With three boys, I’ll admit I do get jealous of all the cute dresses and frilly things I see other moms making their girls. I just can’t do that for my boys! They wear t-shirts day-in and day-out, so that’s usually what I make them. Tees are fun, but it can get monotonous following the same design format every time. There are so many ways to personalize a tee. Sometimes it just takes a kick in the pants to change it up, so here’s that kick for you (and me)! Whether you are coming here to learn how to add a design to an existing shirt, or need some t-shirt sewing inspiration, I bring you: the ultimate guide to personalizing a t-shirt at home.
I initially planned to make this all one post, but the truth is there’s a lot of ways to customize a tee! So I’m breaking it up into four posts that I’ll be sharing over the next couple of weeks: this one (Dyeing); Adding a Design; Color Blocking, Necklines, & Sleeves; and Adding Special Touches. So if you aren’t into sewing, I have plenty of no-sew methods for personalizing a plain tee you can buy at the store. Or if you want to really customize a t shirt, you can color block, change the shape, add pockets, etc. Keep checking back to make sure to catch the whole series.
For added inspiration, stay tuned for the Changing Up the Tee blog tour, kicking off on Friday. It will feature 15 sewists who are exploring how to personalize a t-shirt for boys. Sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss it!
Enough chit chat. Let’s dye some tees!