How to fold a T-shirt for display – 3 ways

hi guys today's video is about how to fold a t-shirt in order to put on this play I'm going to show you three different but easy really easy way to fold it and have a perfect result to put in this play so let's go through the tutorial I'm

going to show you three different ways to achieve this beautifully folded pile of t-shirt as you can see is a pile made out of four different size t-shirt from small which is the first two extra-large which is the last and I folded this and I'm going to show

you how to obtain this with three different ways the first method is the most common the one we usually have used in our home to fold things and it's going to be really easy but you must be really precise so I'm going to show you how to start

with the biggest t-shirt this one is then extra large and you put it down face down like this so this is the back this is the front as you can see you put the ticket inside so once you have it like this you just imagine to trace two

lines two parallel lines going down till the M and fold according to that so you fold one side then you fold the other side like this and you be sure you make sure that everything is nice and flat so you can see you fold the sleeves nicely so

once you have this rectangle you just fold by about eight or ten centimeter you make sure this side is inside the rectangle so if you do like this when you fold everything will overlap them fall over but if you make sure everything stay inside you're going to have

a nice result so once you have done this and everything is flat you bend it enough and you turn it you fix the ticket price tag and everything and you have yours but when you when you come to create a pile of different size the size of the

t-shirt is going to be different so do you need to follow the same measurement in order to create the same kind of pile so what I usually do my trick is this I put the t-shirt in this way the folder one the first once or the extra-large I

put it this way and then according to this I follow the same why'd I put the ticket inside and you see I just put neck-to-neck and fold it one way here inside I said flat and the other side as well is in flat here to be really careful

because it can be different so you have to try millimeter by millimeter to replicate the same I mean if you are new to this kind of folding it might take longer but when you aren't used to do it you're going to be faster so then you fold again

the an Ebola you fix it everything nice and you have to on the fire large and extra large so you do the same with the others you so the second method involves a tool let's say a tool which is my case is a piece of paper an a4

size paper in your case can be a magazine catalog or cardboard or whatever it is be sure it is clear and is complete you know edgy in so it's not gonna ruin your item and what you have to do is face down once again is you should be

sure everything is flat a nice we take it inside the price tight inside front and then you put the paper just in between the back try to be centroid – it is your first time you might be one to fold the paper in alpha so you're going to

have the off line it and yeah to trace the line just in the off like this so all you have to do is to put it between the neck between the shoulder and be sure is a bit higher like this one just going out of the t-shirt hand

and then you fold just using the edge of the paper as a guide this way you're gonna have the same size of folded t-shirt despite the size of the t-shirt itself you know this is really good consider especially considering the female a t-shirt that are you know shaded

so in this way you're going to obtain the same so you fold the two sides you make sure the sleeves and everything is nice and flat and then you fold the hand same way and then you Folie until the micro shoulder or whatever you have here and then

you turn it and remove gently to paper in this way you're going to have perfect shape like this then you have to repeat this for the other sizes and you can just put aside this and go through your t-shirts so in the same way put your paper in

the center be sure everything is flat and nice and go ahead okay the third method is the easiest and the fastest perfect for both display and stockroom I will do it with a tool which is this one I discovered this tool around a year ago when I US

customer of mine show me how he was using this with these employees for folding things for this place and also for the stockroom what do you have to do is just to lay these down open it's quite easy to this is just a rectangular and you have these

two let's say wing and another one here so what do you have to do is to put your t-shirt always the biggest size down face down and make sure that everything is flat and nice as usual and then you have these two also you have to consider this

as a reference so you make sure everything is flat like this and make sure everything is inside tool like this so what do you have to do I'm going to show you slow but then you have to do it fast because becomes more paper so you do this

and this and fold it in off and less than a second you have your beautiful folded t-shirt let's say this way you can go on on the four sizes you have and build your pile this makes you fold the second one another matter the size because you can

always state your reference from the neck as usual and then you fold the hand like this and once you have everything flat you just go like you and so this is the result you have the forehead like this and then once you have your pile even if you

are folded by hand or with a tool or need the heavy bag all you have to do is do accessorize and put on display like I will say you can put a scribe like this silk of mine and just nicely put on the display and create your look

for the customer so this where the three way the easy way to fold t-shirts to be display in your shop subscribe to my channel to keep updated and see more video tips bye

We made T-shirts! Tシャツ出来ました!

[ANNOTATION: That part was originally a joke, but we laugh so much each time we see it that we decided to keep it in.

] [ANNOTATION: Cat Person] R: Aaaaand this is Leo after making a mess.

Both: Hey guys! J: So people have been asking us for a while if we make any shirts… R: And now we do! Yay! R: Pretty much like every YouTube sells shirts and stuff, and we waited a really long time to even think about it, because it just seemed kind of weird.

And like really, really narcissistic.

What kind of people would we have to be to put our faces on shirts and be like, “We're SO awesome! Buy our faces and wear them on your body!” It was kind of weird for us to think about it.

J: Yeah, and we don't even want to sell our logo or something like, that, so.

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it's just weird.

R: BUT we could make designs that people would be interested in, like people who are interested in Japan, that have nothing to do with our faces or logo.

Soooo that's what we're doing now! So, Jun actually used to take calligraphy classes, and if you don't know, calligraphy actually has a ranking system.

It's called the “dan” system.

Like within karate, you have 10 levels of black belts.

J: I was at 6 dan (rokudan).

I'm not really good anymore, but I'll still do my best! R: I think you're really good! So Jun calligraphied up some designs! And obviously the most awesome design that anyone anywhere would ever want to wear.

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J: It's “Neko ha.

” It means “cat person” and it has Leo's paw print on it.

R: That's great.

That's my favorite thing in the world.

There's also dog person, too! So if you're a dog person, you don't have to be left out! We have a bunch of other designs, too! Like Japanese phrases that you might be interested in.

I asked you guys what you wanted the most, and the CLEAR winner was “Shouganai.

” If you don't remember, we made a video about shouganai before.

It means like, “It can't be helped” or “Deal with it and move on.

” I <3 Nihon We also came up with something else we thought might be a little bit helpful, which is "日本語勉強中" which means "I'm studying Japanese.

” And then we have two versions.

They both say “Please speak to me in Japanese.

” J: If I saw a person wearing this shirt I would definitely talk to them.

R: Yeah, he would for sure talk to people.

But he likes talking to foreigners.

J: The website we’re using is called Spreadshirt and they print and ship everything for us, so if you ever have any problems with something you order, you should talk to them and they can give you a refund or replace your shirt.

R: We can't really do anything if there's a problem with it, so you should definitely email them and not us.

And also, you can change the base color of all the shirts, so you don't have to get this in blue, and you don't have to get this in black.

J: Oh yeah, and some of them glow in the dark.

R: There are two different types of prints for the shirts.

There are specialty prints like what Jun is wearing, which are fancier and look nicer, but they're a lot harder for us to make.

These can be glow in the dark, or glittery, or like furry.

When we have them like this, we mark what it is in the description so you know.

For the ones that are glittery, we link to a picture of what the glitter looks like, because it doesn't show up in the thumbnail of the picture.

And then the other type is just a basic graphic design like this, which we can have more colors for, and it looks faded and vintage.

It's not as smooth a color as the specialty prints.

J: There are two different qualities for the shirts.

The ones we're wearing are basic.

They cost less, but they're thinner and not very soft or stretchy.

And there's also another type made with American Apparel tshirts, which are softer and nicer.

But they cost $8 more for us to make, so they're $8 more expensive.

R: There are a lot of different shirts and articles of clothing that we can put designs on and stuff.

Like sweatshirts and V-necks, all kinds of stuff.

Even some pants and tights.

They just start to get like really expensive.

I think some of the sweatshirts we looked at had a base price of like $40, which is kind of ridiculous.

But if you guys want something like that, then just let us know and we're more than happy to put designs on things like that, too.

J: We'd be happy to hear your comments and suggestions, and if there's anything you want us to try to make or change.

For example, we can change the font colors for things.

R: Also, there's a special shop if you live in Europe.

You should go to that link instead because they let you pay in Euro and.

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I don't know what other fancy stuff they have set up just for Europeans.

But you can use that link instead.

J: If you're interested, we have the links below.

And since this isn't a regular video, we'll upload a normal video on Saturday so please look forward to that.

R: Thanks for watching! Both: Bye!.

DIY | 3 t-shirts à faire soi-même !

Hi everyone ! I am here today to show you 3 DIY to customized old t-shirts you don't wear anymore To do that video, I bought 3 t-shirts : one cost me 3€ on sale at H&M and the others at Decathlon which cost usually 3€ It's very cheap to do a cool t-shirt you customized yourself In addition, we are in the festival season I know it's the perfect moment to wear fancy clothes and it's very satisfying when you've done it yourself Obviously, if you do that tutorials I'll be happy to see it in the social media don't forget to tag me (link in bio) 😉 Enough talking, let's customize ! We gonna begin with the easier and faster DIY and for that, you need a t-shirt of course and scissors We begin to cut just at the edge of the collar, where there is the shoulder seam, and we cut along the collar on third of the back Of course we do the same thing on the other side and we do it again on the front of the t-shirt but this time, we gonna cut a few more than the back and we do it again on the other side The gap between the collar and sleeves was too small for me so I've done a correction, recutting a little more along the aperture we did before (we don't see well, subtitles are on it, sorry) I did that correction on the front, on the back and on the two sides I was not going to let you only with that so I decided to do a knot at the bottom It will be very easy We just cut along the seam on the side you prefer You can choose the length you cut, it will affect how it fits on your hips and the knot size, try the t-shirt if you're in doubt You can see mine is smaller here than the insights you've seen before After trying it, I found that I prefer a bigger knot so I recut a little longer For that 2nd t-shirt, you need scissors (again), sewing thread & needle or some fabric glue or something else to fix clothes I'll begin by removing the collar and doing a kind of slash neck because I don't really like this one At the middle, I bend my t-shirt in half to follow the line and have two symmetrical sides As I will do things on the back, I bend my t-shirt but this time, the two side seams must overlap and we have them on the middle I don't really know if it's clear but you can watch it in the video I forgot to tell you that you need a 30cm rule too I do a triangle with it and the edges of the t-shirt three sides : the rule, the new collar and the fold Then I can cut small strips in both layers As you can see, following the rule allow us to cut smaller and smaller strips gradually as we go down on the back of the t-shirt When we've finished to cut, here we are You can stop there but I've decided to continue and do a little more complicated I take the top strip and I twist it to create a little circle trough which I will catch the second strip and I do it again, I twist and I catch the third strip through the circle We do the same thing again until the last strip When we're done, we take the thread or a fabric glue to fix the last strip at the t-shirt I personally chose to sew directly but you can put some glue or sew a button Do whatever you prefer or find the prettiest If you choose to sew like me, be sure to do the stop node inside the t-shirt Final step, cut the thread and it's done ! For the last one which is the longest but also my favorite, you need a t-shirt and scissors We begin by cutting the hem at the bottom because it will bother us after if we keep it (I switch the side on camera because it was easier for me, right-handed) 😉 Then, we put the t-shirt flat and we begin to cut fringes Feel free to choose the length of the fringes I made them pretty large but not too much because I didn't want them to be above my belly button To cut on the back, you should put a magazine between the two layers to avoid cutting the fringes you did on the front while you cut on the back Of course we try to cut the same length on both sides Boring part, a few moment before ending, you have to count the fringes to have an even number at the end It's important to avoid letting an alone fringe after Then, we take the strands two by two and we do a knot As you can see, I do a simple knot with both strands We gonna do a different method on the second row and we do that for all the fringes I was not lying when I told you it's the longest one So we do a second row after, we take one strand on two different knots that are next I don't know if it's clear, just look at the video haha As I told you before, we do a different knot that time which is a double knot with two strands Each strand will fall on a different side and you'll have prettier diamond between rows You can do as many rows as you want with that method It depends on the length of fringes or of the t-shirt you want or simply the effect you want I've decided to do only three rows and on the last one, be sure to do the knot of the first row to have a pretty finishing It will avoid the strands to fall randomly at the bottom At that point, here we are and I don't know what you think about it but I didn't like the sleeves on that design so I decided to put them off I began by cutting on the shoulder seam and I followed the sleeves seam almost until the end of the step Of course, I've done it on the two sides Aaaaand that's it ! We have a cute t-shirt, soooo pretty with a long and bohem skirt.

Which one do you prefer ? Tell me in the comments below ! I hope you enjoyed the video, like it if you have and I see you in the next one, XOXO.

Small Business Ideas: How to Start an Online T-Shirt Business

Not only are they a classic piece of casualwear, but t-shirts are a blank canvas for artists and entrepreneurs alike.

Because ofthis, selling t-shirts online has become a very popular business choice.

The good newsis that online t-shirt stores are relatively inexpensive and quick and easy to set up.

The bad news is competition will be stiff and the margins can be small so in order tobe successful with your new t-shirt brand, you have to make the right decisions fromthe get go.

In this video, we’ll go through the entireprocess of starting an online t-shirt business.

We’ll go over strategy, t-shirt and printquality, as well as creating and mocking up your designs.

And then we’re going to showyou step by step the easiest – most cost effective way to get your online t-shirt store up andrunning – without having to deal with any upfront inventory costs, minimum orders, oreven shipping and fulfillment.

Now, I’ll be starting a store from scratchso I can show you just how easy it is to get up and running – here’s a quick peek atwhat the final product will look like.

So follow along and by the end of this video, you too will have created a beautiful online t-shirt store – even if you have no designor coding experience.

Okay, There’s a lot to cover in this video, so if you’ve already thought about your strategy, tshirt quality and design – youmay want to skip ahead to one of the following sections: And for those of you just starting out, let’sget started with some strategy and the key areas you’ll want to focus on to ensureyou build a solid brand that stands out from the competition.

Great, let’s get started.

Niche – You hear the term get tossed arounda lot, but nowhere is it more important to choose a niche than in the graphic t-shirtindustry.

In general, broad categories like t-shirts with funny slogans are going to bechallenging to gain traction for right away because there’s so much competition online.

