Our family has been a Boy Scout family for 12 years and you would think that we would have all kinds of Scouting t-shirts laying around. And we do, but not always in the size that is needed. Gabriel is going to be working on staff at a National Youth Leadership Training camp over spring break and needs more BSA t-shirts (they call these Class B uniforms).
After hunting around this weekend he informed me that he doesn’t have enough to make through the week and certainly not enough for Jamboree this summer.
So what’s a mom to do? Run some fabric through the printer and make your own.
Here’s how we did it…
All you need is fabric, freezer (butcher) paper, scissors (or other cutting devices) and a printer.
Cut the freezer paper and the fabric to the size of a regular sheet of paper (8.5″ X 11″). I actually cut my fabric just a tiny bit small (like 1/32 of an inch)
Lay the fabric on top of the freezer paper’s shiny side and iron. The fabric will stick to the paper.
Cut your fabric to the size you want it and peel off the freezer paper. Pin it to the shirt.
And sew. I used a zig zag stitch and raw edges. The little threads will come off in the wash and it will look kind of rugged. If you are sewing it to a t-shirt you should use some stabilizer under the shirt. I was out and one of the shirts has quite a bit of puckering. I like the tear away kind.
Also, I probably should have put the Boy Scout emblem on the tag but I didn’t think about it until after they were printed.
So now you know how to print on fabric.
How have you been making do lately?
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