If the T-shirt is new, you should wash, dry and iron it first so that it absorbs the ink better. You’ll need edding 4600 textile pens and 4500 textile markers in pink (colour code 009), orange (006), red (002) and violet (008).
Lay the T-shirt flat on the table and cut off the neck and sleeves.
This is what your “sleeveless” T-shirt should look like.
Cut slits in the bottom of the shirt, about 1 cm wide and 4 cm long. Cut both the front and back layers together to match.
Here is a photo of the T-shirt with fringe.
To close up the bottom of the bag, take the pairs of front and back fringes and tie each one into a knot, then knot each pair diagonally.
Cut a piece of cardboard the same size as the T-shirt and insert it between the two layers of fabric. This prevents the ink from bleeding through to the back. Now for the design: paint your DIY bag with your chosen motif using edding textile pens. A really practical way to do this is to prepare a template of the motif and place it under the fabric so the design shows through. Now all you have to do is simply copy the motif. To heat-fix the design, iron it on the no-steam setting and your T-shirt bag is now resistant to washes up to 60°C.
Products and materials
- Light-coloured T-shirt
- Piece of cardboard as a protective backing
- Template (optional)
- An iron
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