Design Your Own T-shirt

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Bring your message to life on your own t-shirt in our makerspace.


  • We stock black and white vinyl transfer film. You may purchase it by the square inch. We charge 5 cents per square inch. You may also purchase your own at a craft store or online.
  • You provide the t-shirt or sweatshirt. It is recommended that you use 100% cotton or a high percentage of cotton.


  • Create your design with Silhouette Studio. This is installed on all of our public computers. The software is also freely available at
  • Use the paper trimmer to cut the roll of vinyl to your desired size.
  • The Silhouette Cameo cutter is available in the makerspace. Please arrange initial training with Dave. Set the knife depth to ‘1’
  • You will need an X-Acto knife or other tool to remove the portion of your design that will not be transferred to the shirt.
  • You will also need an iron. Use a dry setting and gradually increase the temperature so that the vinyl adheres to the shirt but does not melt the clear plastic backing material.
By |October 25, 2016|Categories: MakerSpace|Comments Off on Design Your Own T-shirt