Today I am sharing how I made this sweet Ombre Chevron Border Fabric using Shape Tape. (This post was brought to you by FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape, but all opinions, photos, and the tutorial are 100% mine.)
I 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 too pretty to resist. I love yellow for spring. The color is so bright and pretty; I want to use it everywhere!
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.)
Have you seen the Shape Tape™ from FrogTape®? It’s a pre-cut painter’s tape in a repeating pattern and comes in scallops, chevron, and wave shapes. I used fabric paint and regular tape to create a chevron a couple of years ago; the pillow came out looking great, but creating chevrons by hand was undoubtedly more time-consuming than using pre-cut chevron painter’s 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 the 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 it to the 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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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.