You’re going to want to tighten it up a little more.

An example of a more specificniche would be t-shirts with funny slogans that relate specifically to fitness.

Design – The majority of people that are purchasinggraphic tees are looking for designs, graphics and slogans that connect with them and reflecttheir opinions and personality.

Your designs don’t necessarily need to be complex, infact many of the best selling graphic tees are very simple, however, they do need toconnect with your audience and stand out.

Quality – Another extremely important factorin the success and sustainability of an online t-shirt business is quality.

You can foolsomeone once, but you can’t fool them twice.

The quality of the shirts you use and theprints needs to be good quality.

A pattern that fades and cracks or a t-shirt that shrinksand rips won’t create raving fans that come back and repurchase.

Let’s dig a littledeeper into t-shirt and print quality.

So, T-Shirt Quality.

Not all t-shirts arethe same and not all print jobs are the same, so it’s important to educate yourself andchoose your blank shirts wisely.

It will always be tempting to sacrifice onquality for higher profit margins but you need to consider how the quality will affectcustomer’s decisions to share your brand and repurchase in the long run.

Now, quality t-shirts encompass several factors, including fit, sizing, material, softness, and weight.

A great starting point for determining which blank t-shirt to use is to check outT-Shirt Magazine Online’s review of some of the most popular blank t-shirts for printing.

We’ve linked to this in the description of this video.

Once you narrow down your choices, we suggest you order each of the t-shirts yourself tomake an informed final decision.

T-Shirt Printing Quality – In this day inage, there are three popular methods for printing designs onto t-shirts.

Each method has itspros and cons, and will partially depend on how much time you want to invest into theproduct creation, as well as the printing partner you choose.

One of your options is screen printing, which is an old technique that has stood the testof time.

As one of the most popular methods for printing onto t-shirts, screen printingcan produce durable and long lasting results.

However, a labor intensive initial setup meansscreen printing is most cost effective when printing in bulk.

Screen printing also poses issues when it comes to complex designs or designs with morethan four to five colors as each color increases costs and production time.

Another printing method is Heat transfersand heat transfers have also been around for a long time and exist in several forms.

Youmay have even seen basic heat transfer paper at your local office supply store.

Althoughthese make it easy to print your designs from your home computer and transfer them withan iron, these won’t cut it when it comes to running a business.

The more advanced form of heat transfers are called plastisol transfers and are printedby professional printers on special, high quality heat transfer paper.

The advantageof this is being able to order a stack of prints from your local printer and transferthem to your t-shirts as you receive orders with a commercial heat press machine.

Heat transfers can produce full-colour images onto t-shirts relatively easily and quickly.

The final technique for printing is the direct-to-garment printing process, which operates much likea ink-jet printer you would have at home.

The printer prints ink directly onto the t-shirtand can produce full color images with accuracy.

Direct-to-garment printing produces qualityprinting on par with screen printing and better than heat transfers.

Because it operates justlike an ink-jet printer, there are no setup costs.

This means that it's easy and costeffective to print small orders.

The major disadvantage however is the lackof volume discount for large orders, as it takes the same amount of time to print eachshirt.

So which option is best for your business?Well, like we said, it all depends on your unique situation.

However, for a lot of newonline t-shirt businesses, it will be tough to sell a large volume of shirts immediately, which makes screen printing too pricey and although heat transfers allow you to printon demand – it is time consuming and generally of lower quality.

So Direct to Garment maybe your best bet.

Alright, let’s talk about T-shirt design.

Now, if you already have a design, feel free to skip ahead.

Creating your designs – Once you have someideas for t-shirts you’ll have to actually design them.

Now, if you have Photoshop orsimilar programs you can try producing some simple designs yourself – however if you’relike most people, you will likely need to enlist some help.

A great place where youcan find a design community with loads of unique talent is on dribble.

Search for the style you’re looking forand message the designers you like to see if they’re available for freelance projects.

Additionally, if you can’t find a designer, there are also options to purchase pre-madedesigns.

We suggest taking a look at the t-shirt marketplaces Designious and T-Shirt Factory, which we’ve linked to below this video.

Although you’ll want to keep in mind thatif you choose to go this route, there’s a high likelihood that other people are alreadyselling the design, making it harder for you and your brand to stand out.

You may also want to check out general graphic design marketplaces like Creative Market andGraphic River but keep in mind if you plan to sell your t-shirts, you’ll need to purchasea commercial license.

Mocking up your designs – Once you have somefinal designs, your next step will be to get some mockup images of them on actual t-shirts.

Your customers are going to want to actually see what the final design will look like printedon a shirt.

The easiest way to do this is to use a freeweb-based T-shirt mockup tool.

These tools allow you to quickly preview how your designswill look printed on a t-shirt.

Head over to “ShirtMockUp.

com” or “Theprintful.

com/generator”to give it a try.

And for those of you who are comfortable usingAdobe Photoshop, you can also make use of the abundance of photoshop-t-shirt templatesyou can find online.

Most Photoshop templates come with multiplelayers that allow you to change the colour of the shirt and apply your own design thatwill blend with the creases and folds of the shirt.

I’ve linked to a few of these inthe description of this video.

Validating your designs – Before you spenda lot of money on your new business idea, you should first verify that there is a marketfor your designs.

There are a number of ways you can do this.

The first thing you can do is post some of your designs to facebook twitter, and othersocial networks your friends and potential customers are a part of to see if there mightbe some interest.

Be careful asking friends however, their opinions will usually be biasedbecause they want to support you.

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Now, a great place to go to get some unbiasedfeedback for your designs is reddit.

The unique thing about reddit is that thereare thousands of category specific subreddits, so it’s easy to find a highly targeted nicheof potential customers.

To find relevant subreddits, simply use reddit’ssearch feature and type in your keywords of choice.

From there you can ask them firsthand their thoughts on your designs before launching.

Kickstarter and other crowd-funding websiteshave also made it much easier to test, validate, and collect money upfront for your new businessidea.

Launching a crowdfunding campaign can be time consuming and requires a good dealof preparation, however, the benefits can be huge, which include fully funding yourproject before you have spent a dime.

Those are just a few methods you can try tovalidate your t-shirt ideas, however with ecommerce platforms like Shopify, it’s neverbeen easier to set up a fully functional online store in a matter of minutes to validate yourbusiness idea.

Additionally, we think the easiest and mostpractical way to get your online t-shirt business started is by integrating your store withan online, on-demand, printing and fulfillment service.

These services are incredibly convenient and allow you to set up your online t-shirt storewithout any risk.

They offer a wide variety of t-shirts you can print on, there are noset up costs, no minimum orders, and you don’t need to hold inventory.

You simply upload your T-shirt artwork, and the type of shirt you want them to print onand when you receive an order, they print your shirt, and send it directly to your customer.

The great thing is, the customer has no idea you’ve used this type of service, becauseyou're able to customize the return address and include your branding in the packaging.

Also, if you’re using Shopify – there are several of these services in our app store, that connect directly to your ecommerce store.

This means that once a shirt is ordered fromyour online store – it will be automatically created, and shipped to your customer.

I’velinked to a few of these providers in the description of this video but for now let’shead over to Shopify.

com and sign up for a free trial so we can show you just how easyit is to get your t-shirt business up and running with one of these services.

So, for those of you who don’t know, Shopify is a fully hosted, turnkey, ecommerce solutionthat allows you to easily setup and run your own beautiful store on your own domain.

I’m going to quickly start a new store from scratch, so I can walk you through the setup process.

The first thing I will cover is how to sync your store with an on demand printingand fulfillment service, and then I’m going to show you how to add products, and customizethe look and feel of your store.

To start, we’ll type our email into thebox there and hit get started.

Then we’ll create our password and the nameof our store.

If you’re following along and haven’t decided on a name for your storeyet, don't worry you can easily change your store name later.

Okay, so it just takes a few moments to create your store.

Great, so Shopify wants to know where we would like to sell, let’s focus on an online storefor now.

Let’s quickly add our address to set upour shop’s currency.

Okay, so Shopify wants to know a little bitmore about our plans.

“Are you already selling?”.

And we haven’t started selling productsyet so I’ll tick that off.

and how much revenue does your business currentlymake in a year.

We’re starting from scratch so I click $0.

Okay so now that we’ve created our onlinestore, we’ll find ourselves within the shopify admin dashboard and it’s best to think ofthe dashboard as the control center for all the operations we’ll perform on our shopifystore.

Now, I want to get right into showing youhow to integrate with a on-demand, printing and fulfillment service so let’s jump rightinto it – but if you’re looking to go into more detail with starting your shopify store, we have another great tutorial video that shows you how to get up and running in moredetail.

I’ve linked that video in the description of this video.

Okay, let’s get started.

So the first thing we’re going to do is head to the shopifyapp store.

To do this, we’ll click on the “apps” tab on the left panel and thenwe’ll select “visit the app store”.

So the Shopify App store has 100s of appsthat can extend the functionality of your shopify storein categories ranging from marketing, shipping, sales and customer service.

Now, we’re looking for a pretty specific type of app, so let’s narrow our resultsby searching for the word “t-shirt”.

As you can see there are currently 6 availableapps that appear in the search results for “T-shirt”, you can take a look at eachof them and read what they have to offer as well as look at customer reviews.

For this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at printful.

Okay so like we said – No upfront costs, they offer personal branding – so it looks likeyou sent it and no manual orders – everything is automatically sent to printful.

If we scroll down we can see, they offer a variety of t-shirts, American Apparel, Gildanand Anvil.

They also offer Sweatshirts, posters, mugs and a whole bunch of other products ifyou’d like to branch out.

They also offer 20% off and free shippingif you’d like to order samples of your t-shirts and the conveniently provide you with mockup images that you can use in your shopify store.

They even have some pre-written productdescriptions you can use – although we suggest creating your own.

Alright, let’s go ahead and add the app and it will bring us to the signup page, wherewe’ll want to create an account.

I’ve already created an account so I’llbe brought directly to my Shopify page where, I’ll want to install printful.

Once you’vecreated account as well, you will be redirected here.

Okay so our store is now synced with printful, and we haven’t added any products to ourstore so we won’t see anything here quite yet.

In the blue box, we can see that printful wants to make sure we follow their print guidelines.

Let’s click on that link.

Here we can see more information on the t-shirtsand pricing they offer.

If we scroll down we can see the variety ofshirts and sweaters they offer and if we click on the image, we can see all the colours thatare offered, as well as a description and sizing information.

If we click on the retail prices tab we can see how much each shirt will cost.

And theseprices are what you pay for the shirt and the print.

The American Apparel 2001 T-shirtcosts you $16 and if you sell your t-shirt at $26 you will profit $10.

Of course, you decide how you want to price your t-shirt so you determine your own profitmargins.

If we click on the shipping tab we can seethe rates for the USA, Canada and the rest of the world.

Just like pricing, it’s upto you to you to decide if you want to offer free shipping on your products or if you wantto adjust your shipping rates according to the printful rates.

We’ll dig into thisin more detail shortly.

If we click on the mockups tab, we can downloadsome apparel mock ups and they also point you in the direction of some other mock uptools that we mentioned earlier like shirtmockup.

com.

And if we click on the guidelines tab – wecan get some instruction on the details of the print file we need to include.

We can very easily download these files and work along with them, but if we want to getstarted quickly, we can click on the mockup generator from the top menu.

So this feature allows you to generate a t-shirt mockup and print file very easily.

The firstthing we can do is pick our t-shirt brand.

We’re going to print on American ApparelTees, so I’ll select that.

The next thing we’ll do is pick our t-shirtcolour.

And then we can upload our artwork.

Once it’s uploaded we can adjust, wherewe want it to appear on our T-shirt.

center the file by clicking the center button, or adjust the size of our graphic by using the slider bar.

When we’re ready we can click to proceed to the file generator and click to generatethe mockup and printfile.

And it will just take a few moments.

And We can now downloadthese files.

Great, now let’s quickly set up our billinginformation so we can get all synced up with Shopfiy.

There are few options and we’regoing to go with the default payment method.

Now, if your printful account is connectedwith your Shopify store, all you have to do is add a credit card and any new shopify orderswill automatically be added to printful and your credit card will be automatically chargedfor them.

No manual order submission required.

Okay, let’s head over to our Shopify store- and we’re going to add our first t-shirt to our store.

To do this we’ll click the products tab and select add product.

Let’s name our Shirt Just below that we can add our product description.

You’ll want to take some time to craft a proper product description but we can alwayschange this later.

Type: T-ShirtVendor: Shopify And let’s make sure we add this to the frontpagecollection, which means the product will be featured on our home page.

And Images.

This where we can upload our T-shirt mock ups, or if we have any shots of our productson models or anything like that.

For now, let’s just add the mockup file that printfulcreated for us.

Okay price.

I’ll just go with $30 for now.

Since we plan to print on demand, we don’t need to track inventory.

And this producthas multiple options.

So we’ll need to add the weight of our productfor when we set up our shipping rates.

We’ll get into this in more detail but for now, I’m going to say that our t-shirt weighs 0.

5 kilograms.

Variants, this is where we can add or different shirt sizes.

And we’ll just type in thesizes we offer and separate them with a comma.

Okay, let’s hit save product.

And our producthas been successfully created.

So now, we’ll want to sync our t-shirt with printful.

Let’shit this handy button on our top bar and select “edit on printful”.

And as we can see our Shirt has been synced and it is showing the sizes we added.

Whatwe can do now is add our printfile, and let printful know what type of shirt and sizewe would like them to print on.

Product Type, T-Shirt.

Brand: We’re going to go with American Apparel and the model, we’ll go with the very popular2001, fine jersey sleeve men’s t-shirt.

The size for this one will be small, and thecolour black.

We can now add our printfile by selecting“front print” and clicking upload file -and then we’ll locate the printfile we generated and downloaded and click the image to confirm.

We also have the option to add a back print or outside label at an additional cost.

Wecan also add the mockup we created.

Let’s go ahead and do that.

