Most Excellent Custom T-Shirt




Introduction: Most Excellent Custom T-Shirt

About: I like robots and planes.

Hey Dudes! Today I will show you how to make a most excellent T-Shirt in a very atypical way. The shirt I made used the logo for WYLD STALLYNS (guitar riff) from Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure. It is simple to make even the most triumphant shirts.

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Step 1: Materials

These materials will be needed:

  1. Bleach
  2. Old T-Shirt
  3. Paper Towels
  4. Logo or drawing
  5. Freezer Paper
  6. Spray Bottle
  7. Cardboard
  8. Iron
  9. Hobby Knife
  10. Safety Gear (Note Below)

Bleach is useful item, but it can also be very dangerous. Wear gloves, a mask, and safety glasses. Do not get it on your clothes.

Step 2: Trace Artwork

Tear a piece of freezer paper large enough to cover the shirt. Place the freezer paper plastic side down on the logo or photo you would like to be on your shirt. Trace the photo onto the freezer paper. You could draw it freehand if you are a most stellar artist.

Step 3: Cut Out Artwork

Cut out the section of art work that you want to be the brightest. If there is an area that has a middle section such as a donut or the letter A, don't cut it out yet.

Step 4: Prep the Shirt

Place the cardboard in the shirt, then Iron out the wrinkles.

Step 5: Iron on the Freezer Paper

Align the logo on the Freezer Paper so that is is straight and then iron on the paper plastic side down. It should stick to the shirt.

Step 6: Cut Than Re-Iron

Cut out the shapes that have a middle section (ex. 0, D, A), so that the outer part of the shape is removed leaving the center of the shape on the T-Shirt. Be very careful so that you do not cut through the shirt. Then Iron over the whole thing.

Step 7: Bleach the Shirt

Dilute the bleach by 50% (1:1 ratio) and pour it into the spray bottle. Put the spray bottle on mist mode. Lay the shirt outside in an area that you don't mind getting bleach on such as a side yard. Spray the bleach on the shirt and then dab it with a paper towel so that the bleach does not bleed through. Wait a few minutes until the bleached area brightens. Repeat until desired brightness.

Step 8: More Cutting and Spraying

Cut out the darker sections. Make sure not to pierce the shirt. Be careful. Iron over the shirt again. Repeat the spraying process in the previous step until desired brightness.

Step 9: Rinse and Dry

Rinse the shirt and peel off the Freezer Paper. Let the Shirt Dry.

Step 10: You're Done!!

You have now made a most Triumphant Shirt! Please vote for this instructable. Be excellent to each other!

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    5 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Will have to try this soon, can maybe use a diluted dye mixture to do a ring around everything or some other variations with stencils


    3 years ago

    How do you get the different color for the circle?


    Reply 3 years ago

    Depending on how much times you spray the bleach will affect the color. For some reason when you use a smaller amount it turns the shirt red, but when you add more it becomes white.


    3 years ago

    Nice, love this!


    Reply 3 years ago