how to make t-shirts?

I wanted to make t-shirts with text on it that would last but not be too expensive.

Asked by 8 years ago


How to cut a t shirt?

I would like to know how to cut a t shirt thats feminine,,,

Asked by Lacey21 8 years ago



Old T Shirt?

OK. I have a Long Sleeve T Shirt that my dog tore up. I don't really want to throw it away, and was wondering if I could do something with it. Does anybody have any ideas? (It has a couple holes)

Asked by rhino21 8 years ago


'Editing" embossed T-shirts?

I temp at conventions and get T shirts with stuff & logos on them. They're not silk screened, just a high quality surface that feels like latex. I would like to remove parts. How do I, selectively, remove the printed stuff?

Asked by unclejoe 6 years ago


What is sharpies?

Its involved in t-shirt making tips from this site .Please answer my question

Asked by spejs 9 years ago


A new shirt

After years of just the Robot being the only Instructables shirt, we decided to make a small batch of a new design. It's simple and straightforward and, for me at least, sums up the experience of sharing project ideas. Right now they're only available in the store here. If people like them we may make more. What do you think?

Posted by fungus amungus 6 years ago





steps in photographic t-shirt printing?

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Asked by RASHDE 8 years ago


Instructables T-Shirt

"These shirts are hand-made art silkscreened in Northern California on high-quality American Apparel t-shirts." how about an instructable on how these t-shirts are made? I'd love to learn how to screen print shirts that look as professional. btw - what's with the search function on this site? it doesn't exactly...function... very well, does it?

Posted by theagent 10 years ago


what kind of paint should i use for shirt printing?

I want to print shirts and i want to know what kind of paint is best.  Or are there different types of paint with different effects?

Asked by romer_872 6 years ago


Thanks for the free t-shirt, Instructables!

Got my free shirt in the mail today. Cheers! (I think i filled out an author survey or something.. I dunno. :p)

Posted by ajleece 6 years ago


Air Brushin'

Various shirts that I airbrushed for friends and family. 

Posted by mighty_wombat 5 years ago


Ipod Imbedded in Shirt?

 Hey I wanted to know if I should make a sweater that has a pocket for the IPod and the headphones are in the hood strings.

Posted by sir instructable 8 years ago


screen printing t-shirts

I don't understand whenever I apply ink to my screen it doesn't seem to go through onto my shirt. can someone tell me what am I doing wrong.

Asked by JTae2cool 8 years ago


looking for a t-shirt skirt pattern?

I am looking for a pattern to make my old fire t-shirts into a cute skirt I would like it to be multi panel and have a rollover waist band...maybe a drwstring. Thank you !

Asked by hollym17 8 years ago


led on a shirt

I want to write my dj name on a shirt with led's. What would i need for something like this. I would like the name to flash or turn on one letter at a time. Or even maybe sound activated. Do i need programming skills thanks

Posted by crayc 6 years ago


T- shirt cannon

Does anyone have any ideas for a t-shirt cannon? I really want to build one. I've seen them for $2000.00 and I know I could make one for much less. My budget is about $40.00 and I have weeks to build it. Plans would be Awsome.

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


How to make an Equalizer T-Shirt? Do they sell those eq panels ?

I think people buy those panels attach them to tshirts and sell me for their own price :D

Asked by 9 years ago


Robot T-shirts- the Extended Family

Check it out- someone made an awesome list of 50 Robot t-shirts! There are some pretty fabulous designs- I particularly like the Robot vs. Monkey Dance-Off, RoboFrankenstein, Every Skyline Needs a Giant Robot, and the Robot Dance Contest. Our favorite robot is somewhere about half-way down. We clearly need to take some classy pictures with real live models. Maybe someone around here has a camera...

Posted by canida 10 years ago


Looking for instructions on how to make braided scarves out of old t-shirt?

Having some old t-shirts laying around, I am looking for ways to recycle them into something useful, like scarves. I heard of braiding, but what I am looking for is measurements. Do I need to sew them together first for length? Thanks in advance.

Asked by egary schoeneberger 6 years ago


Thank you, Instructables!

Just a public thank you to the Robot and staff for the T-shirt. I don't know what I've done to deserve it, but I very much appreciate the recognition. What a great community this is! Best regards, Michael Kelsey

Posted by kelseymh 9 years ago


Where can I order a nice, professionally-made t-shirt with the yellow Instructables Robot logo on it? Answered

It's for a birthday gift and I'd like Not to make it myself!  (I'm on project overload right now!)  I've check Cafepress and all over this website and googled like crazy.  I'm not a great searcher, though, so I'd appreciate some help.  Surely I can't be the only DIY fan who wants to buy a shirt!  Thanks!

