Easy Heart Dress, Tutorial

I have been sewing so much for myself lately in preparation for Alt Summit, that it put me in a bit of a rut. A sewing damper if you will. I missed my true sewing passion, sewing for my kiddos!

So after putting on my thinking cap, and browsing for a little Pinspiration, I got to work. I knew immediately I wanted to hand stamp something, what can I say – I just love painting on fabric! It really makes me feel like I ‘created’ something by tapping into my artistic side.


And with all of this fabulous oatmeal linen on hand, it was an easy choice. I am just really drawn to modern, clean, and simple lines lately. Easy style, classic taste, with a modern twist. I am pretty much in love with how this dress turned out, and as with most things I make – it really couldn’t be simpler.

Let me show you how to make this easy hand stamped heart dress. Starting with hand stamping some fabric! I like to add a touch of water to my fabric paint, not much – just a little bit. I tend to think it makes the paint a little less stiff when going on the fabric.

For a fun mini stop motion video of the hand stamping process, you can click the link below:



Once you have a yard of fabric hand stamped and dry (of course you can completely skip this step and just use regular fabric for the dress), its time to cut out your pattern. Getting a regular fitting shirt simply…

And there you have it, a super cute and easy handmade & handstamped dress that both you and your kids will love.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

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Jess

Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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Comments

  1. says

    I love that dress but as a beginner it maybe a little complex although I think I could do it. Is there more measuring tutorial or is that mainly self measurement?

  2. says

    I love that dress but as a beginner it maybe a little complex although I think I could do it. Is there more measuring tutorial or is that mainly self measurement?

  3. says

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  4. says

    I love the idea of hand stamping your fabric! I’ve actually got a stamping clothes projects in the works right now. I like how you did the sleeves for the dress.
    –Jill, from Jill Made It

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