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How to make your own custom swim shirts using freezer paper

If my 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 (try to) stay dry.

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How to Make Cute Freezer Paper Summer Swim 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 am not! I made mine in Microsoft Word.

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.

Freezer paper
Basic printer to print out your custom design
Exacto knife
– Fabric paint (I used Tulip brand) + Brush

How to Make Freezer Paper + Fabric Paints Swim Shirts

This is a very easy project! Here’s how:

#1: Trace the design onto the non-shiny side of freezer paper.
#2: Place the freezer paper onto a hard surface and cut out with an exacto knife.
#3: Position the freezer paper onto a t-shirt and gently iron to secure.
#4: Paint inside the design stencil with fabric paints.
#5: Allow the paint to dry and gently remove the freezer paper stencil.

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

Download custom swim shirt stencil free templates

How to make your own custom swim shirts using freezer paperMake your own custom swim shirts with freezer paper

Have a swimingly happy summer!

DIY fun swim ladies t-shirt for summertime using freezer paper stencil and fabric paints.

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