DIY Disney T-Shirts: The Mickey Technique to Applique

You e seen them within the parks and on Etsy- those super cute matching Disney t-shirts that look oh-so-adorable and oh-so-expensive. And you recognize you want them on your subsequent journey. The good news is that they e simpler than they look. All it takes is a visit to your native craft store, and viola! You e bought your next holiday card photograph ready to go.

The Fancy Free Household in our matching shirts!

Men's  Desgin Music Not War V.2 Short Sleeve T-ShirtHere what you l want. First, begin with the t-shirts. I purchased mine at our local craft store on sale in a four for $10 deal that simply couldn be beat.

After getting your t-shirts, you l need some fabric. We made our shirts for a day at Animal Kingdom, so I went with a zebra print. For a more traditional design, you may try a chevron or polka dot print. I also discovered a brilliant cure macaroon print that I made right into a shirt for my sister; they e her favourite treats in Epcot France pavilion at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie.

Diva Tip: You should definitely pre-wash and dry both your t-shirts and your fabric before you begin working with them. This may assist make certain your end product won shrink after you put on it to the parks!

Bonus Diva Tip: As soon as you e washed and dried your t-shirts and fabric, iron them! You don want there to be wrinkles marring your finished product. This further step is unquestionably value your time and elbow grease.

After t-shirts and fabric, you l want some fusible webbing. Be sure to purchase the sewable sort. I used Wonder Under, but there are different brands accessible. Just make certain that the type you get is both adhesive and sewable. It’ll make your mission sew a lot simpler!

Marvel Underneath sewable fusible webbing – this is just one brand that out there.

Once you get every little thing dwelling, you l need to discover a Mickey head outline. There are loads accessible on-line, the one trick is getting one that the proper size in your t-shirt. I ended up using my Mickey head cookie cutter for my young son t-shirt, and that i re-sized an Web image for the opposite shirts.

The Mickey templates I used.

Using the Mickey head outline as a information, cut a bit of fabric huge sufficient for your entire Mickey heads to fit. As soon as you e minimize the fabric, you l must iron the fusible webbing onto the back aspect of the fabric. There can be specific instructions on the fusible webbing about how to do that and the way hot your iron must be. Observe these instructions fastidiously; it’s going to save you trouble later.

Diva Tip: Be sure that the rough facet of the fusible webbing matches up with the again facet of the fabric. Double verify this earlier than you start to iron, otherwise your fabric might be ruined.

Bonus Diva Tip: I find it easier to iron the fusible webbing onto my fabric before tracing and slicing out my design. The paper backing of the fusible webbing makes it simpler to hint onto than fabric, and reducing the design on the webbing makes it easier to peel off the paper backing to reveal the adhesive beneath.

I traced my designs to make the perfect use of my fabric. Waste not, need not.

As soon as the fusible webbing is ironed on, carefully trace your Mickey head design, and then cut it out. After you have lower your design, peel off the backing in order that the sticky facet can adhere to your t-shirt.

Place it rigorously where you like the design to go on the shirt, then it back to the iron. Once more, you l want to refer particularly to the instructions that come with the fusible webbing you e utilizing, however that is one time when persistence is unquestionably a virtue. Take your time fusing your design to your t-shirt; it is going to make your design more everlasting.

The fusible I used required a sizzling, dry iron, and that i had to position a damp towel between the design and the iron to help set the design. Your fusible could have totally different directions, although, so learn them fastidiously before proceeding.

As soon as your design is fused on, I discover it helpful to get out the sewing machine and punctiliously stitch across the edges of your design. Most fusible webbing will fix your design in place pretty permanently, however taking the extra step of stitching around the edges insures that your t-shirt will final not only until the park closes however to infinity and past.

Listed below are the finished merchandise:

What will your t-shirts seem like?

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Fancy Free Diva

Hi! I’m Stephanie, aka the Fancy Free Diva. I’m a mom from Maine, and when I am not in the classroom teaching irony using clips from Frozen and Mulan, I might be found playing with my very own youngsters and planning our subsequent Disney trip. I am an Annual Passholder at WDW and a DVC member, and on cold winter nights I am often dreaming about summer season vacation after i can take my family back to Florida and be fancy free!

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