Are you a crafty kind of parent who wants to spend less money on quality items for your little darlings? If yes, then this article will be of great help in making custom t-shirts for you and your tiny loved ones. Let’s take a look at what to keep in mind in making such project.
Do Some Research
Conducting research on thatshirt.com is the first most important thing to do. Visualizing the things to be done is a must. As much as possible, you should be equipped with the necessary knowledge and techniques needed for screen printing. This is equally applicable to things that we do for the first time. If you are familiar with it, reviewing a thing or two will help you keep the project smooth sailing. This could also be one of the determining factors of how long will you be able to accomplish a project. A better time management will be helpful as well.
Choose The Design
There are wide varieties of designs to choose from. Templates are also readily available online. Sometimes, kids like to use their own drawing as the design of their shirts. If this will be a gift for someone, make sure to be sneaky enough to know what image that person loves to see. You should practically know for sure what words or symbols will make them smile. The design will play a big role on how you will manage your budget, time and effort to make things successful.
Prepare Your Materials
After deciding the kind of design you want to make, list all the materials needed for the project and prepare them beforehand. It’s ideal to make a checklist to keep things organize and make sure that everything is set.
These are mostly what you will use to do a silkscreen print. If there are other things that you might need, feel free to include it in your list.
- Plastic embroidery hoops as big as the design you want to make
- A screen such as a fine mesh or a chiffon cloth
- Mod podge
- Acrylic paint
- Old newspaper to keep the place protected from the paint mess
- A template of the design printed or drawn
- A thin plastic card to wipe off the project paint later
- T-shirt of your color choice
Organize Your Task
Since you have the necessary things needed to do the project, your next best step is to create your to-do list. Make sure it is a detailed one so that you will seamlessly carry out the project without ending up in a mess. It is also better to try things out first before actually doing them. Be very meticulous and careful with your materials.
Do-it-yourself projects are fun and worthwhile, but it is also important to know these guidelines to come up with the best custom t-shirts for your children. Your kids will definitely feel positive when they are guided properly in a step-by-step process. And after the project, they will surely feel accomplished knowing how the project has turned out.