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How To Design Your Own Shirt

Glam up your outfit and design your own shirt that makes a statement of your creativity. You’ll be amazed at how easy and fun this project is! Read on!

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Design Your Own Shirt | Stenciled T-Shirt in 6 Easy Steps

A nice way to customize your t-shirt is by painting it. Not always easy if you don’t have an artist’s soul! But there is an easy way to do it – did you know you can use freezer paper as a stencil? It’s very simple, you only need a few supplies and this shirt design tutorial!

What You’ll Need:

Materials | How To Design Your Own Shirt

  • freezer paper
  • foam brush
  • fabric paint
  • cutter
  • iron

How To Make A Stenciled T-Shirt

Step 1: Draw Your Design

Draw your design on the freezer paper, on the side without plastic wrap. You can also print your design directly on the freezer paper.

Step 2: Cut

Cut your design | How To Design Your Own Shirt

Carefully cut your drawn design out of the freezer paper.

Step 3: Position

Position your stencil on the t-shirt, be sure the side with the plastic wrap is against the fabric. Iron your stencil to make it stick to the t-shirt.

Step 4: Slip A Piece Of Cardboard

Slip on a piece of cardboard | How To Design Your Own Shirt

Slip a piece of cardboard or newspaper into your shirt to prevent the paint from bleeding through the back of your t-shirt.


Step 5: Paint

With a foam brush start painting your t-shirt. Go slowly and use little paint at a time.


Step 6: Remove

Remove the stencil | How To Design Your Own Shirt

When the paint is dry, carefully remove the stencil. Just pull it gently, it can be removed easily.

Completed project |How To Design Your Own Shirt

Here’s what it looks like worn!

Wearing the stenciled shirt | Here's what it looks like worn

Hit play below to see this style in action:

That’s it, pretty simple don’t you think? You can make any t-shirt design you like. It’s the perfect customized t-shirt for a special occasion. You may try with your favorite quote or a special anniversary date.

Ready to design your own shirt? What do you think of this freezer paper stenciled shirt? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments section below.

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in December 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.



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