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Making some threads (clothes)....helpz Answered

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:

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 correctly

Its 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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I would go with stencil and spray paint, its a good look but if you do it wrong you end up with stiff shirts.

There are loads of images on this site that would make cool t-shirts...

robo-rang002.jpgK0-01a.pngKiteman006.jpg

You can laugh, but even your avatar would make a cool T-shirt logo. (What is it, anyway? Your company logo?)

nah, just something i knocked together in 5 mins, thought it looked cool.. It would make a good t shirt though!

woah...
I just realized it was an amber-thingy
now it doesnt look as cool

not that it doesnt look cool

*Runs off to screen-print shirts before Gmjhowe goes all copyrighty*

I am guessing that ironing would not work, given that "fuzzy jackets" (they're called "fleeces" around here, I don't know if that's a regional thing) are literally plastic. Assuming that you are referring to Polartec, the "fuzzyness" is polyester fibers (i.e., PET, or soda bottles), which I don't think can be ironed hot enough for iron-on stuff to stick. Also, I think that the fabric texture might cause problems.

Now that I think about it, though, you could use the meltyness to your advantage, and emboss your logo on. Melt the fabric just enough to leave a defined impression, but not so much as to destroy the thermal properties of the fabric, or the fabric itself.

You could use some of the wallpapers from their site.

In fact, the 800 x 600's look perfect for a shirt.

wallpapers
and my particular favorite

I really like this one, but the faces ruin it. Could anyone remove the faces for me? Pwetty pwease?

rocketkids.jpg

I hadn't scrolled through all of them, but Wow! I got a years supply of shirts right there!

You know, I was checking em out yesterday. I agree, they're perfect for shirts.

Good for you! For making your own clothes, and for the message you want them to send. I'm proud of you. ;-) If you have lots and lots of time, you could embroider it, or sew on a fabric patch. Like caitlinsdad said. You could make a patch by cutting out the logo shape from fabric, then sewing it onto another small bit of fabric.

Right now, I'm gonna check if an iron on could work on the jacket, if not, next step is spray paint, which I doubt will work. Cutting the logo from another fabric could work.... And thanks! I'm proud of me too!

Arrr, Keithy, my boy...you need to pillage a crafts-store. The logo is great for beginners to use in graphic arts because it is simple and does not have complicated details. You can do block printing, silk screening, stamping, spray paint and stencil, cutting out from other material and sewing on, cutting out from other material to glue on / iron-on with fusible interfacing(glue-strip cloth), paint on with ink/paint, paint on with 3-d fabric paint...etc., etc. Make a patch of the logo and sew or embroider on to the fuzzy jacket. Actually do research by browsing through the stores to see how the pro's do it. They may use a thick-rubberized paint to silk screen the logos. Varsity letter jackets use a felt patch.

Lucky for me, my motherly half of the family are all knitting..... Embroidering and spray paint would be good.......I shall definitely check out different stores and see what they do! Thanks!