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?

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How to cut a t shirt?

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

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T-shirt rug loom?

I am making t-shirts into rugs with 5 to 12 year olds. I am looking for instructions for a loom similar to the ones we used as kids to make pot-holders only big enough to use with loops cut from t-shirts.

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Instructables T-shirt and stickers? Answered

I suppose in the spirit of the site we should DIY our own Instructables merch???

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£255 for a t-shirt??

Heads up on a really important ebay auction, ending in a few hours. The BBC are raising funds for their new wildlife charity with an auction of favours, trips out with the stars and unique items (such as the sofa from Springwatch). Go. Look. Spend.

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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 !

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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?

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T-shirt design - How to Profit

If I had a T-shirt design that I thought would be great to sell, and giving that many online retailers take ideas, what would the best place to submit my idea to and profit? Can I give my idea to more than one store, or is that "illegal"? I have a pretty funny idea in mind, so any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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How to redesign an old T-shirt?

I have transformed an old T-shirt, it's crossover vintage-style camisole, I do think I have done a good design. However one of my friend thought I could do better on the color combinations, not just grey and white. Is there anyone have deep sight? Pls give me some suggestions.  Oh, forget to say, the link is here. https://www.instructables.com/id/Minimal-Crossover-Vintage-style-Camisole/

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how can I print text on a t shirt? Answered

I do not want to use the iron on t shirt transfer, I am looking for more like screen printing?

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Free Ebook Re-Use for T-shirts

Not sure If I would use any of these but for anyone with a bunch of old t-shirts lying around here's some more ideas. link

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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.

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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!

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How do I sew or stitch a patch onto a t-shirt? Answered

I'd like to know how to sew or stitch a patch onto a t-shirt. There is an instructable but I'm not sure what technique to use.

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How can I turn T-Shirts into a blanket?

I have many unused high school tshirts from my kids that I would like to create a blanket or quilt from.

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How many different alternatives are there to an old or big, saggy t-shirt?

Things like turning the t-shirt into a fitted, button-down, or halter etc. I would like to see your suggestions!

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how to remove print from a jacket or t shirt?

Basically have a jacket with print on it but i want to turn it into a logo free jacket it rubs off slighty if you spend ages,ages and ages on it , is there any way of removing it even quicker?

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I would like to have a pattern or something to help me make a t-shirt a little dressier? Maybe a different neckline?

I woud like to find a way to dress up my $4.00 new t-shirt. I have seen scarfs or collars on t-shirts at craft fairs but I have forgotten how to do it and how it looks. Maybe someone can help me?

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How can I make a new t-shirt softer?

I have a few t-shirts I have gotten as gifts that I absolutely love, but they are that new, "stiff" feeling cotton shirts... I would love to find a way to make them feel more "well-worn" and aged. Not necessarily vintage-y, just softer, more broken in, as if they've been worn for years. Is there any way to do this, besides just using copious amounts of fabric softener?

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what happens if i use 50% cotton/50% polyester t-shirt to make tie dye? Answered

I have a bunch of 50% cotton/50% polyester t-shirts that i would like to make tie dye. is that a bad thing? does it have to be 100% cotton t-shirts? what happens if i tie dye them?

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Another HOodie Mod!

I finally found time to make MYSELF a cool hoodie! I took a sweet Urban Racer (urbanracer.com) t-shirt that was WAY huge and put it on a plain basic hoodie.

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What is the best way to get your own design on a blank t-shirt?

A couple friends and I are hoping to make hand-made t-shirts for our band, I am not really fond of the photo transfer paper route. Is there any long-lasting, creative ways of getting our own designs on a blank shirt?

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What to do with 8 shirts?

My friends brother was in a band but they broke up so he decided "I don't want these shirts ill bring them to my friends party and try to get other people to take it." Well, they all left them at my house so i have 8 shirts. 3 female and 5 male shirts. Anyone have any good ideas of what to do with them? I have thought about goodwill but i was wondering if there was any cool 'ible i could do

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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

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where is a good place to buy U.S.A made T-shirts for a cheap price(under $4.00 each) online? Answered

I recently have started selling my hand painted shirts at local markets. I bought my original shirts from a company now out of business, and my supply is starting to dwindle. I would like to buy U.S made or organic, but most of the shirts I've seen cost way more then my meager budget will allow.   Mostly I'm looking for extra-large, large and medium mens or unisex sizes. Anybody got any ideas where to look locally or online? 

