Tire Track T-shirts





Introduction: Tire Track T-shirts

About: Hello my name is Bob and I like to make things. www.youtube.com/drbombayrastapet

In this Instructable I show you how to make shirts with a tire track print.

For the project you need:

  • a tire (or the complete car with a tire)
  • a shirt
  • fabric paint
  • a paint roller
  • masking tape
  • some cardboard
  • a flat surface

Step 1: Check Out My Quick Video Tutorial!

In this video I show you how to make the tire track prints with a car tire.

Along with the video you can follow the (easy) steps below :-) Youtube Video

Step 2: Prepare Your T-shirt

Place your shirt on a flat surface ( I use some wood) and insert a piece of cardboard. (so the print won’t push trough to the back).

Step 3: Mask the Parts You Don't Want to Print

With some masking tape (and some paper) you can mask the parts you don’t want to print, like the collar. Also tape the shirt to the surface so it won’t move.

Step 4: Align

Try to find a wheel which will leave a nice pattern/track onto your shirt.
Align the t-shirt behind the wheel in the position you like the track to go.

Step 5: Apply Paint

Get your paint roller, and apply the fabric paint to the tire.

Step 6: Print

Now the most fun part of all; start your car and run over the t-shirt.

Step 7: Cure the Print

Now you can remove your shirt and let it dry. when it’s dry iron it to cure the print.

Step 8: Done

That's it :-)

Thank you for checking out my Instructable!

Please also check out my youtube channel.



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    8 Discussions

    Even I can do this! Super job.


    2 days ago

    This is a nice technique!

    What a great idea! Better than getting run over! Congrats

    Thumbs up on this! I made a stencil of one for a Halloween costume many years ago and your idea would have saved me so, so, so, so much time!

    Way k3wl!

    I have seen a few of these made unintentionally... somehow no one was hurt... Yours is awesome!

    I think it would be neat with a slightly slanted horizontal track across the vertical one too. creative idea for a t!.

    I'd lift the tire and clean it (from gravel, dirt, etc.) before applying the paint on it...
    Excellent idea, must to try it.

    You probably found the simplest solution for printing a tire impression onto a T-shirt. Good job.