Sometimes you just want to say something without actually saying it. As a naturalised kiwi, I occasionally need to put cheeky Aussies in their place. This is my solution !!! ;-)
I had a bunch of free T-shirts and the paint was NZ$13 and I have enough for about 50 shirts.


A blank T-shirt

A Plasticising pocket (or Laminator sheet) same thing!

Sharp Knife


Picture of your design

Fabric Paint

Some paper towels/sheet of paper to iron thru


Step 1: Find the Picture You Like - the More Insulting the Better.

So I googled a picture of Australias most famous inhabitant (no not Paul Hogan) a kangaroo (might be a wallaby I suppose - who knows or even cares!!)

Step 2: Cut Out the Pattern on the Template

I used a sharp craft knife for this

Step 3: Iron on to the Shirt

I ripped the top sheet from the plasticised pocket (or laminator pouch) and ironed it on the shirt (glue side down obviously)

(this is from a different shirt I made earlier (as they would say in Blue Peter))

Step 4: Paint

I put a couple of sheets of paper inside the shirt to prevent "bleed through" and painted with fabric paint. I did two coats for even coverage. I let it dry for about five minutes.

Step 5: Fix the Paint

I ironed the paint to "fix" it in accordance with the instructions. I used paper towels to stop the fabric paint transferring to the iron.

Step 6: Peel Off the Template

If you are careful you can remove and reuse the template. I wasn't careful!! You could stick the templates on silk screen material and reuse time and time again if you wanted. I forgot to take a picture at this point.

Step 7: And There It Is. Evil Kiwi Insults Aussies!

Job Done - Insults inbound!!

Have added another picture as have gone the whole hog and tried colours!!

This is so damn awesome!!! What is a laminating pouch?
<p>It's the thing you put a sheet of paper in then heat up through a laminating machine to make a poster like this - </p><p>https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=laminator&amp;tbm=isch&amp;imgil=mXXPz3YxB4ImCM%253A%253BWpZZvYgf7k9keM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.amazon.com%25252FSwingline-GBC-Thermal-Laminator-1703073%25252Fdp%25252FB00AFTQ8SO&amp;source=iu&amp;pf=m&amp;fir=mXXPz3YxB4ImCM%253A%252CWpZZvYgf7k9keM%252C_&amp;biw=1280&amp;bih=641&amp;usg=__SIiDXDP65zHDToVCO-5M_6FNSAA%3D&amp;ved=0ahUKEwiQrYLHlvHJAhVmMKYKHTBrCKsQyjcITw&amp;ei=Nyd6VtC1BubgmAWw1qHYCg#imgrc=mXXPz3YxB4ImCM%3A&amp;usg=__SIiDXDP65zHDToVCO-5M_6FNSAA%3D</p>
Oh, just so you know wallabies are smaller, don't jump the same as a kangaroo, are much smaller and more compact/stocky.<br><br>Onto the other query (no not a Kiwi), you lost me at plastic sleeve thingy. Could you do a full list of stuff, us Aussies sometimes miss the finer details ?
<p>Hi just got back from Port Douglas last week, if you go to my other T-shirt entry it is a bit more detailed.</p><p>But basically the plasticising sleeves have a heat activated glue on the inside, so once you have cut your pattern you open them up and use the top sheet as your iron on template</p><p>if you are really stingy you can use both halves for 2 templates but I find the picture stays in position better for cutting if you put it in the pocket rather than trying to hold a single sheet on it</p>
<p>Interesting technique, by &quot;Plasticising sleeves&quot; -- do you mean laminator pouches?</p>
<p>Ah, just seen the other instructable link: And, yes you do :)</p><p>Now I know what to use the offcuts from oversize pouches for!</p>
It is better to either get the drawing between 2 pieces or maybe pin thru to hold in position
Correct! I knew I could use a better name for them. its what they are called here in NZ
<p>It is at <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Fandom-T-Shirt" rel="nofollow">www.instructables.com/id/Fandom-T-Shirt</a> or click on the pic in buck2217 s other instructables</p>
no insult needed. we aussies love eating Skippy
<p>They say you are what you eat, funny but I don't remember eating a F#####G AWESOME !! lol</p>
Haha, well argued... ?
Always like a good barney
Actually, it tastes more like beef. :D
<p>But,But,But everything tastes like chicken -- it's a default flavour</p>

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