Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY Star Wars Personalized T-shirt for Start Wars Birthday Boy

As part of my sons present I thought I would make him a personalized Star Wars T-Shirt. I have been wanting to try this out for a while, but never had a good reason to. I knew that Silhouette sold heat transfer vinyl, but living in Canada there are not very many places that carry Silhouette products, so I turned to Micheals. I had seen some iron on transfer sheets there before so I went there this past weekend with a 50% off coupon and bought a package.

I've been to to Dollar Store so often recently for all the party supplies and look what I found there! A Fruit of the Loom T shirt... Only $2!

I then began designing the T-shirt logo on the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. I didn't have Start Wars font but I found the font for free here! You don't need the Silhouette to make this T-shirt but I wanted the Cameo to cut around the edges for me.  

Here is what it looked like on screen before I sent it to the printer. To use these transfer sheets you must use an ink jet printer, NOT laser printer! I learned that the hard way... we had to pull out our old printer for this.

After it was printed, I then cut out the images with the Cameo.

On the back of the T-Shirt I ironed on the little Star Wars logo (centered under the neck line).

Finally I placed the image on the front of the T-shirt and followed the directions on the transfer package. Seconds later the image fused and now I have a T-shirt that my son is surely going to love! Next time you see this shirt it will be finished and on my son :)

Thanks for coming by!
Ilda :)


  1. Hey there! I realize this is a *little* past the time you did this, but I'm working on a star wars theme for my son's upcoming birthday and I just love this shirt you did. I downloaded the font, but there's noooo way I can get the outline to look the way you did it. I'm assuming you were able to move things around in the silhouette program, etc? I don't have a silhouette, and really don't plan on buying one for this occasion, so I'm just wondering if you have any ideas or tricks how I can replicate the outlined look?

    thanks a million!

    1. Hi Sue! Honestly, not sure if I can help you. It is a silhouette feature that creates a shadow "outline" of any image. Not sure if there are other programs out there that can do that for you :( Good luck with the party! May the force be with you, lol!

    2. Thanks, Ilda! I figured as much. I might have to bug a designer friend to do for me in photoshop. :)

  2. What is the name of the software.

    1. Hi Mickey! I used the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition program with my Silhouette Cameo. Hope that helps!


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