Fabric Marker Test

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We tested three brands of Fabric Markers on a white cotton T-shirt.

Here's our results, the techniques we used and studio tips.

 
$24.48
$12.13
$12.53
$6.70

The results

After 6 washing and drying cycles the colors remained surprisingly bright.

Fabric Marker advantages over fabric paint are detail control and the softer feel of the designed area.

Techniques

Because of the pull the marker tip makes on fabric, the short lines of crosshatching, fur and feathers work well.

Our Tips

  • Do a test area on inside of hem if unsure of fabric content
  • Store pens horizontally.
  • Use 100% cotton.
  • Look at the variety of tips, fine, brush, chisel and broad.

Ideas

  • Rescue a favorite stained shirt with a design over the stain
  • Try it on white jeans.
  • Make one of a kind canvas shoes