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How to Decorate Your T-Shirts with Stickers?

In this article, we will tell you how you can use the stickers, decals or patches from your favorite brands to decorate your t-shirt.

So, let’s get started.

Method 1: Iron-on Transfers

Things needed

  • T-shirt
  • Stickers
  • Transfer paper
  • Iron

Steps to follow

  • Scan the sticker image into your computer.
  • Take a transfer paper and print your scanned image onto the transfer paper.
  • Next, place the transfer paper with the image that you just printed on the t-shirt.
  • Ensure that the transfer paper is placed with image-side down on the fabric.
  • Now, iron on the transfer paper. Set your iron at the hottest setting for the best results. Iron for about three minutes.
  • Wait for the transfer to cool.

Voila! It is done.


Method 2: Sew-on Patches

Things needed

  • Sticker Patch
  • T-shirt
  • Needle and thread

Steps to follow

  • Start the process by ironing your t-shirt.
  • Place the sticker that you want to sew on your t-shirt and position it carefully.
  • Next, sew the sticker using needle and thread. Make zig-zag stitches around the edges of the patch.

Method 3: Spray-on

Things needed

  • Sticker
  • T-shirt
  • Paint
  • Water
  • Spray bottle

Steps to follow

  • Iron your t-shirt and place the sticker over it.
  • Mix a small quantity of fabric paint of the color of your choice with water. Make sure that the mixture is neither too thin nor too thick. Flowing consistency is recommended.
  • Pour the mixture in a spray bottle, and spray it on your t-shirt.
  • Once done, remove the sticker, and you’re done!

Pro tip: This method is suitable when stickers are in adorable shapes.

Method 4: Stick Stickers on Your T-shirt

Believe us, this is one of the easiest ways through which you can decorate your t-shirt, temporarily though! There are companies that send free stickers and people love to flaunt laptop stickers on their computers and water bottles, but you can also use them to decorate your t-shirt. Isn’t that interesting?

Things you need

  • Sticker
  • T-shirt

Steps to follow

  • Iron your t-shirt, as is already mentioned in the methods above. This is the first step to start with the process.
  • Make a rough marking on the t-shirt where you would like to stick the sticker.
  • Peel off the sticker.
  • Stick it properly on the area you just marked.
  • That’s all!

Things to Keep in Mind While Decorating Your T-shirt with Stickers

Decorating your t-shirt with stickers is fun and all, however, one simple mistake could mess up your entire garment. This is why it is important to ensure that you do it right the first time.

So how should you go about it? Let’s see.

  • Always.

Do not rush things. Keep them simple, and slow. The very first step when it comes to decorating your t-shirt, regardless of the method you follow, is to iron it properly. Essentially, you should iron your t-shirt on a hard, flat surface. This will remove any creases and wrinkles from your garment and will also ensure that there is no moisture seeping inside which might interfere with your DIY process later on.

  • Collect the required supplies

We understand that you are excited about your DIY project, and want to start it as soon as possible. But it is necessary that you collect all the required supplies at once for the flawless execution of the project.

  • Analyze the sticker

You are in love with your free laptop stickers. However, look at it properly and analyze the material it is made up of. Vinyl stickers work best and can easily be transferred on the t-shirt with the help of an iron.

If it is paper-based, you might need to use a parchment paper for it. If it is of substandard quality, it might not be a great fit for your t-shirt. Either way, weigh your options properly.

  • Aftercare

Once you have successfully completed the project, it is necessary that you adopt proper safety measures. Avoid washing your t-shirt too often as this might rip off your sticker. Further, you must also avoid ironing the sticker as this might crack it up.

  • Call a professional

If you are a big fan of a brand, and this DIY project is not your cup of tea, you can take help of a professional who can help you in printing your favorite logo on the t-shirt.

The Wrap Up

If you are a DIY lover, we’re sure, this tutorial would have helped you in decorating your t-shirt with the help of a free sticker. This is definitely an exciting project and could provide a quick makeover to your boring t-shirt, and repurpose your old ones.

So how are you moving ahead with this project? Which method have you chosen to go with? Are you aware of any other method which provides even better results? Do share your experience and opinions with us in the comments below.

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