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« on: March 28, 2007 05:59:20 PM »

Right, so I kind of tend to be accident prone.  I have this t-shirt, that fits nicely, and has a nice color to it and everything, and then I went and spilled hot cocoa on it trying to take a drink in the car.  Now there's a light brown stain the size of a nickel smack dab in the middle of the darn thing.  It's a light creamish/green colored shirt, with the light brown stain, like I said.  I can sew (hand and machine), embroider, and screenprint, but i'm willing to try anything.  Any ideas would be greatly appreiated!  Thanks in advance!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007 06:10:49 PM »

My family swears by a combination of dawn [or other dish liquid] mixed into a paste with baking soda. Rub into the stain and let it set for a few hours then wash as normal. I can get already washed grease stains out using this method.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007 06:12:57 PM »

If you can't get the stain out, you can applique something cute over it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007 07:40:16 PM »

Thank you so much for the ideas!!  Would the dawn and baking soda mix work on a stain that's been washed like three times and has sat for several months?  If it does I would love you (and your family recipe) forever!!  I think I'll try it later... And as for applique, I was thinking about a dino.  maybe a brontasaurous...hor endously butchered in spelling!... and put the head right over the stain.  then just add to that, a teradactyle...again, butchered!... on the shoulder.  maybe a triceretops on the back?  I don't know, just popped into my head there...  what do you think? 
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007 07:42:02 PM »

My sister swears it will get out anything. She's even gotten blood out with it, after it's been washed. I think just really get the paste into the stain and let it sit. Be patient! And then wash as normal.
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007 07:45:09 PM »

I'm totally intrigued by the stain removing paste.  I'm going to have to remember this one.

Anyways, I think the dinosaur appliques would look really cute. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007 07:52:32 PM »

If that won't get it out you could stencil or screenprint a couple of ribbon like lines from one corner to the opposite corner over the stain.  That way it wouldn't look weird and it could cover it up.  Good Luck!
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007 08:03:42 PM »

Thanks!  I had thought about doing some stenciling over it.  Actually, I spent a couple hours looking on craftster for directions on how to do it, and different designs that I could use for it.  The ribbon idea sounds cute.  I was thinking a daisy garden type thingy, or maybe a cool swirlie design, but i think it would have looked awkward because the stain's just above and to the right of my belly button, and it has a tunic type length... I'm going to go try the paste, and let it sit over night, maybe?  would that help it penetrate better? 
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2007 05:49:09 AM »

Alrighty, my mom rushed me off the computer last night, and i couldn't remember if it was baking powder or baking soda.  I looked at this again this morning, to make sure.  I made it, I put it on the shirt, I'll check on it later.  It was a pretty green color, and it smelled like apples, because of the dawn!  This is exciting!  And I think I might but the dinos on it anyway... i sketched it out last night, and it looks SUPER cute!  Thanks again guys!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007 09:13:40 PM »

If dinos and dawn don't do it.
I'd get a wide ribbon (whatever colour tickles you) and stitch it from top to bottom over the stain, dividing your shirt in half and covering the stain. Smiley

but whatever's clever.
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