And since there’s no vinyl left on the shirt, they’ll stay looking good for quite a long time. If your shirt needs ironed; do so. A lot of times even I have to go back and use them...so I gosh darn better be able to understand them. All of my free SVGs are kept in my resource library for your convenience. You can let your shirts air dry if you want. Removing the transfer tape is one of the trickier parts of making bleach shirts. We’re using it for a reverse stencil, it won’t be staying on the shirt. Awesome bleach sprayed t-shirts! I keep all of my SVGs in one convenient place for you in the resource library. Thanks for sharing with us. To bleach the shirt you want to stand above your shirt and spray downward. This will keep the t-shirt flat, and prevent the bleach from bleeding through to the back of the shirt. That’s it. Keep it simple when it comes to picking a template to use. Good hub with nice graphics! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Position and center it exactly where you want the image on the shirt. 4. It helps to keep the stencil from moving. Which size and shape of label will you use to make your own bleach spray shirt? And I actually used two different spray bottles. Then take your rag and gently dab right around the template. Once your shirt is bleached how you like it, spray it with a bottle of vinegar to stop the bleaching process. And spray away. If you want a striped effect, fold the shirt together like an accordion length- or width-wise. Just cut out freezer paper in to the same size as regular copy paper. Mix bleach and water and put it into a spray bottle. Thanks for sharing. Then gently iron over the freezer paper. Use a spray bottle slightly diluted with 2 parts bleach and 1 part water. The pink one is $3.00 and doesn’t really spray a fine mist at all. Laundering your bleach spray shirt Once your shirt air dries, if you don't see any crystallized bleach powder on your shirt, rinse the entire shirt in cold... Once the shirt has air-dried again, wash it by itself like normal in your washing machine, and dry it like normal. Voted up and pinning. You are ready to make magic happen! The fabric only changes colors from the bleach. It’s easier to overspray when you’re using a fine mist. What a deal for personalized shirts. The more detailed your image, the greater the chance you are taking that the bleach will bleed through on the design. Launder the shirt separately for the first wash. All that’s left it so wash the shirts again, and enjoy your custom made bleach sprayed t-shirt. You can also use as much or as little bleach as you want on the shirt to get the look you’re after. Place the bleach into a little spray bottle and spray randomly and all over outside in the fresh air on some plastic or a surface that can be damaged by bleach. Adjust the spray nozzle to the type of spray flow you want. Or you can also see this post about uploading SVG files to design space if you need help with that step. This was my first project and I love the results! Make sure your image prints on to the paper side of the freezer paper. If it isn’t light enough let it sit 10 minutes more. Spray your entire design with bleach once then IMMEDIATELY blot dry with paper towels or rags. Rinse the shirt in water then take the tape off. It works best on 100% cotton. Although I don't have proof, my guess would be that it would soak up the bleach pretty quickly so I'd make sure to start by spraying only a little. Let it sit for about 20 minutes. It drops bigger globs of bleach on the shirt. She is a best selling author and an up and coming designer. So far I’ve only wrecked one shirt by spraying to much bleach. They are pretty easy to take care of and will last a long time. The droplets might sit on top of the fabric, but they need to be absorbed. I will definitely be trying this in the near future. To center the design onto the shirt you’ll need to lay the shirt flat … Once your image is printed, cut it out. Pull the transfer tape back to where the vinyl starts. Pretty Chic Theme By: Pretty Darn Cute Design. I found a combo of those two gave me the look I wanted. For fun Chris enjoys designing SVG Files, hanging out with her family (preferably at the lake), traveling,  and volunteering at her church. Fill a spray bottle halfway with bleach, then fill it the rest of … You can also use a ruler or tape measure. and at the Flea Markets lately. Question: Do you think you could add vinyl over the bleach design when making a bleach spray t-shirt? lol. Before you start the project, make sure that your shirt is clean and … It will be a lot trickier to get the design to stick and not bleed if you are using super skinny letters and smaller design pieces. This brings a slow mist on to the shirt. Lay your shirt out flat and measure across. The video helped a lot and I got over the intimidation quickly by just following along step by step. The link and password to the free SVG library will be emailed to you. You can tuck the sleaves behind the cardboard if you don’t want them bleached. The design bled a little on to the symbol. That means the lines won’t be as clear. You can get these bottles for about $1 at Target or Walmart. Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on August 29, 2014: Very cute and fun idea, thanks for sharing this with us. Now, press letter stickers onto your shirt. Center your Design on your Shirt. You’re doing this at your own risk and kids don’t do this without an adult. You just need to get the edge to stay down first. If it prints on the shiny side, you’ll have a mess. You simply want the bleach mixture to make contact with the exposed parts of your shirt. And the lighter of color shirt you start with, the more layers of bleach you’ll probably need. To bleach the shirt you want to stand above your shirt and spray downward. Answer: You could add vinyl over the design once it has been bleached. I sprayed a little at first then went back and sprayed more. Spray a mist of bleach over the stencil. Bring your prepared shirt with the stencil attached, your paper towels, and your bleach spray with you. A note about the bleach spray: Bottle selection is important in this process. Since it’s adhesive vinyl it will pull right up without any issue. If it’s windy, walk right back inside. After spraying the front of the shirt, we flipped them over and sprayed a few spots the back. If it is not … Some shirts I sprayed really close to the shirt and others I stood back a bit. So, it was my preference, and it seemed to work. It will hit the shirt, but not saturate the stencil. This bleach shirt design technique is a little different. Two, have a spray bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide on hand as well. Thanks for this look at your method for I'm looking for a different way to decorate Thanksgiving tees this year. You’ll want to spray about six to eight inches above your shirt as you don’t want to soak your shirt in bleach. Think kitchen, basement or garage. This cut out is your reverse stencil made out of freezer paper. Place the stencil where you want it on the shirt and start spraying all around, and on top of, the stencil. Now that’s out of the way, first you’ll fill your spray bottle with bleach. The bleach will lighten the color of the shirt after it dries. Want to express yourself through your clothing, but can’t find the perfect shirt at the store? You want your bottle on the ‘spray’ setting, not ‘stream’. Your instructions by far was the best for bleached t-shirts. Take elastics and twist off pieces of the shirt. Yes, it’s actually black. They are in alphabetical order so you’ll go to SVG’s —-> Bleach Shirts. To get exclusive access just fill out the simple form below. And this is the telling moment, if you sprayed to much bleach at once and it seeped underneath……. Then throw it into the printer. We use sticky backed shelf paper from the dollar store. Some words you may want to use to help you in your search for that perfect image are; stencil, logo, outline, and symbol. As you can see from our Sith symbol, the bleach bled through a little, so the lines aren’t as clear. HOW TO BLEACH YOUR FABRIC CLOTHING Next step is to bleach tie-dye your fabric. It really doesn’t take much bleach for the design to start showing. I love how the bleach shirts turn out, looking kind of distressed. Feb 10, 2014 - Learn how to transform a plain shirt into a bleach spray shirt with a stencil, a spray bottle, and some bleach! Once your tape is secure spray bleach from the spray bottle up into the air above the shirt. see this post about uploading SVG files to design space if you need help with that step. You can just take a cardboard box and cut it to size. Looking for an inexpensive way to personalize a t-shirt? In this shibori-inspired technique, the fabric is folded accordion-style and … I decided to try dyeing this shirt with liquid bleach instead of the pen. Step 7:  Dry the Bleach and Remove the Vinyl. So be sure not to use iron-on vinyl for this craft. I used straight bleach, I didn’t water it down. Once your stencil is cut and you have the insert inside your shirt, you need to iron … And you’ll be subscribed to my weekly newsletter where I send you more fun crafts and Free SVGs once a week or so. I am new to cricut and have only tried cutting paper. I found both in the cleaning section of Walmart. We got ours at Michael’s. Once you find that perfect image, copy and paste it into a word processing document. Fill your water bottle with 70% bleach 30% water. I made 12 shirts for co-worker for Halloween in a snap! You should almost immediately start to see discoloration in your shirt. You can totally use my SVG files to make your own bleach spray shirts. I think it works better and it’s cheaper too. Now, let it sit for about 10 minutes. A stickier type of transfer tape like the Cricut brand might make it harder to get the design on the shirt. I’ll explain that more in the tutorial and I cover it in the video too. The key here is to know that it needs to be a simple design. Once you follow those amazing instructions, you are left with a one of a kind amazing creation to wear out and about. Bleach Dyeing a Black T Shirt. Take a piece of tissue or paper towel and dab the bleach into the shirt. So it still has the same integrity. I also gave the pink bottle a couple of squirts. To get the link and password just fill out the simple form below. No matter how you chose to procure your shirt, just make sure it’s cotton so it will take the bleach. BLEACH TIME! I’ve used pens or pencils before. In the video above I cover how to get the SVG file into design space and cut it out. And when you remove the design the original color of the shirt will show through. And speaking of designs,  I’m sharing the two SVG files I used to make these shirts with you for free. I broke down an Amazon box and put a garbage bag over it. I sprayed my bottle 3-4 times across the design. When you spray the front of your shirt with bleach it will soak through to the back of your shirt if you don’t protect it. Permanent or removable vinyl will work. Lightly but evenly spray the shirt with the bleach. Put your grubby clothes on and head outside to spray the bleach. A bleach spray shirt is just like it sounds. This shirt turned out pretty good. Once you've banded the shirt, dip it in a tub of bleach, or spray it with bleach for a more abstract pattern. