January literally flew by and we’re full speed into February. That means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I’ve been searching the internet for a cute sweatshirt I can wear to work and found this one on Pinterest. So cute right? But it was $62! I love fashion but I also love deals and affordable clothing and this just wasn’t in my budget.
I got the Silhouette Cameo 3 for Christmas and finally had an idea of what to make with it! A cute heart sweatshirt! So I ordered up some fabric paint, sponges, a red sweatshirt, and got to crafting.
- Silhouette Cameo or other cutting Machine
- Freezer Paper
- Foam Sponge or cut a sponge you have at home into a small piece.
- Fabric Paint in White
- Red Sweatshirt (get 1 size bigger if you want a baggier look).
- Heart Cut File (design your own or use mine here)
Now we’re ready to make our sweatshirt.
STEP 1 CUT YOUR STENCIL
You’re going to want to open the cut file and load it to the Silhouette Studio. You don’t need to flip it because I already did that part for you. I used the preset for transfer paper for my cut settings and it seemed to cute perfectly.
I have a fairly new blade so you might have to play around with the settings if you have a dull blade. Cut the freezer paper shiny side up so that you can iron it on once you have your stencil.
STEP 2 CENTER STENCIL AND IRON
This step is pretty self explanatory. Center your heart in the middle of your sweatshirt shiny side down and iron down on dry heat setting. You will need to use a lot of pressure around the edges of the stencil. This will prevent any fabric paint bleeding.
STEP 3 PAINT YOUR STENCIL
Place some cardboard or craft paper inside your shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding through, especially if you’re using a thinner material. Using your sponge start dabbing fabric paint over the stencil. Appy 2-3 coats and then let it dry according to your fabric paint directions. Mine dry time was 4 hours.
STEP 4 PULL YOUR STENCIL OFF
After letting your sweatshirt dry, slowly pull off the stencil. I repeat slowly. If you notice paint pulling up, it’s probably not fully dried so let it sit a while longer.
That’s it! I waited 72 hours before washing my sweatshirt but now it’s so warm and cozy and will be perfect for Valentine’s Day?. 🙂 The sponge I used left an almost brushed paint look which I thought was pretty cute.
I would love to see your projects so don’t forget to add it to the “tried it” section of this PIN.