Picture of Customized T-Shirts!
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

Picture of 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.
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:
"...�½ minutes for images smaller than 10x15 cm, 1-�½ minutes for sizes around a half A4..."
Tututu5 years ago
This is a very good instructables, i bought 10 sheets for 6€, and 2 tshirts for 7,50€, very cheap Here's the first tshirt I made! Thanks for this instructable
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YoungPyro195 years ago
That's really cool I would like to do that, but aren't their laws on copyright?
pudi.dk (author)  YoungPyro195 years ago
As long as you don't make money off somebody else's work, you'll be fine.
Oh okay, I c... How do the shirts hold up in the washer. Does the design fade away quickly?
pudi.dk (author)  YoungPyro195 years ago
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 <=D
clemens945 years ago
 I make one for my Valentine and one for me with this picture.
They look like real tee !
My girlfriend is very enjoyed ! ;)

liteoner5 years ago
Did the same, but my t-shirt started to get rid of the design :(
gameven6 years ago
Hey i have recently seen this video of how to fold your T-shirts fast, just in seconds. I thought that you all would like to watch it.

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LemonLily6 years ago
I think the colour rubs off from beneath. Can you prevent it?
LemonLily6 years ago
You can take a picture of yourself, and put it on a shirt.
BTrueK6 years ago
You basically read the directions which came with the paper...
SG1Oniell6 years ago
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?
pudi.dk (author)  ShampooRobot6 years ago
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.
warrockdude6 years ago
are they permanent?
gatorfan946 years ago
can you transfer to any color tshirt
jeni-jeni6 years ago
printer man6 years ago
awsome instructable!! i use it alot
msgrafis7 years ago
what is the paper you use to print? does the ink stay for long or just temporary?
Read step one..
moe87 years ago
gr8 instructable i did a jackass one:D
moe87 years ago
what option do u put in the printer settings ?
schimmi7 years ago
it's cooler if you do it yourself, with screenprinting
kellimaier7 years ago
Washing the T-shirt wrong side out and not drying it in the dryer will help the transfer stay in good condition.
petter6337 years ago
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?
pudi.dk (author)  happyasianguy7 years ago
I used a Canon iP4300.
mikedoth7 years ago
Do you know if they have these for laser printers?
Bran mikedoth7 years ago
I believe they do, IIRC.
gschoppe Bran7 years ago
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.
shooby7 years ago
Well written instruct able, however it doesn't really provide any more information than what you'd see on the transfers package you bought.