Tuesday, September 12, 2006

More Wonderful Shirty Goodness

This time I used iron-on paper to transform a plain ole navy blue sweatshirt into a cute shirt. I used HP Iron-on Transfers for Colored Fabrics, because that's all I could find. I don't understand why it is for colored fabrics because the background is white and goes on white, so if you don't want a white background you have to cut everything out, which I learned the hard way the first time I used it. Or I guess you could make the background the color of your fabric, but you have to have some know-how to be able to do that. Whatever.

I printed my image that I downloaded (read: stole) from the internet onto the transfer paper. Read the directions carefully and make sure you print on the correct side.

Then you peel the back off the transfer paper, stick it to your item of clothing and iron. They provide the tissue paper to go in between the iron and your transfer.

That's it. Easy peasy. This stuff doesn't hold up all that great. It starts to crack after a couple of washes. But it's easy and fun. And the worn look is in.

This is a shirt I bought last year for Valentine's Day that said "Flirt" in red sparkly letters. I think she wore it twice before the letters came off in the dryer. It lives again! I feel so crafty and frugal. I'm the Frugal Craftster.

Here's another shirt I made using a freezer paper stencil. This time it's a hippo. I am having fun with this. If anyone wants one for Christmas, let me know.

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