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Easy DIY Custom T-Shirts At Home | Make Personalized T-Shirts at Home


With summer almost over and the kids gearing up to head back to school what sounds like more fun than creating memories and t-shirts with an awesome and easy DIY custom t-shirts at home project? I know right, I can’t begin to tell you how excited my kids were to choose their favorite design so I could quickly and easily create a simple and fun custom t-shirt for them.

Easy DIY Custom T-Shirts At Home

I recently made my youngest daughter her very own personalized tee shirt!  The best part is that I can now create custom t-shirts at home for just about any occasion!  I know is that amazing or what?  No more paying someone to personalize t-shirts for the kids, baseball team, family reunions, just for fun or any other reason you find yourself paying someone to personalize a t-shirt for you.  Finally, you can save time and money creating your very own in the comfort of your own home.

DIY Personalized T-Shirts At Home

To make you own DIY custom t-shirts at home you’ll need the following items:

Create your custom t-shirt with the following directions:

heat transfer paper

  • Print image of your choice on the transfer paper using your printer.
  • Cut and remove as much of the border on the image as you can.
  • Let’s get busy you are going to love just how easy this is.
  • Set iron to wool/cotton or heat press to 185 degrees and press the fabric with your iron or press to make sure you get all the wrinkles out.
  • Lay your image on the fabric.  The printed side will lay on the fabric.
  • Iron the images using a slow circular motion.  Gradually apply more and more pressure as the paper begins to warm up.  Be sure to increase the press when you iron the edges of the transfer paper.  You will iron for about four minutes if using one 8.5”x11” image.  If using a heat press you will press for about 15 to 25 seconds.
  • While the transfer paper is still hot peel off the back of the paper from your fabric if you used an iron.  If you used a heat press just peel off the back of the transfer paper from your fabric.

DIY TShirt at home

  • Allow the image to set on the fabric for at least 24 hours before washing.  When washing you’ll want to make sure and turn the fabric inside out, wash in cold and dry at normal heat settings.  Be sure not to bleach, use fabric softener or other harsh detergents.  Oh, and don’t iron over the image!

Transfer paperYou can currently get Premium T-shirt Iron-on Transfer Paper for both dark colored fabric and light-colored fabric for a totally reasonable price and you don’t have to wait for someone else to make and ship you a custom shirt!  Talk about saving time and money!

My tween daughter loves the idea of being able to create her own custom t-shirt at home and it’s unleashed a load of creativity I don’t even think she realized she had.  She comes to me just about every day with a new idea either for a t-shirt or another DIY idea she thought up and I have to admit, she has blown my mind with the amount of creativity she has had trapped in her head just waiting to come out.  It’s truly amazing how something like creating your own t-shirt with transfer paper from Tomato Ink can open doors nobody knew was there for a child.

Easy DIY Custom T-Shirts At Home | Make Personalized T-Shirts at Home | Easy DIY Custom T-Shirts At Home | Make Personalized T-Shirts at HomeI’ll be sure and share some of her fun creations on Instagram so be sure and follow us on Instagram and check out this awesome transfer paper at TomatoInk.com.

 This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Tomato Ink.  All opinions and photos are my own.


I have a smart mouth, don't sit still well, extremely opinionated, have a lot to say, work hard, love lots, don't have time for drama, or negativity. I love animals, & my job as a New Mexico mom blogger! I love sharing travel adventures, tech gadgets, recipes, parenting struggles (success), crafts, helpful tips, giveaways and sweepstakes, product reviews, and more.  I have amazing 4 children, and have an amazing boyfriend. On my downtime, you'll find me spending time with my family, traveling, cooking, geeking out on tech, plotting the next home improvement, create crafts with the kids, and riding my horses We are plotting our move to greener pastures, with trees, and stuff. Connect with me on Google + Page.

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  1. Rosie January 18, 2018
    This is so nice! And I love how it has unleashed the creativity in your daughter! It is a cute picture, too.
  2. Miranda Wood October 1, 2017
    This really does look simple. Thanks
  3. Molli Vandehey-Taylor September 17, 2017
    this looks fun and fairly easy
  4. Julie September 15, 2017
    We love making our own tshirts at home! Makes a great Father's Day gift for Dad! Never tried this method though. Will have to try it out!
  5. Calvin F. September 6, 2017
    These are awesome, only made a few diy t-shirts in my life time.
  6. Jeri Accardo August 28, 2017
    I love doing those, my granddaughter loves to color and I have scanned a couple of her coloring book finished projects and made some very proud to wear grandma tshirts for me and she picks out her favorite pics and we do the same.
  7. Heat Press Momma! August 17, 2017
    ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Hey Jen - it turned out really well! And looks like you daughter absolutely loves it. I hadn't heard of Tomato ink before either, so I will have to have a look ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
    1. Jenn August 31, 2017
      AWESOME! We are still having a lot of fun with our projects!
  8. Armando Rincon August 16, 2017
    it is so simple and easy,I thought it was harder, thanks, gonna try it at home.
  9. Armando Rincon August 16, 2017
    It looks soo easy, i'm gonna try this at home, thanks
    1. Jenn August 17, 2017
      Let me know how it goes for sure!
  10. Linda Manns Linneman August 15, 2017
    This is such a great idea. It sounds easy enough. I can't wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless
    1. Jenn August 15, 2017
      Oh be sure and share the results I would love to see them!
  11. Anjali August 15, 2017
    Love this idea! And so simple! Thanks for sharing :)
    1. Jenn August 15, 2017
      It's so much fun too! I'm excited to use this for our upcoming family reunion!

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