Make Custom, One-Off T-Shirts The Cheap And Easy Way

Make Custom, One-Off T-Shirts The Cheap And Easy Way

Making your own customer t-shirts is awesome, but it can get a little pricey and excessive if you have to order in bulk. The quality of inkjet transfers isn’t exactly ideal, either. Fortunately, Instructables user Matthew Vieke has a great solution that requires just a shirt, a permanent marker and a few other optional items:

  1. A tracing box (which can be made with two push-on lights and a clear storage container)
  2. Masking tape
  3. Photoshop, or some other graphics software

Matthew’s method is to take a monotone, high-contrast image (or use software to make one that way), print it out, use the tracing box to project the design through the t-shirt, and fill in the blanks with your marker. This can be a little time-consuming, but it can also be a relaxing activity that you can do while listening to a podcast. In the end you’ll have a one-of-a-kind t-shirt that you designed yourself.

Easy Method for Custom T-Shirts [Instructables]


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