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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Versions 1.0 and 2.0- New Baby Sibling Shirts Template and Tutorial

Having just added another child to our family, I felt that it would only be appropriate to share some sibling shirts that I made for the boys. Waiting for any baby to arrive you wonder what they will be like.  Having a son already caused us to wonder if he'd be like Clark, or be cut from a completely different cookie cutter. Hence the version 1.0 and 2.0. Don't worry we still love our version 1.0, and 2.0 is just as lovable.

 Using a basic tee, a onesie, some pattern tracing paper, and some dimensional fabric paint, I created these simple but fun tops.

This transfer paper was picked up at a thrift store for a quarter. I used it to transfer the text to the t-shirts.

 Place the tracing paper color side down on the top, and using a stylus or ball point pen press down to transfer the image.

 Try to use a color of transfer material that will be visible, but isn't high contrast with your shirt or paint. The transfer color may bleed slightly into your paint.

Using an up and down motion apply small dots of paint to the transferred markings. You may want to practice your technique on a scrap piece of material to get the hang of it.

Allow it to dry according to the directions on the paint bottle. I believe that mine had to sit for 24 hours before being worn, and couldn't be washed for 72 hours.

Sit back and enjoy your handiwork, both the tops and your babes. 

Want to see more shirts from a similar technique, find them here.

Don't forget to link up all of your tees and tops in the Top-toberfest link party.  I'll feature my favorites at the end of the series.

I'll be linking up here


Thanks for reading.


Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

super cute! How fun are those?!

Emily said...

So cute! :)

Unknown said...

Cute! I'll bet version 2.0 still has some sleeping through the night bugs to be worked out though ;)

A Lady's Life said...

this looks fun and easy. :)

Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy said...

Super cute! If you get a chance, I'd love to have you link up! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

It looks cute. maybe i could make a 2 of those when i have a kid of my own. :)

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