Asked by Dpartist 8 years ago


The Canadian Robot

I don't know about anybody else, but the redrawn Robot on the robot contest banner quite appeals to me. For some reason, it feels like he should have a Canadian accent... I'm not suggesting replacing *the* Robot, but it would be nice to see the Canadian version appearing on merchandise, say as a small logo on a shirt, or on a new badge. I would certainly have made this project easier to make... EDIT: I roughed up some versions of my own, with a combination of Inkscape and an oooold copy of Photoshop.

Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago


How to "screen" text onto a shirt? please help!!!

I have read some great tutorials on how to do inexpensive screen printing using the modgepodge method and sewing looms, but that just seems WAY too painstaking to try and use that same method for applying lines of text to fabric. what's more, I can't see someone wasting an entire screen for just a few lines of text, even if they were using traditional screen printing methods. Other than iron-on transfers, what other ways might people be applying text to their items? I hope I make sense, I just have been needing to know this for some time now! The picture i have included is an example of what i am trying to learn. They say it's all "screened" but if so someone please explain to me how this is done! and if there is anyway to do it inexpensively.

Posted by Ladykba 10 years ago


how can i be consistent in printing with rubberized innk?

I have a problem with rubberized ink.. . some tutorials say that I have to press it hard but when i do, it's like the paint is being scraped and the "shiny" effect is not achieved.. . I don't know what to do with the rubberized ink.. another thing is that, where does "bleeding" come from? I mean, what mistake can I possibly commit to see that on my shirt? is it because of not enough pressure? another thing, about the sides of the image, sometimes i do get a "scraped" line on the side of the image.. .why is that so? Can you give me some insights on what errors to prevent? thanks

Asked by 8 years ago


What's the cheapest company to print custom T-shirts, only front and full t-shirt?

What's the cheapest company to print custom T-shirts, only front and full t-shirt?

Posted by DIAGONALLIS 1 year ago


Bridal rhinestone t shirts

[http://Bridal Rhinestone T Shirts and custom bridal Rhinestone T Shirts. Personalized to your specifications for the http://www.rhinestonewear.org/Bridal-T-Shirts/Bridal-T-Shirts.htm]Bridal Rhinestone T Shirts and custom bridal Rhinestone T Shirts. Personalized to your specifications for the bridal party. Affordable bridal t shirts,http://www.rhinestonewear.org/Bridal-T-Shirts/Bridal-T-Shirts.htm

Posted by nhanht 10 years ago


why no t-shirts?

Why aren't there t-shirts as prizez for this burning question?it really annoys me- maybe if i put in 2 i'll get a t-shirt.....

Posted by duck-lemon 10 years ago


Make tee shirt wall art without cutting?

Hi. This isn't a very complex project (not like some of the stuff I've seen on here), but I've decided to buy a few T-shirts for myself. Now, they're somewhat rare, as they're promotional items for a project that has since ended, and as much as I'd like to wear them, the only ones left are a tad too small. So I had decided to make them into wall art (as shown in this article: https://www.instructables.com/id/T-Shirt-Wall-Art/), but I'd like to do so without cutting or stapling them. If anyone has any ideas for how I can do this, I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks.

Posted by JamesB117 2 years ago


My Shirt is Design of the Month

So the shirt I designed for Star was chosen as the design of the month over at spreadshirt.com.Sweet! design of the month - October

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


New Instructables Shirt Store Now Open! Make a Custom Shirt!

We have a new t-shirt store open! Choose your own design and what kind of shirt you want. It's entirely custom and up to you!We shut down our Instructables Store a little while ago, but wanted to keep a variety of shirts available without worrying about inventory. So we've created a store on Spreadshirt where you can choose your own design, place it, resize it, and get it made.Let us know what you think! Instructables t-shirt store

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Instructables T-shirt Giveaway (Closed)

Hey guys and recently I came in the nine runners up the K'nex toys and rods connectors contest 2014 and I have received my prize a week ago but the t-shirt that came with the K'nex set was to small for me and it wasn't the colour I thought it would be so I'am giving it away to the person that asks for it will get it. The t-shirt is purple and in size medium.

