Design, Carve, Print ~ Apple Print

A few weeks ago I signed up for an online block printing class.  I have always wanted to design my own fabric so I thought this would be a good place to start.  The class is taught by Jennifer Hewett.  I have admired her hand printed garments which are just beautiful!
You can see more of her work [HERE]
The class is wonderful.  Jen's instructions are clear and concise,  and she teaches at a pace that allows you to accomplish each lesson without feeling too rushed.  

I decided to create a simple print with a favorite design.  If you follow my blog, you know how much I love using an apple motif in foundation paper piecing and other apple projects.  

The technique uses soft carving blocks and screen printing ink.  It didn't require a lot of new supplies, many of which I already had : )

The lining is a fun, quilted polka dot fabric.  The lining pocket is from a test print and seemed like a perfect use for the lone apple. 

Added to my list of "to do's", is enough fabric to make a knee length pleated skirt!

Happy Sewing : )


  1. Such beautiful work! Love your little apple stencil and the projects you are making with it!

  2. Your hand printed fabric looks great and the bag made with it is so nice!

  3. Beautiful fabric and bag. You did such a great job.


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