How to Create a Fuzzy T Shirt Design

Not into glittery t-shirts but still want to add your personal stamp? Instead of resorting to the typical bedazzled shirt, why not create a fuzzy design? With the right material, you can create a fuzzy heart or geometric design that will add uniqueness to your shirt without all the sparkle.

Steps

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    Preheat iron. For regular cotton shirts, preheat your iron to approximately 320 degrees.
    • Remove water from the iron, even though you will be heating it to the steam function (so the iron applies dry).
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    Iron shirt. For best results, make sure you are working with a flat shirt surface.
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    Trace your design. Flip the flocked heat vinyl material over so the back is facing you.
    • Apply your pattern or design to the vinyl, using a fabric pencil to transfer the design to the back of the vinyl.
    • Apply and cut in reverse, especially if your pattern is a letter or design with a specific format.
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    Cut out design. Using a pair of sharp scissors cut out design, with the back of the vinyl facing you.
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    Remove or trim any jagged edges. In the event you “goofed” make sure any ragged edges are removed before transferring fuzzy vinyl to shirt.
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    Iron design onto t-shirt. Place design, vinyl/plastic side up on the shirt (that should be laying on the ironing board). Apply medium iron pressure and movement for approximately 15 to 20 seconds, being sure the iron is in contact with the vinyl design the entire time.
    • Allow ample cool time before removing the plastic backing. The backing will not remove easily if still hot/warm so be sure it has fully cooled first.
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Things You’ll Need

  • Flocked heat vinyl
  • Scissors
  • Pattern or design
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Fabric pencil

Tips

  • Hand wash shirt and hang dry when ready to launder.
  • Use mainly on cotton material as silk or nylon will not hold design.
  • Preheat shirt before ironing on design--preheating will help with the adhesion process.

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Categories: Shirts and Tops | Fabric and Clothing Decoration