Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DIY: Striped T-Shirt

Maybe it's the plethora of striped shirts that I've seen on blogs and in stores lately, but I've been wanting to DIY a colorful striped tee for a while. I like wearing stripes in the fall with a comfy cardigan, and the colors I choose work well I think for the cooler weather. The only thing I would change if I do this again is that I would use fabric paint instead of acrylic paint.

Step 1: Align the tape in stripes on your shirt. You can make the stripes as thick or as thin as you like. I started by taping only the front. (We'll get to the back later.)

Step 2: Put a piece of wood or cardboard inside the shirt, just in case the fabric is thin, and then start painting your stripes. I painted two of my stripes blue and the rest of them copper. You can paint whatever colors you like -- all of them pink or orange or you can paint the rainbow.

Step 3: Wait for it to dry. Acrylic paint dries really fast. I'm not sure how fast fabric paint dries.
Step 4: Tape the back. Since the tape from the front was folded over it was easy to line up the back.

Step 5: Paint the back, wait for it to dry completely, and then remove the tape.

Step 6: Then wear it!

Note: I would be very careful when washing this if you used acrylic paint. I would recommend only washing it in the sink with cold water and then hanging it to dry.

What do you think? Are you going to try this DIY?

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  1. your stripes came out awesome! i really like the light blue and gold with the dark purple! yay!


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