For the bandana, I didn’t want to dye it because it would look too “matchy-matchy”. I left the bandana white and I drew the logo on it with Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers. I think the logo came out very good especially since I drew it free-hand. This is where my artistic skills really help. Hmmm…I wish I had more time to start painting again. We need more hours in a day!
Ok, sorry, got off track….
-1 or 2 white t-shirts (just in case, get an extra)
-1 or 2 bandanas (just in case, get an extra)
-Blue Gel Elmer’s Glue (must, must, must…will not work with another glue)
-Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers
1. First, I found a logo that I needed and cut it out very carefully. You will actually need a “negative” not a “positive” (hope this makes sense)
2. Rinse the t-shirt in cold water. Squeeze out access water. Pull the t-shirt over something to keep it straight, I used sheet of thick cardboard (the glossy side).
3. Place the logo over the spot where you will want it to appear. Using the Blue Gel Elmer’s Glue (a must), carefully trace and fill in the logo.
4. Flip the t-shirt over to draw on the back. (make sure not to place the glue-drawn logo on the surface. If the logo is too big, wait until the front dries before starting on the back. This might take a couple of hours)
5. Make sure that the glue is completely dry before dyeing the fabric. Make the dye solution according to the dye package. I used 3 tsps of dye in a gallon and a half of water. Remember that the color will be lighter after the shirt dries.
6. Completely submerge the shirt in the dye bath. Keep it in there for about 15-20 minutes, make sure to stir to prevent uneven dyeing.
7. Squeeze out the access water and lay the shirt out to dry. Once the t-shirt is completely dry, soak it in cool soapy water for about 20 minutes. Rinse and dry.
8. When the t-shirt is completely dry, trace the logo with a Painters Paint Marker. Fill in the logo. Let dry completely.
9. Once the paint is completely dry, place a scrap of fabric over the logo and inside the t-shirt and use iron to set the paint. (turn off the steam)
1. The original bandana, that I got, was a large square. I though it might be too big and hot for a toddler so I cut it in two triangles. I had to hem the cut side.
2. Then draw your design on the bandana with a regular pencil.
3. Trace and color it the design with Painters Paint Markers.
4. Once the design is completely dry, heat-set the paint using your iron. (turn off the steam)
And here you go…you are done!!
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