I’ve been admiring the street style babes mixing graphic sweatshirt with sequins, leather and heels. Givenchy has been killing it the last few seasons with their graphic, fancy sweatshirts and has inspired my own iris and shark jaw sweatshirt. Heat up those irons because here’s how you make your own graphic sweatshirt!
WHAT YOU NEED:
1. Select the image(s) you want on your sweatshirt. I started off with the simple, large image of Freddie Mercury, but was so impressed with how well the iron on transfer paper worked that I made a second sweatshirt with a bunch of individual images that I cut out for a larger design. To conserve transfer paper, I pulled a couple of iris images and created a sheet with different sized flowers. Be sure to do a test print of the image on printer paper to make sure the images print they way you want.
2. Cut out your images and arrange them on the sweatshirt for the layout of the design.
3. Once you decide on your design, remove the paper backing, place the image(s) on the sweatshirt, put the parchment paper over the image, and place firm pressure with the hot iron. Make sure to follow the instructions for how long to keep the iron on the transfer paper. For the transfer paper I used, it suggested using the iron on full heat and heating for 40-60 seconds total so if you are doing a larger piece, you will hold the iron on part of the paper for 15-20 seconds repeating this till the whole image is ironed on.
I’m really pleased with how easy and professional the transfer paper worked. Just think of the possibilities you could put on a sweatshirt like a picture of your significant other just as my 94 year old Grandma suggested. Also, don’t be afraid to add embellishments to really jazz up your graphic sweatshirt. I sure did!