Yay, Amy Karol’s second book, Bend the Rules with Fabric, is officially out. I have a copy and I really like it.
The book talks about all the things you can do to decorate and personalize fabric for purposes of clothing, accessories and toys. The beginning of the book talks about supplies and techniques, and I was especially pleased to find that none of them require you to buy a huge amount of expensive equipment.
She covers things from dying fabric to printing on fabric using your home computer printer. One of my favorites is using freezer paper to put silk screen like effects on fabric. I like these sheets:
The book is full of simple but stunning ideas for decorating everyday things including undies:
and some simple stitching to make a plain shirt into something that looks very nice indeed:
I’ve focused on the projects that appeal immediately to me, but the book is full of projects for kids and ones you can do with kids, including transferring drawn images onto clothing and making custom printed dolls.