Bleach Shirts with Polyester Blends

All the tutorials for making bleach shirts say to use 100% cotton. But I had some Old Navy 60% cotton 40% polyester blend shirts sitting around, and the kids need some long sleeve shirts for winter. They’ve been asking about deathly hallows shirts after seeing someone wearing one, so I decided to give it a shot.

I made stencils using contact paper on the Cricut. One problem I’ve had is that it’s super easy to make stencils with vinyl or contact paper, but then you can’t iron to lighten the bleach. We recently got a heat gun, so I decided to try that out instead. The contact paper shrunk a little bit, but didn’t melt or stick to the shirt. And the design got way lighter! Will definitely be refining this in the future.

 

Bleach shirt using Old Navy cotton/polyester blend.

Heather grey bleach shirt

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