My Christmas present from The Husband was my Silhouette Cameo. It came back in November, and he let me have it early. I ended up making many Christmas presents with it (and for about every two presents I made, I made something for me ). One of the first things I played with was Freezer Paper Stenciling. There is a very detailed tutorial here from The Thinking Closet. I just have a couple of additional tips.
The first being when you iron on the freezer paper, have your fabric on something a bit sturdier than the ironing board. The padding of the ironing board made it hard to get a good bond around the edges and paint would seep under. Putting this cardboard cutting mat under my shirts worked fabulously. Also, the measurements on it helped in getting the patterns ironed on straight.
This brings me to my second tip. I had a hard time getting the monograms centered and straight. So before I cut out my design, I added four squares to be cut at the center marks.
Then, before painting I put masking tape over them so I wouldn’t accidentally get paint in the openings.
So obviously I made monogramed t-shirts.
But I didn’t think the little men in my life would appreciate a monogrammed shirt so I had to make them one of these:
And then The Husband got jealous that I was making something for everyone but him so I made him this (cycling is his hobby):
A little something for everyone!