Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Etsy Shop Collaboration - Custom T-Shirt Decals

This post is waaaaay behind schedule! I promised I would write a post about this and I've been slacking big time. So sorry about that. 

I wanted to tell you all about this awesome Etsy shop: TheSouthernCityGirl that provided me with this decal to make my birthday shirt! She is wonderful to work with. The owner, Katherine, responds at record speed with any and all questions. She even will customize decals for you! This one was customized as well. She has recently joined Instagram: scgdesigns. You should follow her and see some of her other decal designs! I ordered this decal and another one for our one year anniversary photo shoot :)

These decals are super easy to apply. I got this plain shirt from Old Navy. I believe it's cotton. I do not know if the fabric of the shirt matters. If you ask Katherine I bet she would tell you! I first ironed the shirt to get any wrinkles out. The following are the instructions included with your order:

Heat Transfer Vinyl Application Instructions 
-Peel backing marked “ Back”, NOT the clear transfer paper, off decal so all that is left is the clear transfer paper and the decal itself.
-Set iron to cotton setting ( or highest heat) and turn OFF steam. Any moisture can alter how the decal attaches to fabric.
-Once iron is preheated, pre-warm the desired area with the iron for about 10-15 seconds.
-Place decal face down so the clear paper is facing upwards. Your decal is printed as a mirror image so make sure it is facing right side up when placed down on the fabric.
-Press on the decal with medium pressure for 30 seconds.
-Turn fabric over and on the same spot as the decal, press again with medium pressure for 30 seconds. This secures the bond from the back of the decal as well.
-Turn fabric back over and once it is cool to the touch, carefully peel back clear paper to reveal your decal.
-If not totally transferred, no worries, just place clear paper back on decal and iron again for a few seconds until totally transferred. This can be done as many times as needed.
For washing care: turn your fabric inside out when washing and drying. Be sure to wash with similar colors and dry on a low heat if possible.

I can't wait to do my next shirt and show you all how simple and easy these are! These would be great for infants, kids, bachelorette/bachelor parties, sports teams, themed parties, family reunions, seriously anything!

xo, Mrs. Slem


  1. What a gorgeous smile you have on your face you are glowing. Happy birthday and I love your shirt too. Glad you enjoyed the collaboration x

  2. I love , such a cool idea! Looks great too. Lovely photos :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Awesome, Happy Birthday. Will have to check out the Etsy shop!

  4. Cute idea! I was wanting some for my up-coming wedding. I think i've found where to order the iron on transfers. Thanks for sharing! I love your shirt!!

  5. So cute! I love making anything personalized, so these decals would be awesome. Need to check out the Etsy shop.

  6. That is so cute! I would wear this even when it isn't my birthday haha.

  7. Happy Birthday! Love the shirt

  8. Super Cute. Love the shirt. Happy Birthday!

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