It will just take a few seconds to upload – and again we’ll click the image to confirm.

Then we will hit done – and repeat the process for the additional sizes.

As you can see all the info is conveniently filled out and we simply have to change thesize of the shirt.

I’ll just adjust our large shirt as well.

Great, so our t-shirt is all synced up with printful and ready to go.

Now let’s takea look at adding our branding to the packages printful ships out to our customers.

So, printful is completely white label, which means you will not see their name or brandinganywhere and they make it very easy to add our branding to their packages.

To do this we’ll head to “settings” from the top tab, select stores from the lefttab and then click edit.

So here we have the option to add our brandingsticker.

Follow printful’s size and quality guidelines, and at no extra cost you can easilyadd your logo to all your packages.

Additionally you can add some custom textto your packing slips by filling out the custom packing slip message right here and you alsohave the option to change your return address, although printful recommends that you keeptheir address as the return address.

Okay great, so now that we’re all syncedup with printful, let’s head back to our shopify admin dashboard and quickly set upour payments and shipping rates.

To set up payments, we’ll head to settingsand then select payments.

Okay, so for our users in the UK, US and Canada, our Shopify stores have automatically been set up with Shopify payments, which allowsus to start accepting payments from all major credit cards instantly.

All we have to do is click to “complete shopify payments account setup and fill outthe relevant information.

And for our users outside of the UK, US, andCanada, don’t worry – Shopify has integrated with over 70 different payment partners sothere are plenty of hassle free options available.

Additionally, as soon as we open our Shopifystore, we will be set up with a Paypal Express Checkout account with the email we used tosign up for our Shopify Store.

As soon as we receive our first order throughPayPal Express Checkout, Paypal will send us an email that contains the link and instructionsto complete our Paypal account set-up and claim our funds.

Alright, let’s setup our shipping ratesand to do this we’ll select the shipping tab on our left panel.

Okay, so like we said before it’s entirelyup to you how you want to set up your shipping rates.

You may decide you want to offer freeshipping to your customers, or even build the shipping prices into the cost of yourshirt.

We have some great resources that can help you get a shipping strategy in placethat I will link to in the description of this video.

But for now, we’ll show youan easy, and safe way to set up your shipping rates, so that they match the rates that printfulwill charge you.

Let’s pull up Printful’s shipping ratesfor reference.

So you can see they have different rates forthe USA, Canada and Worldwide shipping.

We’ll set up our Canadian rates first, because thatis where we are located.

So our first t-shirt will cost $8.

00 and eachadditional shirt will cost $1.

00.

So we’ve already been set up with some standardshipping rates – but these won’t do us much good since we want to match printful’s rates.

So let’s get rid of the heavy goods shipping.

And let’s open up the standard shippingand customize it.

Let’s set up a shipping rate for if ourcustomer orders 1 t-shirt.

So, the first thing we’ll want to do is change our criteriato “based on weight”.

Now, if you remember we put the weight ofour t-shirt at 0.

5kg.

so we’ll put our range 0.

0kg – 0.

5 kg.

And we’ll set the shipping price to $8.

00as per Printful’s rates.

Now we can hit save and our shipping ratesfor orders of a single t-shirt have been set.

So next we’ll want to set up a rate forcustomer’s who order 2 t-shirts.

We’ll click “add shipping rate” – I’ll addthe same title “Standard Shipping”.

Okay so we know we’ve weighted 1 t-shirtat 0.

5kg, so 2 t-shirts will weigh 1kg.

Therefore we’ll want to change the weight range ofthis rate to 0.

6kg, so that it weighs more than 1 shirt – to 1 kg.

And we know printful charges 1 extra dollarfor each additional t-shirt to Canada so we’ll change our rate to $9 instead of 8.

We can keep filling these rates out in a similarfashion – you may also decide to give your customers who are ordering a bunch of shirtsa deal on shipping.

You can achieve this by changing the weightrange for example to 1.

1-20kg with a shipping rate of $10.

Meaning if they order, 3 shirtsor more they are offered the same rate of $10.

To set up rates for the USA we can click “addcountry”, and select the united states.

We’ll then follow the same method we usedto set up our Canadian rates.

To set up international rates – click addcountry, select “rest of the world” and again follow the same process to set up yourrates.

Okay, so we’ve taken care of the logistics.

Our store is integrated with printful – our products are synced and we’ve provided printfiles.

We’ve set up our billing information onprintful and set up our shopify store to accept payments.

Our shipping rates are set – butyou’re probably wondering – what does my store actually look like? Well, that’s reallyup to you.

Let’s head back to our admin and click onthemes tab to get started customizing the look and feel of our store.

So, the theme of a Shopfiy store controlsall aspects of the store’s appearance and layout.

Now, Shopify actually automaticallysets us up with an introductory theme called launchpad, which is a great starter theme- but let’s quickly head over to theme store and explore some options.

So there are lots of themes to choose fromand we encourage you take some time looking through them and seeing which one would workwell with your t-shirt business.

For now, let’s narrow our results a littlebit by selecting a free theme, that is in clothing and fashion.

So our results have narrowed significantly, and I’m personally drawn to the “new standard”theme so I’ll click on it.

Here we can learn more about the theme, viewa demo, see what styles it comes in and read some reviews.

If we’re satisfied with what we see we canclick “Get Theme” and publish it as our stores theme.

And it will take a few moments to publishit.

Now, we can view what our store is lookinglike by clicking this view on your website button or at any time by using the handy iconin the bottom left corner.

So our website is pretty blank – we’ve onlyadded one product.

But we can easily customize our theme and start filling it out by addingour logo to the top – adding a nice slider image and filling out our About us section.

First things first, I’m going to quicklygo back to our products page and add 3 more t-shirts just so we can better visualize ourstore.

I’d encourage everyone to do the same.

If you’re following along, make sureto add your new products to the “front page” collection so they will appear on your homepage.

I’d also like to mention that if you'readding shirts that you plan to sell, remember to sync them with printful, by using the sameprocess we used with our first t-shirt.

Okay great, so we now have 4 products to fillout our store and help visualize it.

Let’s head back to our themes and click customizetheme.

And there are our 4 products displayed on our front page.

Let’s start by adding our logo – to do thiswe’ll click the “header tab”.

If we read the description it let’s us know thatour logo dimensions can be a maximum of 844 pixels wide and 200 pixels high.

I’ve already got a logo prepared so I’llclick choose file – locate my image, and click open.

Great, let’s save those changes.

Next up, let’s add a slider image, by clickingthe back arrow and going down to the homepage tab.

We can see that our image should be 844 pixelsby 490 pixels.

Let’s click the replace button under “slide 1” and select our bannerimage.

Cool – so that’s added.

I also have anotherone I will add so it can scroll through two different photos.

Same idea, I’ll clickreplace under Slide 2 and locate my photo.

Awesome, you can also very easily add captions- or you may even decide you want to turn off the slider.

Take some to explore the storefront editor, it’s extremely intuitive so you can easilycustomize the look of your store.

If we look at the footer section, for examplewe can easily link our social icons, which are located at the bottom of our page to ourappropriate channels, simply by changing the URL.

If we don’t use a particular social channel, we can easily remove the icon by deleting the URL entirely.

And as you can see our Google + icon is nolonger there And if we’re interested we can add our contactinformation into the boxes below.

Okay let’s save changes.

Alright, so ourT-shirt store is starting to fill out nicely and another thing we may want to edit is our“about us” section and our blog.

To start, we’ll head back to our admin dashboard andclick pages.

From within the pages we can very easily customizeour about us page and we can change the text on our frontpage by selecting the “frontpage”section.

And just like everything else, adding blogposts is extremely easy.

Click on the blog posts tab from the panel and there is oneset up for you that is ready to edit.

And to add additional blog posts, simply hitthe “add a blog post” button from the right hand corner.

Okay and the last thing we recommend you dois register a custom web address by clicking settings and then domains.

All new storesstart with a with a (dot)myshopify(dot)com address as a way to log in and store our contentsafely, however it will look much more professional if you get your own custom .

com address forexample.

You can do this very easily by selecting the“buy a domain” button and the domains will even be offered to you at a discountedprice – or – if you already have domain, you can easily add it to your store by selectingto add an existing domain.

And there you go, just like that you’reall set up with your custom branded, online t-shirt store.

And if you’ve followed along, your t-shirts are all synced up with printful – so when someone purchases a t-shirt – anorder is automatically sent to printful, printed on your t-shirt of choice and sent directlyto your customer.

And since you don’t have to worry aboutupfront inventory costs, or printing and shipping you’ll have plenty of time to focus on otheraspects of growing and running your online t-shirt business.

I’d also like to mention that your storeis currently private, and password protected – but when you’re ready to launch you caneasily remove your password by heading to settings, then scrolling down to the “storefrontpassword” section to remove your password and make your store live to the public.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitateto leave a comment below – and if you found this video helpful, please let us know byclicking the like button.

Thanks for watching.

Ready to put what you learned into action?Head over to shopify to start your free trial.

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HUGE TRICEPS WORKOUT (Get "T-SHIRT TEARING" Triceps!)

What's up guys, Jeff Cavaliere, ATHLEANX.

COM Today we're going to talk about How To FillUp Those Shirtsleeves and before you think we're talking all Biceps here, especially me because I tend to get all theattention on the front of the arms.

Guys you have to realize there's somethingon the underside of the arm too, that's just as important or more important because a lot of times it goes underdevelopedor at least under targeted in the right way.

Guys if you want to fill those shirtsleeves, we're talking about this hanging part of the Tricep here.

The part that really fills the sleeves up.

That hanging part we're talking about is actually one of the heads of the Tricep.

And we can somewhat preferentially hit it, yes when you extend your elbow, all your Triceps are going to fire.

But there's a couple things that we can doto preferentially hit the long head of the Tricep.

The meaty part of the inside hereof the elbow that you see in through here.

In order to get that area guys, you have onedistinct advantage based on our own physiology.

And that is, that is the only one of the headsof the Tricep that crossed the shoulder joint.

So we can sort of manipulation and favorablyhit that area of the Triceps by what we do in our exercises.

A lot of guys will tell you, you want to makesure that in order to hit the long head of your Tricep, that you put the muscle in astretch position when you train it.

So we know that one of the best ways to dothis, is the first exercise that I'm showing you here.

This is the Overhead Dumbbell TricepExtension.

And you can see that by placing my arms upand over my head, elbow pointed up towards the sky as much as I can.

Yes if you have shoulder issues, label issuesyou could have some issues doing this.

But if you have healthy shoulders and your armscan get up as high as you can, you can start to target the Triceps, veryeffectively here.

Notably that long head of the Tricep because we're putting that on stretchfrom the get go.

Now, I like to take that a step further andI've showed you guys before, one of my favorite ways that we can target that and this is theexercise number 2 for you, that's the Lying Tricep Stretch Extension.

So when I get down here it looks like a typical nose breaker but I can get a little bit morestretch in my Tricep by allowing the dumbbells, preferably for me, I like the dumbbells becausethey don't get in the way of the bench.

To allow those dumbbells to go back as far asthey can to get that extra stretch.

Again if you flex your shoulder, we know thatthe long head of the Tricep will tend to want to adduct and extend the arm.

So if that's the job, you want to go the oppositeway.

You want to get that thing flexed, away from you and we can do that here effectivelywith the Dumbbell Tricep Extension on stretch.

So that's where most people end their Triceplong head attack.

And I can tell you right now, Why? I'm asking you Why? Why? Because if you reallywant to target that guys, what happened to train the muscle into it's contraction aswell.

You don't just work muscles on a stretch, that's one effective way to do it.

But you also have to make sure that you train a muscleinto contraction.

And as I just told you, the job of the longhead of the Tricep is, yes to straighten the elbow.

But when it straightens the elbow it alsoadducts the arm.

It brings the arm in tight to the side and it also will extend the armbehind the body.

That's why when you train your back, you mighthave often asked yourself sometimes, why after doing a lot of rows, right, high rows or whatevertype of row that you're doing do you start to get soreness in your Tricepshere because it is a weak extender of the upper arm.

So in order to fully attack that guys, we'vegot two other options to complete our shirtsleeve stretching workout here.

And that is the first one I'm going to showyou here.

This guys is what I call the Triceps Express, ok.

So we're extending the elbow as you see.

Butwe're also getting our elbows down and back, ok.

Trying to keep them as tight as we can toour sides.

You can see right off the bat, that inner portion of the Tricep, that thicker, meatier area.

The area responsible for most of the size, especially as I said, the hang underneath the arm here.

That's getting worked very wellon this exercise.

But then we want to take it up even anothernotch.

As we do here guys with ATHLEANX, we want to try to combine movements and makethe ultimate movement.

And I think we've got one of those optionsright here.

This is our OBB Rolling Extension.

Olympic Barbell is what that's short for.

And as you can see as I set up the barbellhere, you know I'm a big fan of the Bodyweight versions of our Tricep work.

And we're getting a great version here.

Yeahwe're using an Olympic Barbell but it's a Bodyweight Exercise, that's the resistance.

And as we roll out, we're able to get thatextension onto the Triceps.

We're able to get those arms up overhead as much as we can.

And then as we pull back and in, now we canget that adduction of the arm, as we roll over the top and complete the movement.

So you get that finishing contraction thatwe're missing on the strictly overhead movements.

So watch again one more time, I'll roll allthe way out, again get the stretch and as I come back in, I'm really getting that contractionagain and the work, the full work of that long head of the Tricepsas I adduct and pull down.

So there you have it guys, putting the scienceback in strength, yet again to show you four exercises that you can do to start tearingthrough those T-shirts from the bottom up, right.

We've got to start working on those Tricepsif you want to start filling up those shirtsleeves.

And guys as I said, we've got to put the scienceback in strength if we're going to do it.

We've got to do that all the time as a matterof fact, every time we hit the gym.

And that's what we bring you here at ATHLEANX.

As a matter of fact, if you want to start putting the science back in strength for allof your workouts, so that you can see faster results becauseyou're training your muscles the way they're meant to be trained, then I say guys, be sure to head over to ATHLEANX.

