I had found this little yellow cardigan when I was out shopping the other day and added it to my basket on a whim, the color was just to pretty to resist. I love yellow for spring. The color is so bright and pretty, I just want to use it everywhere!
Once I got back home, I realized my daughter did not have anything in her closet to go with the sweater. A skirt was the perfect solution and it would be a great opportunity to try out the FrogTape® Shape Tape™
I used the chevron Shape Tape™ to make the chevron pattern and I hand-mixed yellow and white fabric paint to get the three shades of yellow. My Cupcake Skirt pattern is the pattern I used to sew the skirt. (It's a free pattern on my blog and comes in sizes 18 mo to 8 yrs. Here is the link if you would like to use it too, but almost any skirt pattern will work: Cupcake Skirt Tutorial and pattern.)
See how I made the skirt after the break.
Have you seen the Shape Tape™ from FrogTape®? It's a pre-cut painter's tape in a repeating pattern, and comes in scallop, chevron and wave shapes.
What's so great about FrogTape® is the PaintBlock® Technology they use. PaintBlock® is a polymer which reacts with latex paint and gels to form a barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed. So yes! It is entirely possible to get that perfect line when painting stripes or shapes on all types of materials, from walls to wood to fabric!
A couple of years ago, I used fabric paint and regular tape to create a chevron. The pillow came out looking great, but creating chevrons by hand was certainly more time consuming that using pre-cut chevron painters tape.
Would you like to try creating an ombre chevron pattern on fabric for your next sewing project? (or just a regular ol' chevron.) Here's how I did it:
- FrogTape® Shape Tape™
- Fabric paint (I used the Tulip brand soft mate)
- plastic or cardboard to protect your surface
- Disappearing fabric chalk or fabric maker
Step 1: Wash dry and iron fabric.
Step 2: Cover your work area with plastic or cardboard and lay out the fabric.
Step 3: Determine placement of your chevrons. To do this, I tore off the length of shape tape needed and just played with the tape until I was happy with the placement.
Step 4: To keep your chevron straight across the fabric, use a ruler and mark the placement of the first tape.
Step 5: Remove the backing from the top of the shape tape, and apply to fabric. Once you get the tape where you want it, remove backing from the bottom of the tape.
Step 6: Use a flat edge to press along the edge of the tape to lock it in place.
Step 7: Mix your 1st color and paint on fabric using a foam brush.
Step 8: Once the paint is dry from the 1st chevron color, apply the tape the same way as above and paint the second color.
Step 9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 until you have used all your colors.
Step 10. Remove the tape and follow the directions of the fabric paint on how to set/dry/wash your fabric
So cute and perfect for spring, don't you think? Like this project? Don't forget to pin it!
I'm currently redoing my craft room, so my next project with the Chevron Tape is for a trio of chevron canvases as artwork for my walls. What would you use the Shape Tape™ to create?
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