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Iron-On "Ruffle" Shirt




As a witty take on a men's black-tie shirt (but not the sight gag that is the tuxedo-print tee), scan a length of lace and make two print-outs on heat-transfer paper (available at office-supply stores). Iron onto a plain button-front shirt that timeworn classic you may be slightly sick of. Or download our lace panel template.


  1. Step 1

    Using ink-jet printer transfer paper, print out 3 sheets of the lace design.

  2. Step 2

    Cut around the edges of the lace design. Follow transfer paper directions.

Blueprint, March/April 2007



Reviews (4)

  • raspberryrosy 22 Sep, 2011

    If you are comfortable with a sewing machine, why not just sew on a length of REAL lace on each side of the front of a shirt? Follow the illustration for guidance on where to place the lace. In this example, the lace appears to be 3" to 4" wide, and you'll probably need one to two yards of lace, depending on the length of the shirt.

  • 16FelinePaws 11 Jan, 2011

    randy-sue: my thoughts exactly!

  • debbie_k19 19 Sep, 2010

    you could use your scanner and create your own pdf of lace to match the color of your shirt.

  • randy-sue 7 Sep, 2010

    Why not just take a couple of lenghts of lace and some fusible web and attach the lace right to the shirt?