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How To Make a Hand-Painted Tie For Father’s Day
You Will Need
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • A tie pattern
  • Needle and thread
  • Wax paper
  • A charcoal pencil
  • A shader paintbrush
  • A liner paintbrush
  • Fabric paints
  • Mild detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • A sponge (optional)
step 1Select fabric
Select a washable natural-fiber, natural-blend fabric, preferably half cotton and half polyester.
step 2Cut two patterns
Cut two identical tie patterns and sew them together to create the tie.
step 3Wash and place on wax paper
Wash the tie once without fabric softener and place it on waxed paper to dry.
step 4Draw pattern
Draw a pattern using a charcoal pencil on the dry tie.
step 5Paint pattern
Paint the pattern. Use a shader paintbrush to fill in larger areas and a liner brush for long, flowing lines.
tip Use a compressed sponge cut to shape. Dip it in paint and dab it onto the fabric for a sponge-painted effect.
step 6Dry before washing
Allow 24 hours to dry, and 72 hours before washing. Use the gentle cycle, with mild detergent and fabric softener, and line dry.
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