COM, grab our 90 day training program.

Let me coach you day by day for 90 days.

I promise you, I'll get you where you needto be.

In the meantime if you found this video helpful, leave your comments below.

Whatever else you'd like to see, I'm here to make the video'sfor you.

So let me know what it is and we'll be sureto cover those in one of our three weekly videos.

And if you found it helpful, as always guys, leave me a thumbs up below.

Alright I'll see you guys here again in justa couple days.

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Make Print Then Cut T-Shirts with Your Cricut the RIGHT Way!

– Hello, everybody.

My name is Jennifer Maker.

Today, we are learning how to use Cricut's print and then cut feature to make cute T-shirts withprintable iron-on decals on The Great Maker Show and Tell.

So print and cut seems to be one of the hardest to understand featuresof Cricut Design Space.

So today, I want to show you how easy print and cut really can be and de-mystify the entire process for you.

There's a lot of things that we can make with the print and cut feature, like stickers, wall decals, laptop and keyboard overlays, and even temporary tattoos.

But when I asked you allwhat you most wanted me to teach you how to make withthe print and cut feature, you overwhelmingly answered, T-shirts.

So what we're going to do today is use the print and then cut feature to make these printableiron-on decals for T-shirts.

The awesome thing about these is that you can make decals foryour shirts in full color.

You're not limited by vinylcolor or anything like that.

The sky's the limit with these.

All you need for this project is some printable iron-ontransfer medium like this, an inkjet printer, away to press your decal, like an EasyPress or an iron, and something you can make with the print and then cutfeature in Cricut Design Space.

Now, I made these cute shirts, one black and one white, so we can compare andsee which one worked best with this technique.

I also tried two differentbrands of iron-on transfers, these two, and I also experimented with using the transfers for light fabric as well as those for dark fabric.

Did you know that thereare two different kinds? And yes, it actually really matters.

And while I was at it, I also tried switching up the transfersonto the light and dark shirts.

So, you know, I tried like switching them.

So let's head on overto Cricut Design Space so I can teach you allabout print then cut, show you how to prepare different designs, and tell you which kindsof designs work best for this particular technique and which ones you might want to avoid.

So Cricut Design Space hasmany powerful features, one of which is theprint then cut feature.

And I think many of us arescared of it in the beginning, but I can help youunderstand and use it better.

So all print then cutis, is a way to cut out a printed image on your Cricut.

And when it's set up properly, your Cricut will cutaround the image perfectly, leaving you with a superprecisely cut image that you can use for your projects.

So to get started, let's head on over to Cricut Design Space.

And we're gonna start anew project, right up here.

I'm gonna replace this one here.

And I want you to click on templates.

So templates give you a sort of framework so that you can see yourproject and visualize it.

Scroll down and look for classic T-shirts or there's a lot ofdifferent T-shirts in here, there's also, you haveV-neck, a wide neck T-shirt.

Let's click on this one, wide neck shirt.

And at the top here, youcan change the color of it.

I wanna change it to black.

You can change it to any color that helps you visualize your shirt.

So there's a black shirt.

And this grid like here, whichgets in the way in this case, I think, you can get rid of it by clicking up here in theupper left corner twice.

Once, twice, and it goes away.

So let's make this a little bigger.

Okay, so here's our black shirt.

Now, you need an image.

I think most people want to just use images that they find online, so let me show you how to do that.

Let's say I want to make a unicorn shirt.

The simplest way is just touse one in Cricut Design Space.

So to find images, click on images over here on the leftside, then type in a word that describes whatyou want, like unicorn.

And if you click the filterbutton, or link, over here, you can then check offprintables, right here.

And it'll show you things that are designed for print thencut, like these unicorns.

Right, so just do that, look for things, and when you find one you want, you can click on it andthen click insert images.

So once it's on your canvas, you'll want to resizeit to fit your shirt.

It's important to note that you need to keep your print thencut image smaller than 6.

75 inches by 9.

25 inches.

It doesn't matter if that'shigh or long or wide, it just needs to bewithin those dimensions.

So let's center this on the shirt.

Just clicking and dragging it, and then you can changethe size by a couple ways.

There's two ways, you canchange the size up here or you can drag it.

Dragging it is a little less precise.

We can get it to under 9.

25 like this, or we can just type 9.

25 right here.

And now we know it's the correct size.

So there we go.

So this looks great.

Now there's a few things to double-check before we can actually make it.

First, we need to find out, is it flattened into just one layer? To find out, look at the layers panel over here on the right.

And we can see that this unicorn is actually made up of several layers.

So to fix that, select all the layers and then click flatten at the bottom.

So, to select all the layers, you can just hold down the shift keyand click on each one, or usually, just clicking the name at the very top of the group, if it's in grouped, ofcourse, will do that.

And then you click flatten.

It's not letting meflatten, and the reason is because it's actually onlyshowing one of these images here.

So we don't actually needto do anything at all and let's go ahead and delete these layers that we're not even using.

There we go.

So now it's just one layer, which is by default flattened.

But what if you can't findthe image that you want in Design Space? What if this isn't thekind of unicorn you want? So here's what you do.

Go find an image that you do want to use.

You should be able touse an image in Google, especially if it's justfor your own personal use.

But if you intend to sell your shirts, you'll need to obtain a commercial license from the image copyright holder.

But let's say I wanna make a shirt with just a unicorn for a family member.

And I'm gonna type in unicorn.

See what comes up.

And by the way, if you click on images, which is this link right here, it'll show you a bunch of images, right? So I see lots of unicorn images here.

I like this one.

I'm gonna select it.

And I'm going to save the image.

So I'm gonna right click onit and choose save image as.

And I'm gonna put itinto my downloaded folder and I'm gonna call it unicorn balloon because it's a balloon, and save it.

Now remember, personal use only, don't do this if you want to sell it.

If you wanna sell it, youneed to get permission.

All right, so let's hop backout over to Cricut Design Space and let's hide this unicorn.

We don't need that right now.

Click on upload.

And then upload image, and browse.

And we're gonna go find thatimage that we just downloaded.

Search by list, unicorn balloon.

And we're gonna open it.

And when this opens, youwant to click on complex.

If you don't, if you do simple, it's gonna change the colors on you.

This isn't what you want.

For print then cut, youalways want complex.

And then click continue.

This screen here will always come up when you import an image like this.

This is your chance to clean up the image.

This unicorn is alreadypretty clean, thankfully, but it has this bigwhite background, right? We can get rid of that background by making sure the magicwand cursor is selected, which it is, it'sdarker, and then click on the white space around theunicorn, just like this.

Awesome, isn't that cool? And don't forget tolook for the inside bits that should be deletedas well, like right here.

And you can click the previewbutton at the bottom here so that you can see howyour image will be cut out and look for any bits that you don't like.

Right, so at the edges here, it's a little bit rough.

You could fix that by going andclicking on your erase tool.

And we can zoom in withthese, the cursor over here so that we're getting into, youknow, the spot that we want.

You can change yourorientation on the screen with these sliders here.

All right, and then we'regonna click on preview again so we can see.

So this edge is a little rough.

It's probably going to be fine, but if you wanna smooth that out, you can.

So we can just click here, and we can get in closer if we have to.

And we could smooth it out.

Let's see if we improved that.

Definitely improved that.

So that's what you can do whenyou need to clean up images.

Which is actually really a powerful tool.

So once it looks good, you cango ahead and click continue.

And then make sure thatsave as print then cut image is selected here, justlike this, and click save.

And then it will save into your files, to your images in Cricut Design Space.

And then once it's uploaded, you'll wanna select the image and click insert images.

And then when it comes in, we'll want to resize it just like we did before.

So let's position this on ourshirt so we can visualize it.

And again, we wanna make sure that the smallest number isno bigger than 6.

75.

There we go.

So now, this is sized properly to fit in the print then cut restrictions.

We just should always double check that it is set to print then cut.

And over here in the layers panel, we can see that it says cut, and then there's aline, and it says print.

So this is properly set.

But if it isn't, youcan always change this by going up to the line type menu here, at the top of the window, and make sure that it says cut in this first box andprint in the fill box.

If it does, then you're good to go.

Now, if a ready made imageisn't going to work for you, you can design your own.

There are so many ways to do that right within Cricut Design Space.

For example, you can click with, actually, let's moveour unicorn over here.

You can click on shapes.

And then you can choose a heart.

And let's move thisover here and resize it so that the smallest size is 6.

25.

Assuming you want it to be that big, of course, it can go smaller.

And then go up to the fill menu, right here, and you choose print.

So now this is a print then cut image.

And you can see, in thelayers panel over here it says cut, line, print.

Awesome, okay.

But what if you don't want a gray heart? I mean, that's kind of boring, right? As it turns out, there'sa ton of awesome patterns right in Cricut DesignSpace to choose from.

You can pick one that you want, so we're gonna clickon this gray box here.

That's the color of the heart.

And we're gonna choose fromthis drop-down menu pattern.

And it gives us all of thesereally awesome patterns.

There's a ton of them in here.

I mean, really, there's a ton of them.

Let's just pick this red one right here.

And see, it fills up theheart, isn't that cool? You could even edit the pattern a bit by clicking on the edit pattern link.

And you can change the scale.

So I can make it, I can just, using the slider willmake it easier for me.

So I can change thescale and I can flip it so that that pattern is going in different directions like that.

And it's really, really quite awesome.

I'm gonna change it so that the pattern is sort of symmetrical like this.

And close it, and then now you'll see it's reflected in yourheart on the screen.

Isn't that cool? You could do more, too.

Let's say you wannapersonalize this heart.

So click on text over on the left side.

Type in a name.

So I'm gonna type in Alexa.

And choose the font you want.

I'm gonna choose a nice, thick font.

Not that one.

I like Impact, we'll do Impact.

Actually, no, we needsomething cuter than that, it's a heart.

Let's see, I'm gonna do a system font so that I don't have toworry about its cost.

Because if you don't have Cricut access or haven't bought the fonts for Cricut, then it will charge you.

So you may want to use the fonts that are already installed in your system so you don't have to worry about that.

This one's cute.

All right, so there's the name, and I'm gonna resize thename so it fits in this.

I'm gonna zoom in a bit here so we can see this a little better.

All right, there we go, soI have a name in a heart.

Now, if I were to just flattenthis right now and print it, I would get a black text in a heart.

But what if I want whatevercolor this shirt is to be able to see through, so that you could seethrough this, the text? So if this was, say, apink or purple shirt, the letters would be whatever color it is and then we can do that.

So all we need to do is select both the heart and the text, like this.

And you can tell overhere in the layers panel that I've selected both becausethey're both highlighted.

And then come down toslice and click that.

And what happens is, the letters get sliced out of the heart.

So if we click and drag this heart aside, we can see that theletters are left there.

And we can then delete thetwo layers that are left over.

Which, by the way, thisis also super cute.

But we can remove that, and then we just have this.

And then if we were to changethe color of our shirt, which I'll do right now by clicking on the template down here, and we changed it topurple, you can see now that the color of the shirt will show through.

So it's really, actually, agreat way to really simply personalize a print thencut image for a shirt.

But here's another really fun way to make a personalized design for a T-shirt with print then cut.

So go find an image that you like.

I've already done it and importedone, so let's upload this.

So this tool image here, I found this, and I added it alreadyto Cricut Design Space.

So here it is, let's movethe heart out of the way.

And we're gonna changeour T-shirt back to black.

Okay, so here is our image.

Now, let's resize thisimage so we know it fits.

So we need the shortestdimension to be under, either 6.

75 or under.

So there we go.

Oops, no, now the width is too high.

That was the wrong one, 6.

75, there we go.

So this is now sized correctly.

Now what we can do isgo on over to the side and click on text again, andwe're gonna type another name.

I'm gonna type Mr.

Makerand we're gonna choose a nice, big, bold font like Impact.

So, search for Impact, there we go.

And I'm going to make this bigger and position it over my image.

And it doesn't fit.

I'm going to use letterspacing to bring it in.

For this technique, we want the letters to be pretty close together.

Let me bring, open thisup a little bit more so you can see better what I'm doing.

So once it's, the lettersare pretty close together, we can widen it so it'staking up most of the picture.

So like this.

And then position itwhere you want, right, because we're going to dothe slice feature again.

So you select that text and the image, just the two layers, and you click slice.

So this time, we deletethe background image and we delete the blackletters, and we get this.

Isn't that, like, super cool? I can think of a lot of peoplewho would love this shirt.

And it's perfect for print then cut because you can'treplicate this with vinyl.

You need to be able toprint something like that.

So that's how you do that.

And of course, you can get even fancier than that if you want.

So I did something likethat with the decal that I put on my ownshirts, the Miss Maker decal that I showed you earlier in this video.

So to make it, I foundsome artwork that I liked over at Design Bundles.

So let me show you where that is.

So this is DesignBundles.

net.

And they have, in addition to having things that you can purchase, they also have some free designs.

So I just came in here andI searched on watercolor.

And these free designs came up, the watercolor flower and bird set, and the watercolors down here, the watercolor craft collection.

Of course, these are free atthe time I'm doing the video.

This could change, buteven if they aren't free, their stuff is awesomeand it's worth the price.

So these are free elementsand I'm gonna use these.

And I've already downloaded them, so, but let me show you how to upload them.

And I'm gonna go back overto Cricut Design Space and we're going to justhide Mr.

Maker for now.

Make this a little bit smaller so we can see our shirta little bit better.

Okay, so we go to upload, upload image, browse.

And then we're gonna go find those designs that we downloaded.

And I've already picked out, they have many elements in that.

For example, here's theflowers and birds set.

There's tons of stuffin here, it's amazing.

But there's a wreath inparticular that I want.

If you're on a Mac and you want to see what these things looklike before you upload them, you can click at thislittle icon over here and choose columns.

And then when you click on them, it actually will give you a preview, so that's really useful.

I'm sure there's a wayto do that on PC as well, I just don't happen to know what it is.

So, there's a wreath herethat I really want to use.

It's this one.

