Personalized T-Shirts

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I initially created this t-shirt when I saw one in a boutique for $35.  It was really cute and I thought it could easily and inexpensively be created.   avani5

So I did…for maybe $6.00.

The t-shirt was $5 and the fabric was from JoAnn Fabrics. I used a coupon for the fabric and only needed a small square for this project. I am very conservatively saying it was $1.00 in fabric.
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Heat-N-Bond (Available at JoAnn’s Craft and Fabric Store)
Fabric for design.
Your Design- You can google different images, numbers, letters, etc. Print it out the size you want for your shirt; then cut it out.

*optional embroidery thread. I like to “finish” my design by embroidering the edges with embroidery thread. If you choose to do this, you will need thread, needle and embroidery hoop (JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts)


Check out this video for an easy “how to.” You can also find this in the “Videos” section of our website.

Easy and lots of variations. Feel free to comment and share pictures with us.

We love feedback and seeing your designs.


Perfect for a “Pirate” themed birthday party.

IMG_1590avaniandmilunshirtsmilun pirate shirt

Adorable “Hello Kitty.” This patterned fabric was from “JoAnn’s Fabrics and Crafts. I googled the “Hello Kitty” image, cut it out and made the cat. I added buttons for eyes and nose and a cute little bow complete her signature look.



And here we are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July. I wanted something that both my daughter and son could wear. A basic star is gender neutral and turned out so nice!



American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10.


  1. Dana

    July 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Couple months ago I made my granddaughter, I had found some Barbie fabric and made her 2 T shirts, 1 was the Barbie head sillouette, and the other was a giant heart. I had bought a quilting sewing machine for myself for Christmas so I used the blanket stitch around both cutouts. She’s turning 7 in August and she loved them both.

    • Lindee Katdare

      July 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      What a cute idea! Who doesn’t love a Barbie Silhouette?

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