Friday, April 15, 2011

Argyle Freezer Paper Stenciling

Have I mentioned my {love} of freezer paper stenciling lately?


I really do love it. It's faster than sewing on appliques and these days I appreciate a quick project. I saw a tutorial for an argyle shirt similar to the one I made but I can't find it to link to you. It's not in my bookmarks and didn't come up on a google search. If you happen to know the blog post I'm talking about please let me know so I can give credit to the idea and share what I was inspired to do. :)

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I thought wrapping the argyle around to the back would be fun.

Quick Notes Tutorial {Sorry no pics as I was going to link the other one for you}.
  • Find a solid polo {or tee}
  • Print out an argyle image {Google Images brought up a few}
  • Trace onto freezer paper and use a paper trimmer or straight edge & exacto knife to cut.
  • OR skip the two steps above if you have a Silouhette to cut the design straight onto freezer paper.
  • Arrange your argyles & iron on. This time I only ironed on where I wanted it to stay black, next time I'll iron them all on and peel the spaces I want to paint so they line up better. {you can see several goofs on my shirt}
  • Let dry, apply a second layer of paint if needed {using white on black I needed two, possibly three layers}. Once all is dry peel remaining argyles, put a damp cloth over painted areas and iron to set.
  • Grab a straight edge & taylors chalk {or white crayon} to make lines for sewing.
  • Stitch crisscrossing lines then wash shirt to get chalk or crayon off. I like to hang dry my painted shirts but they do survive the drier also.
I think this would look really cute on a onsie too.  You could make matching dad & son shirts for Father's day or other special occasion. The blog post I got the idea from made argyle shirts for the whole family, this can definitely be done for girls too.
Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Wow, that is so fun! I love it! And I really like how you wrapped the argyle onto the back--that's a nice touch. Awesome job!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  2. SO SO CUTE! The stitched lines look great, and really add that extra touch :) I LOVE FPS too! I just did a project and used the Cricut to cut out the words and OH GIRL.!

  3. I love this shirt so cute. You are coming up with some great ideas and great clothes.

  4. Thank you! It was a fun project. =]

  5. WOW!!! It looks like it was made for a store...the pattern is perfect. Great job!! :) Love the idea of father/son argyle. :)

    Thanks for joining my "I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter" party. :)

  6. This is the best!! I am madly in love with argyle and I know my youngest kiddo would love this shirt!


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