Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lined Paper Tee from Maybe Matilda

Do you guys know about Maybe Matilda? Rachel of Maybe Matilda has a lot of cool stuff and this is her second project that I'm trying out.

Click here to go to Maybe Matilda for the tutorial.
Rachel used paint but for my project I used this:


... Pentel's Fabric Fun  Pastel Dye Sticks (by the way, this is NOT a sponsored post... I just happened to pick these up from the book store a month ago). These are like your regular oil pastel but after applying to the fabric and ironing, it will not come off when you wash it.

My daughter has this old onesie that she rarely uses because she doesn't like onesies anymore. It's also size 12m... but at 22 months, it still fits Andrea.


First step is to make this onesie into a t-shirt. I simply cut off the bottom and cut the sleeves and sewed a zigzag stitch along the edges. Too lazy to hem :)

And then I used a ruler as a guide as I drew my blue lines.


One thing about these pastel sticks... they can be a little messy to use. I had to draw slowly to make sure I don't smudge. And the lines I made are probably not as straight's as Rachel's when she used paint.

After the blue lines, I drew red lines between the blue lines to make it look like the paper on notebooks being used by kindergarten and first grade students here. And then I drew the vertical line.


Rachel suggested embroidering or stamping your child's name on to the shirt. Great idea right? I decided to embroider since I think Andrea will outgrow this shirt soon and we might end up giving the shirt away. I can simply remove the stitches so that another little girl can use it. 


Cute! Can't wait to have Andrea try it!


I am linking to the following parties:
Link Party at Tea Rose Home | Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Designs | We Did It Wednesday at Sew Much Ado | Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts | Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple | Creative Juice at Momnivore's Dilemma | Get Your Brag On at Gluesticks | It's a Party at A Creative Princess | Show and Share at Southern Lovely | DIY Diva Thursday at Mine for the Making | Catch a Glimpse at A Glimpse Inside | Commercial Break Thursday at Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom | Think Pink Sunday at Flamingo Toes | Sundae Scoop at I Heart Naptime | Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming | Not Baad Sunday at Lamb Around | Craft-O-Maniac Monday at Craft-O-Maniac | Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T. | Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative | Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple | A Round Tuit at Creating My Way to Success | Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do | A Marvelous Mess at Marvelously Messy | Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff | Made By You Monday at Skip to My Lou | Inspire Me Monday at Singing Three Little Birds | Ta-Da Tuesday at Mommy by Day Crafter by Night | Handmade Tuesdays at Lady Bug Blessings | Tuesday Party at Running with Glitter | Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine | Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog | Tuesday Confessional at Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy | Cure for Common Monday at Lines Across My Face |

18 comments:

Julie said...

THAT is SO clever!!!! You've inspired me :) I'll have to try this for my boys too!! Thanks for sharing it!

This2That said...

Love this idea, so cute!!

Divya N said...

Cute...!!
PS: How r u planning to wash it?? Pastels bleed/smudge badly :(

yaga said...

That's such a great idea, and it looks fab! I bet adults would love that design, too!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Jannelle! Simple yet cute and useful project. I will share this to my cousins who have babies too. A way to still use those onesies.

Rachel said...

So adorable! I LOVE the addition of the name--I ought to have done that on my son's onesie but, of course, got lazy and never did . . . but he's outgrown the one he was wearing in the pictures now, so I think he needs a new one anyway ;-) Thanks for sending the link to me--I love how your top came out!

Kelley said...

Precious!

Lindsay said...

What a fun idea! This would make a really great gift as well!

I would love to have you share this @ my link party, Show & Share--

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-3.html

I Love Crafts said...

I saw that post too, and was planning on making one for myself or my daughter. Just need to find some good 100%cotton white T-shirts in Manila which is sometimes easier said than done! This project is definitely easier with crayons rather than with fabric paint! I've used these crayons a lot in my craft classes, and in response to Divya N, they wash really well if you heat set them with an iron first. I've actually also tried regular oil pastel crayons on fabrics, heat setting them with an iron. They also held up surprisingly well when washed, so it's an option as they are available in every single National Bookstore, whereas the fabric crayons are sometimes harder to find. I've seen them at National as well as in the SM Department stores. You could also try permanent markers, as they are pretty "permanent" too!

Kathleen said...

Hi, I'm visiting from A Creative Princess. I love the idea and your shirt looks great. I just wanted to add a caution about putting names on children's shirts because strangers can use it to gain access to them. Hope this helps!
Blessings!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

It's so cute! You did a great job! Thank you for linking to It's a Party!

Vicky said...

This is a great back to school idea. Love it!

I am a new follower from I Heart Nap Time Sundae Scoop. If you have a chance come by http://messforless.blogspot.com and say hi!
Thanks!

Tiffany said...

Cute! What fun project!

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Soooo cute. I love it! I have never seen those fabric pastels before but they seem wonderful. I am going to have to make a matching set for my son and daughter. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
I hope to see you soon,
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-7.html

Kim said...

OOOH So cute!!! I feel like this could be a great gift too, with personalized messages on it. Thanks for the idea! If you like, come check out the little giveaway I'm having: http://mediterraneanmyway.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-giveaway.html

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

Such a fun idea!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

AHHH! So cute!! I love the mini version!!

Kaysi said...

so cute!!!!!