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Lettered Shirt DIY

Lately i’ve seen some fashion related to a new type of lettered or quote shirts.¬†Celebrities¬†and bloggers have both been trending this so-called fad and i figured that it would be really easy to make your own shirt with a quote of your choice. Here are some photos of Hollywood showing off this trend:

And now, here’s how you can make your very own tee:

The iron on letters can be found at any craft store and even Wal-mart. They have different styles so you can also choose to your liking. Once you pick out your letters and get them home, cut out the ones you need for your quote. My quote comes from the saying, ‘Mama always said there’d be days like this.’

Lay the letters out on your shirt and then flip them over so they’re the right way for ironing. The package the letters come in is really helpful with step-by-step directions on what to do.

Next, cover your letters with the cotton cloth. I used an old t-shirt that was 100% cotton. Once covered, iron away! The package said to use the wool setting on the iron but i didn’t have success with that so i switched to the cotton setting for more heat to get the letters to stick better. Once ironed on the front side, you’ll also have to turn the shirt inside out and iron the back side. This is the step that really gets the letters on. You may have to go over them several times to get a good adhesive.

Once ironed on, wait for the letters and shirt to cool for a few minutes. Then carefully pull the backing off to reveal your letters.

Once you get all the backing off, your tee is done!

Model appropriately!

You’re part of Hollywood now! ¬†;)

If you make one, let me know how it turned out!

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