MY DIY | GRAPHIC WORD T

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If you have been following along on Instagram @ispydiy you may have spotted me traveling around the US with Express, stopping at college campuses, DIYing Tshirts with the students. I had such an amazing time hanging with the students, their creativity was ridicules! It was beyond fun seeing how they would design their DIY shirts  (Check out the T’s at each pop-up shop here), and now I’m slightly obsessed with making a bunch of my own! Starting with an Express Crew Neck Tee (this would be cute too), I chopped off the bottom to create a crop top, and added my words (no sewing needed). Find out how to make your own after the break, and check back tomorrow to see my head-to-toe outfit!

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What you need:
Express Crew Neck Tee
Iron-On letters (my favorite are these block letters and varsity letters from SEI)
Rowenta Iron 
Scissors
Heat Bond Hem

What to do:
First, “Hem” your tee by cutting off the bottom, then turn inside out, and fold up an inch.
Then, instead of sewing, put your Heat Bond inside the fold. Line the entire perimeter of the T.
Iron over the fold to bond the material and create a shortened hem.
Next, on to your word. Cut the letters out, I like to trim close to the top and sides so you can line up and gage the spacing,
Arrange your letters, then flip them over making sure that non of the letters are backwards (this take some brainpower, trust me)
Run your iron over the back of  the letters for 30 seconds, let cool for 30 seconds, then peal off the backing.
If any of your letters start to peal, run the iron over them again after taking off the back.
Done!