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!

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)

- Scissors

- 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!

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    audreyobscura

    4 weeks ago

    Thanks for sharing your transfer tips.