Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bleach Pen T-Shirts

I was so inspired by this post from Homespun with Love.

I usually make customized onesies using iron on transfers. I design them, flip them, print them on iron on transfer paper, iron them on the onesies and the new mom always gushes over them. But alas.. I haven't bough ink for my printer in... months.

So when I saw this, I had to try it.

I couldn't trust my own free hand drawing so I used masking tape to stencil out a tie design. Someone should have told me that you don't need to use gobs and gobs of bleach from the bleach pen.

Ohmygosh, I had this huge puddle of bleach in the middle of the shirt. Good thing I had cardboard in between the front and back of the onesie. Ok... onto the next shirt.
I had some stencils that I brilliantly placed on the shirt with masking tape and tried to lightly trace it..
Not a perfect specimen but I'm pleased with the results.

Kinda excited at my new skill... now.. what else could I make?? I'll keep an eye out for shirts that fit my Drewbie. I could make a BIG 2 on his shirt for his birthday in Feb. Cute little hearts all around... AND I could make matching shirts for EVERYONE... party favors!!! Awesome.
Oh... and this girl freehand "doodled" this... WOW.


  1. How cool!! I never thought about drawing on a onesie ---Ohhh - I could do this for kiddo with our band name on it!! Thanks for this :)

  2. Do you wash it afterwards? Or just let it dry.