iLovetoCreate Anchors Aweigh T-Shirt

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by Lauri Eaton, iLovetoCreate

iLovetoCreate Anchors Aweigh T-Shirt

Set sail on a creative, nautical and fashion adventure when you make the iLovetoCreate Anchors Aweigh T-Shirt!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time to wash or dry the t-shirt nor the time for the paints and dyes to dry.
  • 2
    Prewash fabric without fabric softener. Do not dry.
  • 3
    Cover work surface with plastic tablecover. Lay damp fabric on prepared surface.
  • 4
    Prepare Red and Blue dyes according to package instructions.
  • 5
    Apply Red dye to neckline and shoulders of t-shirt. Use dampened wide paintbrush to blend color downward. Add more dye or water to blend color evenly, dark to light. Thoroughly rinse paintbrush.
  • 6
    Apply Blue dye at hemline of t-shirt, and use rinsed paintbrush to blend color upward, adding more dye or water to evenly blend colors.
  • 7
    Cover t-shirt with plastic tablecover. Let set 6-8 hours.
  • 8
    Rinse fabric in warm water until water runs clear.
  • 9
    Fill washer to large load setting with hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of non-bleach laundry detergent. Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.
  • 10
    Download and print project template. Trace anchor onto a large piece of freezer paper.
  • 11
    Cut out design with craft knife to create stencil. Iron stencil onto front of t-shirt.
  • 12
    Insert Fashion Form or cardboard between layers of t-shirt.
  • 13
    Use Ebony fabric paint and paintbrush to paint in and accent anchor. Allow to dry. Remove stencil.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit Rainbow 59 pc. 104768716
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint 4 oz. Matte Ebony 104519380
  • Tulip Fashion Form or Piece of Cardboard that Will Fit Under Shirt
  • Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt White (Sized to Fit Person Wearing It)
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Round Size 6 104118924
  • Disposable Plastic Tablecloth
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Iron
  • Freezer Paper
  • Large Water Cup
  • Pencil
Download Project Template