Introduction: Potato Print Undies

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Use this easy stamp technique to make custom designed undies in under an hour!  All you need is a potato and a pair of underwear.

Its no mystery that I love making custom undies!  Printed undies can get very expensive, but buying plain cotton underwear definitely fits in the budget. 

You can check out my other panties here:
DIY Lace Thong
Lacy Unmentionables
Knitted Edible Underwear

Step 1: Materials

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  1. Undies - solid color
  2. Potatoes
  3. Fabric Paint
  4. Knife and/or X-acto Knife
  5. Plate

Step 2: Make Stamp

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  • Sketch out an image you want to stamp first.
  • Cut out the image and place it against the potato then trace the image out with a felt tip pen.  OR you can just free hand draw on the potato.
  • Think about what areas you want to be negative space (no ink) and positive space (ink).  Mark the areas that will be cut out either w/ an X or by coloring it in.
  • Use an x-acto knifeto cut out the negative space.  Make sure you cut  the negative space deep enough so it doesn't show up in the stamp.

Step 3: Stamp Underwear

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  • UNDERWEAR: Insert a piece of card board in the underwear to prevent the paint from bleeding through
  • PAINT: on a plate mix paint with a couple drops of water so the color is not too opaque.
  • Press stamp into ink.  Make sure the ink doesn't glob up too much on the stamp by wiping some off on the plate.
  • Press stamp onto underwear.  The amount you press depends on how much of the image you want to show.  I pressed lightly for some of the stamps so parts of the heart were missing. 
  • If you want to use the stamp with multiple colors just wipe the stamp off with a paper towel.  But be gentle, since this is a potato stamp you can ruin the stamp if you press to hard.
I did a bunch of different shapes and designs.  Below you can see my cool leaf print with the blue, green, and purple leaves.  Kazmataz joined in the fun and made a potato stamp of a potato!!

Step 4: Iron

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Lay a piece of fabric over the underwear and iron.  This will make the underwear safe for washing!  Make sure you iron both sides.


Toastalicious (author)2011-08-16

the potato print of a potato looks more like a rather..questionable stain..

I thought the exact same thing.

KwartzKitten (author)2011-09-07

This is a really cute idea? are they comfortable? The ink doesn't make the fabric stiff or anything does it?

ubugmj (author)2011-08-16

Way cool and creative!

dreiseratops (author)2011-08-15

Only way this instructable could be any better is if you modeled them for us. :o haha
Im totally doing this though.
...maybe not underwear though.

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