I know that they make an Inkjet printable fabric that is “iron-on” and not “sew-on”. I live in Themiddleofnowhere though and couldn’t find it. I bought the sew-on, not a big deal, it just adds an extra step. The t-shirts came from the craft section at Walmart and were less than $4. I’m not a Walmart woman, but I didn’t want to drive an hour and a half to go somewhere else :)
The directions on the Inkjet printable fabric are great! Save the image and then follow the directions to print the image onto the fabric.
Mine didn’t print perfectly in the middle or the page, so you can just trim it up with scissors.
Peel the backing from the fabric.
I love Heat ‘n’ Bond and use it a lot. I have found that projects look so much more complete with a little fabric paint around the edges. It just looks finished! So use a little fabric paint around the edge of the design. I also put a little around the center heart. Use black, red, white, green, or glitter fabric paint.
My red center heart looks pretty blah here on my red shirt. I just went over it with a permanent marker to brighten up the color as a final step.
I found these simple canvas bags at Walmart too. They were just a little over $2 each. I thought they would be so cute to add this design to. It would make a great teacher gift for Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Christmas or the end of the year! I think all teachers like Dr. Seuss; there must be some kind of unwritten rule about it.
A black t-shirt would look great too or even just a plain white one!
There you have it! A simple no-sew t-shirt to celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday. Make one for your kids and one for their teachers too!
FYI: I strongly recommend hand washing this in cold water. Iron-ons and fabric paint just do not fare well in the washing machine. It would be worth the effort to keep the shirt nice. The printable fabric instructions also say to handwash the design in cold water to get rid of any extra ink…probably a good idea. I know I wouldn’t throw this red shirt in with my normal laundry; no one likes pink undies that should be white!