Hey all, Elle here! Here's a quick tutorial for the frugal fan or any t-shirt lover.
First and foremost a disclaimer: DO NOT use the iron-on paper I used. It was cheap, and literally fell off even after re-ironing the design and sealing it with fabric glue. Then completely ripped off in the wash.
Of course if you're looking for a single use graphic T-shirt that can be washed back into a regular Tee than by all means use this brand.
Now for the tutorial!
Step 1: Get your materials!
-T-Shirt ($5 from Michaels)
-Iron-on transfer paper (About $6 on amazon for 5 sheets)
-Ink jet printer
Step 2: Print the 'graphic'
Things to keep in mind:
-I knew I wanted a darker Tee and edited the my graphic accordingly. (This isn't necessary but helpful for the next step.)
-This is art work I made, if you don't make your own please buy or get permission to use a certain piece for your project. Stealing art sucks!
-PS this art was inspired by the commercial card from the anime Magical Girl Ore!
Step 3: Cut out the graphic!
-Patience yields focus lol for the more intricate parts I actually used sewing scissors because they were sharper and my other scissor just weren't cutting it (Buh-duh-chh)
-Having the darker background helped because I didn't have to be as careful around the edges and could smaller gaps uncut since it would blend in.
Step 4: Ironing!
-Peel the backing from the graphic
-Position your graphic color side up in the desired location
-Place a cloth or towel over the graphic to protect it from the iron
-Iron! Follow the time instruction, in general 90-120 seconds should do the trick, and guide the iron in a slow 'S' shape over the graphic.
-Also be sure to have the stream setting off!
-And finally let it cool before trying it on.
Wooh! You have a cool shirt!
Thanks for checking out my tutorial! Stay crafty my friends!