John-Paul Flintoff

Design Your Own T-shirt (Like I Do)

Caroline W, knowing I like to make patterns, and designing my own T-shirts, asked me to make a T-shirt showing her lovely dog.

First, I cut out the very appealing face (!) she sent me on Whatsapp, then I imported it to Procreate on my iPad. I multiplied and manipulated it to form a pyramid.

Finally, made a few tweaks to the colour, light and saturation, so the faces weren’t too same-y.

Having done that, I went to Printful, where I get my own T-shirts made (and sometimes other things too).

I was about to do this for Caroline when I realised that it might be helpful to make a quick film showing how I do it, so that you can do the same. (Caroline or anybody else.) I hope you find it useful:

You can create your own Printful account here:

Posted: June 7, 2021

Keywords: printful

John-Paul Flintoff headshot, with Yours Truly written across it John-Paul Flintoff is author of six books, in 16 languages, including How To Change The World and A Modest Book About How To Make An Adequate Speech. He worked for 15 years as writer and associate editor on the Financial Times, the Sunday Times and other papers and magazines.

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