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Video: threadly tip

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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Happy crafting

Crafts: Cullen Crest Stenciled Tee

Cullen Crest T-shirt

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!

Supplies:

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.

Text Directions:

  1. Pre-wash t-shirt without fabric softener.
  2. Print stencil onto freezer paper (matte side).
  3. Carefully cut out with an exact-o knife. There are loads of fiddly bits, so take your time and be careful.
  4. Set iron to medium.
  5. Place cardboard or newspaper inside t-shirt.
  6. 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.
  7. Use the foam brush to gently paint on the fabric paint.
  8. 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.
  9. Finish drying according to manufacturer’s directions.

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also posted on craftster and cut out + keep