DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics T-shirt

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DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics T-shirt

DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics T-shirtThis DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics T-shirt is an incredibly easy and effective way of pimping up a simple white t-shirt.

Abbi and I have become obsessed with designing our own t-shirts.  It started a few years ago when we made t-shirts as party gifts for Abbis friends, we now churn them out like a south london sweat shop.

The plain t-shirts cost only a few pounds each, and will be one of a kind.

This DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics T-shirt is easy to make, and you can obviously choose any phrase, poem or song lyric of your choice.  It doesn’t require any artistic talent, and as its hand made, a bit of rough and ready adds to the charm.

The first thing to do is choose your lyrics, and a font.   Try to choose a font that fits with the words you are using.  The font used here is Janda Stylish Script.  Its quite girly and young.

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Make sure that the full script will fit on the front of your t-shirt.

Landscape A4 works as a decent guide for us to make sure your design doesn’t end up under your arm pits.  Even at 11, Abbi is a giant – if your child isn’t, adjust your print to fit.IMG_5099

Tape the paper inside the t-shirt, so that it doesn’t move around when you are writing.IMG_5102

You can see the text through the white t-shirt.  Obviously this technique would only work on a really light shirt.

Usually I would use puffy paint for a project like this.  We found this Trimits fabric paint at the craft store on special offer, and thought we would give it a whirl.

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To be honest, I found it really difficult to work with.  It was a bit gloopy, as you can see below, and didn’t flow.  I needed to mark out the words with sharpie first (which I haven’t had to do in the past with puffy paint)
IMG_5107We persevered, and although not perfect, Im quite happy with the results.  Definitely looking home made !IMG_5109And here it is being modelled by Abbi.IMG_0094Can you tell its freezing in london just now.IMG_0084 Despite the cold, Abbi taking her modelling role seriously.

IMG_0091 Some of the time.IMG_0085Once you have completed the painting, leave for at least 8 hours to dry fully.  I ironed over the lyrics with a piece of parchment paper on a high heat to seal in the words.  The shirt can then be washed at 30-40 degrees depending upon the instructions on your paint.
You can tell Abbi is a bloggers daughter – here she is wearing the t-shirt snapping some pancakes she made herself.  Breakfast in bed for mum yaaayyy!
IMG_5249 copy And modelling a monster chocolate milk shake along with the shirt.  Tough life.IMG_5270Fancy making your own?

What words would you put on your t-shirt? Id love to hear.

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