Friday 19 April 2013

Designing T-Shirts

 I have had these fabric markers and t-shirts for over a year,.  They were a gift from a lovely sister and friend in America and the kids have been pestering me for ages to let them use them.  So in the Easter break I told them to create a design on paper and we could have a go at drawing it onto the fabric.

Little Lady managed to get on with hers herself, whereas the boys needed some help, so I got them to think of some wording, traced out letters and shapes that they liked and let them fill them in with details and colour them in.

As usual, they got really cited  threw themselves into the task, then realised it took patience and work and got bored and started wandering off at the end.  I had to encourage them to finish the design so I could iron it on.

The pens were fairly easy to use, although it was slow progress as you have to go over the colour more than once sometimes to get the intensity of colour you want.  I quite like how these turned out and might customise some for the baby.  Now we just have to wait for summer to wear them insh'Allah.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those T shirts look really nice!! I've been thinking of trying the Crayola Fabric Crayons for a while - your project has inspired me to try it with my son! But what happens when you wash them?