Okay, now notice thatthere's a JPEG version of it and a PNG version of it.

You want the PNG version because then you won't have to cleanit up the same way.

It won't have that big, white background, it'll have a transparent background.

So get that PNG and click open.

And it's a big file, so you'llneed to give a little time.

Again, click on complexand click continue.

And we can resize this so we can see it, we can resize our screen so we can see the whole thing in there.

So here it is, isn't it pretty? And of course, you can docleanup on this as well.

You could remove elementsthat you don't want.

You'll see, it's alreadygot a transparent background so it's already good to go.

I do want to remove theleaves at the bottom.

We can do that by clickingon the erase tool over here.

And zoom in so that wecan see those really well.

So here they are.

And then the erase tool, you can move the slider to have a different sizecursor eraser, tool, whatever.

So it will go faster if you use this tool.

And you can just go rightaround the edges of things.

You probably don't have to beperfect, you're just looking, and this is gonna be a fairly small design once it's actually printed.

But I just want theselittle leaves to go away because when we do print then cut images, we want to be careful of a lot, I mean, I just don't want these little fiddly bits that I'm gonna have toworry too much about them being hard to pulloff my mat and stuff and I don't need them here.

So I've chosen to remove them.

You can do whatever you'd like.

But when we do print then cut, you know, simpler can, at least forthe cut part, can be easier.

And I'm gonna talk alittle bit more about that and show you what I mean by that later.

Because, you know, there's some things that work great for printthen cut for a T-shirt and other things that are just gonna be more work than it's worth.

The cool thing, of course, is that it's gonna cut right around all of these flowers and all the leaves at the top.

So that is huge, becauseI can't even imagine doing this with a pair of scissors.

I mean, I guess I could do it, but man, that would take a long time.

Okay, now check out, clickon preview down at the bottom to make sure that you don't have any little bits left on the canvas.

This looks good over here.

Sometimes there'll be likea little edge or something that you forgot to erase, but that looks good.

So go ahead and click continue.

Down at the bottom.

Again, be patient becausesometimes it just takes a while for Cricut to bring inthe file and render it.

So make sure save as printthen cut image is selected and click save.

Again, this can take some time, depending on how complex your image is.

So just be patient and don't assume that, you know, it's stuck.

This bar at the top you see that's, this green bar here that'ssliding along the top, that's your indicationthat it's still working and you should just hang in there.

That it's, that yourcomputer hasn't frozen or anything like that.

All right, so there we go, it has uploaded successfully.

So we're gonna click on theimage and click insert images.

And again, if it's a complex image, you just need to be patientwhile it brings it in.

So there it is, and it's pretty big, so we need to resize it.

Again, make sure the shortest side, or the longest side, is within 6.

25.

Or sorry, 6.

75, I keepgetting those wrong.

This one is the longer, so there we go.

So now this is the proper size.

And we'll put it on our shirt like this.

So I mean, this is cute andall, but I want more than this.

This morning, I createdsome brush lettering, calligraphy script, and I'mgoing to place that on here.

So I'm going to upload that.

Now, if you would like to use that, I have made it available onmy blog at jennifermaker.

com, and you're welcome to use it.

So here it is, Miss Maker.

And I'm going to selectthat and put it in.

And let's change thecolor of that right now because that's not gonnashow up on a black shirt.

Okay, I want a teal color.

Similar to, I want it to match.

There we go, that looks fine.

Okay, so, and we can dragthis into the center here.

Just click and drag.

And use the resize icon in the corner to make it fit as you want.

All right, and then Ithought it would be fun, zoom in a little bit more, I thought it would be fun to personalize this further by adding some craftytools and stuff to it.

So I already uploaded those.

So I have things like this glue tube, at least that's what Ithink it is, is a glue tube.

And it'll come in pretty big.

And these are part of the craft, watercolor craft collection that I downloaded from Design Bundles.

So we're just gonna resize that so it's about the size I want.

And come on over here and rotateit and put it on my wreath.

Just like this.

So let's get the penciland do the same thing.

And I will speed this up a bit while I put on all ofmy little crafty things.

(upbeat music) There we go.

So this is awesome, I really like this, but there are some inherent issues here.

Just like I was talking aboutwith all the little leaves, we've also got this textjust sort of floating here.

And there's like a M-S, which is connected, but then there's a littleperiod, and then there's Maker.

So three things, plus the wreath.

And when we cut this out, they're going to be loose and we'll have to reposition them.

And we'll have to worry about them being straight and all that.

So I am going to make itso much easier on myself and I am going to add a background.

So I'm gonna click onshapes over here on the left and make a circle.

Then I'm gonna change thecircle right away to white.

There we go.

Now, I'm gonna put this behind this design so that it eliminatesall the floating bits.

And so I'm gonna go up to arrange and I'm gonna do send to back.

So now it's behind my design.

And I'm gonna use theresize icon to make it so that it's just a littlebit smaller than my wreath.

Oops, I didn't mean to do that.

Let's click the undo button.

So like this.

Just a little smaller than my wreath.

And the advantage to doing that is so now all of this hereis gonna be all together and there's still little bits of leaves, but they're reallyconnected to the circle.

I don't have to relyupon these really tiny little fragile-looking stems, because those might breakwhen I go to cut them or pull them off the mat.

We're almost done and we'realmost ready to make this.

But there's an issue.

So, if I were to make this right now, it would be all layers.

I'll show you what I mean.

So I'm gonna click make it.

And just ignore the unicorn.

But what would happen right now is, you'd get just the wreath, and just the circle, and just the letters.

This isn't gonna work, this isn't what we want.

So let's cancel that.

What we need to do is, hide our grid again, what we need to do is flatten our design.

Now that we've createdthis awesome design, we need to flatten it.

So we're gonna just clickand drag a selection box around the design, just like this.

And then we just go over hereto the bottom layers panel and we click flatten.

And that is it.

Now, if you look over in the layers panel, you see that that imagesays cut and print.

And that's exactly what wewant and this is ready to go.

Double check that your sizing is correct, that it's within 6.

75 and 9.

25.

And this could go a little bigger, so we'll move this up to 6.

75 like this.

Well, I moved it down, I guess, a bit, not up.

But there we go, this willnow fit within the size.

In fact, let me show you what would happen if it was too big.

So right now, it's just a touch too big.

If we were to click make it right now, we would get an error message.

And the error messagesays, image too large, at least one of your printableimages is too large to print.

Please reduce size toless than 9.

25 by 6.

75.

And we can click this to dismiss it.

So we're going to fix thatby just clicking on it and fixing the size.

So we're gonna make sure this is 6.

75.

And it resizes for us.

And as long as this lock icon is set to lock and not unlocked, it will resize it proportionately.

Now, if we click make it, we don't get the error.

There it is, there's our design.

And you can see that it's ready to go.

So this is the mat preview area.

And it's very important tonote this black box around it.

You want this black box to be here.

This is an importantpart of print then cut.

Without this black box, Cricut won't know where to calibrate itselfand where to cut out.

And it could cut it out all wonky.

So this is important.

So this is exactly what we want to see.

When you have the sizing right and everything looks goodon your mat preview screen, go ahead and click continue.

Just like that.

Now we get to this page, which is, as you already know, our print and cut page.

But things change a little bit here depending on whether you're using the transfer medium forlight-colored fabrics or the medium for dark-colored fabrics.

Because they come in twodifferent variations, remember.

Now, if you're cutting on thelight-colored transfer medium, and you can tell bylooking at your package, all right, if you're not sure, if you're doing thelight-colored transfer medium, you need to mirror your image.

So to do that, click on the edit link over here on the right.

And you get this little screen, and at the bottom here, make sure mirror is toggled.

Just like this.

And then click done.

So that's what you wannado when you're using the light-colored transfer medium.

If you're cutting on thedark-colored transfer medium, do not mirror your image.

But let's do our white-coloredtransfer medium first and we're gonna leave it mirrored.

Now we need to print ourdesign on the transfer medium.

So click send to printer and make sure this add bleed option ison, that's really important.

Because the bleed function will add a little border around your image so that you don't have a white outline.

It'll actually kind ofextend the image that's there just a little bit, bleeding it, essentially.

So I also recommend thatyou click advanced options, right here, and make sure that your paper type is setto the appropriate thing.

And it's gonna depend on, your printer's gonna have its own options.

So my printer doesn't have, so it's under media and quality for me.

And this screen might looka little different for you, so you might wanna click around.

But you're looking foryour paper quality first.

So paper type, these are my options.

I don't have a lot of options.

I would either go withspecialty paper, matte, or plain paper.

So I'll pick specialty paper, matte.

If you have an option for transfer medium, iron-on transfer, use that.

And then you also wannalook for the quality.

So if we just leave it at normal, it might not be as vibrant as you want, there might be banding, whichare those horizontal lines that you'll sometimessee on an inkjet printer.

But if you slide this all the way over, and sometimes this is adrop-down menu instead, for high quality or bestquality or something like that.

You want it the highest quality possible so that you get thosenice, rich, vibrant colors.

So check your paper and check your quality and then you can click print.

And it will send it to your printer.

So let's go on overthere so I can show you how to load your printer andget it printed correctly.

It's also really important to note that you need to use an inkjet printer for this iron-on transfer technique.

A laser printer won't work for this.

Inkjet only.

So we want to print on ouriron-on transfer sheet.

So look at what I have.

I have this Jolee's brand, which is for light and dark fabrics, so there's actuallyfive sheets of each kind in this package.

And I also got the Silhouette brand of printable heat transfer medium.

And again, I have one forlight and one for dark.

So make sure you know which one you have so that you can follow theright method in this video.

So let's go print out thelight transfer right now.

All right, so, on the backof the transfer sheet, there are the lines.

So that is your back and you wanna print on the front of your sheet.

So here's my inkjetprinter and I'm going to make sure that I load this in the printer so that it'll print on the right side.

Okay, so you need to knowwhich way your printer prints, on what side of it.

You might wanna do a test print first.

So get that loaded in there and print it and then it will be time for us to cut it.

So now once the transfermedium is printed, you need to come back overhere to the Cricut Design Space and set it up for cutting.

So click on browse all materials and search on printable iron-on.

You'll get two options.

So we're doing the light one right now, so we wanna click light and click done.

And I always set my pressure to more.

And let's go ahead and cut this out.

All right, so just placeyour printed transfer sheet in the upper left cornerof your cutting mat.

Do your best to get itas straight as you can, but the good thing isthat it's the black lines on your sheet that are going to tell the Cricut where to cut.

So what's going to happen is, you're going to load it in and then a little light is gonna come on and it's going to startsearching for those black lines.

And your Cricut willcheck the placement of all of those black linesbefore it starts cutting.

And that's how it can create a beautiful and really precisely done cut.

Now, it's important thatyou're using white paper when you do print then cut and that you're in a well-lighted room.

If it's too dark, it might find it hard to see those black lines.

So here is our iron-on transferfor light-colored fabric.

And we need to talk aboutthe proper way to weed this.

First, the wrong way.

Do not peel the decal off the backing.

When you're using thelight-colored transfer medium, you need to keep the backing in place and remove all the other partsyou do not wish to transfer.

So here is the right wayto weed an iron-on transfer for light-colored fabric.

Simply remove the materialaround your decal.

Okay, let's apply ourdecal onto our white shirt.

So this is 100% cotton shirt.

And I'm gonna fold it inhalf like this and iron it and then I can see exactlywhere the center line is so I can put my decal on.

Now, for this decal, you wanna put it on with the backing up.

You're gonna iron on the backing, that's why we kept that backing in place.

So you can see those lines there that reassure us thatyou've got the backing up.

I'm using my EasyPress at 300 degrees.

And the instructions actually say that you need to do it for 90 to 120 seconds.

So that is indeed what I have done.

So it takes a littlewhile, and you'll see me keep pressing the button so I can do this.

I want, and my EasyPressdoesn't quite cover the entire decal, so I'mmoving it around slowly, even though this video is sped up.

And you need to peel it off when it's, right after you do it.

You do not want to wait at all.

So this is what happensthe first time I did it.

It does not look good at all.

I thought maybe I waiteda little bit too long after ironing it, so I did it again.

So I cut out another pieceand I ironed it on again using the instructionsthat came with the package.

Peeled it off immediately, and the transfer was definitely darker, but still really not asvibrant as I would have liked.

All right, so now let's try doing this with a fabric transfer intendedfor dark-colored fabrics.

All right, so we need to goback to Cricut Design Space and get this set up for the other kind of fabric transfer medium, theone intended for dark fabrics.

So to do that, we need tomake sure mirror is off.

And you probably, if you'redoing this from scratch, you didn't turn it on, but let's say you did.

Click the edit button right there and make sure that mirror is set to off.

The little toggle at thebottom, and then click done.

And so once the mirror'soff, and we also need to change our material fromprintable iron-on light to printable iron-on dark.

And those are the major changes, as far as Cricut Design Space goes, for cutting on the transferintended for dark fabric.

Now let me show you howto actually print it.

All right, so just like before, we need to make sure that we're printing on theright side of the paper.

Here's our dark fabric medium.

Look where those linesare and make sure that you're putting yourpaper into your printer so that it will print onthe side without lines.

That's the side that you want to print on.

All right, so once yourproject is printed, it's time to cut it out.

So place it on your mat inthe upper left-hand corner.

Again, try to get it asstraight as possible, no wrinkles, super smooth, do it in a well-lighted room.

Also check to make sure there'sno weird marks on your mat or smudges or anything like that, anything that couldconfuse the sensor marks and the sensor on the Cricut.

If you continue to have anyproblems with print then cut, there's a whole list oftroubleshooting ideas over on the cricut.

com website.

And I will put the link tothe troubleshooting sheet in the tutorial on my blog.

But again, what's going to happen is it's going to look, thesensor's going to look, turn on this light andlook for the black box that's around your image.

And once it finds that andknows where to cut, it cuts it.

All right, so once yourdecal is printed and cut, it's time to weed it.

So what you wanna do inthis case is actually peel it up off of the backing.

