Friday, June 29, 2012

Hawaii T-Shirt design - Inkscape

Getting my wardrobe ready for our trip to Hawaii, Hono is harbor in Hawaiian.  I used  cotton t-shirt in a size larger than I usually wear and did this cover-up.  I might find a regular size for wearing with shorts.  It is so easy to change the colors in this design that I can have whatever.

I used Avery Light Fabric Transfers, printed in hi-res (300dpi).  I printed from Inkscape print/preview.  On my Mac I get Adobe Reader and printed from there as it seems to give me a crisper print than APE, but that just may be my Photo Printer and an old vs of APE. It came out beautifully, even DH was impressed. I always print on plain paper first to make sure the size is correct for the garment.  I got two images on one piece of transfer paper.

The svg file is in layers and the only thing you need to be aware of is that I used "pattern" on the background in small white dots and the layer can get lost if you go moving things around.  I've grouped the blue layer with the pattern layer so just be aware.

I did take the file into eCal and you can ungroup and get the turtles and flowers easily if you are a mind to cut pieces.

I've included a .jpg in hi-res if you want to just P2C for a scrapbook page or to make your own transfer.

Hawaiian Tshirt designPS svg
Hawaiian Tshirt hi-resPS zip


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