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Krylon Spray Paint on fabric?

I have heard that Krylon spray paints can be used with stencils on T-Shirts. In fact their website even has a few project ideas along those lines. What I'm wondering is, how permanent is it? It seems so much easier to do than making silk screens and buying special paint, almost to easy....which makes me wonder if it dries really stiff and cracks.

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Are you able to screen print an image on the side of a t-shirt or make it look like it wraps arround?

I was wondering if it was posable to take this image1.bp.blogspot.com/_k66MzJ-J1KM/Su_k48fEEFI/AAAAAAAAAnA/47xpNQ_3W5A/s1600-h/model-front-and-back.jpg (photoshoped onto a t-shirt image) and actualy make that happen with the whole wrap arround aspect. It would be much apprecated as i am really am going for that look.

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Would this method of t-shirt making work? (see question)? Answered

Could i. Melt plastic bags onto a tshirt? For simple designs?? What finish would it give? Thnx for any help! :)

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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.

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Help me translate this how-to?

I found this how-to on a different website, and I really wanna try it, it's just that the instructions are kinda confusing. It's about how to resew a tshirt. I start to get lost around step 4, and then I'm completely lost thru the end. Could someone reword it for me? Thanks!http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/t_shirt_reconstruction_she_shirt

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Any suggestions how to make a super hero cape without sewing?

I saw one online with using a t-shirt, which I liked, but couldnt quite "picture" how to cut it.

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Is there a way to produce screens that create a gradient effect?

I want to print some of my artwork onto t-shirts using silk screens. How do I create a screen that will produce a gradient effect?

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Handmade rag rugs

I was trying to remember if I saw a 'ible on how to make a rag rug, like the ones they sell at Pier One, or a rug (or pillow) made from strips made from T shirts. Does anyone remember any of this?

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Is it possible to seal a tshirt painted with poster paint?

Ive painted a tshirt with poster paint, it looks good now but will inevitably run. is there anything i can do to seal it? i only really need it for one night. thanks

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Making some threads (clothes)....helpz

Guys! My mother insists on me buying new clothes, but most of the stuff here is too gansta for my tastes, so i've decided to make some myself.I want some T shirts and maybe 2 or 3 jackets.oKay, so here's some of the stuff I want:An above the influence jacket. These are not sold.Some above the influence T shirts.I need help in the following things:How to make my own - Tshirts are easy enough, Ill just make some iron ons, theres ibles on this subject If I remember correctlyIts the jacket that worries me, I like the sort of jacket thats fuzzy on the outside. I would like to know if Iron ons would work on this fabric (I'll check what fabric it is later) Or if you know of any other methods.ALso, do you have any suggestions for logos that would make cool shirts?

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Does anyone have some sewing project ideas for refashioning old clothes like pants or buttondown shirts?

I'm looking for some ideas and instructions for using older, out-of-style clothing to make new fashionable clothes. I've been looking through a book that gives some ideas for ladies tank tops made out of mens dress pants or adding collars from a buttondown shirt to a t-shirt, etc. It made me wonder if anyone else has some instructions for reusing clothing this way. I'm mostly interested in making clothing for little girls and plus size women so I'd love to see any instructable specifially about those or that can be adapted for those.

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Baby clothes quilt

I am about to endeavor to start making a quilt out of my children's baby clothes which are made of various fabrics, some of which are t-shirt fabric.  I have never made a quilt before and really have no clue.  I'm not thinking it will be perfect.  I'm thinking of making 5 x 5 inch pieces.  First question:  do you think 5x5 or 6x6 pieces are a good size?  Second question:  for the t-shirt material, do I cut the square first and THEN fuse it to make it more stable?  Or do I fuse first then cut into a square?  I know I need to put 1/2 inch on all sides for seams?  But still my main question is: cut then fuse, or fuse then cut?  And really, it only needs to be nice enough so that I can gaze at it when I am older and it is covering my old painful knees and reminisce about my children when they were young.  Thank you.

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Hi guys.what type of glue is best for sticking stones etc to t shirts or jeans so they don't wash off when laundered?

I am really into revamping my old clothes and have some really cute coloured stones ( they are usually used for the bottom of fish tanks!!) and I want to use them on the seams of my jeans.I have tried various glues but they all seem to come off when I wash them.Any ideas??

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Does the Instructable Website have a store where you can buy stuff with the robot on it??

