Painting on fabric

Painting on fabric

Painting on fabric can be a fun and creative way to add a personal touch to your clothing or home decor. Here are the basic steps to get started:


  • Fabric paint
  • Fabric medium (optional)
  • Paintbrushes or sponge brushes
  • Stencils (optional)
  • Masking tape (optional)
  • Fabric or garment to paint on
  • Iron (optional)


  1. Choose the fabric or garment you want to paint on. Make sure it is clean and free from any wrinkles or creases.
  2. Mix the fabric paint with fabric medium (if using) according to the manufacturer's instructions. This will help the paint adhere to the fabric and prevent cracking or fading over time.
  3. Lay the fabric or garment flat on a work surface. You can use masking tape to secure the edges of the fabric to the surface to prevent it from moving around.
  4. Using a paintbrush or sponge brush, apply the paint to the fabric in your desired design. You can use stencils or freehand your design. Be careful not to apply too much paint, as it may bleed or become too heavy.
  5. Allow the paint to dry completely, which can take several hours. If you want to add more layers or colors, wait until the first layer is completely dry before adding the next layer.
  6. Once the paint is dry, you can heat-set it to make it more permanent. Heat-setting can be done by placing a pressing cloth over the painted area and ironing it with a dry iron on high heat for several seconds.

Your painted fabric or garment is now ready to use or wear! With a little bit of creativity and some basic materials, you can turn any piece of fabric into a unique and personalized work of art.

3rd Mar 2023

Recent Posts