Are you looking for ways to bond with your family over the weekend? Get your kids time away from their gadgets and interact with one another? Here’s a guide to designing custom t shirts with your family.
Prepare your Materials
The first step is preparation. When you starting doing it, you don’t want to be running around looking for the needed materials and missing out the fun. Here are the materials you need to prepare:
The T-shirts, whether you’re giving life to old shirts or adding more pizazz to new ones is totally up to you.
Paper and pencil for conceptualizing your design. If you decide to use computer software for finalizing your design, you can transfer your draft from paper to computer later on.
Materials for transferring the design. Try to decide early on how you would want to transfer your design. Doing it by hand or creating it via computer software then printing it out are some choices.
Conceptualize your Design
Creating a design for your shirt is one of the most important steps. Usually, what you want to put on your design is something that says about you and your interests. For example, if you want to show off that you are a football player, you can design a tee that shows it or if you love comedy and jokes, a graphic tee of a joke would be a good design.
Create the Design
Once you have decided on what to put your custom T-shirts, you can start drawing your design. You can draw your design through traditional means of paper and pen or you can go digital by doing it on computer software such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator—choose what’s easiest for you.
Transfer the Design
There are more than one means of transferring the design. You can transfer it by using acrylic fabric design and hand-painting it or using a stencil and a silkscreen for a cleaner look. If you pick the method of using paint, do not forget to lay out newspaper and prepare rags to prevent stains or accidental spills.
Dry Out your T-Shirt
Once you have finished transferring the design onto your shirt, give it time for the paint to dry out. You can put the shirts under the sunlight for a faster drying process.
Wear your Shirt
Voila! You now have your own customized T-shirt. Wear it loud and proud after it has finished drying.
Here are some benefits of designing custom T-shirts with family:
- It creates an opportunity to bond and spend time with family members.
- It is a great way to cultivate your creative juices.
- It strengthens family bonds.
- It encourages kids and family members to express themselves creatively.
- It can become a T-shirt design business.
Designing might be frustrating if you don’t get it right the first time. However, not everything has to be perfect as long as you are having fun with your family. Hopefully, this guide has helped you out. Enjoy!