Make Your Own Swim Shirts + FREE Templates

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How to make your own custom swim shirts using freezer paper

If the kids are out for the summer then it means that swim team season is upon us. As a swimmer myself, there’s something enjoyable about sitting poolside while watching kids hang off the lane lines, swim zig zags down the pool or come up from a dive with goggles ajar and swim shorts taking on water. Oh, the fun of being a Swim Mom.

Given my role as the carrier of wet bags and swim meet chauffeur, I might as well have a t-shirt that says so! Grab a cute tank and a roll of freezer paper…and stay dry.

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make your own swim t-shirts

Have you ever made your own shirt designs? It’s surprisingly easy. And you don’t need to be a graphic design wiz. I’m not! I made mine in Microsoft Word. So basic, right?!

There are endless tutorials on making your own t-shirt stencils all over the blogosphere and YouTube so I’m not going to bore you with the step-by-step. Enter “making shirts with freezer paper” in your search engine and you’ll be quickly overwhelmed with links.

diy Shirts with Freezer Paper

– Freezer paper (purchase at grocery or check out these handy sheets)
Basic printer to print out your custom design
Exacto knife
– Fabric paint (I used Tulip brand) + Brush

Like I said, no tutorial. I will give you a pretty picture instead of my process.

How to make your own custom swim t-shirts using freezer paper and fabric paints |

I made two custom swim shirts. Downloadable FREE templates below!
How to make your own custom swim shirts using freezer paperHow to make your own custom swim shirts using freezer paper

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18 thoughts on “Make Your Own Swim Shirts + FREE Templates

  1. Kim~madeinaday says:

    These are adorable and what a great idea for a shirt~ Stopping by to let you know you are being featured on Friday’s P3 Party post! Have a great week! Thanks for pinning!

  2. Ashleigh says:

    Thanks for linking up at Peace Love Linkup! Our next party starts tomorrow at 6, so stop on by and share some more great content! Hope to see you there! : )

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Thank you! Wore one this past weekend to the kids swim meet. It survived the heat and splashes!

  3. Leslie says:

    Those are so cute! We’re not into swim team madness just yet, but I bet it won’t be long. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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