Positive Thoughts Valentine's Day T-Shirt
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Positive Thoughts Valentine's Day T-Shirt

Tell them how you feel on a romantic tee. Tulip® One-Step Dye and Shimmer Fabric Sheets make a great pair when it comes to helping you creatively show your feelings.

Designed by Pattie Donham Wilkinson, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 Tulip® Craft Gloves™, small

Tulip® Craft Gloves™

 Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ Primary, small

Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ Primary

 

Material List

  • Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ Shimmer Transfer Sheets – Twilight
  • Tulip® One-Step Dye Kit™ – Red
  • Aleene’s® Tacky Spray
  • T-shirt – White
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Pencil
  • Paper Towels
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Heat-resistant Pins
  • Pressing Cloth
  • Iron
  • Tulip® Craft Gloves™
 

Project Instructions

Cover work surface with paper towels.

Pre-wash shirt without fabric softener to remove sizing. Do not dry.

Vertically fold wet shirt in half down the center.

Draw half of a heart with a pencil, in the center of shirt, of the desired size.

Pinch the shirt with fingers, following the pencil line carefully until the entire heart shape is pinched together along the line. Place a rubber band exactly where you have it pinched together. Pull the rubber band tightly to keep the line white when dyeing.

Pinch the remainder of the shirt and hold with a rubber band at the bottom of the shirt.

Wearing protective gloves, add water to dye bottle, filling to line. Replace cap tightly. Shake until dye is dissolved.

Apply dye on fabric, being careful not to saturate the rubber banded lines.

Wrap plastic tablecloth over the shirt and let set for six to eight hours.

Fully rinse dyed shirt while still rubber banded until all extra dye is removed and water runs clear. Wash, dry and iron shirt for next step. (Wash separately the first few washes.)

Print word pattern onto paper. Spray back of pattern with Aleene’s® Tacky Spray. Adhere to the top of a black Tulip® Shimmer Transfer Sheet.

Following pattern, cut out letters and lay on shirt for placement.

Peel off the paper pattern and plastic sheet from each Shimmer Transfer Sheet letter. Pin letters to shirt.

Place pressing cloth over pinned letters. Heat dry iron to suitable setting for fabric. Iron letters lightly in place.

Pull out pins and again place pressing cloth over letters. Iron design in place, pressing firmly for 40 seconds or until set.

Wash inside out on gentle cycle; air dry.

Tips

Choose whatever saying suits your needs. Choose fun fonts from the computer and print out.