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Want to earn some extra money with your Spangle transfer machine? One way to do it is by making custom denim jackets!
It’s easy, it’s fun, and you can do it yourself with the help of this step-by-step guide. We’ll show you the whole process from A to Z, with numbers laid out in black and white.
To start, let’s go through the list of things you’ll need for this project:
Okay, now that you know what you’ll need for decorating, let’s move on to the actual process.
The first step in this process is to select the design that you would like to see on the denim jacket.
So, there are a couple of ways to go about it: one is to find a pre-made design online that’s available for download.
Another is to purchase a ready-made spangle transfer and have it shipped to you or if none of these options works for you — design one yourself!
You can do this using software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or any other graphics application.
For this project, we decided to use a skull themed design we purchased through Adobe Stock.
Regardless of how you get your design, your next step will be to punch out the design. So, let’s talk about how to do that.
Once you have your design ready, you’ll need to print it onto the Spangle Transfer Paper adhesive side up, using your ProSpangle transfer machine.
Done correctly this shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes. In our case, it took only seven minutes of punch-time.
With the ProSpangle, there is no need to worry about color changes. Before you start your job, make sure to load all the color reels you will be using, and the machine will automatically change them for you while punching the design out.
Keep in mind though, using two or more colors can increase the “print” or “punch” time.
For this project, we only used one color!
Now that the design is finished, you can either decide to add the backing to the spangle transfer to store it for later, sell it online, or transfer it onto a garment.
Can you guess which one we did? We added it to a denim jacket! Let’s talk about how to do so.
If you’ve followed the instructions above, you’ve come to the final step in the process.
In other words, we are going to put the design onto the jacket using a heat press. Now, if you’ve never used one before, don’t you worry, I’ll walk you through how it works.
The principle behind heat press is simple. It applies a combination of heat and pressure to the jacket. In doing so, it activates the adhesive on the back of the design and makes it permanent.
So, all you have to do is set the desired target temperature for the heat press and wait for it to reach that temperature. When that happens, you can place the garment down on the platen, place your design where you want it and press it for a few seconds.
For our skull themed denim jacket, we placed our design on the back and pressed it for 15 seconds. That’s one of the best parts about decorating with Spangles, the press time is short and sweet!
Now, let’s look at the numbers, shall we?
The denim jacket we chose was around $37.71, but this can vary depending on the size, color, and style you choose for your project.
To make our custom jacket, we used one spangle reel which cost $2.49 and transfer paper for the spangles that cost $1.04. So, in total, it costs us around $41.24 to make one custom denim jacket.
After a quick online search, we found that custom bling denim jackets can retail for anywhere around $150 to $230. This leads us to conclude that the average retail price for a custom jacket like this around $180. So, if you were to sell this jacket for $180 and subtract how much it cost to produce ($41.24) you would make a profit of $138.76 per jacket.
Here’s a simple breakdown of the math:
Make $138.76 profit in just 8 minutes for ONE jacket! Now, what about customizing more than one custom jacket?
Each jacket takes only 8 minutes to make, so you could make 10 jackets in one hour. This means that you could make a profit of $1,387.60 if you were to make 10 jackets in an hour!
Because you can finance a ProSpangle Transfer Machine for as low as $439 a month, you can reasonably make your monthly payments by selling just four jackets like this a month. Every jacket you sell after that is just pure profit!
To wrap things up, creating custom denim jackets with the ProSpangle is fun and profitable! By following the simple steps outlined here, you can make one yourself with ease. The process is straightforward, and the materials are cost-effective.
And remember, buying materials in bulk can save you money if you plan on creating multiple jackets.
So, give it a try and unleash your creative side!
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