I told you I wasn’t going to keep this Captain America T-shirt DIY to myself. That would just be wrong of me. Sharing is what I do… sometimes. After seeing me showcasing the T-shirt earlier maybe you wondered, “How the heck did she make such an awesome shirt?” Well my little pretties, here are all the details:
You’ll need the following supplies:
• White T-shirt
• Red, white, and blue fabric paint
• Letter Stencils (mine were 1 ½ inches)
• Pencil or fabric chalk
• Circle cutouts (big to small)
• Foam brush
Now that you have what you need, let’s get started.
Wash your shirt before applying any paint. I am guilty of NOT doing this. I didn’t read the fabric paint directions until after. Ha!1. Try on your shirt and determine how far up you want your fringes to go with the ruler. Mark your fringe space with your pencil. Also draw a horizontal line where the bottom of your shield and U.S.A. letters will be with a pencil or chalk.
2. Lay the shirt down on your craft table or bed, and cut off the lower hem at the bottom of the shirt.
3. Begin cutting upward towards your mark for the fringes. I put my ruler at the point I wanted to stop to help.4. After you’re done cutting all the fringes, gently pull them down towards the floor to make them longer. Put a piece of cardboard under the front fringes. Then paint them red using the foam brush. Let them dry.
6. Draw in your star. You can use a cutout for this if you have to.
7. Fill your circles in with fabric paint. I waited for mine to dry before applying the next color. So draw in the red, wait about two hours or so, and apply the next color. Fill in red, then white, red, and outline the star in blue. Color in the star with white paint. Let dry.
8. Turn it over on the back.
10. Place your stencil letters on the designated line. Fill in the letter space with your choice of fabric color. Let dry for a little, maybe 30 minutes. Then pull it off. I left one of mine on until it was completely dry, and almost tore my shirt trying to get it off. (I also did my letters one at a time after each one dried.)
11. Add periods in between each letter with your choice of fabric color. Let dry.
12. Start making your random scribbles around U.S.A. Let dry. Then voila you’re done.
Don’t wash for 72 hours, and wash it inside out. Let me know if you decide to try this. Tag me on Instagram using #akdiy and show me a picture.