Bleach Resist T-Shirt Tutorial

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Bleach Resist T-shirt Tutorial

Today DT member Heidi Edwards continues vinyl week with a cool bleach resist T-Shirt. She has included instructions for this fun project so you can make your own.

1. First I found an image that I liked in the Pazzles Craft Room. Then I cut it out using Pazzles Permanent Vinyl. I used Vinyl Transfer Tape to transfer the cut out image to my shirt. I pressed it down really hard, to be sure it was stuck to the shirt, being sure I pressed all the edges down well. I peeled the transfer tape off and ran my finger firmly over the more detailed parts of the design, just to be sure.Bleach Resist T-shirt Tutorial

2. I put the shirt on a platen so the bleach would not soak through to the back. A big piece of cardboard will work just as well. Then I just sprayed it with a bleach cleaner. I know you can use a mixture of water and bleach but the bleach cleaner was handy and worked great. I used a misting bottle. You can get one at Walmart in the travel section.

3. Don’t get to close to the shirt when you are spraying the bleach. You don’t want to soak it or the bleach will get under the vinyl. Also it takes a few minutes for the bleach to take effect. At first it looks like nothing is happening then right before your very eyes you start seeing it work. I recommend that you spray several light coats and use a blow dryer between each coat. It worked great this way and I got some incredible details.Bleach Resist T-shirtTutorial

4. Once your shirt is completely dry just peel off the vinyl and viola you have a new customized shirt!





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7 thoughts on “Bleach Resist T-Shirt Tutorial

  • meheidie Post author


    Mi hija los ama. Ella tiene alrededor de 4 en su arsenal ahora … lol Ella en realidad eligió el calamar.

  • sandyj

    You need to be sure to neutralize the bleach or it will continue to eat the fabric. Just washing isn’t enough. I believe you need a 10% hydrogen peroxide solution immediately after will do the trick, but you can check the clorox website to be sure.

  • meheidie Post author

    I haven’t had any problems with the bleach on my shirts. I’m thinking maybe because I used bleach cleaner instead of straight bleach. After they dry from being sprayed I just throw them in the wash and there great. That being said, I have never used straight bleach and that might require neutralizing.

  • meheidie Post author

    Joanna, I did all the planets for the elementary teachers last year. And a few others. If you hit my blog link you can see them. I really loved how the planets turned out because the bleach spray kinda looks like starts.