Posted by Zombiekiller-93 3 years ago


why are my dress shirt buttons turning white when i wash them? Answered

I have some expensive dress shirts. i wash them on cold and put them in the dryer. it recommends washing on cold but says to line dry them. they are turning white and discolored. i have only washed them 3 times. could it be the dryer?

Asked by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 5 years ago


How can i make this shirt cuter?

It;s make out of a green bag- fabric. It's halter style (although i can change that) and has white words on the front. How can I make it cuter?

Asked by bongo girl! 5 years ago


Has the "store" (t-shirts or other items) gone away?

Am I missing something, or have I lost a portion of my mind and we never had one?  I thought, at one time, we had a place to go to make our own shirts, but I have since lost the link, and can't find it here either.  

Posted by Goodhart 7 years ago


Halloween '07 t-shirt give-away! Only 2 Smalls left

We're unpacking the last boxes at our new offices, and found a small stash of vintage t-shirts from our 2007 Halloween contest!  Want one?  Of course you do:  they're green, with a picture of a deranged, tool-wielding pumpkin on the front!  Here's how to get your free vintage Instructables Halloween t-shirt: 1) Have a Pro account 2) Comment on this Forum post to claim your t-shirt size (we still have 11 0 mediums and 8 2 smalls!) 3) Give away 5 patches to people you think are awesome 4) Reply to your previous comment with the names of people you've patched I'll give you 5 more patches to replace the ones you gave out, and send you a t-shirt! NOTE: if you're not a small or medium but still want to participate, you can designate your shirt to go to someone else as a gift. 

Posted by canida 8 years ago


Instructables T-shirt swap!

Hello! I have gotten a few instructables shirts from some recent contests and have 4 of the same burnt orange color. They are quite lovely but I was hoping to diversify my color collection. So if anyone has ones they would be willing to trade feel free to post of send a message! Mine are all mediums and I would really like to trade for other mediums. Thanks!

Posted by Patrick S 4 years ago


Scrolling LED Sign on a T-Shirt?

How would I go about making a scrolling LED message with LEDs in a shirt? I found the LilyPad arduino/conductive thread, so I have a start, but I don't really know what size it should be (height wise, I want it to wrap all the way around me). Any ideas?I want it to sort of look like this, but less 'fancy'.http://www.erogear.com/

Posted by agent 9 years ago


So Many T-Shirts!

Instructables just got in a brand new shipment of t-shirts today.  Being that I get to count and stock them, I decided to take a little bit of extra time and write up a forum topic about it. Why you ask?  Well let me tell you.  We have a whole lot of extra t-shirts right now, and I think it would be fun to give one away. So here's the deal: Take a couple of glances at the pictures posted, and let me know how many t-shirts you think we have here at headquarters.  The person who is closest gets a t-shirt (and possibly a couple of other goodies). Now here's a little fine print.  I know there are a lot of people out there who already have t-shirts and have no desire to have another one.  So for those of you who already have a t-shirt, try to win one for someone else.  Upon wining this little grab bag, I'll pm the user and ask who they want their t-shirt to go to.  The winner is by all means welcome to keep it, but if they already have one, I would hope they will donate it to a user in need, who has always wanted one, but never had the means to get one. One last thing: I'll give everyone two guesses.  Any more then two and you disqualify yourself from winning.  If anyone manages to get the number spot on, you'll get (what I consider) and awesome grab bag (that I've not yet devised), as well as two additional t-shirts that you can give to whomever. This package is going to be shipped out Monday afternoon, so all entries need to be in by Monday, 1000 PDT! Good Luck. UPDATE 1:  The answer to this query, is 493.  Now it's time to search through the results and see where people are.  Give me a half hour and I'll publish the results. UPDATE 2: FINAL RESULTS! Surprisingly, no one guessed the exact answer. TNEN guessed 495, which just beat out KevinMatchstick by 1.  Which makes TNEN our t-shirt champion!  -I will be contacting TNEN to see if he wants the t-shirt, or if he is going to be giving it to someone else. For making my laugh, both 9VoltWiseMan and caitlinsdad will get to donate a shirt to someone in need (fine print: it can't be for them, and who they give it to can't already have one).  So I will be contacting them as well. Thank you everyone for guessing!  Hopefully I have time during the next shipment to take pictures again!

Posted by StumpChunkman 8 years ago


Runner Up Prize Pack options?

Hello, I see that as a Runner-Up winner for the Summer Fun contest, I can either receive a t-shirt or stainless steel mug. However, when I click on the link to claim my prize, I only see the option for t-shirt sizes, and no option to choose the stainless steel mug. Is there a way we can choose which one we want? Thanks!

