You have probably seen one of those methods to create your own patterns etc. on a T-Shirt. But the problem being, that it is time consuming and that you probably don't have all the materials and tools needed.

This method is easy and cheap, yet results a very pleasent result.

Step 1: The transfers

First of all you'll need your t-shirt to print on.
Also you will have to buy some 'T-Shirt Transfers' sheets sold in many stores, including your local printer shop. Often the 'T-Shirt Transfers' sheets will only allow you to use them on white T-Shirts, but it is possible to buy them for darker colors.
I found these at 3-4$ per sheet, but I live in a country where everything is expensive, so you might be ble to find them at a much lower cost.
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Great tutorial! But on step four the amount of time you have to iron for each size didn't show up. It looked like this:<br>&quot;...&Atilde;�&Acirc;&frac12; minutes for images smaller than 10x15 cm, 1-&Atilde;�&Acirc;&frac12; minutes for sizes around a half A4...&quot;
This is a very good instructables, i bought 10 sheets for 6&euro;, and 2 tshirts for 7,50&euro;, very cheap Here's the first tshirt I made! Thanks for this instructable
That's really cool I would like to do that, but aren't their laws on copyright?
As long as you don't make money off somebody else's work, you'll be fine.<br />
Oh okay, I c... How do the shirts hold up in the washer. Does the design fade away quickly?
I made these t-shirts back in November 2007, and the designs are still colorful. Some cracks appear after a few washes which doesn't happen as easily with screenprinting, however compared to screenprinting this method is quicker and allows you to use a wide variety of colors easily. Just flip the t-shirt inside-out and wash at lower temperatures.
Okay, that's super. Thanks &lt;=D
&nbsp;I make one for my Valentine and one for me with <a href="http://www.lafraise.com/Submission/index/id/24547" rel="nofollow">this picture</a>.<br /> They look like real tee !<br /> My girlfriend is very enjoyed ! ;)<br /> <br />
Did the same, but my t-shirt started to get rid of the design :(<br />
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I think the colour rubs off from beneath. Can you prevent it?
You can take a picture of yourself, and put it on a shirt.
You basically read the directions which came with the paper...
I saw the metacafe thing backwards and thought it was cyrilic, my bad lol
what happens if you put one of those t-shirt sheets that only work on white shirts on a black one? like does it explode? exaporate? Not stick?
Normally when you print on white paper, you don't need white ink, because the paper itself is white. The transfer paper is transparent, so white colors can't be seen, and the image will appear darker on black t-shirts. If you do want to make a black t-shirt, the transfer papers are white.
are they permanent?
can you transfer to any color tshirt
awsome instructable!! i use it alot
what is the paper you use to print? does the ink stay for long or just temporary?
Read step one..
gr8 instructable i did a jackass one:D
what option do u put in the printer settings ?
it's cooler if you do it yourself, with screenprinting
Washing the T-shirt wrong side out and not drying it in the dryer will help the transfer stay in good condition.
good instructable. are you sure you have to print them backwards, or is that just for transfer paper?
You have to print them backwards. You are flipping the image when you iron it on.
what kind of printer did you use?
I used a Canon iP4300.
Do you know if they have these for laser printers?
I believe they do, IIRC.
they exist, but they're really hard to find in stores, and they don't even hold up as well as the inkjet ones.... in addition, they have trouble in some lasers.
Well written instruct able, however it doesn't really provide any more information than what you'd see on the transfers package you bought.

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