fun with t-shirt transfers

I fell in love with iron-on t-shirt transfers recently. It is an instantly satisfying craft - you are done in literally minutes. All you have to do is find an image or photo that you like, print it on the transfer paper, and iron on. So easy! Of course, I've been doing onesies. I am totally baby-crazed.

For these projects, I used Avery brand Dark T-shirt Transfers that I found at a craft store. They are meant to be used on dark colored shirts, but I had them left over from a different project and they work just as well on white shirts. Make sure you wash your t-shirt or onesie before applying the iron-on.


a guitar hero onsie for the littlest rocker


this one has a favorite photo of our pet rabbit, Buns. Yes, that is a crown on her head. She was not pleased.

This "perfect pair" set was for my friend, Addy, who is having twins.


P.S. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your sweet comments and well wishes on the last post! I was floored.

18 comments:

Lea-Ann said...

cute! i have lots of these transfers leftover from another project! these will make great baby gifts! obtw, congrats on your bun!

Stampin' Cindy said...

I love the little pears!! Can you just print any image you want? Or are you going somewhere special?

Jill said...

yep - you can print any image you want. You can use a photo, a drawing you make in microsoft paint/photoship/illustrator programs, or just an image you find online.

Basically, any type of image you can import into a word document for printing will work.

Lavon said...

This is a great idea. I have the lil designers coming over this weekend so this will be the first project we do if the rain prevents us from going to the wave pool.

Jenn said...

I like the dark shirt transfers better simply because you get a brighter end product regardless of your t-shirt color. And you don't have to remember to flip print stuff which I've been know to do and then you ruin one of those precious transfers. These are adorable!

Congrats on your little growing bean!

lisa said...

Ok, now I'm confused. I was going to ask how you flipped the text, but then the last comment said that you don't have to with Avery Dark? I tried putting my son's face on canvas bags for Christmas gifts to the Gma's, but for some reason it didn't adhere right, and I wanted to try a different transfer. I was also wondering if you had any suggestions about ironing it, since that could have been the culprit as well. And Congradulations!!!!!

Jill said...

Right - with the Avery Dark T-shirt transfers, you don't have to flip the image. The transfer paper feels kind of like a sticker that has lost it's stick, or maybe like a vinyl decal.

You just print, peel off the back, place it on the shirt, and iron. There is some ironing paper (like a thick tissue paper) included in the pack, and there ironing instructions based on the size of your image.

Vivian said...

These are so cute! Now I can create one of kind gifts without a lot of effort. Thanks.

The Henrich Family said...

okay jill, the Buns one cracks me up. Did jared buy that crown for her?

Addy&Matt said...

I love the perfect pair onesies, thanks again! And congratulations on coming out with the pregnancy on the blog. Baby Jack Bauer is going to have the cutest onesies and booties ever!

Jen S. said...

I love the perfect pair, too! how absolutely adorable!

perilloparodies said...

Okay, novice at this, i had heard i needed to use parchment paper to tansfer the image of iron ons on cloth tshirts. so, since i do not have parchment paper, i have been putting it off. what exactly do i need to do so i too can become an addicted iron-onner??? Help!

peaknits said...

These are darling! I think I need that Guitar Hero one - for myself:)

TheDillon6 said...

i used these last year and my kids L-O-V-E-D them! We saw a Summer Memories t-shirt in FamilyFun magazine and I made my own version for each of the kids -- Summer Road Trip '07. I'm making mental notes of the pictures that will go on this year's. :)

CottageCrafts said...

What a great idea!
I found your blog yesterday while looking for ideas in google and I've been fascinated by it.

congratulations on the baby news, i loved your other blog too, the days out in new york.

I'll be checking back regularly to see what you've made :)
Take care
sam xx

woof nanny said...

Oh my gosh, that Buns photo is fantastic.

Rachel said...

I have to make the guitar hero for my nephew - where did you find that image?

Jill said...

Rachel - I did a Google Image search for "Guitar Hero" and the logo came up. Just save the image you like as a photo, and print it on the transfer paper.