Today’s Design Diary is brought to you by Katrina from Offsquare.com. Katrina is a freelance writer and sewing enthusiast living in small town New Zealand, blogging her handmade wardrobe one make at a time.
Stencils are a great way to add personality to any garment. But the popular method of using freezer paper is tricky if you live somewhere that doesn’t sell any (NZ, I’m looking at you).
So I’ve found an alternative that will have you printing in no time at all, using a resource most of us have ample access to.
Surprisingly, it’s the humble, waxy wrapper that you find around a ream of photocopy paper. The waxy coating on the outside is perfect for lightly (and temporarily) fusing to fabric, meaning that paint is less likely to bleed through your crisp lines than a reusable stencil might.