How to Make T-Shirt Transfers

By Diane Dilov-Schultheis

T-shirts are a very comfortable and popular choice for a lot of individuals. You can display your own style and creations on a T-shirt by making your own transfers. The easy to follow steps presented here will guide you through making your very own T-shirt transfers.

Step 1

Match the color of transfer paper to the color of T-shirts you purchase. You have the option of either light or dark transfer paper, so be sure to get enough of the correct one to go along with the color and amount of T-shirts you have.

Step 2

Wash and dry any T-shirt that you will be using to allow it to shrink prior to applying your transfer.

Step 3

Create your own personal design. You can let your imagination go wild and add whatever you like to your T-shirt design. You can put actual pictures on it, use clip art or other like options, frame it with a pattern, add color to it (or change the color of it,) add words, sayings or symbols to it and so much more.

Step 4

Print your T-shirt transfers. Make sure you follow the directions with the T-shirt transfer paper for proper loading of the paper into your printer. Print your T-shirt transfers and allow it to thoroughly dry prior to placing it on your T-shirt.

Step 5

Follow the instructions given for proper transfer of your design to the T-shirt.