How to Make a Customized Decal T-Shirt

By eHow Contributor

How to Make a Customized Decal T-Shirt. You may find yourself shopping for new clothes and discover that nothing appeals to you. Perhaps what you find in stores is simply to plain for your taste, or maybe you want to make something that is truly unique. By using a decal or an iron-on transfer, you can easily make a customized T-shirt that fits your style.

Step 1

Buy a packet of iron-on transfers from an office supply or hobby store. Decals may be available elsewhere, but should almost certainly be available at these two places.

Step 2

Choose the design you want to put on your T-shirt. You can do this buy simply searching the internet for an image you like.

Step 3

Enlarge or shrink the chosen design to the size you want it to be.

Step 4

Save the chosen image to your computer as a picture file and give it a name that makes it easy to find.

Step 5

Load your printer with the transfer paper as instructed and print the chosen image on to the transfer paper and print out the image.

Step 6

Put the image face-down on the T-shirt where you want it to appear.

Step 7

Place an iron on top of the transfer paper and firmly press down on the image for no more than thirty seconds at a time in each area. Move the iron around smoothly.

Step 8

Wait for 10 to 15 minutes, or as long as instructed on the package you've bought, and carefully remove the transfer paper from the shirt by peeling it off.