I made these fun personalized t-shirts for Tate's 4th birthday bowling party. I'm sharing the simple steps that I used to make them below...
My son loves bowling. And I mean loves bowling. So for his 4th birthday we took him bowling. I wanted to get him a bowling T-shirt to wear that day, so I started looking on Etsy. I eventually found the perfect bowling design from an Etsy shop that had the cutest iron on transfers.
It was such a simple process to make this shirt…
+ T-shirt (bought at the local craft store)
+ Iron on transfer paper (bought at the local craft store)
+ Iron on transfer design (bought at Scrapendipity Designs)
1. Print the design onto the iron on transfer paper. Make sure you print out the mirrored or backwards version that comes in the digital design file. When I first printed my bowling design it was backwards on my screen, but when I changed the paper type in my printer options to transfer paper my computer automatically mirrored my already mirrored design! If I had not noticed this, it would have been backwards when I ironed it onto the T-shirt!
2. Cut around the design on the iron on transfer paper.
I added the number 4 onto the bowling pin in Photoshop to personalize Tate’s T-shirt. I also made a bowling T-shirt for Quinn.
3. Use a pillowcase on a hard surface to iron the T-shirt and the transfer paper.
4. Done! A quick and easy T-shirt.
A few things to note:
- Be sure to get the iron on transfer paper that is compatible with your printer – either ink jet or laser.
- Get the right transfer paper for your project - they have paper for colored shirts or white shirts. They are different so be sure to check!
- Read the instructions that come with the iron on transfer paper. I had to wait 30 minutes after printing my design before I could iron it onto the T-shirts.
- This iron on tutorial link has some more helpful hints to make sure your T-shirt comes out great.