It’s one of my favorite times of the year. I love the summer. Long nights, roasting marshmallows over open fires, swimming in the pool, bbq’s with friends and family, and everything in between. But, I also really love the Fourth of July, and the Stars and Stripes! So, this fun bleach spray DIY Patriotic Shirt is my new favorite and I am wearing it all summer long!
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If you have followed my blog for any time, you know I am a true patriot. I even enlisted in the ARMY when I was a teenager.
DIY Patriotic Shirt
Bleached sublimated shirts are so much fun to make! My friend, Country Chic Cottage has a great YouTube Tutorial for Bleaching Shirts for HTV, Sublimation, and More! I used her tutorial and my sublimation printer to make this cute vintage style America shirt. And, I am toying with making one on a ringer t-shirt too!
I made an Amazon list with all of the supplies you will need to make a cute DIY Patriotic Shirt. Check out my Amazon shop for more DIY and party supplies too!
- Vintage America SVG or Sublimation File -use the code VINTAGEAMERICA to download either or both files FREE
- Bleach and Spray Bottle
- Shirt Blank
Download the FREE design and open with your computer and resize to fit your blank item and the size sublimation paper you will be using. (Don’t forget to MIRROR your design.) Send the image to print, it may look slightly dull. The colors will brighten during the sublimation process.
Cover your heating surface with butcher paper. Place image ink side down on your sublimation blank. Then cover with a piece of butcher paper and heat to temperature and time recommended for your material.
Check out this May the Fourth Be With You Shirt for a step by step DIY for HTV on shirts.