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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

  • 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.
the potato print of a potato looks more like a rather..questionable stain..
I thought the exact same thing.
This is a really cute idea? are they comfortable? The ink doesn't make the fabric stiff or anything does it?
ubugmj4 years ago
Way cool and creative!
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.