So it's different thanthe way that you do it with the light-colored transfer sheets.

The stuff that's for dark-colored sheets will actually have thesurface come with it, instead of transferring itfrom this onto the shirt.

The whole thing, so anythingthat's white stays white, which is actually really awesome, and that's why they say it'sfor dark-colored shirts.

So you're just gonna, you know, if you have a design likemine, just go carefully.

I didn't have any seriousissues with tearing or ripping, but still, wouldn't want tolose any of my little leaves.

So I used my weedingtool to make sure that each one was up and off of the backing and remove the whole decal.

And there we go, that'swhat it looks like, looks just like what we designed.

All right, so I'm gonna do the same thing, fold my shirt in half and iron it so that I can see where the center is.

And then I'm gonna placethe decal on top of it, making sure that thisflower at the top and bottom line up with that center line.

Also note where I'm placing it.

I'm not placing it in thedead center of the shirt.

I'm placing it close to the neckline because that's where wewear our decals, right? And again, I'm gonna followthe directions for doing this.

I set my EasyPress to 300degrees for 30 seconds.

And I checked it and it wasactually really looking great.

So, but the top edges were not quite, you know, adhered down.

Most probably because theEasyPress had missed it.

So I did it for another 30 seconds to make sure thateverything was pressed down.

And that was sufficient.

I did not have to do any more than that.

And I think it's a good ideanot to do any more than that because you don't wanna burn the material, which is a possibility.

So there we go, it looks great.

Now, I wondered, what would happen if I printed my decal onto the transfer intended for the dark-colored fabrics, but put it on a white shirt.

I wanted to see if that would improve the, you know, how it looked, because I really, reallywas not happy at all with the way that it transferred before.

So that's what I did.

I cut out the decal againand I pressed this, again, at 300 degrees for 30 seconds, and I, you know, I did it twice so that I was making sure that I wascovering the entire image.

And by the way, this is a great tip.

So if you have the smaller EasyPress, you just do this, it's fine.

You don't really need the bigger one if you're willing totake a little extra time.

And there we go, which, bythe way, turned out amazing.

So let's compare itwith the one that I did using the other method.

Look, huge difference here, guys.

Like, I have, like, really, it's turned out really beautiful and as far as I'm concerned, from this point forward, I will be using the transfermedium for dark-colored fabrics even if it's a white shirt.

And that's what I'm gonnarecommend for you as well.

Because it looks so much more vibrant, it's smooth, it's beautiful, everything.

Now you might be wondering if I noticed any difference in thequality between using the Jolee's brand printableheat transfer medium and the Silhouette brand.

And in fact, I did not.

They were pretty much identical.

And my understanding is that the Avery is also a really good brand.

So I think, in fact, theyall kind of seem the same, to be perfectly honest.

So there was no difference inquality between the brands, just a difference in quality between the types for light versus dark fabric.

So as you can see, therewas really a huge difference between the transfers intendedfor light-colored shirts, like these, and thosefor dark-colored fabrics.

Not only do you cut andweed them differently, but they look way differenton the shirts, too.

So this is a white shirt that's made with the light-colored transfers, right? It's washed out and it's rough.

This is a white shirt made with a transfer that's intended for dark-colored shirts.

It's vibrant and smooth.

Big difference, right? So my recommendation is onlyuse the dark fabric transfers, even on white shirts.

You'll be much happier with the results and you won't have toworry about mirroring when you use that kindof transfer, either.

So much easier, really.

Now, it's important that you follow the manufacturer's directions for washing these iron-on transfer shirts.

Check the instructions thatcame with your packaging.

It's usually like in the back, inside.

For example, you'll probably want to wait at least 24 hours before washing.

And then when you do wash it, be sure to turn it inside out and wash it in cold water.

It's also important tohave a full spin cycle so your T-shirt is notleft soaking in water, as that will definitely affect the decal.

And if you ever iron your T-shirt, make sure that you turn it inside out.

Never iron it with the side, the decal, because that would be a giant mess.

All in all, this project is really easy once you know which thingsto use and which to avoid.

The link to the exact materialsI used for this project, including the transfersand shirts and everything, is included below the video.

If you have any questionsabout this project, please leave me a comment below or post over in my awesome Facebook group at jennifermaker.

com/cricutcrafters.

Now, I've mentioned thatyou can use print then cut for other things, like stickers, using self-adhesive paper, like keyboard overlays and laptop decals, using self-adhesive vinyl, and like faux tattoos, temporary tattoos, usingspecial transfer paper.

If you'd like tutorialson any of these projects, leave me a comment below.

And that's it for today.

Remember, if you can tellme what you want to make, I can show you how to make it.

Until next time! (upbeat music).

Cricut Infusible Ink Layered T-Shirt Tutorial – Full Process!

– Hello everybody, myname is Jennifer Maker.

Today we are learning howto make a layered T-shirt using Cricut infusible ink transfer sheets on The Great Maker Show and Tell.

(gentle music) So Cricut's infusible ink transfer sheets are a fun and easy way to makeprofessional level T-shirts that won't peel crack or flake.

And you can get really, really vibrant colors that are permanently infused into the material when you use it.

And you can create designswith multiple colors which is what I want toshow you how to do today.

So this personalized T-shirt here I made using Cricut'sinfusible ink transfer sheets that I combined it togetherfor a fun summer look.

It's so vibrant, isn't it? So for this project you'regonna want a Cricut Explore or maker either one works fine.

We use the fine point blade.

An EasyPress whether it's the original or the EasyPress2 and itneeds to be big enough so that it'll cover yourwhole design in one pass.

You could also use a heat press but you can't use a household iron because it won't getconsistently hot enough across the whole hot surface, the surface of it toproperly infuse that ink.

And it's typically not big enough for a T-shirt design anyway.

Beyond the machines you're going to need the Cricut infusible ink transfer sheets and the colors or patternsthat you want to use.

I am using red and blue.

A green standard grip cutting mat.

In EasyPress pressing mat, I'm actually gonna use the medium and largesizes for this project.

A piece of white, white cardstock.

A piece of butcher paper andthen that will come inside your infusible ink transfer sheet package.

Some scissors and some tweezers and of course you need T-shirt itself.

So I am using one ofCricut's own T-shirts, this is a women's XL shirt.

And I'm using it sothat we can see exactly how it works with their products.

Now you should be able touse another shirt with very like 100% polyester ordinary to it.

But we're not testing that today we'll do that in a future video.

And of course you need a design.

So I've created this flip-flop design because I think it's perfect for summer.

And it's all perfect foran infusible ink project because we've got multiple colors going on that touch without overlapping.

And I'm gonna explain all of this to you and how it works to use multiple colors.

And you're also welcometo use this design free.

So let me show you whereto get the free design, how to personalize it with your own name and how to put it onto a T-shirt with infusible ink transfer sheets.

Alright the first thingwe need to do is get our design ready for ourinfusible ink layered project.

I've created a specialdesign just for this which is perfect for learningand fun to do as well.

You'll find it over on my blog at jennifermaker.

com.

And you'll want too go up to library, is here is the red bar.

And if you don't have apassword yet it's free you can click this to get one.

But if you've got one go aheadand click enter the library.

And you'll be asked toput in your password, right here on the password box so just go ahead and typethat in and press enter.

You will find the files alllisted in chronological order as well as separated byvarious themes and stuff.

You're looking for theflip-flops SVG files, just go ahead and click on that.

And it will download to your, usually to your downloads folder.

We're gonna open that up sowe can see what it looks like.

So here it is and we'relooking for the SVG file.

So now we're gonna go overto Cricut design space, and we're gonna upload that file.

So of course we wanna click on new project and then click on upload.

And then click on uploadimage and click browse.

And we're going to lookfor in our downloads folder for the flip-flops directory.

And we want the SVG file, I'm gonna click on open.

And it's gonna uploadto Cricut design space and this is what it looks like.

There's some different flip-flops in here and we click Save.

And then we're gonna select it and insert it onto ourcanvas just like this.

I'm gonna make it a little smaller, the canvas a littlesmaller with the minus sign in the lower left cornerso I can see everything.

So this design has four different styles of flip-flops you can colorthem however you like.

We're going to concentrate on this one in the upper left corner.

So I'm gonna go ahead and delete the other things that we don't need.

So I'm gonna ungroup everything and that will leave just fourgroups here and this group.

Hold on the shift keythis one and this one.

These three here you cansee over in the panel on the right, I'm gonnaahead and delete those 'cause we're not gonna use those today.

All right so we're left with this one, now we're gonna put this onto a T-shirt.

So I'm gonna go aheadand click on templates and bring up a T-shirt template.

So I need the classic shirts.

And I'm gonna change it towoman's short sleeve shirt.

And this shirt is size XX, large.

And I'm gonna hide the grid using the box in the upper left corner.

You click on it twice and thegrid will go away right here.

Alright so here is my flip-flop design.

I've already sized this for my project.

It's just under nine inches tall and seven and a half inches wide.

And I think this is agreat size for this shirt.

But of course if you wannamake it smaller or larger you can use the resizebutton in the corner.

Just click and drag that like this, and it will make it smaller and larger.

So let's first undo that and then make it just a little bit biggerso we can see it here.

I wanna put my name on thissolid flip-flop right here.

So I'm gonna click on text and I'm gonna type my name, Jennifer.

And I am then going to use this sort of circle arrow.

I'm gonna click and drag it until it's rotated aboutthe way I want it to.

You can click and dragthis over to my flip-flop, so we can actually see whatwe're doing in laying that.

But actually looks pretty darn good.

So let me scroll, zoomout a little bit more so you can see this even better.

So now you get to decidewhat size and what style of font you would like.

I wanna use something alittle bit more feminine.

So I am going to go up to the font menu while that text is still selected because see that select box around it.

And I am going to search on a font that I have purchasedbefore called Michelle.

Here it is Michelle script.

It's available from design bundles, I'll put the link to itin the video description.

I really like it's avery pretty script font.

Now you'll notice rightaway that it's not, the letters are not connecting.

And whenever we have a script font you wanna make surethat they're connecting.

And we can fix this by goingup to letter space right here and decrease the size of letter spacing until our letters are touching.

Like that.

And then we can resize itagain until it fits the, until it fits ourflip-flop and looks good.

I think that lookspretty good right there.

So you can use whatever font you want.

I recommend that you use a script font just because it seems to bea little bit easier, right.

For you to weed it but sinceeverything is connected but you certainly don't have to, it is absolutely your choice.

And now we need toactually have, I want this, this isn't going to be its own layer, this is gonna be cut out of the flip-flop.

So whatever color that'sbehind the flip-flop will show in this case it'sgoing to be a white T-shirt.

So I need to slice thisout of my red flip-flop.

So I'm going keep this text selected, so we can see that blue box.

We can see over here in the menu that it's selected as well, and it looks the way we wanna to.

And we're gonna hold down the shift key and we're gonna select the red flip-flop.

So now we, actually it's grouped, we need to ungroup this first.

So we need to make sureit's out of a group.

So just click the ungroup icon and we're gonna also send it to the back so that we can see our font.

So is arrange, send it back.

All right we want to select the text, there we go there's the andthe red layer like this.

So we've got, it weselected the blue layer.

Because you can always tell over here in the layers panel what you're doing.

So always keep an eyeon that layers panel, let's try that again.

I'm gonna select down here and this time I got the red layer, so that's good.

And then I'm gonna hold on the shift key and I can either like click right here or I can click on the font, I'll click right here.

Then we know I'm gonna getthose two layers I want.

So now we have just that redlayer and just our font layer.

And that's exactly the way we want, it's very important when you do a slice you have just these two layers selected.

That are not in groups oranything like that, okay.

So we've got our two layer selected, we're ready to slice now.

We're gonna come down hereto the bottom right corner and there's an icon that's aslice, I'm gonna click that.

And at first it might seemlike I didn't do anything, but it has and you will see you now have sliced results up here.

And you have an extra layerthat you didn't have before.

So if I click on one of these layers which is this when it shows upas a black sort of line here.

Black, but my name in blackand we're gonna delete this, we don't need that layer.

We're also gonna delete this one which is, sliced out of that red flip-flop, so now it's my name in red.

We're gonna delete that layer too and this is what we're left with.

Just two layers red and blue and that's exactly what you want.

So we're gonna layer this using our Cricut infusible ink transfer sheets.

Not the way that wewould do vinyl however, we're going to use theslice and set method which is what basically I'vealready got it set up for you.

So what we have here is this red layer and I can move it around.

And you'll see that, it'sjust everything that's red is right here and ready to go.

And here's a blue layerand it's all ready to go.

now if you were doing this, you were trying tocreate a design yourself you would have to do theslicing and everything yourself to make this design, but I'llget it all set up for you.

So this is the perfectinfusible ink project when you want to learn how to layer.

So we're gonna use these two colors and we're actually goingto put the blue on the red.

And then we're going to attach it to, we're going to apply it to our T-shirt and I will of courseshow you how to do that.

So we are ready to gowe're ready to make this, we don't have to do anything else unless of course you'reresizing or something, but I think this is theperfect size right now.

So we need to go ahead and click make it.

And we can see we have our blue layer and we have our red layer.

Now there's two very importantthings that we have to do.

The first is that allinfusible ink projects need to be mirrored.

So we're gonna go ahead andtoggle mirror on right now for these projects just like that, so now everything is mirrored.

It's very important to do that, don't forget to do that.

The second thing that we need to do because this is a layered project is we need to make surethat we have enough of the carrier sheet to layer both colors onto.

So by that I mean let's takea look at the red layer.

So right now on the redlayer we can see one whole flip-flop, we're only missing the little blue strap on this one.

On this one however wecan't see the top right.

This flip-flop wouldactually be a little taller once we have the blue on it.

If I were to cut itout like this right now we wouldn't have enoughcarrier sheet above our, this flip-flop for us tolayer that blue on to.

So what we need to do is lower this down so that we make sure that we have plenty of room for setting our layer onto the carrier sheet before we press it.

So I'm just sliding it down just clicking and dragging it down righthere in the mat preview screen to make sure that I've gotplenty of that carrier sheet and that's very important too.

