Introduction: DIY Graphic Tees
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create your own graphic tee. Inexpensicve and fun, this project can be done in under 10 minutes!
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Step 1: Gather Materials
Materials will include:
- An InkJet Printer (Be sure not to use a Laser jet or Office Jet)
- Laptop or Desktop computer
- An Iron (Important to not fill with water)
- Exacto knife (Optional)*
- Parchment Paper
- Avery Fabric Transfer paper- 8.5x11
Step 2: Load Paper and Connect to Printer
Begin by loading transfer paper into printer blank side down.
Connect printer to computer with usb cord.
Step 3: Find a Picture and Save It for Easy Access
Select preferred picture by saving it to computer
Open up the file with preferred picture and select print
Step 4: Let Paper Dry
To prevent ink from smearing, let paper set for at least 30 seconds.
Step 5: Cut Your Image
Using scissors cut around the picture leaving 0.5-1 inches of space around image.
Step 6: Peeling the Paper
Slowly peel back of transfer paper off. It is important to do so steadily and focused to refrain from taring the paper.
Step 7: Transferring to Shirt
Place shirt on table making sure there are no creases. Place picture sticky side down on desired location on shirt.
Step 8: Place Transfer Paper
Place tracing paper over picture completely covering it. This protects the inks of from the paper from smearing.
Step 9: Ironing on Image
Using iron on max setting, press and slide iron over parchment paper for 3 to 5 minutes.
Step 10: Removing Parchment Paper
Carefully remove parchment paper, making sure the transfer paper and parchment paper do not stick.
Step 11: Allow Shirt to Dry
Let shirt sit for 1 minute. Folding, creasing or moving the shirt too fast could make the image fall off, so give it time to dry.
Step 12: Final Product
Your custom graphic tee is not ready to be worn. Wear it with pride!