Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tutorial Thursday!

Bleach Pen T-shirt!

What you will need:

A bleach pen and a t-shirt.
The bleach pen can be found on the laundry isle at the grocery store for around $3. I picked a plain navy blue t shirt. 

I decided on a butterfly design and made a pattern for it. I taped it down on the shirt so it would stay in place. You also need to put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to keep if from going through to the other side. Unless you wanted to go through to the other side of the shirt, that could be cute.

Start tracing your design with the bleach pen. Have a paper towel handy to wipe away extra and a tooth pick to pop any air bubbles.

I added a few free form designs to mine. You have to remember that the pen is not going to make a perfect line and it does spread some. I let my dry for about 3 hours. I have heard of some people letting it dry a much shorter time and some people letting it dry up to 6 hours. When you are ready, wash off the bleach pen in the sink with the sprayer. Then put it in the wash by itself, just in case, you don't want to mess up any other clothes. 

When its dry:

You will have a cute new shirt!!! 

Now somebody come and yank the bleach pen outta my hand!!


  1. Too cute! Would've never thought to use a bleach pen to create shirt designs! Very creative.

  2. Emily- You are my best follower!! (besides my Mom!)