And that does mean essentially this part is going to have to get wasted because we're going to be transferring it to that carrier sheet.

And let me show you what I mean okay.

So if we were right now tolet's say move this over to the other mat, so that wecan put them both together so we can see.

So I'm going to moveit over to the red mat, we're gonna put them togetheras if we were doing it.

So first of all we need to have a little more space over here too.

But we need to have, like ifwe put this up here like this and put this here, this is wherethat red layer needs to be.

In order for the blue layerto be layered on top of it.

And I realize this might notmake a lot of sense right now but you're gonna understand so much better when we actually do this.

So but it's important right now if you're working alongside me that you move down that red layer and just move it overto the right just a tad.

So I'm gonna move this back the blue mat.

And this can cut, so thisin cut out just like this and this is gonna cut out here.

Now we're gonna haveplenty of space up here for the actual blue part of the flip-flop.

All right so we're ready to make this, let's go ahead and click continue.

and we're going to use myCricut Explore Air 2 for this.

And we want to make sure that we are using the infusible ink as our material.

So right click on browse all materials and scroll down under iron-on and use infusible inktransfer sheet and click done.

Now in my test that I did before, I needed to have my pressure set to more.

And needed to make surethat my blade was cleaned and I did that using myaluminum foil ball method which I've described many times but I'll also show you when we go over to cut it right now.

Alright it's time to cut out the infusible ink transfer sheets.

And our first color is going to be let's double check this.

The first color is theblue transfer sheet.

So let's go ahead and put the blue on.

So this is the Cricut infusible ink, and this is the packaging it comes in.

I have already openedthis because I did my test with a tropical floral.

So this box is tropicalfloral and navy blue.

And if you are unfamiliarwith Cricut and infusible inks you will notice when wetake them out of the package that they look likethey're a different color.

Actually even a differenthue and they look faded.

Don't worry there's nothing wrong with your infusible ink transfer sheets this is just how they look before you apply themto your project, okay.

So we're going to use the navy blue sheet.

So let's put this back here, so it's nice and safe.

All right and we're gonna want to put we, it comes with butcher paper which we need for when we actually put this on to our projects, was that there.

Now the infusible inkcomes with a paper layer which is the colored or patterned layer and a liner or carrier sheet.

So you wanna put it shiny side down, so this is the shiny side.

So this side that hasthe liner carrier sheet, you put that down on your mat like this.

You do want to use a standard grip mat just like I'm using and make sure you as always line this up best as you can.

I recommend that you haveclean hands when you do this.

Minimize oil that transfers, use a brayer, so that you're not getting.

.

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Because especially in this case this is a nice pretty solid, we don't want to see any weird oily fingerprints or anything like that.

So we get that all put down on our mat.

And get our Cricut going.

I'm gonna load this inand we're just using the regular a fine pointblade for this project.

All right so it's loaded.

Now as I mentioned it's always a good idea to make sure that your blade is clean and to do that I just popout my blade like this.

And I depress the plunger on the blade, always be careful thisis a very sharp blade.

And I, just poke this aluminum ball and it helps to remove any little bits of glitter paper or vinyl anything that might be stuck on it.

So that it cuts as smoothly and as cleanly as possible.

All right that should be good.

Put that back in there makesure it's all the way down and then close the clamp like that.

All right so we're now ready to cut this.

So let's go ahead and press the button.

And the word of the day is cricutime which is a word I use when I am measuring how long something is gonna take based on how long it's gonnatake the cut on my Cricut.

Now let's take thisoff of our cutting mat.

So we're gonna flip it over.

Remove it like this, there we go.

So there is this place.

All right so it's timeto do our red layer.

So let's take off one of the red layers, well we have to take all of this out.

So whenever you open up a new roll of infusible ink transfer sheets, there's like a little notereminding you where to go to, get directions because I'm sure people will confuse with vinyl and be stumped.

And there's also butcher paper in here and there's also a swatch of fabric.

So that you can test things out on fabric before you use an expensiveshirt and make a mistake.

So we didn't want just onesheet of the two sheets that come on this particular roll.

And they're already cut to size which is awesome, I love that.

Set this over here all right.

So we're gonna put this under a mat just like we did before.

And use my brayer so that I minimize how much of the oils for myhand are transferring to it.

Just to keep it nice and clean and vivid.

Put on our machine.

Let's remove this, see how this looked.

This looks great it's all mirrored just like it's supposed to be, awesome.

So there's my name, mirrorimage and there's the design.

So let's put this over and take this off the mat.

All right so we're gonnastart with the red layer, and we're going to get it ready to go.

And then we're gonnaput our blue layer on it this is how this is gonna work.

So the first thing we're going to do is we're going to cut away the sections.

So all of this stuffhere we don't need that because it's extra.

So you can see the design here.

We only want this top corner to be left on the carrier sheet.

This we can just go aheadand trim off right now and save for another project.

So I will use my knife actually to go ahead and do this.

And I'm just gonna go right to here, just make sure that you'renot too close to the edge of your design there.

You don't want to accidentally cut off any parts that you needed.

What I'm going to do I'm gonna cut off this little corner justa little bit down here 'cause we don't need this little bit.

Now that we've cut our designinto our transfer sheet it's time to reveal it.

What we need to do now is to remove all of these negative parts here.

So all of this needs to come out.

All the parts and what we need to keep is like this part with the sandal.

Let me pull this up so youcan see a little better.

You want to keep on the transfer sheet this part and this part here.

And then the stripeshere and the strap there, that's our goal.

So we're supposed to bend and crack it.

So you can see here if you do this it helps it come off a little bit better.

Not bend it, you're not bending that's important you'renot creasing it here.

I'm just trying to, like you can see here how it kind of separatesas we move it like this.

Here you can see as well right.

This is the kind of thingthat they're referring to.

It's gonna make it a lot easier when we go to transfer this to, remove the extra that we don't need, okay.

Let's go ahead and try removing extra now.

So in the corner I'mgonna take a little bit separate it from the liner, well as I can.

So I've separated itfrom the liner right here and we're going to pull it away.

And you can see it's goingto leave behind our design.

So we wanna go aheadand carefully do this.

Don't want us to tear, oh I see 'cause I knowwhy it's doing that hard.

Let me cut away somethis extra, right now.

And we can save all of this too by the way all of this can be saved.

Because we can put it onto another piece of transfer, a liner.

It's just, or might be hard to cut, I don't know if we can cut it.

I guess we'll see.

So let's definitely remove this.

There we go.

Cut that out so now we need to get out the inside of the flip-flops, like that and we need toget out these letters.

So I don't know howtricky this is gonna be, we're gonna find out together.

So we want to remove it little letters.

All right we they wereable to remove my name with just a little one little issue.

I see the little middle part of the J wanted to come with it, so we can fix that and put that back in place right here.

And press that down and then it looks like this also flipped over.

Let's put this back into place.

And this being of course goonto our shirt like this, don't worry about it being mirror image.

What we want to see right now is this, this is the important part okay.

So now it's time to put on our blue layer.

So our next step is to combine our infusible ink color layers.

So unlike with vinyl wherewe would take this layer and put it onto our shirt andthen take the other layers and put them on.

We're gonna layer everythingonto this one piece of liner, this carrier sheet and then transfer it as a whole.

That's very importantbecause repeated pressings can damage, can like make your colors fade and stuff like that.

So this time we wannatake the blue section, the blue parts out and put them in place.

So now we need to layerour blue onto our red.

So we're just going to put them together like puzzle pieces.

So blue goes on here.

So that's the blue layer.

Can you see that theblue layer is good to go.

All right so now we need to do the other side.

And this comes up here at the top.

And there we have ourlayered infusible ink pattern ready to go on to our project, it's not like awesome? All right so I think we're ready now to put our layered infusibleink project onto our T-shirt.

For this we're gonna needa piece of butcher paper, a piece of cardstock which we have here.

So a butcher paper and cardstock and of course our layered image, our layered design whichwe've got ready to go.

We need a appropriateCricut infusible and plain.

So I have a white T-shirt here, it's all ready for us to go as well.

We're also going to want our pressing mat.

So I'm actually goingto use this small one.

I'm gonna put it inside the shirt and I'm also gonna use the big one and we're gonna put itunderneath everything.

And of course we also need our EasyPress.

And I'm gonna use theoriginal EasyPress for this because it's important that our design fit on this.

So this is not turned on don't worry.

So I'm gonna just double-check that it'll fit on here completely.

Which it looks like it just will, so that's reallyimportant that we do that.

Like if we turn it a little bit like this we can see that it doesdefinitely fit on there.

So that's important that you need to have, make sure your EasyPress will cover the design entirely in one pressing.

So we're going to wantto go over to Cricut and look at what they tell us to use in their calculator.

So I'm heading over to Cricut.

So here is the CricutEasyPress heat transfer guide, I have a link to this below the video as well as in my tutorial and my blog.

Now we're gonna use theoriginal Cricut EasyPress that's the one, that's thewisteria one that I showed you.

And if you're not surethis little link here that will help you figure out which EasyPress you have.

And we are going to useinfusible ink transfer sheets and our base material is a T-shirt.

All right so we clickapply and then it tells us exactly what to do.

So we wanna set ourEasyPress to 360 degrees which is the maximum forthe original EasyPress.

And we're gonna wanna preheat our shirt for 15 seconds.

And this also shows us the layers that we need to have our shirt.

So first we have our pressing mat then our shirt that has apiece of paper inside of it.

And then we have our design and then our butcher paperand then our EasyPress itself and I'm gonna go throughall of that with you.

So let's hop back over to there we go.

AlL right so we needto preheat this to 360.

So we're gonna press thistemperature button right here and hold it down until it goes up to 360 which is its maximum forthe original EasyPress.

And set that again.

And then we're gonna do, itwants us to do 120 seconds.

So I'm gonna press this stopwatch button and hold down the pluskey and it will raise up in five second incrementsif I hold it down like I am.

We want to go to 120 there we go and press the stopwatch again.

So now it's going to heatup to the proper temperature and it's very importantthat you always use the right temperature foryour EasyPress and for your, what you're transferring andfor your material itself.

All right, so while that is heating up, let's set this to the side a little bit.

We need to get our layers ready to go.

So let's set these here for now.

Alright so I'm gonna put my mat down on our surface.

All right so there is our mat.

Our pressing that isright here good to go.

Now the next layer is our T-shirt with the paper in it.

And so I'm gonna open this up.

So we want a T-shirt with our paper in it.

And I'm gonna go ahead and Ihave another EasyPressed mat, so I'm going to go aheadand put that in there.

So on a paper, alright.

This is our paper and I'm gonna put this and the mat press inside of it.

You don't have to have that second, mat but I have it so I'm gonna go ahead and use it makes it alittle easier for me.

And I'm just opening up the shirt, I'm sliding it in like this.

Dirty right there.

Okay so now you know often I would use this center point to determine exactly where our design is gonna go.

Right, I would usuallylike iron it right there but in this case I'm not going to.

You can if you want you could use a ruler to help you figure outthe right placement right.

So that you can seewhere straight is right.

We want it to be nice and straight, although I mean they're flip-flops.

I can't say I'm super concerned about this but this looks prettystraight to me, right? Coming right down the center there okay.

So we preheated this to 360 degrees and we've got our T-shirt on a clean mat, we're going to put the cardstock.

We put the cardstock inside of a T-shirt to prevent any play through.

And we can't forget touse our lint roller.

I want to be sure that the section that we are going to put ourdesign on it is super clean.

All right so now it'stime to cover the sheet with butcher paper largerthan the heat plate.

And we're gonna pre-heatit for 15 seconds.

Okay so gotta put your paper on here, we're gonna preheat thisarea for 15 seconds.

So we're gonna just lift this up and put it down just like this and just write down and we'regonna that's press Start.

I'm gonna watch until it gets to 105.

Kinda see that a little bit, 105.

So 105 there we go, all right.

And we want to remove the butcher paper from the top of the shirt, just like this.

So we'll set that there for now.

Now we need to place our design down, vinyl side up.

So we're going to place it down like this, so this is our design and it goes down on our shirt like this.

So we wanna make surethat we're centering it and we got it exactly where we want to go.

So I'm gonna use this V right here and kind of put it down in a line, right down like this.

I think this seems pretty good to me and we can go ahead and do this to get it to adhere toour shirt like that.

That looks good.

All right and then we'regonna put our butcher paper on top of it just like that right.

So we've got the design and it's in place and we've got our butcher paperright here just like this.

Now we're going to slowly lift our press, I'm gonna put it onto, I'm going to press it for 120 seconds and then we're gonna slowlyremove the butcher paper and then let it coolbefore remove the liner.

All right ready, 120 seconds, to make sure that we'recovering our design completely.

It's very important that you not move your Cricut EasyPress at all.

And we lift it straightup from our project.

Slowly remove the butcher paper.

And we have to wait untilit cools completely, so this is still warm so we're gonna wait.

This seems like it's coldso let's give it a try.

Let's take this off and see how we did.

Awesome look at that, isn't that cool? Look at that it is so awesomeguys, it looks amazing.

So this looks great and this is beautiful, it's so smooth and clean I love it.

It looks like something you buy in a store but it's got my namehere, isn't that awesome? I think this is gonna be so super cute.

And this looks like pretty much perfect.

I see just a little bitwears off right here.

It's tiniest bit not a big deal though.

So this is what we had, this is what's left.

I really don't see anything there that we're gonna betransferring anywhere else guys.

This is depleted, I meanthe blue is completely gone there is no blue left.

And there's a little bitof the red but that's not, that would be a ghostif you were to attempt to transfer that again.

So this is a one-time use transfer.

But you know so, is vinyl so.

So here is our completedshirt, isn't it super awesome? Look at this look at how beautiful and vibrant these colors are.

We can stretch it without any issues, there's no seams, it's very light.

It's like a T-shirt that webuy the store, it totally is.

Let's look at the inside so you can see what it looks like on the other side.

