iLovetoCreate® In a Pinch T-Shirt

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by Suzie Shinseki, iLovetoCreate®

iLovetoCreate® In a Pinch T-Shirt

Take a plain t-shirt, add a little St. Patrick’s Day themed color and you’re guaranteed that the only holiday pinching you’ll experience is pinching the fabric to make the In a Pinch T-Shirt. No matter your heritage, we all become Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! And, what better way to celebrate the culture and celebrations of this popular holiday than with your own tie-dyed Green shirt?

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time it will take to wash and dry shirt, nor for the dye to dry.
  • 2
    Machine wash t-shirt with soap and cool water. Dry.
  • 3
    Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth.
  • 4
    Lay t-shirt on prepared work surface.
  • 5
    Insert plastic bag into t-shirt (to prevent dye from bleeding through).
  • 6
    Prepare Leaf Green dye as directed on package. Pour a small amount into a plastic cup.
  • 7
    Using paintbrush, dip into dye and create Shamrock onto tee. Refer to template (download and print template, if needed) and photo.
  • 8
    Cover with plastic tablecloth and let set for 6-8 hours.
  • 9
    Wash t-shirt but do not dry.
  • 10
    Lay damp t-shirt on prepared surface. Scrunch up tee by pinching 2-3 areas together.
  • 11
    Apply dye randomly all over t-shirt.
  • 12
    Cover with plastic tablecloth and let set for 6-8 hours.
  • 13
    Machine wash in cool water and soap. Rinse, dry and press.
  • 14
    Squeeze Green paint around the edges of the shamrock design. Let dry.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Gildan® T-Shirt 100% Cotton White (Sized to Fit the Person Wearing It)
  • Tulip® One-Step Dye® Green 100386385
  • Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint 1.25 oz. Slick Leaf Green 104130851
  • Plastic Trash Bag or Plastic Retail Bag Small Plastic Disposable Cup
  • Tulip® Fabric Paint Brushes 5 pc. 104550889 or Other Fabric Paint Brushes
  • Plastic Tablecloth (to protect work surface)
Download Project Template