I came up with a new way to decorate drawstring pouches made from old t-shirts. (To sew the pouch, see the tutorial I posted here.)
**Regarding the original tutorial to make the pouches, I thought of a time-saving tip. When making the drawstring, use t-shirt yarn (tutorial to make your own here) instead of sewing tubes of scraps and then turning them.**
Anyway, to do the stenciling, assemble your freezer paper stenciling supplies. You do not need to use 'special' fabric paint. I used PLAID acrylic paint and it works fine for fabric.
My tutorial for freezer paper stenciling is found here.
I used small paper punches to make my stencils (a butterfly and a star).
I laid out my scraps and waited for the stencils to dry before sewing everything together.
The very last step is to use a hot iron to set the paint. That way if you need to wash the pouch, the paint won't run.
I really love how they turned out. They are super easy and practically free to make! They make great storage for the zillions of tiny pieces that come with toys.