Shirts, Tees and Camis

Does anyone else look at Pinterest at all the cute Brandy Melville tops, or Urban Outfitter clothes? I have a solution that will.. well… probably increase the urge to look for ideas. The key word being ideas, that won’t totally drain my college fund.

DIY Shirts!!

I love this DIY it is definitely one of my favorites. It’s so easy and the results are as cute as the ones you see people buy.

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What you need: 

  • Any kind of shirt (I used Hanes men shirts actually, because I wanted to be able to cut them if I wanted too)
  • Transfer paper (Michaels, or any craft store should carry them)
  • An Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Scissors
  • computer
  • printer

Directions:

  1. First things first. What do you want your shirt to have on it? I used Pinterest to find ideas and then used google to find the image I wanted. (Be careful using google images, if you are using a logo of a brand, and you google that image. It will show up and look great, but behind the logo will be this grid type thing, DONT USE IT! It will be printed out and will be transferred on your shirt…. we no likely).
  2. When you find true love in a picture, you will right click on the image and copy IMAGE! Not URL! You can then go and open Microsoft Office Word, and paste the image.
  3. Now that your image is in Word, fit it to the paper and the size you want it on your shirt. You may have to change the margins on the paper to get the fit you want. For  WHITE/LIGHT FABRICS ONLY: FLIP your IMAGE so its backwards. DARK FABRICS: DO NOT FLIP IMAGE.
  4. Everything is now ready to print, for light fabrics, I can’t stress this enough make sure your image is backwards! You will take out all the other paper out of your printer, then set in the transfer sheet. For lights and darks you will use the glossy side of the paper (the side without lines).
  5. After you printed it, cut the image out.
  6. Turn on your iron and make sure its the highest setting, and that NO steam is coming out. Try on your shirt while you wait and hold up the image to see where you want to place it.
  7. Lay the shirt on the iron board, and iron it before laying down the image.
  8. FOR DARK FABRICS ONLY: REMOVE BACKING before ironing! After ironing the shirt to get the wrinkles out, you will lay your image where you want it. DARK FABRICS: LAY YOURS PRINT SIDE UP! LIGHT FABRICS: LAY YOURS PRINT SIDE DOWN. Then use the Parchment paper. Put that between the Iron and the image.
  9. Slowly move the iron along the image, putting as much pressure as possible, while still moving it slowly. Depending on the size of the image you are transferring, it will be about 90-120 seconds. But keep in mind Size, if its on the smaller size (about a 1/2 sheet of paper or less), go for about 40-60 seconds.
  10. For LIGHT FABRICS ONLY: wait 5 seconds after you take iron off to take off the sheet to reveal your NEW SHIRT!!  for DARK FABRICS: take it off immediately, after taking off iron. (be careful not to burn yourself on the paper if its hot).
  11. After your reveal your image let it cool, and then its ready to wear!!
  12. Washing directions:
  • Cold water
  • Mild detergent
  • Lay flat to dry
  • remove right away after washer finishes, the color may bleed if left for too long.

 

I’m so excited to see all the shirts you start creating! Make sure to tag me on here or any of my social media accounts, if you make one!

XOXO,

G.

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