Hand Stamped Leggings (A Tutorial)


These hand stamped leggings are so easy to make and a great gift idea for the holidays. I made this pair for Boo using a lightning bolt shaped stamp. (Click here to see how to make the stamp)



Here are the products I used:
$5 leggings from Target
Jacquard Fabric Paint (it’s the perfect consistency to go through the paint roller)

I use a paint roller (this one is from Martha Stewart section of the craft store) to apply the paint to the bottom of the stamp:


Then I press each individual lightning bolt onto the leggings:


The paint roller applies the perfect consistency of paint and the Jacquard paints are so soft they can go on fairly thick when stamping on fabric:


I stamp one side of the leggings and let it dry and then stamp the other side:



Tip: to keep the roller from drying out as one side of the leggings is drying I put it in a ziplock bag and then put it in the freezer until I’m ready to use it again!



After I stamp the other side of the leggings I iron them to set the fabric paint so they can be washed. Then they are all done!

You can use any print! After the superhero leggings Boo says she wants raindrop leggings…..that should be easy enough!




Other  printing and stamping tutorials you might like:



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Living a simple, creative life in #smalltownusa Bryson City, NC. Renovating a 1960s ranch house and an old train depot. Thank you for reading! Read more in my about section. 


  1. 1

    Loving this tutorial!

  2. 2

    These leggings are super cute – I’ll be doing this for my Boo (I’ve always called her that too) for Christmas for sure! Thanks for both tutorials!!

  3. 3

    saweet idea! I might have to make me some of these…..I’ll try to refrain from lighting bolts though…it wouldn’t look quite as cute on a 26yr old ;).

    I’m so happy to see your chemo progress… it appears that you are getting some energy back too! Hang in there girl…you are one tough cookie!

  4. 4

    oh. my. gosh! I totally want a pair of those leggings… guess I need to go buy some supplies LOL

  5. 5

    love that all of your projects are do-able! That is definitely a keeper – hope you are feeling better ;)

  6. 6

    Awesome! I am off to learn how to make my own stamp!

  7. 7

    You’re so amazingly crafty!!! I <3 you & your ideas!

  8. 8

    Rock on! That reminds me of the 80s, big time!

  9. 9

    I love it! I’m going to have to try these….hmmm maybe after the holidays when my “to do” list isn’t quite so long! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. 10

    Do you know what I can do to make the paint stick to my fabric?? I tried and the paint sticks to the stamp in globs :(

  11. 11

    It looks like the bolts are beginning to crack at the knees in the sitting picture? Anything to prevent that? I’m looking for best quality paint that won’t crackle off or fade but I can’t tell what to get


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