Whenever I go to my local Goodwill store, I always check out the area where they put sewing patterns, scrapbooking and craft supplies. You just never know what you’ll find there to inspire you! Recently I ran across some colorful iron-on repair patches in different colors which were in a bin with other sewing items. Then I noticed some paper punches for scrapbooking. I got the idea that I could use a punch to cut out some designs from the iron on patches! Now, I just happened to have a star punch at home already, so I decided to use that. Stars are a great design because they transcend age and gender, and I thought they’d look great on a variety of items.
First I started punching out lots and lots of stars in all the colors of the iron-on fabric–black, pale pink, pale blue and pale yellow. I didn’t know what I’d use them on, but I figured it would come to me eventually. On a different shopping trip I found this casual Mossimo brand pullover shirt with cool pocket detail and I thought it would be just right for this DIY. I laid out a starry design on the pocket (make sure the shiny side is down, that’s where the fabric bond is), and ironed them onto the garment! I think the punches would work on any lightweight fabric, and you could use liquid fabric bond to adhere to t-shirts, or anything you can imagine.
This is a fun and easy project that you and your kids could do together (with mom or dad doing the ironing), so why not see what you can find at Goodwill to do your own DIY projects this summer! It’s a great way to keep the kids occupied and give them a chance to be creative as well.