40 Week Pregnancy T-shirt Tutorial

As I said in my last post this pregnancy has hit me the hardest out of all of the 4 pregnancies that I have experienced. I think because of this I am having more ambivalence towards this pregnancy. Don’t get me wrong, I am super excited to meet my new little bundle of joy, but the pregnancy is really draining.

So to get me out of my funk and to give this baby the excitement that he/she deserves I decided to make a cute pregnancy t-shirt to help me remember to take pictures – and to easily remember when I look back!

Want to know how I made this adorable shirt? Wait no more!
First, you need to go and buy a shirt that will accommodate your bump as it grows. I know how big I get as this is not my first rodeo. For some women a bigger t-shirt from Superstore would be great, for others a maternity shirt would be a better choice.
I chose a cheap maternity tank from Old Navy – in case I made a mistake and had to buy another one.
Next you need fabric paint and a stencil.


I bought spray fabric paint because I thought it would be easier – but it turns out that what I had first thought of wasn’t that easy.

It still worked for me. I just used a sponge tip brush and sprayed the paint on another surface and then blotted my brush and applied.

When using the the stencils I used a lot of scotch tape to make sure that I didn’t go over and mark up the rest of the shirt.


I wish that I had bought two stencils as the double digits were a little more challenging.

However, it all worked out in the end and I am so happy with the results!!


So tell me, how would you mark off the dates?? 


Post Author: Alisha

While I spend most of my time homeschooling my 4 kids, I am also on a journey to better myself by exploring all the interesting things that life has to offer. I am passionate about human rights, especially in regards to birth, and am an advocate for families and babies.

7 thoughts on “40 Week Pregnancy T-shirt Tutorial

    Jody R

    (April 22, 2013 - 5:39 pm)

    The coolest maternity shirt ever! You should sell those on your blog….

    Brooklyn Berry

    (April 22, 2013 - 5:42 pm)

    So cute. I loved this idea when I was pregnant, such a fun way to keep track.


    (April 22, 2013 - 6:49 pm)

    this is beyond adorable (and so are you!)


    (April 22, 2013 - 9:31 pm)

    You are such a cute pregnant lady! Love the shirt idea and I think I would mark off each week with a diagonal line. Not red though, that would be too predictable. Maybe a nice bright summery colour like green or blue?

    Kyla @ Mommys Weird

    (April 22, 2013 - 10:42 pm)



    (April 25, 2013 - 12:12 am)

    so cute!

    Mommy Moments

    (April 25, 2013 - 1:30 pm)

    I’m pinning this under “gift ideas”. Such a cute idea for pregnant friends.

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