I've been on the look out for the perfect graphic tee for awhile now and just couldn't find exactly what I wanted. And then I saw this phrase and because I'm going to be doing a lot of hiking very soon, I thought I would try out using a fabric marker and see what happened. I bought a tee at Old Navy the other weekend when they were $5 and a black fabric marker at Michaels. You want to make sure and wash the tee before beginning.
Then I laid it out flat on my work table and put a piece of foam core underneath (and in between layers) to protect the back of the shirt. You could use any piece of thick cardboard or poster board.
Next I drew out my design with pencil on a piece of paper and retraced with marker. I made sure I made the design the right size for the tee. You could also download a design from the computer and print it out if you want.
Then I placed that paper under the top layer and positioned it where I wanted it.
According to the directions for this marker, I needed to shake the pen vigorously to get the ink to the point and press down on a scrap of paper a couple of times too.
I also laid down some weights to keep the tee from moving around as I traced the letters.
The tee is stretchy so I found that doing a stippling motion with the marker worked better then a brush stroke method.
After letting it dry overnight laying flat it was ready to wear the next day. I haven't tried washing it yet, but I'm pretty confident it will wash well.
This turned out even better than I thought, and I can't wait to wear it! If you try this I would love to see your results. Bye for now!