If they do not, I think they should...I would love to have a Instructables Robot Patch or 3  to put on my coats & Jackets....maybe a sweatshirt or T-Shirt as well...hats even....I love baseball hats.... key chains might be another good idea....can you tell I like this website??  :P I'm thinking craft instructables in the works.....

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Meet our own lynnebruning in Denver

Come meet award winning wearable artist, textile enchantress, and Maker Lynne Bruning at Denver Makers' May 21st Meeting!Lynne will discuss how to weave conductive cloth and demonstrate how to embed electronics, LilyPads, conductive thread and LEDs into hand woven fabrics.And if you can't make it to Denver, see her at San Francisco's Maker Faire 2009! (really in San Mateo)I cannot wait. She is my hero.Lynne, if you're reading this (which I can only assume you are) how bouts an autograph at Maker Faire?? I'll get you a t-shirt. . . . http://lynnebruning.com

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It's 4:30 PM, there's a tropical storm stalled overhead, I've got three baby animals bleeding on my robot shirt and it's 20 miles to the wildlife rehabilitator...Hit it...

I kept hearing KEY...KEY...KEY... So I ventured out thinking it was some bird, I'm looking all over and keep hearing it. Search all over the yard, check the garage (it's trapped a bird before), nothing. But I keep hearing it, maybe it's coming from across the street? Man there's a lot of crap in the street, and it's moving, OH CRAP!! There's a squirrel dray in the street all torn up and three bloody, wet babies in the road. So I scoop them up into my robot shirt, where they promptly pee, not the worst thing I've had on me. ;-) I rush into the house and call my vet, since he used to rehab flying squirrels, and get the # for the "local" rehab place. It's in Bithlo, twenty miles away, that won't mean anything to you if you don't live in Fl. but it's the West Virginia of Fl, the nightmare before Christmas, and Baghdad all rolled into one. Let's cut this short, I got them there, the guy says they're in better shape than they looked, I gave them a donation for their care, and now I'm back home, realizing I'm nicer than I am reasonable, and that's okay with me...

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Artists Who Make Recycled Reused Repurposed Creations -- Win Cool Stuff!

I just saw a couple of fun green-themed contests over at www.greenwala.com (an online green social network) -- maybe someone here will get lucky? I think there's something for everyone. Here are the different options:1. creatively reuse something that you would have otherwise trashed -- just submit a photo of your repurposed item along with a small description. 2. create an eco-themed t-shirt design 3. take a picture of you (or someone you know) hugging a tree 4. submit a video of you cooking your favorite healthy green recipePrizes include a $250 Whole Foods gift card, $250 in cash, a new digital camera, and an eco-friendly HP laptop and printer.Here's the link if you want to check it out: http://www.greenwala.com/greenwala_contests

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Laser Cutting Fabric

I study product design and I'm designing a home craft laser cutter machine, I was hoping anyone who has experimented with laser cutting fabric/ clothing/accessories could share what tips they found made the process easier or the problems that occurred whilst doing this. I would appreciate if you could help me with a few questions  I have :) What did you use to keep the fabric straight whilst laser cutting? What would be the best material to put in between the fabric to prevent cutting through for example both sides of a t shirt, plastic sheet or cardboard or.. ? Would you find it beneficial if you could have a small machine to cut out smaller sized fabric to attach for dresses, tops etc of for accessories? If there is any aspect of the process that you think would benefit from being made simpler what would it be? Thank you for your time Any feedback would be much appreciated Kelly-Ann Moore Staffordshire University Student

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Missed Out on the Halloween Contest? There's More to Do!

The Halloween contest has closed for entries and the judges are going to be going through all of the amazing entries, but there's more! We have the Mash-Up Contest that we're running with ReadyMade and the Laser Cutter Contest with Universal Laser.Here's a quick rundown of what can be entered for each:Mash-Up ContestEligible entries: Take two or more different items and combine them in some new and creative way. You've now mashed them together for a mash-up! It's kind of like Voltron coming together, but with plastic cartons, CDs, VCRs, stuffed animals, and whatever else you have lying around instead of mechanized lions.Prizes: Coby Personal Media Player + Michaels gift card, sewing machines, and VPX Black & Decker tool sets.Deadline: Nov. 25Laser Cutter ContestEligible entries: Anything totally awesome. Really. There are no restrictions on this one.Prizes: 40-watt VersaLaser VLS3.50 laser cutter worth over $15,000, laser-etched plaques, laser-etched Leatherman Juice S2, and t-shirts.Deadline: Dec. 16

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