DIY Disney Shirts {Hollywood Studios and Epcot}

By now you know I went a little bit nuts with the shirt making for our Disney trip! (Check out everything Disney on Scrap Inspired)  Let’s begin with our shirts for Hollywood Studios.

My boys are HUGE fans of Jake and the Neverland Pirates and we got to meet him at a character meal on our Hollywood Studios day. Because of that I decided to go with pirate shirts similar to ones I found here and here. To make these shirts I used the exact same process that I did for the Animal Kingdom shirts.

I began by printing my Mickey shapes on printer paper and tracing them onto the paper side of the Heat N Bond.

I rough cut around the Mickey ears (not right on the lines) and ironed them on to the black fabric.

Then I cut on the lines and peeled off the paper backing…

…and ironed the shape onto the shirt. The Heat N Bond is supposed to be enough to hold the shape on the shirt. But I prefer to stitch it on, as much for the finished look as anything!

But before I begin stitching I ironed a piece of freezer paper onto the inside of the shirt. It acts as a stabilizer to hold the shirt in place as I stitch around the Mickey head.

I use a regular old zig zag stitch (close together and wide) to give the look of an applique.

I followed the exact same steps to create the pirate bandana.

And ironed it right on top of the Mickey ears.

And stitched again. I know it seems like a lot, but these shirts were super simple!

Once I was done stitching I turned the shirts inside out and peeled off the freezer paper. The stitches essentially cut the paper for me.

There may be little bits of paper inside the stitches but don’t worry because they will come out in the wash.

And there you have my pirate Mickey! Love it!

And since I’m a girl, I gave my self an Izzy bandana instead. Gotta get my pink in there somewhere! 🙂

I just love these shirts. And my boys were so ecstatic when they saw them, which made it even better!

And now for a confession. I knew I wanted one set of shirts to be extra simple…iron on kind of simple. I searched google and found this cute little image that reminded me of a flag. So I thought it would be perfect for our day at Epcot. Turns out the design is actually the logo for Disney Cruises. Womp womp! Everyone thought we’d been on a cruise so I had to explain over and over that I’m just an idiot. 🙂 Oh well, to only have 4 shirts out of 20 that didn’t turn out quite right still seems like a success to me! So here’s how I made these “womp womp” shirts!

I printed the logo onto the transfer paper and trimmed around the design.

With an iron on transfer you need a solid surface to iron on rather than an ironing board. So I used my desk with a heat resistant craft mat.

Then I placed a pillow case over the craft mat and place my shirt on top. Before I ironed on the image I ironed the shirt to be sure I had a smooth surface.

Then I placed the image on my shirt, the transfer paper on top and ironed it on.

And now you’ve seen them all! All 20 of my Disney shirts. Now all I have to do is scrap the entire trip, put together the character autograph albums, put away the suitcases still sitting in the hall…nothing much. 🙂

Hope you are inspired to create your own fun shirts! If you do, leave me a link in the comments so I can come see what you’ve created!


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  1. Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    great t shirts! I love them.

  2. Posted November 9, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Awesome tshirts 🙂

  3. Kari Smith
    Posted February 16, 2014 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Love these shirts! Going to try and make them for our upcoming Disney trip. Disney also makes me lose my brain (in the best possible way) and I love to hear about a fellow Mama who goes as nutty as I do when it comes to making Disney trips extra special. Thanks for sharing, off to the craft store to discover Heat N Bond, woo hoo!

  4. farah
    Posted February 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I definitely want to try this. Thank you

  5. jennifer reading
    Posted October 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Do you have the Disney Cruise logo? I have been searching to find one to use for my Silhouette?

    • Posted October 20, 2016 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      I don’t still have the file. Sorry! I just searched Google Images to find mine.

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