I received an awesome goody bag from a friend recently that contained (among other things) tiny lint rollers. I tossed them in my sewing basket and went about my business.
That is, until I had some serious seam-rippage to take care of and got totally frustrated at the million and one wee bits of thread!
This short video is just a quick tip, a time saver for quickly conquering all that itty bitty post-rippage thread!
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I made this little gem of a shirt over the summer while waiting for Breaking Dawn to arrive. It’s based on the Cullen Family Crest, as shown by MTV over the summer.
I did take some artistic license to make this a stencil. It’s a complicated bit of cutting, but well worth the patience!
Note: Cutting with an Exacto Knife is dangerous. Please be very careful!
In lieu of individual photos of the process, take a look at my how-to video for stenciling, which you may remember from this post. There are lots of ways to create a stencil. This is how I do it. I did not include glitter on the Cullen Crest T-shirt.
- Pre-wash t-shirt without fabric softener.
- Print stencil onto freezer paper (matte side).
- Carefully cut out with an exact-o knife. There are loads of fiddly bits, so take your time and be careful.
- Set iron to medium.
- Place cardboard or newspaper inside t-shirt.
- Place stencil on t-shirt with a piece of blank paper on top (that keeps the tiny pieces in place) then carefully press with the iron.
- Use the foam brush to gently paint on the fabric paint.
- Allow a few minutes to dry, then carefully remove the stencil. For the tiny pieces, use a straight pin to help get them started for easier removal.
- Finish drying according to manufacturer’s directions.
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also posted on craftster and cut out + keep