Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Custom Print Shirt

Who says being fashionable is expensive? With about 1/2 hour and approx. $5 you can create a custom print shirt at your kitchen table.

Let's get started!
What you will need:
  • Charcoal Pencils (found at any craft store)
  • Tape
  • Paint
  • Shirt- the pictured shirt was purchased for $3 at Wal-Mart
  • Image- Helpful hint: I would choose an image that isn't too detailed. You will have to paint the image later!
With the image right side up, trace the lines with your charcoal pencil. Stabilize your shirt on something solid, ie a piece of wood, cardboard or a cutting board. Then flip the image over and tape it onto the shirt. Helpful hint: If you decide to put text on your shirt remember to trace the opposite side of the image so it transfers the letter correctly onto your shirt.

Make sure you rub over the entire image to guarantee a good transfer.

I would recommend letting the first coat of paint dry and the applying another coat to ensure a bright image (the fabric tends to soak up the paint.)

Wha-la! You have a fabulous new custom shirt designed by YOU!

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