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Stenciled Shirts

For awhile now I've wanted to try freezer paper stencils with fabric paint. A few weeks ago I got myself to Michael's to pick up the paint. I did that before deciding on a stencil pattern or getting freezer paper, so when I saw a package of sticky stencils for fabric embellishing purposes I easily talked myself into buying the stencils rather than making them.

I made a new T-shirt for each of my older kids. There is a possibility that I'll make one for my younger daughter yet, but it would be to assuage my guilt rather than make her feel good - she doesn't really care (yet) that I don't make much for her.

For my son's shirt I used navy blue cotton jersey that has been in my stash for a loooong time and Kwik Sew 2918. My daughter's shirt is made with leftovers of this shirt of mine and Burda 9549, just like this shirt.

Stenciled T-shirts

I didn't get any decent close-ups because my son is constantly in motion. Most of the pictures I took are some variation of this:

Stenciled T-shirts

And it didn't take long before they started looking like this:

Stenciled T-shirts
Pleeease, mom, can we be done now?

With these two shirts, I am done with the summer sewing for my kids. Now we're back to doing laundry once a week.


  1. Very cute! I took your cue and started making t-shirts for my daughter!

  2. Ah very nice tops ~ & kids too :)

    The stenciling turned out great.

  3. Good work Renee! Great pics of the little man.

  4. Very cute shirts. Very cute kids. It's so hard to get the children to pose, but the results are the best!!!

  5. Those are so cute.


  6. the pics are great! thanks
    (the shirts too)

  7. and check out that garden!


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