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TUTORIAL : DIY HELVETICA TEE

December 19, 2012

 I try to make as many of my Christmas gifts as possible.  I have had this American Apparel Helvetica tee on my pinterest board for awhile as an easy DIY project and decided that it would make an awesome DIY Christmas for my nieces and nephews.

Materials:
– fabric paint (make sure it’s fabric and not acrylic)
– t shirt or onesie
– sponge brush
– freezer paper
– computer/printer
– xacto knife
– iron

Step 1
Cut out a piece of freezer paper to 8 1/2 x 11 inches.  Prepare your letters on your computer with a program such as photoshop, illustrator, or word.  Print directly onto the rough side of your freezer paper.  Using an xacto knife cut out your letters.

Step 2
Iron the outline of your letters onto your shirt (measure to make sure it’s centered correctly).

Step 3
Put something such as a piece of cardboard on the inside of your shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding through.  Using your sponge brush and paint carefully paint inside your letters.  Let dry (or blow dry) and repeat.  I did three coats for mine.

Step 5
Let dry (or blow dry) and peel off freezer paper.  Put a pressing cloth over the letters and press to set paint.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Sew Brunswick December 19, 2012 at 6:28 AM

    I love freezer paper stencilling!! And now you’ve given me a new idea!

  • Reply Mimi Jackson December 19, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    I love this! Beautifully simple!

  • Reply gingermakes December 20, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Does this tutorial work on Comic Sans? Just kidding… nobody likes Comic Sans…

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