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Design Your Own T-Shirt

Most of us buy our wardrobe from retail stores, where there are the same clothes for sale in different shapes and sizes. Sooner or later this can cause you to have a nightmarish day, when you reach your school or office to bump into your best friend or colleague wearing the exact clothes you have donned. Plagued by comments like did you decide to wear the same thing today and you guys look like twins the entire day is not something anyone looks forward to. What better way to avoid this than designing your own clothes. Okay, so maybe you don’t have a degree in fashion designing, and hence, find the entire process cumbersome. But the fact is that, now you can design your own clothes online without any effort on your part.

Designing a T-Shirt

You don’t have to know a lot about fabrics or fashion in order to design a t-shirt. There are many websites that allow you to design clothing at home. All you need at your disposal is a computer with an Internet connection. You can use these websites to design other things like bags, mugs, caps, etc., without expending any energy at all. These websites allow you to design a shirt for free, and then, if you are happy with the results you can place an order to buy the t-shirt.

The process for such designing is very easy. All you need to do is, use the templates that these websites have, and follow the instructions. Once you log onto the site, you will have an image of a t-shirt. You can choose the color in which you want your tee shirt, add images, create shapes, add text, have a distressed effect, etc; there are endless options that you can choose from. Once you are happy with your final result, you can decide to place an order for these custom t-shirts. The images you can use for the design, can be from the collection of clip art images that these websites generally have or you can create your own image and upload the same on the website. Give your creativity free rein while you design your shirt. Making these novelty tee shirts can also be turned into a business by budding entrepreneurs, who can create tee shirts using these websites, and enter a partnership deal, if it suits their purpose. Remember to design a logo, if you do decide to venture out on your own. If you do not want to use websites to create the t-shirts, you can use a particular software that will enable you to create t-shirts.

There are other methods that you can use to create tee shirts at home. These methods are cheaper, but perfect for those, who have a creative bent of mind. You can use plain shirts, and paint on them using acrylic paints to create t-shirts that are unique and individualistic in nature. You can also use tie and dye patterns to create several designs. You can also opt for the tee shirt transfer method of ironing on artwork. For this, you will need a t-shirt, your artwork, software to create the artwork on, printer, transfer paper, iron, and a piece of fabric. Just print the artwork on transfer paper. Before you print it out, it is important to flip the image so that you print a mirror image on the transfer paper. You will then need to place the t-shirt on a flat surface, place the artwork on it as you want to position it, and then place the hot iron on it. Peel the transfer paper when it is hot unless you are using one of the newer version of transfer paper that allows you to wait for the paper to cool before peeling it off. The process is very easy to learn and hardly requires any effort.

Now that you know how to design your own t-shirt, get your creative juices flowing, and experiment with as many designs as you want. You never know, you may get in touch with an inner designer, you never knew existed.

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