tshirt printing

T-shirt printing

Hey does anyone find they have a list of things “to do” but certain things seem to stay on the list and never get done? Please tell me I’m not alone!…

Well, this DIY was one of those things that have been on my list since before Xmas, yes you heard me before Christmas! So yesterday I decided that I would tie myself to it by mentioning the craft to my oldest daughter this way I could not put it off (she will keep bugging me until we do it!).

I think this is one of those DIY’s that looks (as my daughter says) “store bought”. It can have a really finished look if you take time to mark out your design and cut really carefully, leaving you with clean-cut lines.tshirt printing

 

You will need

    • a potato
    • a knife
    • pen/pencil (pencil worked best for me)
    • Fabric Paint (aff)
    • Piece of paper
    • Paintbrushes

 

How to

  1. Firstly cut your potato in half, make sure you cut it in a way that you will have enough surface area for your desired design, pat it dry on a tea towel.
  2. Place your potato cut side down on a piece f paper and draw around it ( this will give you the size of the area to draw your design template on).
  3. Draw out your design inside the outline of your potato and cut it out. Place this on your potato and trace it with your pencil.
  4. Now you have your design on your potato its time to cut out the surround. You want the design to be sticking out so you will want to cut on the lines you have drawn, making sure to cut away the excess.  tshirt printing
  5. Once you’re happy with your design you will need to decide where on your garment you want the design to appear. For our project we wanted them to be on the front in the middle. Mark this lightly with a pencil.
  6. Now the fun begins. Its time to pick out your colour, for us we wanted monochrome so went with black but if you’re doing a heart or star you may want to go with blue, red, yellow or even metallic!
  7. Let’s get down to business… Squeeze out a little paint onto a pallet (or piece of card like we did) and using a paintbrush or your finger apply it to the potato in a nice even layer.
  8. Before you get stamping, place a sheet of paper in between the back and the front of the t-shirt, just where you are going to stamp to prevent the paint transferring through to the back of the garment.
  9. Line up your potato and stamp. Press down hard and release.
  10. Repeat this for any more designs you wait until your project is complete.

If you have any questions please comment below and ill try to help out

Please remember if you recreate this project remember to hashtag #sewletscraft

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