A little while ago I was searching for a good Naruto t-shirt, but I couldn’t find something that I liked enough to spend $20 (I actually use euros) on it. Since most of those websites are American, I would have to wait two whole weeks for the shirt to arrive too. I thought to myself: What if I just made some shirts myself? So, I went to a few local stores and came back with some dirt-cheap t-shirts and some transfer paper. 3 euros for 2 t-shirts and another 3 euros for 5 sheets of transfer paper seems like a good deal to me.
I then went looking for some images that I liked. I came across these of chibi Naruto in Kurama chakra-mode (featured in this post) and one of the Uchiha clan crest (not featured in this post, sorry). When I had made sure the image’s colors were good I printed it onto the transfer paper. The image has to be printed in reverse! After waiting for it to dry for 30 minutes I cut out the image like shown below. It still has a thin white edge.
Now all that is left is to iron it onto one of the shirts. Maximum heat (minimum 160 degrees Celsius) and no steam (important)! Make sure to choose a good spot for the image, so it’s visible. Ironing has to be done continuously for roughly 90 seconds. After ironing, it will have to cool for about 15 minutes to be safe. This is a very important step, because it will allow the top layer of paper to come off easily.
At last I got to peel off the top layer of paper, so the image that was underneath would be revealed. I was relieved when I saw it actually looked good.
I really hope I inspired you to try something like this yourselves sometime. I had fun working on this project as the anticipation of a t-shirt with chibi Naruto on it was great! As always, make sure to tell me what you think and even if you just want to have a chat, just comment and I will read and reply as soon as possible.
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks man! This post saved a ton of money for me to be honest. I’m making my own Naruto Tshirt now, but can you share the designs with me? The chibi naruto and stuff? also do u have chibi Itachi pictures. If yes, then update the post with them or give me a download link. Thanks in advance 🙂
and what do you do in your free time, sensei?
Thank you for your comment, because things like these really cheer me up and motivate me to do more writing in the near future. For now I have uploaded some really cool images for use to my google drive storage space. I got them all a transparent background if they didn’t have one already and I also reversed them and made the contrast a bit higher, so all you have to do is print it the right size and the finished product should look really good.
Here is the URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6sofYsWZt54cTRoeE14dy11TEU
I hope you like them.
In my free time I do lots of things, but mainly I do creative stuff like this and drawing (I have a drawing planned as concept art for one of my next posts). I also play lots of games (together with great friends) and watch anime, obviously. Recently I’ve also been working on a game myself (creating the entire engine from scratch). What about you then?
kakashi you’ve grown a lot. From my son’s teacher to Hokage and now an awesome teacher again. Just kiddin bruh, I was just tryna be sarcastic. Anyways awesome tutorial. I’m gonna try it out, can I buy the so called transfer paper online on ebay or amazon? I cant find it, elsewhere!
I’m glad you liked the post. Buying transfer paper from ebay or amazon should be fine, although I prefer buying it at a local store, because of accessi ility (easier to return things too). Any DIY store or stationery store should have transfer paper.
Regards to Kushina!
Can you share which Transfer paper did you use
I don’t really know the different kinds of transfer paper, but I just went to the nearest DIY store and checked what they had on offer. That said the transfer paper I used wasn’t too great, but better transfer paper will of course cost more.
Have a nice day.