This is what the insideof the shirt looks, like looks pretty familiar right.

This looks like a shirt from the store and there we go thisis our finished shirt.

I'm very pleased with itand this is how we would do any layered project, whether it's for a T-shirt or coaster or anything, tote bag anything like that.

– The important thing is to remember that your pieces aren'toverlapping each other, they're touching, it just barely touching or even they're giving me space in between but not overlapping right.

So either touching or space but not overlap and it turns out amazing.

Cricut infusible inks are brand new and not not even in stores yet at the time making this video so everyone.

Everyone has a lots a lot of questions about howthey work with width.

And all sorts of things, had already done two other tutorials.

Once is on the basicsof the infusible inks and one is I'm using theinfusible ink markers and pens which are a lot of fun.

I encourage you to watch those videos to learn more aboutworking with infusible inks and whether it's right for.

I Know you might be wondering, if you have to use Crickets, T-shirts with the infusible inks? No you don't have to.

You will be able to find some T-shirts with a high polyester count that will work with infusible inks.

But keep in mind that Cricutonly guarantees results with their products that state, that they're in fusible ink compatible.

Ad so proceed at your own risk.

Always test first.

Now to take care of yournew appeasable ink T-shirt, just machine wash itinside out with cold water and mild detergent.

It's fine to put it intoa dryer on low as well.

You wanna avoid fabric softener, dryer, sheets and bleach.

And if you take care of it, your infusible ink shirt can be washed over andover without any fading.

Now if you have any questionsabout using, cutting or applying the infusibleink transfer sheets, please let me know I'm happy to help.

Leave a comment below this video or post over in my Facebook group at Jennifer maker.

com /Cricut crafters and that's it for today.

Remember if you can tellme what you want to make I can show you how to make it.

Until next time (gentle music).

7 Old T-Shirt Hacks EVERYONE Must Know!

hey guys so today we are up cycling oldt-shirts and making it look new again as you guys know I've been on a cleaningjourney I'm doing some squats today trying to get in some exercise this isepisode three in my #cleaningseries last week I share it with you guys my

Jeancollection this week I want to show you some t-shirts I own I want to practicemore sustainability so I'm going to transform these old t-shirts intosomething new doing a cloud with my friend latisha so be sure to check outher video right after this I'll have it link for you

guys downbelow I deeply apologize if you hear any rain in the background there's a rainstorm here in California for this DIY is super important to try on the t-shirt tomake sure that it fits you so grab a piece of chalk and we're going tooutline the area where we

want the neckline to go so I'm thinking a v-neckline I think they all look really good with the cutout in the back be sure to leave the neckline becauseyou don't want to cut that off we're going to leave it so it looks more likea choker neckline taking a

piece of chalk I'm just going to draw a line downthe middle of the shirt might you what this shirt is the fact that there's alogo here in the center which I don't really like so I'm just going to cutright down the middle so here is the final t-shirt

as you can see I left thet-shirt elastic up top so it kind of looks like a choker neckline and I lovethe v-neck line paired with the open back have this teacher here it says Miami ofyou join it so I thought they'd be really fun to call my friend

Leticia whoI'm doing this video in collaboration with to see you know what fun DIY ideaswe could come up with with this t-shirt Leticia is here with us and decide tophone a friend hey Leticia how's it going good so Ihave this blue t-shirt and I'm not really sure what

I should do to it likeI don't want to just throw it away I want to upcycle it do you have anygood ideas for me oh that's so smart so I will link you guys that tutorial downbelow first I'm going to cut off the sleeves of the t-shirt just

to the leftand the right and then I'm just going to sew it shut now that I've cut off thesleeves I'm just going to cut a u-shape down here now that we have the bag shape all cutout now we're going to add the little slits to give the bag

a bit more volumeI'm going to fold the shirt in half and then one more time and lastly I'm going to sew the edge ofthis bag together and then we're all done so here is the Finnish grocery bagyou can either put in your groceries or your workout clothes I

really love thatthis is just a t-shirt transformed into a bag so thank you so much to Leticiafor this great DIY idea since a lot of you guys might be experiencing winterright now I thought be fun to do a resort wear inspired tube top we'regoing to cut right across

wrong line here length I'm thinking about 24centimeters and luckily since we already have this striped shirt it just goesstraight to this line so I'm just going to remember it visually I'm going to cutacross here as well as here now that we have our tube top cut out now

we're justgoing to take apart the other pieces and now we're left with this rectangularpiece of fat to resize this tube top I'm going to bring in about one inch on eachside now I'm going to add two buttons to the center of the top please don't judgeme please buns

don't match but these were the only ones I had around my house definitely add some straps let's talk incase you find that it's looking down just a bit if I think is perfect for thebeach or for any hot weather occasion I realized I'm left with this reallytiny little

micro crop top so I decided to just put it on over my tube top and Ifeel like I could work I can potentially sew it back together if I'm feeling likethis is just a little bit risque it's no secret I love Roman and I also love tocook today

I'm going to transform this t-shirt into a prett for this DIY youwill need a t-shirt some thread and thus black ribbon all you have to do is tosew the ribbon onto the top of the sleeve of the t-shirt repeat on theother side moving on to the other side

we're going to sew the other ribbon ontothe top of the sleeve so I love the Japanese words and fYI I actually don'tknow this shirt size so if you do speak Japanese it would be great if you couldcomment down below what these words say we're going to be making

a super cutepet costume since this wintertime here in San Francisco I thought I'd be fun tomake Bella another one of these waters draw a line where I'm going to cut thearm holes get ready to cut out our outline now fold the fabric in half andthen we're going to

cut about one inch to create a slip for the arm holes Bellahave you come join the party oh are you gonna make this DIY now all you have todo is to sew all the pieces together it has a honey she's now the color of theyear it's a coral

donkey suit you could take off I feel like the front a littlebit low but so it's no secret Bella loves tennisballs as you can see she just loves playing with them we're going to beupcycling the rest of this t-shirt using the sleeve as a bulk cover this will

bea great toy to play toss with your dog for this DIY you're going to need ascrap of fabric something of the shape like this next take your scissors we're going todivide this into three okay and then flip it over and repeat on the otherside so your fabric should

look something like thiskind of like a spider now place the ball right in the center and we're going totake this rubber band and tie the ball together with the fabric now we're goingto braid the fabric together so these three and these three so it's hard to make a

dog toy so Iwrapped a tennis ball which is Bella favorite favorite favorite a toy of alltime first lay down your shirt I have this really old sleep shirt with a stainon it so we're going to be upcycling this and making it into a hair wrap laydown your template

if you don't have a template like this I'll link one for youdown below but essentially it's like a Halfmoon shape since I want the hem ofthe bottom of the shirt I'm going to lay it down here and then since the shirtisn't quite as long I'm just going to

slightly fold it over take a piece ofchalk I'm going to just outline this area just so I know how much to cut after you cut out your fabric you shouldbe left with something that's kind of like this shape it kind of looks like aHalfmoon shape and now all

you have to do is to sew together the edges righthere and that's tadaand we are now all done sewing up the edge now if I flip my hair wrap rightside out I'm going to add on a little piece of lace just as an elastic at theend right about

here inside just take a needle and thread and sew this together if you guys enjoyed my t-shirt hacksvideo give this video a big thumbs up I challenge you to get this video to10,000 thumbs up I know we could do it because we did it in my last t-shirthacks

video this is actually a really good weight on my head who don't forgetto check out laticious video which I'll have you guys linked down below or overhere I love you guys all so so much and I hope you're having a wonderful day bye I think I'm closer to

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Not Your Average T-shirt Transfer Tutorial! | Get Thready With Me #6

hi welcome to get ready with me episode number six now you might notice that the name of this series has changed slightly and that's all thanks to the lovely bear face who came up with this brilliantly funny name today I'm going to be showing you how to make

your own graphic t-shirt just like these now I know that many of you'll be going well yeah just use transfer paper and stick it on a shirt and well I thought the same thing when I uploaded this video and got loads and loads of requests on how to

make the t-shirts that I was wearing but then I thought I've been making these shirts since I was 15 and it's not actually all that straightforward if you've never done it before and during that time I've picked up a lot of tips and tricks like what brand it

transfers to use what kind of image should you be looking for and even like how do these things hold up in the wash I've also learned that you don't have to just print these things on t-shirts so without further ado let's get started now when you're looking for

an image to print out onto a t-shirt it means to have a couple of important qualities it needs to be large and high-resolution it can't be blurry or pixelated and it's best if you find an image with a white or a clear background and the image itself should

have simple edges so I'm using a website called graphic stock to search for my images because you can use graphic stock totally for free for a 7-day trial and there's a huge royalty-free library of images that are perfect for printing onto t-shirts and just so you all know

graphic stock are sponsoring this video so of course there is Google Images but when you're looking for images on Google you can run into a few problems one is that the images just often aren't big enough for the images you find a pixelated or blurry or they have

these annoying watermarks stamped across them and the images you'll find on Google images are usually copyrighted so you really shouldn't be using them to make things like t-shirts with so if you want to use this site I highly recommend it and all the images I'm going to be

using for this tutorial will mainly be from graphic stock and I'll include the links to images and a link that you can click for a seven-day free trial with graphic stop in the description box below so to find images that I wanted to use and basically just typed

in things that I like like puppies cookies banana and I don't know if you guys have also noticed this lately but things like milk and eggs also seem to be a recurring theme in fashion lately so I also found myself some fried eggs because why not now once

you've found an image you can simply save it print it out or what I like to do copy and paste it into a Word document along with a whole lot of other images that you also want to print out onto t-shirts so that you're not wasting valuable transfer

paper or if you've got some photoshop skills you can download an image and then build upon it to make your own graphic just like this yeah I hate me too but I also love puns so I'm not apologizing so for this step you'll need both a printer and

printable transfer paper now there's a lot of difference in quality between different brands of transfer paper I'm actually going to be trying out both a cheap brand and an expensive brand and comparing the two so you can see how brief before so there is a lot of difference

in price right there so what I wanted to find out is the expensive brands wather so usually your transfer people will be either for dark colored t-shirts or light colored t-shirts and make sure you're getting the right one for the color t-shirt that you're going to be printing

on but I have found that dark-colored transfer papers work fine on light-colored t-shirts whereas light color transfer papers never work on dark color ones so you're better off just buying a pack that is just for dark colored t-shirts and you can use them on white grey blue any

color t-shirts so with the cheap brand it's really hard to tell which side you're supposed to print out on the instructions are also a bit vague and confusing so with these ones because it's for a light-colored t-shirt I'm supposed to pray everything out backwards so make sure you

check how you're supposed to print things out fast but they seem to print out fine with the expensive brand it was easy to tell what side to print onto and I think that the colors turned out a lot brighter and that the images look a little bit crisper

but there's still not too much difference between the cheap and expensive brands at this point after you've printed out your images you'll need to cut them out this is why you don't want any images with too complicated and edge don't leave any white margins around the images because

unless you're using a white t-shirt the white margins will be visible on your shirt now when you're choosing a t-shirt to use you should look for ones that is close to 100% cotton as possible so I thrifted myself a whole bunch of t-shirts to use for this tutorial

and I tried to find shots that are around 95 to 97 percent cotton and you don't have to just use t-shirts I'm also going to try transferring my images onto this cute pinafore and in the past I've also used them to put pockets onto a dress so these

instructions are going to differ a little bit depending on what brand that you have so make sure you read your own instructions first I switch my iron on to maximum cotton setting and I made sure that it was set to dry ie no steam was being made and

rather than using an ironing board it's better to get something hard like a plank of wood and place a pillowcase or a sheet over the top of it with the cheap brand of transfers I had to place them face down onto my shirt and then iron over it

for about a minute while pressing down on the shot with a lot of pressure and it ended up looking like this also because I'm transferring this one onto a white t-shirt I didn't have to cut out the white background with the expensive brand of transfers the instructions got

me to fast peel the image off the backing paper and then place it down onto a pre iron t-shirt and then I know for it for about fifty seconds again using a lot of pressure and I repeated this for all of my different images and so in the

end I made a whole bunch of different t-shirts I've got a puppy a spaceship a banana I did a sunflower on the pinafore and a fried egg and although this crop project seems relatively easy don't be too mad at yourself if you screw up because in the course

of filming this video I managed to screw up at least twice oh so apparently I forgot to remove the backing paper and it's turned into molten group oh good so that's upside down so the biggest difference between the cheap and expensive brands has to be that the expensive

brand does the brighter more pigmented and more colorful than the cheap brand does but compared to the expensive brand and for the price the cheap brand is really not all that bad okay so step six is the wash and duration test how do these shots hold up over

time when you're washing a t-shirt that you've printed onto you should always turn it inside out before washing and only ever wash it in cold water so straight up what I've noticed the cheap brands like t-shirt transfers did really really badly the transfer has already begun bubbling up

and peeling off and then not even really wearable anymore so I was disappointing however the cheap brands dark t-shirt transfers did a lot better this dalmatian puppy has held up really really well it's still perfectly wearable apart from some minor minor cracking of the print and how about

the expensive brand well as expected it washed really well they look basically the exact same as they did before I put them in the washing machine which is what you want especially if you're paying a couple of dollars for each transfer so these are some transfers that I've

had for a couple of months on these t-shirts I use the cheap brand and after a couple of months and a couple of washes they're looking a little bit worse for wear still perfectly wearable but they don't look so great closer especially if you're stretching the cream over

something like boobs boobs whereas the pockets on this dress which I'm using the expensive brand of transfer paper and they held up really well they still look really bright they haven't really peeled or cracked at all so if you want long lasting prints on your t-shirts it's probably

a good idea to invest in the more expensive brands but if it's just for a cosplay or a costume or something that you're going to wear very much janna cheap brand works just fine so I hope this video was helpful if you do have any more tips that

you want to add then please feel free to leave them in the comments below thank you so much for watching liking and subscribing and I'll see you all next time bye and thanks once again to graphic stuff for sponsoring this video if you'd like a 7 day trial

free access to a huge library of royalty-free images check out the link that I've popped in the description box below