Want to be able to print any item in your closet with Inkodye? When it comes to dark fabrics or detailed designs, sometimes a little creative thinking is required.
For this project, we printed custom Inkodye fabric patches and sewed them onto a jacket to create a precise, high contrast design. The final product is both professional and one-of-a-kind.
1. Gather Supplies
Grab some Inkodye and pick the perfect image. Then find a brush, bowl, scissors, and a good work surface.
3. Pick garment
This bright jacket seemed like the perfect candidate for a makeover.
Using Inkodye and the standard Photo Printing guide, print your image onto the fabric panel. We mixed red and blue dye and left the print outside for 15 minutes to develop.
After printing the rest of your panels, use Inkowash to rinse out any undeveloped dye.
6. Make a pattern
Use construction paper, a pencil, and scissors to shape a pattern for each fabric panel. Make sure the panels are roughly half an inch bigger than needed in each direction.
Trace each pattern onto the printed fabric. Carefully cut out all the panels. We’re getting close!
8. Fold edges
Fold over all of the panel edges until the panel is the exact size and shape needed. Finally, iron the edges so they stay in place.
Slow and steady, carefully stitch the Inkodye panels onto your jacket.
If your sewing skills leave something to be desired, consider asking a friend you help you out. We got a helping hand from our friends at Apliiq.
10. You're done!
Congratulations! Your clothing is officially cooler than ever. Wear it with pride!
11. More ideas
Use this technique can breathe new life into anything in your wardrobe. What are you waiting for?