How to Make Iron-On T Shirt Designs : Cutting Out the Transfer for an Iron-On T Shirt

How to Make Iron-On T Shirt Designs : Cutting Out the Transfer for an Iron-On T Shirt


Hi I’m Chris, owner of Salon Teez. On behalf
of Expert Village, this how to create your own iron-on T shirt. Before we actually apply
our transfer to our T shirt we want to make sure that we just kind of trim this out a
little bit so that it’s not to create all of this white space on our T shirt. You can
use regular household scissors for this. These work well but for me I like using a modeling
knife. This knife tends to be a little bit better because I can get around edges somewhat
cleaner and get in a little tighter to the transfer so I don’t have a lot of the excess
laid over on my T shirt. I want to make sure I am able to press down when using a modeling
knife on this. So I tend to use old magazines, they tend to work better because the size
of the paper is actually the size of the magazine. You can use old newspaper. I would caution
you on using your table top or fermika counter top or granite counter tops as that will leave
scratches as we go through and cut this out. So now we’ll trim this transfer out and be
ready to use our transfer on our T shirt. I simply cut away the majority of the excess
first just so I don’t have to worry too much about all the excess paper. Now I can get
more into the fine details of the actual transfer. I am simply going around the edges of the
transfer. I’m careful not to get into the ink as I am
cutting the transfer. By going into the ink this could actually bleed once I get into
heating the transfer up and I don’t want that ink to run onto the T shirt. Now that my transfer
is completely trimmed from all the excess I will be ready to apply this transfer to
the T-shirt that we want to apply it to.

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