Refashion top tutorial – stenciled

Any plain top can have a “fun” factor but simply adding a stencil to it. 
Ready to start!?
Top to be stenciled on
Fabric Medium (to add into your paint so the paint is washable)
Stencil (I used one from the Martha Stewart line)
Step 1: Lay out your top and place the cardboard in between the layers so the paint doesn’t seep through one side of the top to the other.
Step 2: Place your stencil in the top/middle of your shirt. Smooth out the fabric and use tape to keep the stencil in place if necessary. (I was originally just going to do a straight row down the middle but then I decided to offset them. Pick a design layout you like!)
Step 3: Mix in the fabric medium to your paint as directed on the bottle from the manufacturer.
Step 4: Dip your brush into the paint – pounce off the extras – and start stenciling! Move your stencil down the middle of the shirt when you finish. Repeat until you reach the bottom hem.
Step 5: Let dry and heat set according to the manufacturers directions on the fabric medium bottle.
WEAR it!



  1. Super cute top now. Great idea!!! I think I have a few tops in the donation bag that this idea could save. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Nice site! I am loving it!! Will come back again ??taking you feeds also, Thanks.

    Black cohosh

  3. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. 🙂 Thanks, Peggy.

  4. I love how this turned out!

  5. That looks great – I see another project added to the never ending list 🙂
    Great blog!

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