To do this cutie pie’s shirt, I used some scrap fabric I had for the shamrock and HeatnBond. I also got fabric paint and freezer paper for the “Pinch Proof” on the pocket.
I found a shamrock clip art image from the internet that I liked and printed it out. I cut out the shape and then put it backwards on the HeatnBond and traced the shape.
We have a How-To Applique if you’ve never done it before.
I did a little stitch around the edges to finish it off.
For the “Pinch Proof”, I printed out a font I liked onto freezer paper and used an Exacto knife to cut them out.
I originally planned my letters to be a lot larger and was sad to realize my shirt had a pocket.
I don’t know how I missed that one!
I thought it would be a lot cuter to have the phrase on the pocket, but cutting out the letters was difficult.
Once the letters were cut out, I ironed the freezer paper onto the shirt. Ironing the freezer paper on creates a seal to the shirt so the paint doesn’t leak out.
Then I painted fabric paint, with a regular paintbrush (probably should’ve done it with a fabric paintbrush), in the open spaces of the letters.
I let dry for 24 hours and then peeled off the freezer paper.
It turned out okay for my first time. I am terrible with an exacto knife, and small letters certainly don’t help.
It is always fun to do applique, and it was fun trying out fabric paint.
It may not look like it, but this little guy liked it too.
It’s better than being pinched! 😉