iLovetoCreate Best Buds T-Shirt

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by Erika Lindquist, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Best Buds T-Shirt

There’s no reason your furry friend can’t be as fashionable as you are!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time to wash the t-shirts, neither to dry the t-shirts, neither the t-shirts to set nor for the paints to dry.
  • 2
    Prewash both t-shirts to remove sizing. Leave damp.
  • 3
    Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Lay damp shirts flat on work surface. Accordion fold each t-shirt from top to bottom and bind with rubber bands from dye boxes, spacing bands 2 inch apart for adult t-shirt and 1 inch to 2 inch apart depending on size of dog t-shirt.
  • 4
    Wearing plastic gloves from dye box, mix each dye according to package instructions. Apply Turquoise to every other banded section on each t-shirt, then alternate the remaining sections with Green and Yellow.
  • 5
    Cover t-shirts with plastic tablecloth to keep damp and let sit for 6-8 hours or longer.
  • 6
    Remove rubber bands and rinse t-shirts thoroughly under warm running water until runoff is clear. Wash in washing machine (separate from other laundry) and dry in dryer.
  • 7
    To create dog silhouette on adult T-shirt, print out a photo of your dog that shows his profile, then enlarge/shrink silhouette to the size desired.
  • 8
    Trace the outline of silhouette onto a piece of freezer paper then cut silhouette out with a craft knife to create stencil.
  • 9
    Place freezer paper stencil on front center of adult t-shirt – waxy side down – and iron in place for a temporary hold.
  • 10
    Brush a coat of Ebony Soft Fabric Paint into stencil opening. Let dry and add a second coat if needed. Peel off freezer paper stencil.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Tulip One-Step Dye Green 100386385
  • Tulip One-Step Dye Turquoise 100386386
  • Tulip One-Step Dye Yellow 100386390
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Ebony 104519380
  • Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt (sized to fit the person wearing it)
  • 100% Cotton Dog T-Shirt (sized to fit the dog wearing it)
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 4 104464403
  • Foil or Foam Plate or Palette
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Pencil
  • Freezer Paper
  • Iron
  • Washing Machine
  • Photo of Dog
  • Printer