How to make and use a stencil on fabric

This is a quick tutorial on how to make a stencil. I based the design on the book each peach pear plum and created a simple design of the three fruits.
First draw your design onto card. Remember any lines you want to appear have to be left in the card. Imagine that you are creating almost a negative of the image.

Then using a craft knife and a cutting mat carefully follow your design to remove the card. 

Place your stencil over your chosen fabric. I chose calico.

Colour in the design using either fabric paints and a dry brush or fabric crayons. 

Remove the stencil and iron with a hot iron to fix the design. 

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