friend or adding a little extra TLC to a package! Not up for buying all the supplies and making these yourself? No worries! You can buy them in my shop, House 129!