If there’s one thing I have learned about raising kids, it is that things are MESSY! Cohen has stains on so many of his clothes, and I hate to throw them out. It’s unavoidable! So, here’s an easy was to “stamp out” the stains with rubber stamps. Really, I just stamped all over the shirt to distract any onlookers from ever seeing any stains. They are technically still there, but you can’t tell and you’re left with a cool new shirt!
You need: fabric stamping ink. I’ve had this forever, but here is a similar product. A fabric stamp pad allows you to use rubber stamps on fabric. The ink is thin and won’t bleed or be splotchy like fabric paint.
You also need a cool stamp! I got this camera stamp at Hobby Lobby.
*Tip: Stamp all the way to the edge and the let stamps bleed over, it will make it look more like pre-printed fabric and finish the look of the project.
If the stain is placed just right you can probably get away with just stamping right on top of the stain instead of all over.
What’s your favorite way to get rid of stains?
This is awesome! I didn’t know they made fabric stamping ink.
dana @ wonder forest
this is such a great idea! and i love the result :)
very clever!!! I hadn’t thought of stamps before…i have done freeze paper stencils and appliqué before to cover up stains…but stamps is such a fun idea too!!! :)
Wow! It’s a great idea!!!! ;))))
thanks and ciao!
ha! i love this idea!! :D
This is soooo amazing! Got to try this someday.
Kate, I have yet to meet (and yes, this includes baby food, formula, blood, etc.) an organic stain that could stand up to an oxyclean boil. Get out a big pot–not aluminum and ceramic lined is recommended. Fill it halfway with water and get it boiling. I use my canning pot for this, because it’s just the right size (even though it’s huge). When it’s boiling, toss in a scoop of oxy. Use less for a smaller pot, though. Now toss in your stained clothes and bring it back to a boil. Boil it for ten minutes, stirring it every once in a while with a wooden spoon. The stains magically disappear! I’ve saved a heck of a lot of clothes this way… well, this and a cocktail of Zout, liquid Oxyclean, and Spray and Wash!
Ha, awesome! I’m about to cover up some stamps with a flocked vinyl heat transfer from Silhouette. Seriously, what shirt in my boys’ drawer DOESN’T have a stain??? I didn’t realize there was fabric stamping ink! Gotta get some of that.
This is my favorite post to date. I’ve been meaning to do this to one of my shirts, skirts, or dresses but was stumped as to what paint I should use. Thanks for the link to the ink that can be used :)
smart smart clever smart cute! thanks.
Jess@craftiness is not optional
this is brilliant, Kate!
great idea!!! simplicity makes it a genius idea as well
Whimsy Couture Sewing Blog
That’s a great idea!! I just pinned it to my pinterest board: http://pinterest.com/pin/173529391862438754/
That is SO cute!!
I tie dye away stains! http://www.etsy.com/shop/anotherleaf/sold?ref=shopinfo_sales_leftnav
Super cute!!! I love boy projects and clever ones at that!!! I’ve used a reverses applique to cut the stains right out ;) TFS!
Kristen Duke Photography
what a super cute idea!!! LOVE the camera stamp, too;)
Such a fun idea. Super clever.
Cute idea! I usually sun my stubborn stains away. Straight from the wash out to the line. The sun dries the item and removes the stains like magic! This works on everything from spaghetti to fruit stains and more. I even use this method to keep our cloth diapers looking new. :)
Andrea S. Quiñones
Can I use this with a regular stamp? I think I can’t get the fabric stamp pad in my country. Will it work similar o will it stain with the washes?
This is a fabulous idea, I will definitely be doing this!