In a recent post, we promised that we would be providing you with a detailed tutorial on how to make a large print work FOR YOU! And today, we making good on that promise.
It’s my opinion that handbags are a perfect palette for a large print such as this tie-dyed piece on the right, as well as the Alexander Henry piece that we used in this post.
Fabric choice is ultra important in this method, and what works best is a very large print with a very large repeat. Ideally, your focal point, (the design you want front and center on your purse), will be roughly in the center of your fabric, which was true for this tie-dyed piece, which was graciously provided by Vicky Welsh’s Etsy Shop. She sent me two 1 yard lengths of similarly dyed fabric for the exterior, which is more than the materials list calls for, and even though there is a significant amount of waste with this method, I had plenty of fabric.
So with that… there’s only two things left to do…
1.get the tutorial, and
2. pick out your fabric & create a masterpiece!
So download your tutorial, then order your fabric from Vicki, and you’ll be ready to roll when the patterns roll off the presses in a couple of weeks, and stay tuned for our next post. We’re starting a new series called “Meet and Greet” and our first victim, I mean interviewee, will be none other than Vicki Welsh herself!
So how ’bout it? Who else besides me used to tie dye their own shirts back in the 60’s? (not nearly as beautiful as Vicki does, I might add!)