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.


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.


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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