Tie Dye Kids Canvas

DQ K Blog Feb 24-14

Tie Dye T’s, head bands, and scarves are associated with the hippy movement of the 60’s and 70’s. Today tie dye has emerged as a craft technique to create interesting and unique accessories, fashion pieces and home decor items. Of course for Survivor fans, all star Rupert Bowman wore tie dye on the show. He was at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show in January tie dyeing at the I Love to Create booth.

Looking at the craft cuts of Printzfelt 60’s Tie Dye, all I could think of was a T-shirt. Wanting to make something for a child’s room and make it easy enough for the kids to make themselves, I came up with this cute canvas project. How fun to put this on a bed or play room door.

You will need:
9″ x 12″ Rainbow Classicfelt craft cuts, 1 Kelly Green, 1 Red, 1 Orange, 1 Royal Blue
9″ x 12″ Printzfelt craft cut, 1 60’s Tie dye
3/8″-1/2″ Button Mix, 6-12 per letter
8″ x 10″ canvas
Black Fabric Marker
Scissors, pencil, paper, ruler, measuring tape.

DQ KBlog P Feb 24 Tshirt Pattern 2

1. Cut a 3″ by 12″ strip from each of the Classicfelt craft cuts. Print T-shirt pattern. Cut T-shirt and pocket from Tie dye craft cut.

2. Make stitch lines around pocket and T-shirt as shown on pattern. Glue pocket to T-shirt. Glue T-shirt to canvas.

3. Glue strips of felt to all four sides of canvas alternating colors. Fold over to back and glue.

DQ KBlog P Feb 24 Photo 3 Canvas Back

4. Use pencil to trace letters lightly on canvas. If the child has a long name use their initials only or nickname as here, Alex for Alexander. Begin gluing buttons to center letter and work to next outside letter. It will easier to create letters or make any adjustments size wise.

This would be a great birthday gift or a party activity or for the whole family to make. Felt is so easy for anyone to craft and sew with and enjoy their results. Keep creating! Debra