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A collection of bleach shirt designs.

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I have a unique/weird clothing style. For some time now, I’ve been custom designing my own t-shirts and embroidered polo shirts (mostly with obscure media references). However, I usually create the design and have a 3rd party entity such as Vistaprint do the manufacturing.

Bleaching shirts is a quick DIY way to create cool shirt designs without the use of heavy printing equipment. After seeing some awesome designs on Instructables and Reddit, I decided to give it a try.


  • Plain cotton t-shirt
  • Freezer paper
  • Cutter (knife, laser, etc.)
  • Iron
  • 50/50 bleach/water solution
  • Spray bottle
  • Cardboard
  • Gloves


Vector design and stencil creation with a laser vinyl cutter.