My relief design is a pair of my favourite dinosaurs.
Enough talk, time to make.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
Here's what you're going to need:
- t-shirt (or other base, such as cloth bag, jeans, rug, etc.)
- donor fabric, the crazier the better
- computer printout, your choice
- sewing machine (yes, really)
The goggles are on this list for a reason, use 'em.
Step 2: Cretaceous Cut&paste
After a few quick searches I chose my favourites: Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops. Back from the the late cretaceous period to rock this world. One. Last. Time.
Import your images and clean them up using photo editing software. Enlarge as required, then print.
I printed a few different size options to brainstorm with. Use scissorsknifegardenshears to cut out your design, since we're only using the silhouette you can just flip the image over to change it's direction.
Step 3: Funky Fabric
After a brief but informative chat with the men;s clerk, I made my way to the women's department; men do not wear fancy fabric, apparently...except soon-to-be-me I guess.
A few minuets of searching, and I had a winner: a rainbow-sequined leopard print top.
A fashion triple-threat!
Step 4: Trace Outline
Locate a good patch of fabric on your donor cloth. Position and rotate your paper image cutouts, then outline your image with a marker. I chose a coloured marker, depending on your fabric your marker colour could bleed through. The effect is awesome.
Don't worry if you mess up the outline, you can always choose another colour marker and try again in the same spot or a little offset. This part will be sewn inside and will be unseen.
When you are satisfied with your trace carefully cut out your outline.
Step 5: Position on T-shirt
Here's where you can be creative, try lots of differnt positions. If you have the fabric, experiment and elaborate. From here I decided to find a green patch on the donor fabric and create some ruffage for my herbivore.
When you are satisfied with the locations use safety pins to hold your fabric cutouts.
Step 6: Sew and Embellish
To give my fabric cutouts more impact I chose a thread colour which contrasted with my sequin donor fabric (if that's even possible). I used a zig-zag stitch along the outline of the fabric cutouts attaching them to the shirt, I re-stitched areas like teeth, claws and horns for added depth.
Step 7: Finished!
Why not make your own and post the results in the comments?
Comments that include a picture of your version of this project will earn a digital patch.