Sunday, June 27, 2010

easy tee shirt

i love how you can draw on tap paper and transfer it to a tee shirt. the image comes out so much crisper than if you drew on the shirt directly. here's an easy way to make a shirt for someone special to wear on the fourth of july.

1. plan your design on a piece of scratch paper first. if you want to include letters, you have to draw them backwards for the transfer (tracing regular letters turned backwards on a light box helps make it easier).

2. using permanent opaque markers (choose a brand that doesn't bleed), draw, stencil or trace your design on to the tap. use gentle pressure so you don't damage the surface of the tap.

3. trim out your drawing(s) close to the edges.

4. turn the tap design side toward the tee shirt and position where you want - secure to the tee shirt with a couple small pieces of blue painter's tape.

5. follow the directions on the tap package to transfer the image to your shirt, using a hot iron on a firm, heat-resistant surface (a regular ironing board is not firm enough).


  1. What a FUN craft! Jump on over to my blog for a little surprise and leave a comment :-)
    What a great time we had!

  2. Oh I am going to have to show my daughter this one. Okay. Now I must SAVE UP for some TAP.

  3. I was wondering what the A was for! thought it should be an anarchy A..ha ha!! Hope you have a good 4th july day and paul will look super cool in this special t-shirt

  4. Very cute. And...I have a sweatshirt in my stash waiting to be decorated. Hymm. Guess what I'll be wearing on the 4th of July?



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