Free T-shirt maker

Create your own T-shirt design for your brand, organization, event, or even personal wardrobe. Start a design from scratch or explore hundreds of ready-to-print, fully customizable templates. With Canva’s free T-shirt maker, your shirt will be as fun to design as it is fun to wear.

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Design shirts fit for every event

It’s now possible to wear bespoke designs for every get-together, fan convention, tournament, concert, school activity, or charitable event. Using Canva’s intuitive custom T-shirt maker, you can design shirts for every occasion imaginable. Stand out from the crowd with bold designs. Show your support and team spirit through a group shirt. Encourage brand recall by giving away branded apparel. And make every holiday fun by giving everyone matching tees.

As long as you can dream up a design, you can turn it into a T-shirt on Canva. Then, bring your creations to life when you order high-quality printed shirts straight from the editor.

How to make T-shirts

  1. Launch Canva
    Open Canva and search “T-shirts” to begin. You can design right away or log in to save your work for future editing and access other features.
  2. Choose a template
    Start with pre-made designs from our free templates. Narrow it down to themes or colors that match your idea. You can also design from scratch.
  3. Add elements
    You can fully customize your chosen template or build your shirt design. Tweak existing texts, fonts, and colors in the ready-made layout. Our extensive library of elements will fill you in with the perfect illustrations, icons, images, or shapes to go with your T-shirt.
  4. Personalize your shirt more
    Upload your photos, logos, or illustrations and position them nicely into your apparel. You can edit your photos and elements and apply show-stopping filters.
  5. Order your shirt
    Wrap up your design by downloading it in a high-resolution image or PDF for printing. Or you may simply order prints from Canva by clicking Print T-Shirts. Choose your size, style, and quantity. Get free delivery for your new shirts with no minimum order required.
Create your own T-shirt

Flaunt your style

What you wear can be an extension of who you are. Our custom T-shirt maker comes with free templates that you can browse for a bit of inspiration and personalize to highlight any theme or motif you’re going for.

Are you attending a creative event with your fellow artists? Find abstract, ornate, or whimsical layouts to feature your aesthetics. Do you want to show your support for advocacy or a cause? Go between modern, minimalist, or typographical shirt ideas. All are within our design collection should you even plan something special for mom and dad or celebrate the holidays with your peers.

Put on your creative hat

Make your own T-shirt for any season or reason. All you need is to get your creative juice flowing to bring out your personality on any design. Support your T-shirt design ideas with relevant and striking visual cues that resonate with you and to anyone who sees them.

When you design a shirt, add elements that relate to your personality. Got a favorite motto or saying you want to wear around? Add texts with perfect font combinations. You can also represent your company in style when you upload your logos and decorate with ornate illustrations, icons, or vectors. Mix and match any design ingredient from our extensive library.

Ready for your latest collection

You don’t have to wait for next season’s collection to wear what you want. Make it quick and easy for you or your team when you create a T-shirt online for free. Focus on perfecting the design and worry less about where and how to print them. Simply order your shirts from Canva Print, and we’ll make sure you wear your creative ideas well.

Select from various shirt colors, sizes, and styles for adults and kids. We have a size guide to help you choose the perfect fit and smart mockups to visualize the final look. Print as many shirts as you want, and get them with our free shipping. Your new T-shirts are even eco-friendly from printing to package, so it’s easy to wear them with pride at your next social gathering or big marketing event.

FAQ

T-shirts tend to be the go-to merchandise for any business, community, and industry. Consider these steps when you create a branded T-shirt online for free:
  • Define your goals. Identify the purpose of the design: is it for a company event, giveaway, or freebies? It’ll help you gauge the design, quantity, and T-shirt style.
  • Pick your graphics well. Choose your colors, fonts, and illustrations unique to your brand, so it’s distinctive and recognizable.
  • Review the design with a mockup. See how it looks in an actual shirt so you can make suitable adjustments. Then, print and deliver to your unique community.

Place pictures on your T-shirt from the Uploads tab or simply drag and drop them from your gallery to the design. Then, edit your photos easily, from applying filters and effects to adjusting the brightness, contrast, etc. Remember to choose a high-resolution photo and pick your fabric color carefully, too. Light-colored images work best with dark-colored shirts and vice-versa.

Similar to uploading a photo, you can do the same with your logos. Add it manually through the Uploads tab or drag and drop your high-resolution file to layout it on your shirt. On Pro or Enterprise, your Brand Kit will have your logos in one menu.
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