Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bleach it out!

Sew yes (ha pun intended) I've been sewing lots of stuff. I made up this cute hoodie from my Craftsy class.  I ordered the fabric online and in the end wasn't thrilled with the color, but the top is cute! And well I was browsing Pinterest and came across some pins about bleaching tops and so I had to try it! Most pinners said this works best with 100% cotton fabric, and my top was. This hoodie was a great opportunity to give it a try!

So I took my hoodie out on the deck, and got a Clorox Bleach Pen,
And started doodling away! It was pretty fun, I had to stop myself before I got to carried away with the drawing!

Then I let it sit for like an hour (Oh I'd done a test run on a piece of left over fabric from my hoodie, you could try the inside of a hem if you were doing this on a ready to wear shirt. Also if you are doing this on a tee you want to put something inside your shirt to keep the bleach from bleeding through!)
Then since I was outside, I laid the top down on my patio turned on the garden hose and rinsed all the bleach away.

Then threw it in the washer and dryer. And Voila! I love it!

Now I want to go bleaching all my shirts! I ordered some black fabric today to make a t-shirt for Halloween with a spider web on it! My students would think that was cool!

1 comment:

Hannah Dewey said...

This is so pretty! I want to try it now! ; ) On my to do list now! Thanks for sharing!