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Topic: Sewing for the boys..plus mega cool freezer paper stencilling. :p  (Read 940 times)
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« on: January 10, 2009 04:07:48 AM »

I made a couple of outfits over Christmas for a couple of little boys. I am reasonably proud of them. Grin

The first, I made the pants, and then stenciled the bug on the leg; and then I took the reverse stencil that I cut out, and put it on a bought t-shirt, and dabbed the screenprinting ink around it, making a negative image. Forgive the lack of ironing. Tongue As you can see, freezer paper is one of the best inventions of the modern age, imo.

The second, I color blocked with a plain and a print, and then put pockets on the back. No pics of the front, cause, well, it's boring. Tongue I have a tut on my blog for making the patch pockets come out perfect everytime, if anyone wants. http://miscellanyofme.blogspot.com/2008/11/how-to-make-perfect-patch-pocket.html

I also made appliqued an image onto a t-shirt to match, but that was pretty much a disaster, and the less said, the better. lol

I have the details like patterns used and stuff on my blog, but I am too lazy to go cross reference it all right now. If anyone is interested, I can look it up tomorrow. Smiley

« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 05:09:03 AM »

Very cute. I love the bug stencil.

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 06:10:04 AM »

Very cute! And I am adding the pocket tut to my bookmarks: my pockets tend to come out wonky. Thanks!
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009 09:49:09 AM »

Those are great!  I keep hearing good things about freezer paper (and even bought some to do just this sort of thing), but I seem to be too intimidated to start.  I guess I should just give it a try! 
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 02:59:10 PM »

Threegirlsandaboy (again Tongue ), you SHOULD try out freezer paper! It's SOOO simple! I just ran a piece through the printer, cut out my image, ironed it onto the fabric so it stuck, and stenciled away. Easiest thing EVAH!

« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009 05:31:25 AM »

You ran it through the printer first?  I like that idea!!  Did you cut it with tiny scissors or an exacto knife?  That's my second problem.   Smiley 
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009 05:40:28 AM »

AWESOME..with 2 boys I am finding it super hard to find cool stuff.. I love love love freezer paper stenciling too..super easy...thanks for sharing..I love the bug thang..

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