Batik Eagle T-Shirt or Appliqué
By Patty Cox
Use your glue
bottle like a pen and create patriotic glue batik wearable designs.
Spray shirt with cold water dye.
- White t-shirt
- Cold water
spray fabric dye
- Spray bottle
- Protect your surface
with a large plastic trash bag. Place t-shirt on flat surface.
Position and center pattern inside shirt. Pattern can be
seen through t-shirt.
- Use the glue bottle
like a pen and outline the eagle pattern. Fill in the outlined
areas with glue. These areas can be scribbled in to make
your appliqué look more like batik. Dot glue around
the neckline and sleeves about ½” apart. Dot
random dots on shirt top. Allow glue to dry on shirt front.
Turn shirt over. Dot glue around neckline and sleeves and
make random dots on shirt top. Allow glue to dry.
- When glue is dry,
remove the paper pattern from the inside of the shirt. (Some
paper may remain stuck on the glued areas until the final
rinsing in step 4.) Hang the shirt on a hanger. Spray the
top half of the shirt with dye. Spray the bottom half of
the shirt with water. Allow the dye to bleed into the shirt
bottom area until dry (overnight). Note: The top half of
the shirt can be sprayed with dye, then allowed to dry.
Spray the lower half of the shirt with water and allow the
dye to bleed down into the wet area.
- Hand rinse the shirt
in cool water to dissolve and wash away the glue.
x 12” piece of felt
water spray fabric dye
bottle with water
and Clark Embroidery floss
plastic trash bag
- Tape the pattern
on the back of a 9” x 12” piece of felt. Place
the felt on a light table and apply glue, or hold the felt
and pattern up to a window. Outline the pattern with chalk.
- Apply glue along
the outline of the pattern. Fill in the center of the outlines
with glue. These areas can be scribbled in to make your
appliqué look more like a batik. Allow glue to dry.
- Mix dye solution
in a spray bottle. Protect your work surface with a large
plastic trash bag. Spray the felt with dye until the felt
is saturated. Allow the dye to dry flat overnight.
- Wash away glue the
cool water. Let dry.
- Cut ¾”
larger all around the eagle design. Sew around the appliqué
with a blanket stitch using 6 strands of embroidery floss.
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