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DIY Stripe It


With the turning of summer in the western part of the hemisphere I couldn’t help myself with this oh so adorable DIY Stripe It. The painted lines are uneven + splendidly asymmetrical + you can really try your own version with an old t-shirt or fabric napkins. Jupiter is the limit.



If you wanna give this crafty project a try here’s what you’ll need:



  • Onesie or fabric piece of choice.
  • Fabric paint
  • Paint brush
  • Masking tape
  • Cardboard panel


step by step

After gathering your materials…


Step 1: Placed strips of masking tape along the front of the onesie.


Step 2: Placing a piece of cardboard inside the onesie to make sure the fabric paint doesn’t leak through to the back side.



Step 3: Apply paint with a paint brush not worrying about making the lines perfect.


Step 4: Let dry for several hours.


Step 5: Strip off the masking tape.


Step 6: Heat set it with an iron + please don’t burn yourself like I did.


Step 7 (optional): Adorn your piece. I added a little sailor brooch to it for that special touch.


Step 8: You got yourself the cutest little onesie. Hip hip hoooray!



try it

This is such a fun + simple + rewarding project. So much so, that I’m at the point where half of my closet has been tranformed into stripes LOL. Not kidding. Should probably stop now, right? Well, in any case, would love to know what you inner Picasso is planning to do with this project.




Mayi Carles

13 Responses to DIY Stripe It

  • Kristi Duggins says:

    Very cute, Mayi! I love the stripes!

    Now I wanna go home and paint!

  • mayicarles says:

    Ohhh so happy you liked it Kristi. Have fun painting + stripe-ing

  • Lisa says:

    This would be an awesome baby shower gift- I’ll keep it mind for my next one..

  • Katrine says:

    Oh I love it love it love it!! πŸ˜€
    I so wanna try this πŸ™‚ (as well;))
    The blue one with the ribbon is oh-so-cute

  • Angela says:

    This is so cool! I really like it! Especially the one with the sailor brooch looks PERFECT! I want to try and make something like that ASAP!!! I’m thinking about cute little striped tote bags! πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  • mayicarles says:

    Lisa: Great idea for baby shower, you are so right πŸ™‚

  • mayicarles says:

    Katrine: hehehehe yeah the blue melted my heart, perfect for summer πŸ™‚

    I used to live in Chicago + I would wear this for the aviation show πŸ™‚

  • mayicarles says:

    Angela: hehehehehe I know what you mean. This project is super addictive hehehe!

    You’re a genius btw, this would be perfect for bags. I hadn’t thought of it. Back to my wardrobe to stripe some more hehehehe!

  • cinzia says:

    it’s a great idea for a kids’ birthday party!

  • mayicarles says:

    Cinzia: If only I had kids… ohhh well it will have to be for my b-day party buahahahahaha!

  • Angela says:

    I’ve made a version with a tote bag! Looks great! Thanks again for sharing this DIY tutorial!
    I’ve made a post about it with a link back to you. Maybe you’d like to check it out. πŸ™‚

  • mayicarles says:

    I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE your tote Angela. You’re a rockstar. I left you a comment on your blog + I can’t see it (maybe it’s in moderation), but just in case you missed it, I wanted to ask for your permission to post your oh so gorgeous project on heartmade. I would just need the images to be 600 pixels wide + no curves on the corners. Yayyyy Hope you say yes. And of course giving you 100% credit + link back to your site πŸ™‚

  • Angela says:

    Oh, I’m so glad you liked it (I’m jumping up and down with joy here!)and OF COURSE I’d love to be featured on your blog!!! I’m going to send you my images ASAP!

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