T-shirt transfers are a unique way to personalize your clothes. Many men have always preferred the look of the shirts, but there is a growing contingent of women who are taking the plunge into custom t shirt design. It’s easy to make transfers yourself, but you may run into a few problems if you don’t have the experience. Many people are buying custom t shirt transfers because they look much better and are usually easier to put on than sewing them onto a garment. It can be hard to tell the difference between homemade t shirt transfers and ones that you would buy at the store.
To make the transfers, you will need a scanner or quality picture frame. You will also need your chosen image, which can be printed on to a regular t-shirt or some other fabric like silk. You will want to transfer the image onto the cloth using the correct techniques for the type of fabric. For example, for silk, you will need to iron the image before you stitch it onto the garment. Most people prefer to use the iron setting on their iron so that it is easy to press the image directly onto the cloth.
The key to t shirt transfers is that the image needs to be scanned in as precisely as possible. To make the process easy, you can use a special t shirt transfer paper. This paper has small holes in the front and is used to help transfer the image onto the custom piece of clothing. To make the image easier to see, you may want to use the back of the paper to highlight the design. If you’re working with a large scale custom t shirt design, you may need several of these papers so that each person can see the design clearly.
Once you have your image scanned, you need to prepare the garment. First, turn the shirt inside out and iron the image to the back, making sure to iron it straight. If you have sleeves, you need to fold the shirt in half and iron the image again right where it overlaps. You should try to keep the design as clear as possible to ensure that it looks exactly like the custom pieces that you want to wear. If you have any creases in your design, these will ruin your t shirt transfers.
After you have finished ironing the design, you will need to pre-towel the garment. This helps seal the design and helps your custom t shirt garments stay fresh for years to come. Before tucking the garment into the package, you should soak it in water mixed with baby shampoo. This helps get rid of any creases and allows you to properly iron the garment. If you find that the garment has shrinkage issues, you may want to re-use the towel that you wet with the baby shampoo.
Once you have successfully sewn the custom designs onto your shirt, you will need to determine what type of shirt you are going to wear the shirt on. For a long sleeve shirt, you will obviously want to match the shirt with the long sleeve pants or blouse that you have tucked into the closet. If the shirt is short, you can just use the shirt that you are wearing. For women’s t-shirt transfers, you should ensure that the design on the shirt matches the design on the pants or blouse.
Women’s t shirt transfers work best with solid colors, so you will want to make sure that the color of the shirt you are going to wear with the custom shirt is as close to the color of the shirt that you are going to wear with the transfer. Women’s tees are available in a wide variety of styles. You can find shirts that feature graphic panels, comic book panels, and other fun graphics as well as solid colored t shirts. It all depends on what the design of the shirt is and what your personal preference is.
T-shirt transfers are simple and easy to make. It can be fun and exciting making your very own custom transfers for shirts that you love. There are some helpful hints that you can follow when making the transfer such as placing a piece of cardboard underneath the shirt so that the shirt does not stick to the transfer iron when it is being transferred. It can also help if the iron is tipped with a damp sponge. When you get right down to it, applying a custom shirt transfer is easy and cheap!
Sandy Allen loves to craft and do art. She conducts seminars and online classes about it. She currently lives with her husband and two kids which are also fond of arts and crafts and have it as their favorite pastime and activity.