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Stencilled & Dyed T Shirt Thursday, October 8 2015

Creation: Stencilled & Dyed Shirt

Fabrics Used: Cotton Jersey

The Visionary: Justine, Sew Country Chick

Our ThoughtsJustine at Sew Country Chick experimented with our Cotton Jersey. What a funky look!

 

 

I had some leftover organic cotton from Organic Cotton Plus, and wanted to create something inspired by my Alabama Stitch book. I was a little lazy and wanted to make something quick and not do all the hand sewing. So I used a stencil bought on sale at Micheal’s for four dollars and some fabric paint. I dyed the natural colored cotton blue, then used navy blue fabric paint to stencil the design. I sewed the seams with the raw edges facing outward and then used the zig zag stitch to sew them down. I added a knit band to the neckline and used the zig zag stitch for decor on it. Then left the hems raw. I did lower the neckline about three inches, since I spilled some ink on the top and wanted to get rid of that part!

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments:

    December 15, 2015 Chris says:

    That came out great! Alabama Chanin on the fly…

    January 11, 2016 Marianne says:

    I am very much interested in dying the fabric after I receive it. I would like to find out the most successful way to do this. I would like to make a long style a-line skirt out of the cotton knit. What kind of dye should I use and would it be best to make the skirt and dye it after completion or just dye the yardage. Your shirt is very impressive!

    January 11, 2016 Marianne says:

    I am very much interested in dying the fabric after I receive it. I would like to find out the most successful way to do this. I would like to make a long style a-line skirt out of the cotton knit. What kind of dye should I use and would it be best to make the skirt and dye it after completion or just dye the yardage. Your shirt is very impressive!

    February 03, 2016 Yaz - Organic Cotton Plus says:

    Good question Marianne. Our fiber reactive dyes are super easy to use at home, we have a huge selection of colors, and they are non-toxic. The pigments actually molecularly bond to the fibers of the cotton (or silk, linen or hemp) so the colors don’t run or fade, even with repeated washing. Knit fabrics are easy to dye with consistent results – we have directions posted here. As a rule of thumb, one 2/3oz. bottle of dye powder dyes about 1lb of fabric.
    http://organiccottonplus.com/pages/reactive-dyeing-instructions

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