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Pinch Proof T-Shirt

Posted by  ·  March 9, 2011  ·  Last Updated: March 9, 2011

Freezer paper stencils are an easy way to make cute t-shirts. With St Patrick’s Day right around the corner we thought we would use this fun technique to give us some special protection!

Freezer Paper Stencil Tutorial

Draw design on paper side of the freezer paper, shiny side of freezer paper facing down. I have included the template I used. I  cut the stencil with my Silhouette Cutter, but an exacto knife works also.

Pinch Proof Stencil Download

Iron freezer paper shiny side down onto t-shirt. This doesn’t take much —about 30 seconds on medium heat. Check to make sure freezer paper  is completely adhered to the shirt. Don’t forget to also iron the center parts into the letters. Notice I forgot the center of the first letter p.

Following directions on the bottle mix  fabric painting medium 2:1 into acrylic paint. You will also want some amazing DecoArt Glamour Dust for embellishing the t-shirt.

Apply paint to stencil and sprinkle wet paint with Glamour Dust. I  was glamming up the shamrocks, but wish I had sprinkled it on the whole stencil. This stuff is so cool and gives such a professional finish!

Flip over and remove extra Glamour Dust. Remove stencil.

Allow paint to dry 48 hours (only 24  is necessary if only using paint and not Glamour Dust), then heat set the paint by ironing over design for 30 seconds on medium heat.

No pinching allowed!

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  2. Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
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  3. Karen Peterson
    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
    Just finished a shirt for my daughter and it turned out so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
  4. Suzanne
    Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
    Looks fantastic!!! Do you have any tricks to cut freezer paper with the Silhouette? I tried a while back and the paper stuck to the matte and ripped everywhere.
  5. Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
    Adorable! :) I've never tried "glamour dust" - it looks great! I'm going to look for it the next time I have a painting project! Thanks for sharing! :)
  6. Marie B
    Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
    Thanks for the great idea. I just made 2 t shirts for my twin girls. Only made 1 mistake - when I read "freezer paper" my mind read Wax paper. So instead of an easy to use stencil, I had a harder to use tracing guide. Painted the t shirts by hand - pink t shirts with chartreuse green lettering. They look pretty good, if I do say so myself!
  7. Kimberly Starr
    Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
    I loved this idea. I had my hubby pick up freezer paper on the way home from work and made it that night. I even made a pair of pants to match. They turned out awesome! I have since made a couple other outfits using the freezer paper. Thanks for sharing the great ideas!!!
  8. Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
    i used this tutorial to do a take on mine! thanks!

  9. Saturday, March 12th, 2011
    Very cool! I am going to try to make a "Girls Rock" t-shirt with an electric guitar. Wish me luck! Thank you so much. LOVE YOUR SITE!
  10. Thursday, March 10th, 2011
    i LOVE this project! I linked to it here:

    Thanks for sharing!
  11. Robin
    Thursday, March 10th, 2011
    I need help. I have a silhouette, but I'm not really familiar with it. I can't figure out how to get your Adobe image into the silhouette program to cut! PLEASE HELP. I've purchased all the materials and really want to make a shirt for next week. Thank you!!!
  12. Thursday, March 10th, 2011
    She has the cutest big smile! What a doll!
  13. Thursday, March 10th, 2011
    Such a cute tutorial Cindy!! I want one!! :)
  14. Thursday, March 10th, 2011
    LOVE IT!!!
  15. April Bean
    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    Can you share what font you used? I would love to make this, but I have a Cricut and need the file to be an SVG.file. This is so fun! Thanks for sharing the idea.
  16. Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    Love it! Very cute stencil!!
  17. heather
    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    This idea looks really cute but I am confused. It looks like you go paint all over the shirt how does it come out to look like the finished product. It seems like I missed something. I would love to make these for my girls.
  18. Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    LOVE the idea!! Thank you! debi
  19. Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    Hoe funny, I just started a similar one for my son. He is very worried about the pinching involved and I said that I'd make him a shirt that said, "No Pinching!"
  20. Emily
    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    very cute! and walgreens has $1 white tshirts for the whole family right now. are these washable?
  21. Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    Very cute!
  22. Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    Oh, I LOVE this! My two little ones will love it, too, I am sure. :)
  23. Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    I just wanted to write a little note, to let you know that I've been in love with your blog for years, I think it's one of THE BEST blogs out there! Thanks so much for all the fun ideas, you always have so much to look at!

    I just wanted to let you know that all your hard work is appreciated!!
  24. Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    That is so awesome! I didn't know this was possible. I def want to try this. Thanks for sharing! lots of love!
  25. Beth
    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
    I love the glitter, gives it that special look, and the adorable child also helps!