This superhero flip t-shirt tutorial is super easy to follow and makes the cutest alter ego t-shirts for kids!
This post was originally shared over at 733 last week.
Now it becomes a part of
One For The Boys ~ T-shirt Week
as I am posting it here just in case you missed it.
Have you seen those flip shirts that say “ask me about my zombie costume” or “ask me about my pet trex” then when flipped inside out they have a zombie or trex image on the inside? Google “flip shirt” and you will find them. I thought this was a super cute concept and took it a step further to create these Superhero Flip T-shirts for my superhero loving boys.
Superhero flip t-shirt tutorial:
And here is Isaiah and his favorite hero, Spiderman.
Here’s how to create your very own flip shirt…
1. Cut the words “ask me about my alter ego” out of freezer paper. I used my cricut cutting machine but you can totally do this by hand too, it would just take a bit longer.
2. Iron the freezer paper stencil to the front of the shirt. Be sure to press all of the edges down carefully.
3. Place a scrap piece of paper inside the shirt, underneath where you are painting so that the fabric paint doesn’t seep through to the back of the shirt.
4. Using fabric paint, color in the stencilled letters. Allow this to dry completely.
5. Turn the t-shirt inside out. Iron on a superhero freezer paper stencil. Be sure to have the top of the head point towards the hem of the t-shirt so that when the shirt is flipped the superhero face is right side up. I traced Ironman and Spiderman faces onto freezer paper and used them as a stencil. You can find templates for these characters here. Because the t-shirts that I was working with were white, I painted my superhero stencil with white fabric paint first so that the actual colors of our superheros wouldn’t show through to the front of the shirt.
6. Paint the character using fabric paints.
7. Add details using dimensional fabric paint if desired.
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Crafting essentials for sewing projects:
- We love using this flat bottom dry iron for perfect seams.
- This sewing kit has everything we could possibly need!
- These scraps of cotton fabric are ideal for most sewing crafts.
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our sewing supplies organized.
Stay tuned for more boy t-shirt goodness!
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OMG, this is just plain adorable! Although, I might never see my son’s face again ; ) Pinning this!
So cute! My boys would LOVE these! This is about to become my first freezer paper project :) You’re the coolest Mom ever, you know that right? :)
I am completely in LOVE with this. I know what I’ll be making for party favors for my sons superhero party in August. I was going to make capes but I love this so much more. It is more unique!
Party T-shirts would be awesome! What an easy and inexpensive party favour! I would love to see them :) Thanks for visiting!
HA! That is FANTASTIC!! My son would looove that…he’d have his shirt up over his head all day, lol. Although his would probably have Curious George or Jake the Pirate on it instead of a superhero…he’s obsessed! I’d love for you to share this here: https://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/05/shine-on-fridays-81.html#more
I’ve never seen anything like this … such a great and fun idea! Luke would love it. I pinned … I’ll have to make one this summer.
This is awesome! I know several kids who would go wild for this. Pinned!
These shirts are so much fun! My son would have loved them when he was younger. I’d love if you’d come share at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31. https://organized31.blogspot.com/2013/06/inspire-us-thursday-link-party-3.html
Is the stencil still available? I can not locate the link. . . (<—- Late to the party)
I am not sure where it went!! lol Working on it…