Ok, I have to tell you…I wanted to name this post, “How to tea bag a T-shirt”. BUT I was worried about what google searches I would come up under. We try to keep the riff-raff out over here, and I thought that title might be a slight distraction to the craft at hand
So, onto vintage shirt making…
You will need:
- a white or very light colored shirt
- 5-6 tea bags
- 2-3 cups white vinegar
I actually used a size small men’s v-neck undershirt for the project…
You will need a big sauce pot that you should fill about 1/3 of the way up with water and bring to a boil. When it has reached a boil remove from heat and throw in your tea bags.
Put your shirt in the tea and submerge completely, flattening out the air bubbles. Let it sit in the tea for at least an hour…the longer it sits, the darker the color. Also remember that the color will fade when washed, so although it might seem dark, it will certainly lighten up.
When you’re ready remove the shirt from the pot.
I then, washed my shirt in the regular wash and dried in the dryer.
When it came out I scruffed up the edges with a bit of sand paper.
I attached a few super cute flower pins I bought from the Pleated Poppy and there you have it!
*Stay tuned, though, because I am going to have a DIY on how to make the buttons yourself!