How to Colour on Shirts

7 Easy Videos:

#1. START HERE!

#2. WHAT YOU NEED AND HOW TO WASH YOUR SHIRT

#3. HOW TO COLOUR ON A SHIRT

#5. HOW TO FIX MISTAKES

#6. HOW TO MAKE WATERCOLOUR BACKGROUNDS

#7. STILL NEED HELP?

What should you colour with?

Fabric Markers/Paint:

For permanent colour, use fabric markers or fabric paint. Why? They’re the best option to avoid the colour running and fading. 

IMPORTANT: Be sure to follow the washing instructions on your markers/paints.

I have used and like both Crayola Fabric Markers (Typically around $12 CAD for set of 10) and TULIP fabric markers (Around $30 for 24 markers). 

Permanent Markers: 

Sharpies and other permanent markers work as well. The colours may be more prone to running for the first few washes and they may fade more than than fabric markers. I recommend waiting at least 24 hours before washing a shirt alone in cold water, ideally hand-washed.

Heat treat the colour to help it last. Here’s how: 

STEP 1: Wait at least 24 hours after colouring.

STEP 2: BEFORE the first wash, iron the coloured part of your shirt on the hottest cotton setting for 4 minutes OR put your shirt in the dryer alone on high heat for 30 minutes. 

STEP 3: When your shirt is cool again, hand wash gently in cold water. Hang to dry. 

Washable Markers:

To re-use / re-colour, use washable markers, like Crayola. 

NOTE: Be sure to follow washing instructions on your markers/paints.

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