#Femmecraft: How To Make Your Own Feminist Tee
When did you last dabble in something arty? Maybe not since high school? Or perhaps you’re already a total make-and-do addict? Either way, we’re up for a bit of extra crafting in our lives.
Not only is making stuff deeply therapeutic (there’s no time for anxiously over-thinking life when you’re nose down in a complicated cross stitch, right?) but you get something to show for your efforts too. Ta-da.
So get your scissors, glue and paint pot at the ready because we’re bringing you #femmecraft – our new monthly make series that celebrates our favourite topic, womanhood. Think period-inspired art projects, boob bakes, knitted nipples, and for the green-fingered among you, *actual* lady gardens.
Today, we’ll show you how to make a cute, pro-woman t-shirt.
What you need
- A plain white tee (we reckon oversized is best).
- Iron-on fabric or felt in the colour of your choice – we used this one.
- A female symbol template – save our template and print.
- Craft knife (optional)
- Sharpie pen
How to make
Grab your sign template and carefully cut out the shape, including the centre circle. You can use the craft knife if it’s easier.
Take your iron-on fabric, turn the sheet over and then with a sharpie, trace around your shape twice.
Cut out both sign shapes, as neatly as you can.
Now get your tee, measure out the ideal position to place the sign and make a dot with your pencil. We made ours 23cm down from the edge of the t-shirt neckline and 12cm in from the sleeve. Do the same on the other side of your tee using a ruler to make sure the dots are straight.
Position the centre of the sign over your pencil dot.
Cover the sign with a cotton cloth and then press down with a hot iron for about 20 seconds.
Peel off the top protective layer of the iron-on fabric, while it’s still warm.
Repeat the process on other side of the t-shirt and, ta-da, you’re done!
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