Make your own personalized Disney shirts that are totally unique and cheap! A roundup of cute Disney shirt ideas and free Disney SVG files.
Are you getting ready to go to Walt Disney World or Disneyland? One of my favorite things to wear on a Disney family vacation is personalized Disney shirts.
I have made customized Disney shirts for my entire family each time we’ve gone. When we went to Disney World I even made two shirts for all eleven of us for pretty cheap. It’s so much easier to find each other when you are all wearing matching DIY Disney shirts!
Plus it makes packing for a Disney vacation so much easier. I would love to make one shirt per day of a trip sometime! Then all I would have to pack is shorts or pants.
I asked some of my favorite bloggers to share their Disney shirt ideas and tutorials to give you a bunch of inspiration for making your own custom Disney shirts and some come with free Disney SVG files. Plus I have a new Disney inspired free cut file for you too (find it at the bottom of the post!)
But first, let’s talk about how you can actually make your own Disney family vacation t-shirts.
How to Make Personalized Disney Shirts
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The easiest way to make personalized shirts is with a cutting machine. There are several different brands of vinyl cutting machines, but my personal favorite is a Cricut machine. I have a ton of tutorials on how to use a Cricut, Cricut Design Space tutorials, and even a Cricut 101 course.
When using a cutting machine, you can literally make any personalized Disney shirts you want! The possibilities are endless. There are some Disney images and free designs in Cricut Access but you can also find a lot of FREE SVG files to use for Disney shirts.
It is also really easy to upload free Disney fonts into Cricut and design your own. I have a full video tutorial on how to download Disney Cricut fonts and how to make Mickey Mouse ears, which is a great place to start for Walt Disney World custom shirts.
Once you’ve found an SVG or image file you want to use or you’ve designed your own, you can make family Disney shirts a few different ways.
- Probably the most common way to make Cricut shirts is to cut your design out of iron-on vinyl or Infusible Ink and then apply it to your blank t-shirt with an iron, heat press, or EasyPress 2.
- The other option is to screen print t-shirts. If you are making a large quantity of Disney matching shirts, screen printing DIY would be a cheaper and faster alternative. I have a step by step tutorial on how to screen print at home from when I made cruise shirts for ten of us.
Another option would be to use stencils and fabric paint or puffy paint and have your kids help you make some fun shirts. Or apply Disney appliques or cut out mickey ears out of fabric and attach it to shirts with heat n bond.
Note: In this post I am only talking about making Disney shirts for your friends or family. Things get very tricky with copyright laws when selling anything with Disney on it, so I recommend researching commercial use rights if selling for profit is your intention!
Where to Buy Shirt Blanks
I have the best luck finding comfortable and inexpensive t-shirts or long sleeve shirts on Amazon, Jiffy Shirts, or even Walmart. I especially love the Bella and Canvas brand and Next Level brand. As I’ve gotten older, I can’t tolerate the cheaper shirts, they make me itchy!
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Where to Buy Personalized Disney Shirts
If you don’t own a cutting machine or have a friend with one, you have a couple of options. There are a ton of sites that sell custom Disney shirts and some you can personalize more than others.
If you have shirts you want to use, you can buy Disney iron-on decals on Etsy.com and you can then apply the heat transfer vinyl to a shirt or sweatshirt yourself. If you need additional help with this, make sure to check out my tutorial on how to iron on vinyl.
Etsy.com is also a great place to shop and get inspired by physical products such as Disney shirt ideas, accessories, and Disney cut files. Some of the shops will put specific names or dates on the shirts to personalize them for you.
The prices vary greatly between the stores and so do the shirts. Some of the cheaper shirts will use cheaper t-shirts, so if you are particular on the comfort of t-shirts make sure to take note of which brands they use while you view them.
FREE Disney SVG Files
If you own an electronic cutting machine, then you can make some basic Disney SVG designs in the machine software programs themselves for free. Make sure to check out my post on how to design a Mickey Mouse head in Cricut Design Space which would give you an idea of how to also design it in Silhouette Studio, Inkscape, or Adobe Illustrator.
I am going on a girl’s trip to Disneyland soon so I have been working on new Disney cut files. I have a few more Disney inspired SVG files in my Freebies for my Subscriber section (sign up for email here!) for instant download but I also wanted to give you another digital download to get you making Disney shirts!
As a reminder, all of my FREE SVG files are for personal use only and not for commercial use. Please click here to purchase a commercial license if you want to use the files for commercial purposes such as to sell items for your small business.
The free file will download as a zipped file. Just extract the files and use the file type you want depending on if you have a Cricut or Silhouette machine. SVG (chrome) for Cricut Design Space!
Well, I hope you got inspired to make your own personalized Disney t-shirts or sweatshirts for your next Disney trip. I will update once I’ve made my next round of Disney shirts!
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Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative day!