DIY Taylor Swift Lyrics 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.
Tape the paper inside the t-shirt, so that it doesn’t move around when you are writing.
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)
We persevered, and although not perfect, Im quite happy with the results. Definitely looking home made !And here it is being modelled by Abbi.Can you tell its freezing in london just now. Despite the cold, Abbi taking her modelling role seriously.
Some of the time.Once 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!
And modelling a monster chocolate milk shake along with the shirt. Tough life.Fancy making your own?
What words would you put on your t-shirt? Id love to hear.