Introduction: How to Make an Instructables T-Shirt
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In this instructable I am going to show you How to Make an Instructables T-Shirt. This is a quick and fairly cheap way to make an instructables t-shirt if you did not win one a contest or if you have not bought one from the Instructables Store.
Step 1: Materials/ Tools
White Cotton T-Shirt- I bought some white under shirts.
Iron Transfer paper- You can get it at most craft stores. 6 sheets for around $10 USD.
Iron-Any one should do
Ink Jet Printer-
Step 2: Prepare the Image
Prepare the Image
So now you need an image for your shirt. The important part about this step is that it needs to be flipped horizontally so that it will work for the iron on transfer. If you have a printer that has an iron on transfer mode DO NOT flip the image. Your printer should automatically flip it for you.
Here is the image I scaled down to fit a 4 by 6. If you have 8.5 by 11 inch piece of iron transfer you might want to print more than one image on a piece of paper.
Now put the iron transfer paper in the printer. Make sure that it feeds correctly into the printer so that it prints on the correct side of the paper. Once you have it printed make sure the ink is dry and then cut it out leaving about 1/4 in boarder around the edge of the image.
Pictures courtesy of Instructables(Hope you don't mind :)
Step 3: Ironing
A Note on Maintenance: Washing the T-shirt inside out and not drying it in the dryer will help the transfer stay in good condition. Then let it air dry.
Here is a video Demo of ironing and peeling off. Keep in mind I speed up the video.
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