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Eyeball T-shirts

These charming T-shirts are perfect for kids.

Eyeball T-shirts

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May 2009

Introduction

Resources

Special thanks to Regina Lord for demonstrating this craft; for more information on Regina, visit creativekismet.com. Martha used T-shirts from American Apparel. All additional tools and materials are available at most crafts stores.

materials

  • Old white T-shirt

  • Pencil

  • Fabric paint in assorted colors

  • Paintbrushes

  • Scissors

  • Measuring tape

  • Colored T-shirt

  • Pins

  • Sewing machine threaded with coordinating thread

steps

  1. Cut a white T-shirt into 3-by-5-inch pieces. Draw an eye shape, and circles within the eye shapes, onto each piece with a pencil.

  2. Paint circles blue, green, or brown; let dry. Paint pupils with black paint. Accent by painting a white dot onto the pupil for shine, and red streaks onto whites of eyes to make them look bloodshot; let dry.

  3. Trim around the eyes, leaving 1/4 inch all around for seam allowance. Turn a colored T-shirt inside out and pin eyes into place, face down. Use 5 to 6 eyes on the front and 1 on the center back. Sew around each eye.

  4. Turn shirt right-side out. Cut a small hole in only the top layer of the center of the eye area. Trim fabric inside the stitches to reveal the eye, leaving a small amount for eyelid.

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