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Saved for future reference! Stand directly above the shirt and mist the bleach down on it. What is the percentage of cotton of the purple shirt? Required fields are marked *. Love the subtlety of the bleach technique. One says Hug Me and the other says Faith over Fear. Place a piece of cardboard in your shirt so you don’t end up with a reverse print on the other side. Easy and fun to make...bleach sprayed t-shirts!!! Begin by adding 3/4 cup water and 1/4 cup bleach to your spray bottle. You are going to need a piece of cardboard to place inside the t-shirt. Iron on the stencil. If it doesn’t start showing after a minute or two spray a bit more bleach downward onto the shirt. Again, don’t over saturate with bleach. After there is cardboard in the shirt, place the stencil onto your t-shirt. Prepare a solution of bleach and water. Fill a spray bottle with 1/2 water and 1/2 bleach. It will take a while for the bleach to start changing the color of the shirt. If you have ever tossed a white T-shirt in the washing machine with red towels, you have probably seen how the red dye from the towels turned the shirt pink. BUT you can stick the transfer paper to your shirt or maybe a towel a couple of times to get some lint on it and remove some of the stickiness. Let sit for 5 minutes or so and peel off letters. Thank you for such a detailed tutorial. Do the shirts need to be a blend? How to Upcycle Flannel Shirts with Bleach and Stencils I have been seeing a lot of Bleached Flannel Shirts in magazines. Very cool! Mist the bleach solution onto the shirt where you want it to be lighter. You can really spray the shirt anywhere that you don’t mind getting a little bleach covered. Now truth be told, it’s still a cool shirt, because it’s the old Sith symbol, and looking weathered and old goes along with the symbol’s theme. Let the … Spray all over the shirt. After a few seconds or whenever you feel the bleaching process is a much as you want, spray the peroxide on the bleached areas. It takes a few minutes for … I chose a 50/50 solution because I didn’t want the bleach to eat through the t-shirt, and I didn’t want to take the chance that the solution wouldn’t bleach the shirts. My shirt was 20-21″ wide so I cut my design 9″ wide. 4. Now gently mist your shirt with the bleach mixture. Permanent Adhesive Vinyl (removable will work too – but NOT Iron On), Cardboard and Plastic or Garbage Bag (to protect the shirt), Designs for Your Shirt   – You can totally use mine, -they are free at the bottom of this post, Old Clothes or Apron to Wear While Making the Shirts. Spray as little or as much as you would like. If you are going to bleach with washing machine, use liquid bleach but if it is for spot-stains, make use of pen or spray. You'll have to spray quite a few times—I did about 10 sprays. After the bleach is 100% dry wash your shirt in cold water and dry in the dryer as normal. Almost every shirt I’ve made I sprayed bleach a second time after the first layer was dry. We’ll put a design on a shirt to cover up the areas we don’t want bleached and then spray bleach over it. Check the shirt's label for bleaching instructions, looking carefully for “non-chlorine bleach only.” When an shirt requires non-chlorine bleach, you must use oxygen bleach or hydrogen peroxide to whiten it. Read the label on the shirt to verify that it is bleachable and safe to wash in hot water. One way to re-whiten the shirt is to wash it with bleach because bleach removes color from fabric. You will need to put the shiny plastic side down. I received a Maker for a Christmas present yesterday. Just be sure to build it up instead of spraying it all at once. Stretch the image so that it’s the largest size that will fit on a single page. Once the vinyl is cut weed out the background and the centers leaving just the design. Gather the laundry that needs to be washed and bleached, including your shirt. If it pools up it will run off and seep under the vinyl. Put on old clothes and set up your work area in a ventilated area, such as a porch or driveway. The stencil will rub right off at this point. [1] X Research source Note if the shirt has a label indicating that it should not be bleached. If you soak your shirt the bleach will seep behind your vinyl and you won’t have any design left. Shibori Folding Technique. Most vinyl shirts start coming apart after a year or so too. Bleach spraying a t-shirt is also the perfect way repurpose any old shirt you have lying around the house that may have a few stains on it. It helps to use another object as your reference point. Spray a little bleach down onto the shirt and wait. I'm definitely pinning this on Pinterest. Once you have the look you want, take the shirt inside run cold water over it to stop the bleaching process. This will cause the plastic on the freezer paper to melt and adhere to the t-shirt. Ok now the fun begins! Finally!! Two of them were $3 and the other two were on clearance for $1.79. Place the t-shirt in a laundry bin or washing machine. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. This little felt guide came with an HTV order I placed. Do you think this method would work on a thicker cotton like a sweatshirt? Cut the symbol out of the freezer paper to make the perfect template for your shirt. Thank you! Includes washing and drying instructions! A flat wrinkle free surface is needed for this to work properly. If you spray it directly it’s more likely to bleed and get white too fast. Prepare your Shirt for Dyeing. Kathy Hull (author) from Bloomington, Illinois on December 09, 2014: I do think it would work on an all cotton sweatshirt. That said you want to do this a little at a time. A few words about the bleach water before we continue. To center the design onto the shirt you’ll need to lay the shirt flat again. This is where your weeding tool will come in handy and also chunky letters. Hey there crafty friends! The vinyl will not stay stuck to the shirt on its own. This will give you a 6-inch margin on either side. Bleaching Process. It will hit the shirt, but not saturate the stencil. Glad the rest was helpful =), Your email address will not be published. There are a few spots bleach got under the vinyl, but nothing too bad. Our black shirts took about 10 seconds for the bleach to take hold, while the others took a bit longer. Cover … First things first; you need a t-shirt. Kathy Hull (author) from Bloomington, Illinois on July 31, 2014: Oh you could totally make little pilgrim hats!! 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