Intro: RESCUE MY FAVORITE T.SHIRT GRAPHIC
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
Wash and dry new and old tshirt to make sure they are both evenly pre-shrunk.
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)
Pin graphic in place- try on before fusing to make sure placement is good.
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
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)
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!
Lightly steam stitched graphic to smooth out any un-eveness.