Thursday, July 5, 2012

Last Minute Parade Shirts

On Monday, one of my kids asked me if I was going to make "parade" shirts this year, meaning a patriotic shirt. It wasn't really in my plans, but I figured it wouldn't take too long to make one shirt. But then I realized, I couldn't just make a shirt for one child, that wouldn't be fair. Instead, I got to make 6 parade shirts! I couldn't find 6 shirts in the same color, so I got 2 red, 2 blue, and 2 gray shirts. Then, I came up with a design that would work with all the colors and was gender neutral.
This is a three color design using red, white, and blue heat transfer vinyl.  I started by placing the three layers on the shirt to get an idea of where the design should go.
I took off the red and blue and centered the white and pressed it into place.
Next, I added the red over the top of the white.
I finished it off with the blue.
Then, I repeated those steps 5 more times and ended up with some pretty cool "parade" shirts.
I even got to teach a quick history lesson when some of my kids asked why it said 1776.
I hope you all had a great 4th of July!

Come back on Friday to get the digital file to make your own (next year)!

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Lori Stokes Wright said...

These came out looking fantastic! Good way to sneak the history lesson in there! Found your post at Weekend Wander.

Susie @Bowdabra said...

What a wonderful idea, Angie!! It looks so easy and quick!

We would LOVE it if you stopped in and shared it in the Crafty Showcase. We also put out a challenge for people to link up Christmas for our Christmas in July Party!

Hope you can join the fun!

Susie @Bowdabra

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Wow, this looks great & SO professional!


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