Photo Transfer DIY Christmas Shirt for kids
Make these DIY-Christmas-shirt with a Mod patchwork photo transfer medium! It’s a perfect way to have a cute wardrobe for your kids this holiday season.
Although sewing is one of my main hobbies, I am aware that not everyone has the desire (or ability) to sew clothing for their children. Today I am here to save the day with my “no-sew-DIY-Christmas-Shirt”, that literally anyone can. I promise, it's easy and it's totally worth it!
kids Christmas T-Shirts
Gather your supplies:
T-shirt (old or new)
Mod patchwork photo Transfer Medium
graphics of your choice
image, the select
I haveIMPORTANT: Make sure you print a picture of a laser printer, not an ink based printer. If you don’t a home, print your picture and bring it to your local Staples or Kinkos to make a laserjet copier. It only costs pennies.
Lay wax paper over the work surface and place a large sheet of wax paper inside the shirt between the two layers (this is the back of your T-shirt of glue is always on)
step One: Cut your image to size. Generously apply a thick layer of Mod-hodgepodge, photo-Transfer Medium, on the FRONT of the image. So much Mod-hodgepodge apply as it takes, basically, make the image disappear.
step Two: Once complete with Mod smorgasbord, place your image picture-side down on the shirt. Make sure it is in the correct place and not crooked. Now, gently, but firmly attach it to the T-shirt by rubbing in small circles all over the paper. Make sure there are no wrinkles or bumps.
step Three: Lay flat to dry. Wait at least 24 hours! Try not to peek or lift up the paper before then (I *may* have done that with my first attempt, because I am extremely impatient.)
step Four: After you have been patiently waiting for the 24 hours, grab a damp sponge or towel. It is time, remove the paper and see your beautiful image again.
RUB the paper with the damp sponge with a small circular motion. To show you will see the paper start to flake off and your image will start!as soon As you feel that all of the paper has been removed, it is time for your T-shirt hang dry (product cannot be washed for at least 72 hours and hang drying is always best)
step Five: (Optional) Because I never leave well enough alone, I decided to beautify me this particular image using fun ric-rac, buttons, glass beads and fabric Mod hodgepodge glue.
If you sew, you can sew certainly all the ornaments at this point, but I wanted to make this project accessible to everyone!
Now, embellish the shirt to your heart’s content! I just love the whimsy that the add buttons.
And because I apparently can’t stand for something to do, without any sort of sewing involvement, I have my daughter with a quick skirt, to match your great new shirt!
I would say that my DIY-Christmas-shirt is a hit!was br>I hope everyone enjoys the coming holidays! If you ever see the burning desire more of me, check me on my blog, Facebook and Etsy.
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