Wednesday, September 28, 2011

little monster shirt tutorial

Last week I shared this fun tutorial while guest posting on Jen's Brain Things.  If you missed it, here you go!

A few moms in our neighborhood had some baby boys these last couple weeks, so I decided to share with you a fun idea I made for these little fall babies.

Remember those Martha Stewart eyeball T-Shirts from a few years ago?  I took that idea and ran with it.  I made some really spooky onesies and sweatshirts for this Halloween season.


First, gather together all  your supplies.
You will need:
onesies, t-shirts, etc.
an old white t-shirt to cut up
Acrylic paint (or fabric paint)
Fabric medium (if you don't use fabric paint) This is about $1.99 at Jo-Anns and you can use it with any color acrylic paint you may have.  Much cheaper than a bunch of different color fabric paints.
Next, cut out an eye shape out of the old white t-shirt.
I just "eyeballed" it (no pun intended!) but if you don't trust yourself, use a marker or pen.  It won't show.
Mix your paint and fabric medium 2:1 ratio and paint on the eyeball.
When that layer dries, add the pupil.  I added a small white dot for a sparkle.
As you can tell, this does NOT need to look perfect!  
Now, lay the eyeball {face down} to the INSIDE of the shirt.  See the label?
Then, sew around the entire eyeball.
Flip the shirt to the right side.
Using sewing scissors, cut around the inside of the stitching.  Be careful not to cut through both layers of fabric!  Leave a little extra at the top to look kind of like an eyelid.

As you can see, I put the eye on the BACK side of the sweatshirt, and the front of the onesie.
So, have fun and create!

Linked today at Lil Luna Someday Crafts DIY by Design Ginger Snap Crafts Eisy Morgan Night Owl Crafting Blue Cricket Todays Creative Blog

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

These are adorable, such a cute idea.

Vicky said...

That is so fun. Love how you could do the same for a bigger boy. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @ www.messforless.net