Keeping it Simple: Glow in the dark shirt

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Glow in the dark shirt

You know how much a I love heat transfer right?  I especially LOVE it for my boys because it's not as easy to make them a shirt as it is a girl.  They love it when I put their name on something, or a fun design.  I love the regular colors of heat transfer but I also love that Craftvinyl.com has a TON of different patterns!!
Dresses from Shabby Apple
Here is just a small sample of the patterns them have: zebra, camo, plaid, houndstooth, glow in the dark and much more.  You need to go check out all of the patterns they have!

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 I was planning on using cheetah print for the writing of the shirt, then I went to my facebook page and asked if people thought that it was too girly.  As I feared, everyone said that it was.  That's what I expected, so I had to start over again.   So I decided to go simple, but awesome.  I made the words glow in the dark!  And of course my 7 year old loves it!!

This is how I made it:
1) I took two shirts.  The yellow one I bought for myself one day at a garage sale, not sure why.  I'm not a fan of Snoopy... I thin it was $.25 and it fit, so why not.  
2) I loved how the layered number on my other son's 3 shirt turned out, so I did that again for this shirt.  I cut out two layers of fabric and one layer of fabric interfacing.    
3) I ironed on the first layer of fabric onto the interfacing and then I ironed it onto the shirt.  
4) Next I pinned the second layer and sewed it onto the shirt.  
5) Next I cut out the glow in the dark t-shirt vinyl from Craftvinyl.com.  This stuff is totally awesome!! :)  I cut it out with my CAMEO.
6) I ironed that onto the shirt.  It's so cool, it glows when you iron it :)
7) Then I ironed on the drums.  I asked my son what he wanted on his shirt, and he said drums....
And here is the shirt all finished.  
And here it is in the dark!!!  So cool huh?  Sorry for the blurry picture, it is really hard to focus the camera in the dark!
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3 comments:

Motivated Mommy of two said...

This is so cool, I wish I knew how to sew and be creative like that.

Chance @ Designed by Chance said...

That is super cute. I remember my glow in the dark days. In middle school I had a shirt that glowed and wore it all the time, I was so cool. lol

Valerie@Occasionally Crafty said...

I didn't know that even existed! Thanks!