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The Best Fabric Marker Sets for Projects

hand drawing stars on white t-shirt with a purple fabric marker. Other colored markers are close by.Elevate any at-home DIY project with the use of fabric markers. These pens are a great way to create custom designs on clothes and other products and decorate them with a personal touch. There are many different sets of fabric pens out there, and here are a few we recommend.

What to Consider in Fabric Markers

Here’s what to know before you buy:

  • Tips: Some fabric marker sets have dual tips, with a brush side and a fine point for larger and smaller details, respectively.
  • Washable: If you’ll be drawing on clothing items, make sure the markers’ pigment will withstand your fabric project’s machine washing without fading.
  • Bleeding: Determine if the pens are meant to be no-bleed or minimal bleed to prevent the pigment from blurring together unless that’s something you’re going for in your creation, that is.

Top Pick: TFIVE Paint Pens Paint Markers

A rainbow of 12 fabric paint pens with the caps off being, showing the tips of the marker.

These premium paint pen markers are made with opaque ink that is light, chemically stable, and quick to dry. The oil-based ink is odorless, nontoxic, and great for kids, adults, students, artists, and professional designers. The paint pen pack comes in 12 vibrant colors with 5-millimeter tips and 2-millimeter line thickness for precision. These markers are great for all arts and crafts projects.

Best for Clothing: Super Markers 20 Unique Colors Dual Tip

A set of 20 color fabric markers depicting they can be drawn on a shoe and have two tip sizes, one bullet and one chisel.

Get a whole rainbow of 20 colored fabric markers with rich pigment for coloring on all fabrics and that resist fading from washing. The double-ended pens are great for fine line details and broad chisel strokes. The pens are kid-friendly, nontoxic, fade-proof, and washer-proof. These markers provide excellent visual results, especially on t-shirts, clothing, shoes, bags, and more.

Best for Travel: Bianyo Classic Series Alcohol-Based Dual Tip Art Markers

A pack of 72 fabric markers in a canvas case that basis Bianyo on it.

Great for on-the-go art, this set of 72 alcohol-based dual-tip art markers comes in an easy carrying case. The art markers are free of toxins and have excellent smudge-proof and waterproof qualities on most surfaces. The broad chisel point and fine point allow you to create all kinds of line work with ease. The thick canvas bag is durable and holds the markers in place.

Best for Travel

Best Paint Pens: JR.WHITE Acrylic Paint Pens

Twelve fabric paint markers with their caps off showing the tips of the pen.

This set of paint pens contains 12 assorted colors that are great to embellish crafts on wood, glass, plastic, cards, rocks, canvases, and more. The paint markers are water-based and nontoxic and work on virtually any surface. The 2-millimeter tip is easy to control, and the paint flows smoothly out of the tip for good coverage.

Also Great: Emooqi Fabric Marker Pens, 24 Permanent

A set of 24 fabric markers shown in rainbow form and a demonstration of their coloring abilities.

These 24 permanent fabric markers are weatherproof, fade-resistant, and colorfast. Each marker comes with a bullet tip and a chisel tip for precise line control and color mixing. These pens are suitable for all art on clothing, canvases, shoes, bibs, and more. The pens are nontoxic and waterproof. When used with fabric, wash them with warm water and a neutral detergent.

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