3 Easy DIY Fabric-Printing Styles

Ever since Remodelista contributor Izabella posted about Ariele Alasko’s hand-stamped upholstered chair, she’s been on the lookout for more DIY fabric-printing ideas. Naturally, she was excited to come across Finnish photographer Kreetta’s blog Gretchen Gretchen. Over a three day creative streak, she tackled three easy DIY fabric-printing techniques.†Here, she shows her materials and results.

Photos by Kreetta†Jšrvenpšš†of†Gretchen Gretchen.

Above: Starting with her trusty wooden rolling pin, she attached cut-out dots made of adhesive plastic foam.

Above: Kreetta rolled the pin over an old duvet cover that already had a romantic pattern. The new print was inspired by a pearl necklace.

Above. The rolling pin was also used to make this harlequin print.

Above:†On day two, Kreetta carved a wooden block into an arrow pattern.

Above: She used black ink for color.

Above: Lastly, Kreetta†used a wooden block to which she glued craft foam cut into dots of different sizes.

Above: She used old napkins and printed dots in four different colors. For the next go-around Kreetta plans to use linoleum and a carving set.

Ready for more easy projects? Check out Remodelista‘s collection of DIY posts. And if you happen to have a thing for rolling pins, here are six favorites.



Magdalena J.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thank you!

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R4 years ago


Fi T.
Past Member 4 years ago

The treat to life

Chazz York jr
Chazz York4 years ago

This article would have been great years ago when I was making my own clothing. Talk about the ideas it would have fueled!

Mary T.
Mary T4 years ago

thanks for the article - wish I was creativity

Dani C.
Dani C4 years ago


Prima B.
PrimaAWAY B4 years ago

It's a great idea. Years ago I tried this out for a small project and made a large bulletin board for myself. It was a project so I was choosing something pretty easy to try it on.
You would need to search for the deatils or talk to someone maybe at a craft or sewing store. Some times they have classes.

Michael H.
Mike H4 years ago

Thank you for sharing this

Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago


Ana Marija R.
ANA MARIJA R4 years ago

Thank you.:)