Friday, July 14, 2017

Kawaii screen printing

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that I got bitten by the screen printing virus. Yesterday, I had my latest printing adventure and I loved the result so much, that a part of it had to be turned into a shirt immediately. As could be expected all four of my kids actually ordered a piece, but for now my son was the lucky one, he is my screen printing muse (because my store bought fabric stash contains mostly girl fabric).

I used the Kawaii felt charm pattern pieces (by felt with love designs) from One Thimble 13* to make the print. The print is super easy, just two layers and the printing itself probably took me 20 minutes top (of course I also had to prepare the stencil and clean up besides the priting). I read my kids Harry Potter between the two layers, so I did not have to blow dry anything. When I was preparing the print on my pc (again I let my Silhouette do the cutting), my son peeked over my shoulder and told me he liked the print. So, I made sure that the final print would be suitable for him (I might have had plans to make these rainbow colored). I printed with silver and copper on a black background. Black tones down the cuteness a bit, making it perfectly suitable for my son and this way I did not have to print the eyes, I just let them unpainted like the background.

I wanted an easy and quick project for this awesome fabric and made shirt from the One Romper designed by Filles a Maman. That pattern is also part of One Thimble 13* and the cutting lines for a shirt are included in the romper pattern. The same issue contains the Orbis trousers from Sofilantjes, but I completed the outfit with a Domi* from Sofilantjes. As I mentioned in my previous post, that pattern is extremely loved in this house (the Orbis as well by the way, but that one was not cut in my son's size, and I went for quick and satisfying sewing).

The fabric of the Domi is from Nooteboom textiles. When I saw them the first time, I just had to have them. Here you can read I bought two versions at Textielstad a few months ago. I had actually planned the fox version for my son, but he did not agree. He wanted the bunny's. We raise the kids rather gender neutral, so pink is a color and boys can wear flowers. But this bunny print did not immediately inspire me to sew for my son. Of course I could have just turned it into a shirt, but I never got in the mood for that. Fortunately a Domi always inspires me,and in my book these trousers and shirt go together perfectly!

Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. Super gaaf!

    En ♡ gender neutraal ook :)

  2. Replies
    1. Ondanks de regen hield hij het graag aan naar school ;)

  3. zeefdrukken heeft ook mijn hart gestolen! het is zo leuk om te zien hoe iedereen daar 100% haar eigen ding van maakt. sorry, nog geen bobbinhood-mannen tegengekomen ;)

  4. Hmmm mijn eerste reactie is blijkbaar in de internethemel blijven hangen...
    Wat een originele set heb je gemaakt ! Met alle bewondering voor mensen met dit talent !
    Misschien probeer ik dat ooit nog eens....maar momenteel vind ik het materiaal om deftig te kunnen zeefdrukken té duur voor een starter.

    1. Je kan het ook zo aanpakken

  5. Wat een leuk setje!! Hier kiest de middelste zoon regelmatig voor paars (kan natuurlijk ook met zijn kleurenblindheid te maken hebben :-))

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