Go Back   Cosplay.com > Cosplay Construction > Sewing/Fabric Craft

Thread Tools
Unread 02-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 6
Question How to go about a repeating texture/design?

My meagre knowledge of fabric painting/printing/anything has me kind of stumped, so I decided to turn to you in hopes of some advice.

I don't have character reference at hand that would illustrate the issue here, but what I'm trying to achieve is
- black BDU type shirt&pants
- textured like this all over

Obviously such a thing doesn't exist IRL, so I (think I) have two ways to go about this:
a) buy black BDU shirt&pants and somehow paint/draw/sth the design on with paint or markers or something
b) sew the garments myself and paint/draw/? the design prior to cutting the fabric

I also thought about sandwiching a base fabric, black double-sided fusible interfacing and a dark grey mesh, but I have no idea if that's even possible, pretty, or any easier than scribbling a repeating mesh-like design all over two garments' worth of fabric.

So, ideas, help, anything? Thanks in advance.
trophy-bot is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #2
Loves Details
Shallon's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 457

You could cut out hundreds of black dots and use heat'n'bond
Shallon is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-09-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 32
Depending on your budget, you may be able to find fabric with a pattern like that already on it. For instance, I've seen lace that is essentially black circles on black mesh; layering that over a solid fabric could give you the look you want. Alternatively, this site allows you to basically design your own fabric; you upload an image, they repeat it all over the fabric and send it to you. Look around and see what you can find before resigning yourself to handpainting everything.
risamori is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #4
Registered User
Penlowe's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7,488
Layering fabrics to sew them as one piece is actually pretty easy, you don't need to bond them together either (which saves both time and money). Stenciling large pieces of fabric, while tedious, isn't horrible if your stencil & pouncers/ sponges/ brushes are big enough.
Nothing is impossible, but some things are very expensive.
https://3lists.wordpress.com/ Instagram: penlowe
Penlowe is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:54 PM.

Copyright 2002-2018 Cosplay.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
All comments and posts in our forums are the opinion of the respective poster.