When you get a DIY tape clothing design sketchbook, don't rush to stitch and draw it at will. Here we prepared some tips on the production process for you, hoping to help you complete a unique and perfect clothing design.
Choose Your Style
The first step you should do is to design your clothing style in mind. You can choose appropriate washi tapes for the design according to the style of the clothes on the sketchbook, or you can choose appropriate clothing drafts based on washi tapes you like. College style, sweet style or casual style, whatever you choose, make sure to harmonize your washi tapes style with your clothing style. That is the beginning of a perfect tape clothing design.
Prepare Crafting Tools
The craft tools required for the DIY tape clothing design sketchbook include a craft tweezer, a craft knife and some colored pencils. After finishing the conception of the overall clothing style, you can choose the colors of colored pencils or watercolor pens according to the style. There are two kinds of tweezers, straight tweezers and elbow tweezers. Choose a tweezer that you are accustomed to using. Here we recommend you to use straight tweezers because it’s easier to separate washi tapes from the sketchbook than an elbow craft tweezer. In the choice of craft knives, we recommend that you choose a precision pen shaped knife instead of a common utility knife. This kind of paper cutter pen is finer and easier to control, and it is not easy to hurt your fingers.
- Sticking washi tapes on the clothes draft according to your preference. It is recommended to cover larger blank parts first, and then smaller parts.
- Please note that the glittering or dark tapes will completely cover the outline of the clothes. It is recommended to use them in the design of shoes or decorations with a small area.
- Place a piece of paper on the back of the clothes draft when you use a paper cutter pen. Lightly scratch the extra tapes along the outline of the garment to prevent the paper from being scratched. Pick up the extra washi tapes with the tip of the craft tweezer. If you want to paint the garment with watercolor pens, it's a good idea to put a piece of paper behind the sketch to prevent ink bleed.
- Re-outline clothes with colored pencils. The clothes will be covered completely after you stuck tapes on them. We recommend you use colored pencils or watercolor pens to re-outline the clothes to make your design more pretty.
After reading the tutorials above, you will definitely be able to design beautiful and unique clothes. Come and get your DIY tape clothing design sketchbook and create your fashion albums.