Are you ready to learn how to design your own shirt?
I gotta be honest. The coolest part is that you don’t even need a Cricut machine (or any other vinyl cutting machine) in order to do this. That means no expensive hardware, no costly supplies you’ll have to keep replenishing, and the learning curve is so much easier!
The biggest part of this how to is one simple tip: use the .png file!
Yes, it’s totally that simple.
All of my SVG file sets include five different file types: .pdf, .ai, .dxf, .svg, and .png. The .png file is saved with a transparent background, which means you can overlay it on to items with no big white box surrounding it.
Here’s the step-by-step for designing your own shirt!
1. Once you’ve settled on a design — or designs, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous — and you’ve purchased it, go ahead & download it! You can check out all of my designs here – single file sets that include all of the aforementioned file types are $2.99!
2. Identify your print-on-demand service. There are many out there, but I personally like Printful. I’ve used them myself, I enjoy the choices they offer, and I can vouch for the quality. Printful is a fantastic dropshipper for businesses, but you can also order one-off items for yourself. Just click the “order for yourself” button!
3. Select your product – whether it’s a t-shirt, tank top, hoodie, or other item you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. When you’ve selected your product, click the button that says, “Start designing.”
4. Select all appropriate options, and then click “upload file” — then, navigate to wherever you saved the downloaded SVG file set. Select the .png file, and then make sure you’re happy with the placement on your product!
5. Add to your cart, + then checkout! Bam! Done.
The steps may vary depending on where you intend to have your shirt made, but that pretty much sums it up. This is fantastic information to have, especially if the holidays are coming up and you want to make gifts for your family + friends without having to fuss with too much “making.” I love services like this that can make my file sets super useful to people that don’t have vinyl cutting machines!
If you think you might become a gift-making machine…or you want to totally redo your wardrobe, I would recommend checking out my Entire Shop SVG Bundle.
It includes literally thousands of dollars worth of SVGs…and the best part is that you get future releases for free!