Terial Magic is a Fabric Stabilizer that allows you to easily print on fabric with your inkjet or laser printer! Create these lovely monogram pennants with my free printables, or even print your own patterns.
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I shared a tutorial on how to hand letter on fabric about a year ago, and that artwork is still hanging in my daughter’s bedroom. You know I love lettering, but this tutorial on how to print on fabric with Terial Magic takes your crafting to the next level.
Terial Magic is a fabric stabilizer that binds fabric fibers together, making your fabric paper-like. The material won’t fray when cut, can be printed on, and even lettered on with regular markers and brush pens. You can fold it, shape it, and easily hold it in place when sewing. I’m certainly not the best seamstress, which is why this project is no-sew…but you can certainly adjust it if you’d like to.
Supplies you’ll need to print on fabric
- Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer (remember to use the coupon code ThanksErin at checkout to save 25%)
- Free Monogram Printable (download link below)
- Cotton Fabric (I used this set from Cricut)
- Iron or I used my EasyPress
- Plastic bag or bowl
- Inkjet or Laser Printer
- Iron-on Hem Tape or Fabric Glue
- Wooden Dowels
- Cutting Machine or Cutting Board (note- I usually use the Maker to cut fabric, but Terial Magic will allow you to cut fabric with the Explore models, too. For this project, I just used my cutting board).
- Gold Stretchy Cording
Instructions for Printing on Fabric
- First, place your fabric in a bowl or plastic bag, and generously spray with Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer. Tip: If you don’t want to stabilize the whole yard or fabric, you can cut it down to size, but make sure you have about an inch on each side of the fabric. If you can print out 8.5″X11″ on your printer, cut your fabric so it’s about 10.5″X13″.
- Massage the fabric with your hands to completely saturate it. If needed, spray more fabric stabilizer until there are no dry spots. That’s super important!
- Once it no longer has dry spots, let it hang dry for 5 to 10 minutes.
- While it’s still damp, press it with an iron until the fabric is dry and stiff like paper. Tip: To avoid curling at the edges, turn it over and iron on both sides.
- If you are creating the monogram pennant banner, repeat steps 1-4 with two other fabrics.
- Let fabric cool off, then cut down to 8.5″X11″ with a cutting board.
- Add your family name and date established on the printable in the editing software of your choosing (for example Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Canva, or Word).
- Insert the fabric into the manual feed of your printer, then print off your monogram print.
At this point, you can finish the tutorial and frame your artwork. If you want to create the pennant, follow the next set of instructions.
Instructions for Monogram Pennant
I’ll try to make this as simple as possible, but the video will make this all much more clear! If you’re using fabric glue instead of hem tape, just ignore the ironing part.
- Print out the pennant printable and use it as a guide to cut out with a cutting board, or upload it to Cricut Design Space to cut it out with your Cricut. Tip: If you do cut it out with the Cricut, I suggest doing a test cut with paper to see where the center of your cut will be, OR you can do print and cut, but your banner will be smaller. Learn more about Print and Cut.
- Cut the other fabric with the cutting board to 8.5″X2″ and another fabric pattern to 8.5″X3.5″.
- Measure a piece of Iron-on Hem Tape to the just under the width of the banner (about 8.45″) and press the iron to the back of the first fabric you’ll place on the banner. In my case, it’s the Hexagon Fabric shown. Tip: Make sure the hem tape is at the very edge of the fabric.
- Take the lining off the hem tape, then place the fabric face up on the printed banner (about one inch from the top), then iron again for 6 seconds.
- Repeat step 3 with the other fabric pattern (the floral in my images), only this time, add tape to both edges of the fabric (top and bottom).
- Remove the lining of the hem tape, fold the fabric in half, then situate it on the pennant banner. Iron for 6 seconds.
- Pull wooden dowel through the loop you made with the fabric, then tie the ribbon or cording on each side of the wooden dowel.
I love love LOVE the way this print on fabric banner turned out, and I can’t wait to try out other crafts with this product. What will you be crafting with Terial Magic?
Other ways you can use Terial Magic
- Hand Lettering on Fabric
- Fabric Flowers or Roses – I’m pretty sure I need to make another wreath with fabric instead of felt.
- No-fray cutting for sewing projects
- Fabric cards
- Cricut Projects
- Fabric pouches (you could even try no-sew)
- Create your own Coloring Book Fabric
- Fabric Notebook Covers
Just ordered and super excited to try. This could be a game changer.
Does this make the printing water tight? If it got wet, would the ink run? Thanks.
I think if you use a laser printer it would be fine, but not sure about an inkjet.