Hello again you beautiful people! 😀
Here I am with a DIY, for you guys that I have been waiting to post for the longest time now!
Do you like graphic t-shirts? Do you think they are way more expensive than they should be? Have you ever wanted to get one which speaks to you personally, but couldn’t? Yes, yes and yes? Then you’re at the right place my friend. 😀
Today I am going to show you guys how you can make your very own personalized graphic t-shirts! Wohooooooo! Excited? Let’s do it!
First and foremost, you need to buy one of these iron on transfer sheets or sublimation paper. You can get these very easily online. I got mine from flipkart! Each packet has five sheets!
You must also know that there are two different kinds. One for light fabric and other for dark ones, so you need to make sure you know which ones you need! 😀 These cost about Rs.60-70 per sheet which I think is pretty cool! 😀
Get yourself a plain t-shirt in knit material. You must make sure that the fabric is of a normal cotton jersey and not some synthetic nylon and other shizz!
You can get these very easily from local markets! OR you can also buy plain t-shirts online which generally come in a pack of three! 🙂 And trust me they are very cheap.
Now that you have the material, you need to decide what you want to get printed. It can be anything, ANYTHING! I got my designs from Tumblr. You too can get very cool designs from tumblr, weheartit and other such sites! 😀 You can also get a quote done! When I say anything, it means anything, haha!
After you have chosen the designs you need to get it printed on the sheet. Now this might be a little tricky so read on carefully.
First, you need to get your design printed on a normal sheet first and check the size of you design. Obviously you cannot afford to waste the expensive paper.
Second and the most important. If you see carefully the sheet is like a sticker it open up into two and there is a thicker side and one is a lighter and thinner one! YOU NEED TO PRINT ON THE “THIN” SIDE. Do not forget that. Ask the guy for to make sure he prints the design on the thinner side. Open a corner and make sure which side is what!
Third the ‘Directions to use’ on the pack would also tell you if in case you need to get a mirror image printed (make sure you check on the pack). Mine required and I just asked the guy at the printing shop to do it for me! 🙂
The printer should preferably be an inkjet printer so make sure you get it printed from the same!
I know this looks like a big job but trust me it isn’t. Once you see the sheets, you’ll understand how easy it is! 😀
After you have got the sheet printed, cut out the design closely and carefully!
First iron the t-shirt nicely so that there are no wrinkles or creases on your canvas. 😀
Now you need get your iron ready for the actual work. Heat it at the maximum for 2-3 minutes! Meanwhile place the cut-out on the t-shirt in the exact spot you want it.
Now just start ironing over it. Don’t forget the corners, they are the most important.
Keep doing it for about 5 minutes. The sheet might turn to a brown shade but it’s perfectly fine!
After this, when the sheet is still hot you need to slowly and carefully peel it off. If you have sublimation sheets, no peel-off is required, the sheet just sublimates into air!
Now, tadaaaaaaaa here is your own graphic t-shirt, all made by you!
It is a great idea to get a t-shirt you always wanted, it makes a great personalized gift and its super cool! 😀 ❤ ❤
I haven’t styled these t-shirts (yet) because there is going to be a whole other post, to look forward to, on how you can style graphic t-shirts in different fun ways!
But until then. Please do give this post a thumbs up if you liked it and pour in your feedback too- always love what you guys have to say! Follow me here to stay updated with my posts! 😀