I love freezer paper stenciling and I enjoy sewing for my daughter. I combined the two and added some ribbon to lengthen one of my daughter’s shirts that was too short and used freezer paper stenciling to create some stars. I also used fabric spray paint for the first time. Hello new favorite crafting tool! Come see how to make your own.
Stars & Stripes T-Shirt
$1 to $25
You Will Need...
- T-Shirt, ribbon, thread, freezer paper, fabric spray paint
Step by Step Instructions
Now, you want to pin your ribbon to your shirt, right sides facing, with the edge of the ribbon lined up with the edge of the bottom of the shirt. See the top left picture. As your pinning, fold over the ribbon and pin. This will cause your ribbon to pleat. Then you want to measure the ribbon (or do this part before you pin to your shirt) and sew the ends together. Then just sew all the way around with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. One you’re done, fold down and iron. Then top stitch all the way around and you’re done. It’s perfectly cute all by itself.
But if you want to add some fun starts to your shirt, then you need to cut them out on freezer paper. I used a machine to cut mine out but the design is so simple, that you could easily cut out starts with an X-Acto knife.
Iron the stars down to your shirt. Now here’s where I made a bit of a mistake. I put cereal boxes around my star design but DUH, you can see that it’s going to make a box around my stars. If I had to do it all over, I would just cover up the ribbon and spray. So, I used Tulip Fabric Spray Paint for the first time. It’s fun!! I can’t believe I’ve never seen it before but all you want to do it just spray onto your shirt. Wait 4 hours and peel the stars off.
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