In this instructable I will teach you how to sew your own shirt and then make it glow in the dark with a number of fun and fashionable designs !
My original design (the Hawaiian floral shirt) was inspired by some pictures I saw of the glowing fungi which grow in some Australian forests (shown above)
As well as being a fun project these clothes looks fantastic in the night time and you really stand out, a good alternative to unfashionable high visibility biking jackets, and a fun thing to wear to a party.
If you aren't great at sewing don't worry because it's really simple and I will go through every step with plenty of details and pictures. As for the design I have come up with a number of glowing patterns which you can feel free to use but you can really do any pattern you like.
( I have entered this for the fashion and the dream it...wear it contest so if you like my design I would be really grateful for your vote)
-plain fabric for your shirt
-Tulip glow paint (red and orange glow yellow at night and green glows green)
- sequins or any other decorations you may want to add
-sewing machine ( If you don't have one you can stitch it by hand or simply buy a plain shirt)
Step 1: choosing your design
Here are my designs
Always remember that you will be able to see the pattern in the daytime too so the shirt is not specifically for night usage. In fact the more you wear it in the day the brighter it will be at night.
Once you have a clear idea of what you want your t-shirt to look like when glowing you should draw out ,using pencil ,your basic design so that you have a clear idea of what you are making when you are making it.
I will teach you how to make T-shirts for your glow clothing but if you have any other ideas I suspect it will work just as well.