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Craft Tip Best Fabric Markers to Use for Drawing on Fabric

Which Fabric Markers are the Best for Drawing on Fabric

If you are going to be drawing on fabric t-shirt, jeans or tote-bag, you have to make sure that you are equipped with the right kind of fabric markers. There are different types of fabric markers in the market by different brands, but among all that I have used, here are some of the best fabric markers that I have used to draw on fabric.

Artline Decorite and Artline Shirt Marker
Before Artline Decorite, I used Artline Shirt Marker. It's thick nib made it easy for me to thicken and darken any lines and patterns, especially when I am doing lettering. It comes in a variety of colours, but my favourite is the colour black. Artline Decorite comes in a brush nib and a normal nib, with metallic colors to create a stunning colourful design.

Zig Fabric Color
Zig Fabricolor is a dual fabric marker. It has a brush nib on one side and a normal one on the other, which makes hand lettering on fabric great!

Stained by Sharpie
I will be honest, I rarely used Stained by Sharpie. Mainly because it has a very 'fluorescent-like' kind of colour which sometimes may not be perfect for certain projects. However, it is very useful if you for filling in colours in certain parts of your artworks. Stained by Sharpie comes with brush pen nib only.

Wonderliner by Pelikan
This is a pretty interesting marker! When you shop for The Wonderliner at Pelikan, you will only see these two colours, gold and silver. These are my favourites to use as well because I love the thickness and boldness of the colour when I draw on fabric. I don't need to draw several layers for enough coverage.

Pebeo SetaSkrib
SetaSkrib by Pebeo is a fabric marker that I used when I started fabric painting more than 10 years ago. I nicknamed it my old-timer, because it's the one that I started with. I love the consistency of this marker as well, unfortunately, I don't see this marker much in the local stores anymore and it has been awhile. I am starting to think that there's a chance that Pebeo may have discontinued it. I included it here in this list because it is still one of my favourites. I have contacted Pebeo in this matter, we shall wait and see what is their response.

Pentel Marker for Textile
A simple fabric pen with smaller nib for writing, doodling and hand lettering art, Pentel's Marker for Textile is my go-to fabric marker. Pricing is affordable as well, and I bought a bunch of these at one go to stock up because this is a highly recommended marker to draw on fabric. It's not a brush pen or a flat nib, definitely not just for artists, but for anyone who just wants a simple fabric pen to write on fabric.

Among all the fabric markers, my top 3 favourites are Artline Shirt Marker, Zig Fabricolor and Pentel Marker for Textile. These are ones that I used most often for doodling and hand lettering on fabric. 

There may be more fabric markers out there that I probably have not tried, so it is important that you take the time to look out for more, test it out and see which one you like the most. These fabric markers can be purchased in art stores or stationery stores. You won't have to worry for overspending on fabric markers as well because fabric markers are affordable.

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  1. Hello maam. Id like to ask if the ARTLINE Shirt Marker would fade after multiple washes? Ive tried Pentel Marker for Textile before and it did after i washed it once. So im curious to see how other markers be. Love your post btw🙏🏼Really helpful

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