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Here's a fun project you can personalize and wear! I used watercolor to paint these pretty sailboats but you can paint or draw whatever you'd like! I created an engineered (placement print) shirt. You will need heat transfer paper for inkjet printer, iron and a shirt. No sewing required!

Make an Original one of a kind outfit with your own artwork that you created 🎨🖌️


sailboat shirt

I painted a few different colorful sailboats using watercolor. You can adjust the size of the drawing in the computer after you scan it, so don't worry too much about the scale of the boats. Just don't make them too small in case you want to scale up.

Here are the 4 sailboats I painted.

Scan the finished painting after it drys into the computer. Multiply the boats in Photoshop (or whatever software you are using) so it covers the entire page. This way you save paper, in case you need more boats.

Please read and follow the instructions that came with your heat transfer paper.

Make sure to Mirror the image when printing. See the screen image on the left and printed mirror image on the right.


Cut the images close as possible to the edge of the outside lines.


Place the cutouts on the shirt to decide on the placement. Here I tried all over print, but I didn't like it. The boats were too scattered and the size didn't look right. I decided instead to enlarge some of the boats and make the design into an engineered or a placement print shirt.


I taped the cut outs to visually see the placement before I ironed them permanently onto the shirt.


Then I ironed each boat per instructions that came with the heat transfer paper. It said to not use steam.

 Voila! Here is the final result. I only added 3 small boats to the back of the shirt, so it's not so busy looking. I think it came out pretty cute!! I am happy with this shirt. I was getting bored of wearing this white shirt so I'm glad I was able to upcycle and make it new again!


I think adding this little touch to a plain white shirt makes it fun to wear and so unique! Try this for yourself and see what you can come up with. Good luck! ❤️ Jee