Sep 28, 2013

miniDIY: no-sew helvetica tee

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time : minutes
difficulty  ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  
hazards : you've got to whip out the iron
would i do it again? : yes!

this easy project was inspired by american apparel's helvetica tee.

first things first: i meant to buy a no-pocket shirt. i thought i bought a no-pocket shirt. but, alas, when i went to place the letters, i said to myself, "what's that pocket doing there??"  i made it work. :)

onto the project: i printed out uppercase and lowercase Ks in the desired helvetica font, using the page rulers to gauge how big was big enough. this will depend on the size of the t-shirt and personal preference.

i traced the letters onto wonder under fusible web (which i purchased by the yard at joann fabrics).

after cutting the letters out, i flipped them over and traced them backwards onto the back of my fabric:

i was left with a set of fusible web letters and a set of fabric letters:

 after positioning the fusible web letters onto the shirt (over the pocket, sigh)...
...i ironed them on.

i then peeled off the paper to reveal wonder under's sticky surface and positioned the fabric letters directly over the fusible web letters...and ironed again.

and...that's it!

K was very excited to wear it!

...and it's toddler-approved! :)

* mari

Land Of Nod: Design for Kids and People That Used to be Kids

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