Design Your Own T-Shirt

Would you like to design your own t-shirts? It’s a lot easier than you think—all you need is a good t-shirt design template and access to an internet browser. Yep, that’s it!

Ready to get started? We’ll walk you through the whole process, explaining what a t-shirt design template is and how it can help you design your own t-shirt, even if you don’t think of yourself as a designer.

Spoiler alert: it’s really easy! If you want to skip the explanation, here’s what the process boils down to:

  1. Choose a template from the huge library of engaging images and videos
  2. Play around with the text, graphics, fonts, and colours
  3. All done! Download your awesome t-shirt design

What Is a T-Shirt Design Template?

Here’s the problem. You have a great idea for a t-shirt design, but you can’t draw or use Photoshop or Illustrator. What do you do?

You could hire a graphic designer to bring your idea to life, but that can be expensive, and it involves putting your design in someone else’s hands.

A t-shirt design template, on the other hand, lets you create your t-shirt right in your own browser. You have full control over the process and can experiment with different design options to see what works best for you. And it’ll work out much cheaper than hiring a pro designer.

Does a t-shirt template sound a bit, well, standardised? Will you end up with the same design as someone else?

In a word, no. The template gives you a basic starting point of some text and graphics arranged in a certain way, but there are so many customisation options that your final t-shirt design will be unique.

When Can A T-Shirt Template Work for You?

  • You want to create t-shirts to promote your business.
  • You have an important event coming up, and you want to create t-shirts.
  • You want to give someone a personalised t-shirt for their birthday or anniversary.
  • You want to start selling t-shirts online.

How to Design a Great T-Shirt Using a Template

Let’s look at an example. From the t-shirt templates library on Placeit, you can choose a template that works for you. For our example, we’ll go with this Family Reunion t-shirt template.


As you can see, you can customize pretty much everything using simple dropdown menus. So you can change the text and its font and colour in the boxes on the left, as well as picking a different colour and design for the frame around the edge. And, on the right, you can change up the graphics and choose a pattern and colour for the background.

You can also upload your own image or logo if you want, and you can remove any of the elements you don’t need. So from this one template, you can achieve a huge variety of final designs.

You can play around with the design as much as you want before downloading the final version, so you can feel confident knowing you’ve got it just right. Give it a try!

Our Favourite T-Shirt Design Templates

Here are some great starting templates for your t-shirt designs. Click on any of them to start customising and creating your own t-shirt!

There are plenty more templates to choose from, so if you don’t see what you want just yet, browse the full library of t-shirt design templates on Placeit.

What's Next?

OK, so you’ve created a t-shirt design that you’re happy with and downloaded it. What next? You want to see how it looks on a t-shirt, of course. And the easiest way to do that is with a t-shirt mockup.

Just like creating the design itself, creating a mockup is as simple as choosing a few options in your browser and downloading the final result. For example, for the t-shirt design we created above, we could generate some great, professional-looking mockups with just a few clicks. You can even create amazing videos, just as easily!

There’s a massive library of t-shirt mockups on Placeit, so you can find the perfect way to show off your new t-shirt design in its best possible light.