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5 Steps in Creating Your Own T-Shirt

Updated on November 1, 2017

Creating your own t-shirt is an exciting activity that you can do alone or with your friends. It will allow you to express your creativity and show others your true personality.

Creating your own t-shirt is not a difficult task. In fact, you can do it in a day! If you feel like spending your afternoon doing something that could exercise your creativity, custom t-shirt printing will definitely be a good thing to try.

To create a customized t-shirt, you just need to follow 5 simple steps:

Step 1: Gather all the materials you need.

In order to visualize the best design, you should know what kind of t-shirt you are using. Know what and of cloth it is and what cut it would be. It would also be helpful to know what color the shirt would be.

Also, do not forget to gather other materials like a pen, paper, eraser, and a computer with a graphic design software installed.

Step 2: Draft your design.

Using the pen and paper, draft the design you want to print. If you want to see some t-shirt design inspirations, you can go online and browse through the thousands of designs you can find.

Step 3: Create a digital copy of your design.

Digital copies make it easier for the print shop to transfer your design on the t-shirt. Using any graphic design software, draw your design onto a digital platform. You can scan the design and refine it using the software, then add colors to make it look more vibrant.

If you have a hard time doing this, you can also approach any professional graphic designer and ask for help.

Step 4: Take it to the print shop.

This is the time when you would actually produce your custom t-shirt. There are hundreds of t-shirt printing shops that offer quality printing for different prices. Find one that will suit your budget and take your design there for printing.

There are different types of printing a design on a t-shirt – like silk screen printing, transfer paper method, etc. Ask about these. The sales professionals will be happy to assist you and help you choose which one is best for your needs.

Step 5: Wait!

After you’ve told the print shop personnel about all your requirements, you can sit back and wait for your t-shirt to be printed. The waiting time differs from one store to another, so be sure to ask how long you should wait.

The time you spent making your own t—shirt will be worth it when you see the finished product. The project is also very inexpensive, so go ahead and give it a try!

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