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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

T-Shirt Tutorial

     This is a project that I have had in mind for quite some time and finally tried out.  You can experience first hand how it went.  I really like my finished product.
     Now, here is the really, really important part of this tutorial, perhaps even the hardest.  Pretend that the model is slim and beautiful.  Told you it would be hard.  Now for the actual tutorial part of this tutorial.

For this project you will need

1 t-shirt that has been pre-washed
a colored stamped image
Avery t-shirt transfer paper
computer printer/scanner
Iron and ironing board

    Print off your Geisha Bombshell or stamp your desired image.
     Color image as desired with whatever technique you wish to use.  You can even paper piece at this point if you like. Then cut out your image, fussy cutting is best.

         Scan the image into your computer and increase to the desired size using whatever program works on your computer.  I used the built in program in my printer/scanner.  Print out image to make sure it is exactly what you want to have on your t-shirt.

    Now copy the image onto a t-shirt transfer product made for computer copiers.  I used Avery T-shirt Transfers. Again, cut out the image this time leaving a slight border around the image.

     Iron image onto t-shirt following manufactures' directions.
     Careful peel off paper backing.
     Finished product
      I'm thinking a matching card or tag and gift bag and you have a neato gift.  I see several showing up in my Christmas giving pile.


  1. this is "kewel"!! ;-) I also liked this bombshell image! :-) I'm not sure when i can try it out (after another dissapointment on visiting Ben Franklin yesterday...) but I saved this, for FUTUER reference. Thank you!! :-)

  2. This is awesome. i love it ,, and thank you for the wonderful picture instructions hugs Cathy

  3. What a cool project. Just love it.

  4. Wowza. That's gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. I'd do it, but I'd have to use an iron. hahahaha

  5. Totally brilliant - one to try when I get time off from chasing my own tail! I love it- Di xx

  6. As it is 30 november today...I wish you a VERY HAPPY Birthday Mary Anne!
    And this t shirt/fabric transfer is awesome!

  7. Ooooh, I think I have some of that T-shirt transfer stuff tucked away somewhere! I'll have to try this! Great idea! (now, where did I put that "iron" thing?)

  8. I just love it! Especially considering that this shirt is now mine:)