How to stencil fabric with bleach (via

Whether you want to dress up a plain t-shirt or you’re looking to rescue a favorite garment that has gotten stained, bleaching is a great alternative to dyeing – rather than add color, you can take it away instead for a different effect.  Over at Lil Blue Boo, Ashley did an entire series of tutorials on different fabric bleaching techniques, including how to use stencils to create a design.  You can use store-bought stencils, cut your own stencils, or even use various objects (such as a doily).  If you like this look, be sure to check out the rest of her fabric bleaching series as well!  [how to stencil fabric with bleach]

Project estimate:

  • T-shirt, on hand or $1 and up
  • Bleach, on hand or $1
  • Stencil, on hand or $1 and up
  • Spray bottle, on hand or $1
  • Sponge, on hand or $1

Total:  Free and up