Reproducing An Old Favourite
|Original tee shirt|
I started with the new men's shirt and laid one that fitted my son on top and re cut a new shirt. I reused the neck and sleeve hems so this was actually quite a simple process.
It then used Meg's tutorial to stencil the wording on a left over piece of fabric. I carefully cut out my desired wording using a craft knife and cover seal and then smoothed the sticky side down on the piece of fabric. Make sure you cut the wording around the right way....you do not want a mirror image of your words! I purchased some fabric medium at Spotlight for $2 and added this in equal quantities to regular artists acrylic paint which fortunately I had on hand. I then dabbed the paint and medium mixture onto my fabric and then placed it in the sun to dry. Once touch dry, I carefully peeled the sticky clear seal from my fabric, taking care not to peel any paint off. Once it was completely dry, I ironed the print using a piece of baking paper to protect my iron.
The final step with my print was to iron a small piece of interfacing to the back for stability and then decorative stitched around the lettering.
I then peeled the interfacing off the back and stitched the fabric containing the lettering to the shirt. After washing this will "curl" nicely.
The final touch was to stitch on the monogram that I had rescued off the neck of the original shirt and decorate it in the manner of the original.
Hey presto, finished tee shirt just in time for a spot of baseball after school.