Posted by umami_tsunami 1 year ago


If hot water shrinks cotton, and if I live in Arizona, exactly how hot of water does it take to shrink cotton?

Cold water is an actual commodity in some parts of town.  I have a deep water service so, the water stays "cool".  BUT, if you do not run water first, at times you can get hurt.  What does it take to shrink a cotton shirt? 

Asked by onrust 6 years ago


I have t-shirts older than you...

It's the weekend.I can wear t-shirts instead of the suit.So, I was browsing my pile wardrobe, when my eye fell upon my tee from the first Discworld Convention. 1996, a few weeks before #1 son was born.I dug deeper.One I bought at the first gig I went to with Kitewife, which makes it 22 years old.One I bought in Kenya, which makes it 24 years old.Good grief, I really do have clothes older than the vast majority of members here.They're all landmarks, though. Times and places that are important.It's weird - my t-shirts seem to be the only things I own that date me, that mark the passing of the years.I have books, lots of books, but most of them are still in print, in one form or another.I hunted around, and the only other things that I own which specifically pin down dates, anchor me in time, are my engagement ring (April 23rd, 1988) and my wedding ring (May 24th, 1990).What anchors you to certain dates? What anniversaries do you celebrate?What about your friends and families? What do they commemorate?What about the site? What anniversaries should we celebrate here? What is the exact start-date of the site? Are any of the Team approaching significant dates? I mean, look at them - there's not one of them over 21, surely?>Cue general philosophising on the nature of time and commemoration of its transit

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


Decorating Plastic Crates With Old T-shirts (not a Tutorial)

Instructables editors are really fighting for their step-by-step how to make format, and I can understand them, cause it's after all distinctive feature of a site. But at the same time I'm having a hard times at dealing with my frustration over... I guess, life in general , so after trying to post this thing as an instructable (unsuccessfuly even after adding photoes of my pets as step 1 and 2) I had no choice but to publish it here. So here we go, uncut directors version with cats and dogs. Just want to share the idea, since I'm not going to replicate this old project any soon and thus making a propper instructable. So, plastic crates are nice way to store things, but they look not very interior-friendly for most living... interiors. But you can upgrade their apperance using some old t-shirts for prise of couple of hours of tedios work... I meant, exiting crafting. Well, ok, while I like the result I got, the process itself is not something I want to repeat ocasionaly. But, anyway, I believe, you'll be abe to decide for yourself. The process consists mainly from two operations: 1. Cutting t-shirts into strips: use scissors and cut them as a spiral starting from the bottom. Sleaves will produse shorter pieces, and the even shorter strips from remaining cut-offs can be used for wrapping handles. ...And since Instructables editors don't tolerate 1 step instructables, this is my dog on the photo, from when he was younger. 2. Weaving strips into the crates: most of those plastic crates have grid-like structure filling the main frame. Use openings in the grid to put strips in and out. Take a time to think through of the weaving pattern you want to achieve and the sequense of actions before doing something - it's much easyer than undoing and redoing things. Do not use very long pieces of strips since it's not very convenient weave like this. Tie new sections to the previous ones and hide knots inside the crate (I used knots as a decoration on the white and red one, but I'm not sure if I like it). It may look a bit messy inside. ...and this is my cat, from when she was alive... and quiet possibly, possessed. It takes roughly 2 medium size t-shirts for one crate of this size (the photo). It doesn't matter if the shirt has some printing on it since the edges of the cutten strips tend to curl to the face surface of the fabric leaving the image not visible in the result. I guess this is it, thanks for the attention and have a nice crates.

Posted by Waldemar Sha 6 months ago


Robot goes on an airplane!

Robot and I went flying the other day, so we took a picture together. Whenever I wear it out in public, I hope somebody will come up to me and say that they're a member, too. Hasn't happened yet. I look a tad bit tired(/retarded)...since i'd been flying all day. EDIT: Yeah, I look really retarded in that picture...but at least Robot looks groovy!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


Free Shirts

This company is donating 1 million dollars and is giving out 1 million free shirts, they are paying for all of it with money that they make by selling spots on the shirts, but they are only going to send them if they make their goal of 1 million shirts.http://onemillionfreetshirts.com/getyourfreeshirt.html

Posted by shammallamaman 9 years ago


Star Wars T-Shirts

Some of these are really cool, others just interesting:202 Star Wars T-ShirtsL

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


How do you braid a t-shirt?

Asked by 9 years ago