Inexpensive DIY Idea: Hambly Fabric Rub-Ons

Inexpensive DIY Idea: Hambly Fabric Rub-Ons

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Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 6, 2009

Hambly Fabric Rub-Ons have been mentioned several times in passing, although their latest releases have really caught our eye and we felt a proper introduction was needed. Hambly rub-ons aren't just for wood or hard surfaces, they can be used on most fabrics as well. They carry everything from clean, modern design to baroque frames to overall patterns, like woodgrain. The pillows above were made from small bits of leftover fabrics and rub on transfers. Click through to learn more!


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The Hambly designs are screened onto clear acetate sheets allowing you to easily rub them onto a scrapbook layout, fabric, notebooks, paper lamp shades, ceramics/glassware, walls and more. The sky is the limit on this product, although it doesn't take well to slick fabrics. The pillows above sport lots of rub-on designs, protected with some Fabric Mod Podge!

They retail between $2.50 - $5.00 a set. If you order from their store online they will most likely throw in some extras with your order, although you can find their products at different retail establishments around the country. Here's a sample of their rub-ons, you can find the rest of them here.

Not only does Hambly carry Rub-Ons, they also carry stickers, overlays, notepads, vellums and papers. Be sure to check out their full line for lots of fun ideas and some inspirational products. They also have a rather lively blog with lots of product shots and ideas on how to use their fun screenprinted products!


Photos courtesy of Hambly

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