Friday, July 11, 2008

Dollar Find Friday (tank top)

Today's project is such a fun one! I'm sure that you guys have seen those adorable onesies in the Splitcoast gallery that have been stamped on. Well, I wanted to make some for my girls but obviously they are much too big for onesies lol! So I did the next best thing. I made a cute tank top!

Heat and Bond (under $2 at walmart)
Shirts (I got a 3 pack of tank tops by fruit of the loom)
Stamps of your choice
Scrap piece of fabric (large enough for your stamp image to fit)
Stazon or other permanent ink
Fabric glue (optional)
Rhinestones (optional)
Sharpie or other permanent marker (optional)
Iron (not shown)

Step 1- Stamp your image(s) on the scrap piece of fabric using stazon. As an added step I used my heat gun to set the ink into the fabric.

Step 2 (opt.)-
Use sharpie marker to add color to stamped image

Step 3- Cut a piece of Heat and Bond to fit the fabric

Step 4- With the bumpy side of the heat and bond facing up, place your fabric (stamped image facing up) and run your iron over the fabric.
*use the wool setting on dry*

Step 5- Cut out the image

Step 6- Peel off the paper backing on your image and then iron it on your shirt. (I would put another piece of fabric on the inside of your shirt just as a precaution)

Step 7- The finished product so far!

Step 8 (opt.)- Using the fabric glue, add rhinestones or other embellishments to the the shirt.

And here is our oldest daughter modeling her new shirt. She loves to pose for the camera :)


Bunny B said...

Great project! Really cute :)

Tracy said...

Awesome project! That would make a great activity for kids to do too!

Lisa Trombitas said...

What a fun project! Great summer project to do with my 7 yo. Thanks for sharing - we're gonna give this a try!

Anonymous said...

Jess, this is a super-cute idea!! Love it! tfs :)

Crystal (SCS happy2stamp4ever)

Lorraine said...

great project and such an adorable model too! tfs.

Pearlann66 said...

cute shirt but the model (your daughter) is even cuter!!

Anonymous said...

The tank top is soooo cute. Thank you for the tutorial. Your daughter is a great model :)

Dragana Skoro said...

She is so cute, and so is your project! I think I will try this soon..

KOstvig said...

Very Cute Jess another winning idea

Anonymous said...

What a great project!! Your daughter is so adorable!!

Melissa G.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a great idea!!!! I didn't think about this for older children (:

Michelle said...

so cute!! If only I had girls to dress up ;) I'm not sure my boys would be happy with the flowers and rhinestones! lol