Thursday, September 26, 2013

DIY National Quidditch League Shirts - Boy and Girl Versions - Freezer Paper Stencil and Applique

We've got one happy quidditch player at our house...

Actually, make that two...

although really I guess they're just quidditch player wannabees since the broomsticks at our house don't seem to fly.

Anyway, when I was searching around online for inspiration for Seth's "I'm a Keeper" Shirt, I happened across this logo that's a spin-off of the NBA and MLB logos.

I could tell immediately that it was the perfect candidate for freezer paper stenciling...simple lines, with just enough detail to be interesting.  I also wanted to have the white stand out from the shirt and thought the best way would be to combine freezer paper stenciling with T-shirt applique.

Quidditch season opens in October, you know.  You need to be ready.

You can see a more full tutorial for freezer paper stenciling here, but basically you trace or print your design onto freezer paper.  Cut it out with a razor blade.  Iron it onto your fabric, and fill in the holes with paint. 

I pulled out an old white T-shirt and ironed on the freezer paper stencil.  You do have to be a bit careful at the foot and hand since there's only a tiny bit of freezer paper separating the two colors.  Most people use fabric paint, but I've generally found good results just using regular craft paint, since that's what I have on hand.  Seth enjoyed helping me fill in the paint.
After the image was dry, I put some Heat'n Bond Lite (affiliate link) on the back, cut it out, and ironed it onto the shirt.  Then I stitched around the edges.  I like the way the stitching looks, but I've heard you can use Heat'n Bond Ultra Hold (affiliate link) if you want to skip the sewing step.
After making the shirt for Seth, I found the perfect red shirt in Katie's size in my stash and figured she'd prefer a girl version.  I played around with the design a bit and was able to add a ponytail.

I asked Seth when he came home if anyone at school knew what his shirt was.  (He's in first grade, so I figure not many classmates have read Harry Potter.)  He said, "Yeah.  My teacher!  He called me Harry Potter all day."
Here's the image you'll need to make your own shirt.  You can download this picture and resize it to fit your shirt.

Are you ready for quidditch season?

I have lots of Harry Potter inspired gifts and fun things in my shop.  The selection is always changing.

See these links for more details about other Harry Potter themed crafts we've done...and be sure to check back because I'll be adding more as I get them written up.

Gryffindor Deathly Hallows Quilt


 Hogwarts Crest Quilt

Slytherin Quilt - Green and Silver
 Slytherin Quilt

 Giant Monster Book of Monster Cushion (No Sew)

Golden Snitch Birthday Cake
 Slytherin Quilt


Granger-Lovegood 2016 Election Shirts 

Potter - Weasley 2016 Election Shirts 


Lumos and Nox Quilt

Harry Potter Party Overview


 Hedwig Necklace

Accio Book Tote Tutorial - Freezer Paper Stencil 
Harry Potter Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil

Easy Harry Potter Wands 

Printable Hogwarts Library Book Plates

Printable Harry Potter Valentines

Easy Harry Potter (Hogwarts) House Scarves

Golden Snitch Necklace

Golden Snitch Cupcakes

Ron Weasley "I'm a Keeper" Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil

Ginny Weasley's Golden Snitch Skirt
DIY Quidditch Association Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil (Boy Version)
DIY Quidditch Association Shirt - Freezer Paper Stencil (Girl Version)
Harry Potter Wizard Robe in 15 Minutes from a T-shirt

Harry Potter Family Themed Costumes

Harry Potter Inspired Charm Ornaments

Harry Potter Printable Spell Books

Harry Potter Printable Dementor Themed Chocolate Bar Wrappers Books

The Hermione Skirt
Dementor's Kiss-Away Free Printable Party Favor or Valentine

DIY Hogwarts Robe for 18-inch Doll

Hermione in the Library - CraftingCon Post

Harry Potter Potions Ornaments

 Harry Potter Robes with Oly*Fun

 The Wand Skirt

 Always Doe Pillow

Deathly Hallows Pillow
 Deathly Hallows Pillow

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Hedwig Necklace from Pieces by Polly

Mockingjay Necklace from Boutique Academia
Modern Black and Gold Hexies Baby Quilt from Pieces by Polly

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  1. love! Thanks for linking it up to our Block Party

  2. those shirts turned out SOOOO cute! I love them and your kids look like they do too! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at nap-timecreations... you were featured today... come check it out and grab a featured button!! EMily


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