February 14, 2012

Herringbone Boy Tee

When I started this blog, I made a LOT of t-shirts for my boys.  It's been a while since I've made a boy tee, so I got out my fabric paint today to give it a shot.  I really like all the herringbone pattern I've seen popping up everywhere and the beauty of it is that it's crazy easy to do.  Chevron can be hard, but herringbone is cake.



So, I got out a blank tee and some tape along with my Tulip fabric paint and a paintbrush.  I used paint tape, but you could definitely use masking tape as well.


I began by taping vertical lines onto the shirt. 


Then I added the diagonal lines.  You could measure it all out, but I just eyed it.


Then I painted the shirt.  (I laid some paper inside the shirt so the paint wouldn't bleed through.)  I painted it all blue, but a little orange for more vision interest.


I peeled off the tape and heat set the paint after it dried.  (To heat set the paint just place a sheet over it and iron it for 20 seconds or so.)


And?  He likes it.


In fact, we think the herring bone pattern might just accentuate his very muscular physique :)


And there you have it.


Thanks for reading.


24 comments:

  1. This is awesome. I love this idea.

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  2. So cute!! Looks like something I can attempt!! LOVE it!!

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  3. What a cute idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day! Do you have a "go-to" place for blank tees? I'm having the hardest time finding them for my kids, especially long sleeve ones!

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  5. I really like that pattern! It almost looks like a super hero suit, without saying anything obviously super hero. :)

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  6. Brilliant! I always love your boy tee tutorials. I can't wait to try this one.

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  7. This design is awesome! You have a great design eye Cheri. :)

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  8. I think it reminds me of a superhero costume a bit, actually! I love the random different-colored one. Your boy tee tutorials, I always love them. Even though I have nary a boy to be seen. Who knows, maybe that will change... finding out in the middle of next month! My hubby keeps being like "But boys are crazy" and I'm like "...have you MET our girls??" lol. He's just selfish and wants all daddies-girls. ;)

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  9. Love the tee and I love those boots! What brand are they? Great post!

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    1. They are Crocs. I think they are called Jaunt Boots. They are SUPER light weight, but waterproof. My boys loves them.

      Cheri

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  10. I love the touch of orange! Awesome idea. :)

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  11. Ohhhh! Tape! Here I was thinking, "this is easier than chevron? really?" I thought you had to paint each little shape separately. You're right, this looks way easier. And awesomer.

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  12. Very neat! I think I'll have to make this for my nephew. I really love the bit of orange.

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  13. AHH! I just love this shirt. My boys tell me it looks like a Transformer shirt! 'Way Cool'
    You did a great job on this!
    ~Jen @ hutchinsonherd.blogspot.com

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  14. Awesome!! I really love your stuff! After seeing all these pretty things you made with your Silhouette, Santa Claus brought me a Cameo last X-mas ;o)
    I loooove this machine!

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  15. Fantastic!!! Am going to have to think of something for my girls now.....

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  16. oh man! you always have the best ideas for boys t-shirts!

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  17. What type of fabric paint do you use? Do you find you have to do more than one coat? Does it make the shirt quite stiff? I love the boy ideas. My boys are getting older and I am always looking for cool boy t-shirt ideas. Well done!

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    1. Ali - I use Tulip soft fabric paints. There a link to it in the post. I only needed one coat of the blue and two of the orange. It's not super stiff. Fabric paint is much softer than regular acrylic paint.

      Good luck!

      Cheri

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  18. This is so cute. And simple. Love it - thanks for sharing.

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  19. great job! I can see my guys liking this because it sorta looks like armor! neat to have a shirt they like that doesnt have a commercial cartoon on it :)

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