RESCUE MY FAVORITE T.SHIRT GRAPHIC

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Introduction: RESCUE MY FAVORITE T.SHIRT GRAPHIC

About: My philosophy: Engage in thoughtful design work- with purpose- honor materials and minimize waste.

Do you have a t.shirt with a great graphic but is thick and a bad fit?
or the t.shirt is worn out but you still love the art?

Supply List: package of "stitch witchery", straight pins, steam iron, thread & needle, sharp sizers.

Step 1: RESCUE MY FAVORITE T.SHIRT GRAPHIC

A:

Wash and dry new and old tshirt to make sure they are both evenly pre-shrunk.

B:

Cut out graphic, leave at least a fat 1/8" all around.
(more if you want do do several rows of stitching "sashiko" style or a fancy stitch)

C:

Pin graphic in place- try on before fusing to make sure placement is good.

D:

Cut strips of stitch witchery fusing and place evenly on graphic from your old shirt, be sure coverage is good..

Un-pin and fold back one side of the graphic at a time to place stitch witchery fusing between shirt and graphic. Make sure NO fusing is visible. (or it will melt onto the iron and kill the project)

Step 2: RESCUE MY FAVORITE T.SHIRT GRAPHIC

E:

Dampen scrap from old t-shirt and use as a press cloth. Press graphic in place for 10 seconds on each side of your t-shirt using a steam iron on wool setting. (note-test on scrap of old t shirt first)

F:

Hand stitch in place using contrasting or matching thread with a running (sashiko) stitch 1/8" from cut edge of graphic.

Note: keep stitches even- Ideally stitch length is longer than space between stitches. Do not pull too tight and cause ripples. Be careful not to catch back of shirt!

FINISH:

Lightly steam stitched graphic to smooth out any un-eveness.

Cheers!

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    That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing and welcome to the community!