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3.0 out of 5 stars Regular Sharpies work Much Better!, September 20, 2011
This review is from: Stained by Sharpie Brush Tip Fabric Markers, 8 Colored Markers (1779005) (Misc.)
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After Homeschooling for 20+ years we have tried every available method for painting or drawing on clothes. Even though these markers are specially designed for clothing they do not meet our expectations for quick, easy, no-fuss, results.

The tips are a major bummer. Actually they look a regular sharpie that we have used a hundred times already on clothing where the tip frazzles and leaves stringy pilling hanging off. That cause a smear and you can't get detail lines or marks with these. So I'd stick with a fresh regular sharpie, and then as it gets used over & over and starts to frazzle on the end you can call it a stained sharpie then.
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Initial post: Aug 4, 2012 7:28:47 AM PDT
C. Pool says:
Thank you for your comment.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 12:00:45 PM PDT
Ant & Dani says:
What would you recommend have you found best for painting/drawing on clothes?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2012 1:46:52 PM PDT
If you want something that will last and you can be proud of try using any acrylic paint mixed with equal amounts of textile or fabric medium. Just squirt a bit of paint and same amount of fabric medium on a paper plate or virtually any pan etc. Mix well and grab a paint brush. The fabric medium makes the acrylic paint permanent and lasting through many years. You can always use regular sharpies to just doodle but they tend to wash out or get faint pretty quick. Even the actual fabric markers will fade over time. But they are less messy.

We love to use the fabric crayons as well. Just draw anything you want on any
piece of paper and wow you have an iron on. The only drawback is getting tiny bits of crayon dust on your paper. It will transfer to your shirt as well. We generally use a black fabric crayon and just find an interesting pic in say a coloring book, then trace it on a piece of notebook paper and iron on. Then we use the acrylic mixture to paint it in. You can go thick or thin with the acrylic. Build it up or smooth it out. Hope this helps. Just remember if ironing out tracing your design must be in diverse for it to look right.

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 5:51:11 AM PDT
This is interesting as I've been looking for something to create a quilt label that wouldn't fade away. It sounds like the fabric crayons might be the answer. Can you comment on that?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2014 8:37:10 AM PST
M. Murphy says:
Many quilters prefer Pigma markers for making quilt labels. They are available in fine and extra fine tips, so are nicer for writing than the fabric crayons would be. I have used Crayola fabric crayons for making the faces on cloth dolls, and they worked very nicely for that, but I don't think they would work well for writing small.
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