iLovetoCreate Targeted for a Cute T-Shirt

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by Lauri Eaton and Kristen Thompson, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Targeted for a Cute T-Shirt

Show your support for breast cancer awareness with a tye-dyed t-shirt!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include time for neither the color to set nor the paint to dry. Download and print project template.
  • 2
    Prewash fabric without fabric softener. Do not dry.
  • 3
    Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Lay damp fabric flat on work surface.
  • 4
    Decide where you want the center of bullseye to be on the t-shirt. Pinch fabric and pull up in tube shape.
  • 5
    Place rubber band about 1 inch from the top and slightly off center, continue banding every 2 to 3 inch along length of t-shirt.
  • 6
    Prepare dye following package instructions.
  • 7
    Apply dye to T-shirt.
  • 8
    Cover fabric with plastic tablecloth. Let set 6-8 hours.
  • 9
    Rinse fabric in warm water until water runs clear. Remove rubber bands.
  • 10
    Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for t-shirt and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry t-shirt separately for the first few washes.
  • 11
    Use pencil to trace template onto freezer paper.
  • 12
    Use craft knife to cut out ribbon template to create stencil.
  • 13
    Iron on stencil to front of tee.
  • 14
    Put Fashion Form between layers of t-shirt
  • 15
    Outline half of inside ribbon with Slick Black and lightly dry brush paint down. Refer to photo. Let dry.
  • 16
    Trace the rest of the stencil with a disappearing ink pen or chalk.
  • 17
    Remove stencil and trace lines with Slick Black.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt White (Sized to Fit Person Wearing It)
  • Tulip One-Step Dye Fuschia 100386389
  • Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint 4 oz. Slick Black 104130867
  • Tulip Fashion Form (Size that will Fit Under T-Shirt)
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 2 104118908
  • Washing Machine
  • Laundry Detergent Without Fabric Softener
  • Non-Bleach Laundry Detergent
  • Rubber Bands
  • Iron
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Pencil
  • Fabric Pen or Fabric Chalk
  • Paper Plate or Palette
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Freezer Paper
Download Project Template