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Sports Fanatics: Decorating Blank T-Shirts with Team Colors and Logos

Sports Fanatics: Decorating Blank Tee Shirts with Team Colors and Logos - Threadsy

Anne Dorfman |

With summer sports & camps in full swing, have you thought about what to wear to represent your team? Utilizing and decorating blank apparel is 100% the way to go! Let’s dive into this cost-effective and personalized approach as we guide you through the process of transforming plain t-shirts into vibrant, team-inspired attire. 

Getting Started: Materials Needed

Before you start crafting up your perfect and customized apparel, it’s important to gather all the right tools & apparel. First, figure out your sizing as well as the type of fabric you want use for your project. For instance, if you’re looking to tie-dye with your team’s colors, Team Threadsy recommends checking our wide selection of 100% cotton t-shirts. 100% cotton t-shirts hold dye the best! Regardless of what type of design you’d like to do, Threadsy has a wide selection of t-shirts, tank-tops, hats, and more. 

Additionally, gather all the right tools you’ll need for your project. Whether you’re tie-dying, utilizing fabric markers, heat vinyl transferring, or another type of customization, write out a shopping list of everything you’ll need.  

Design Ideas for Inspiration

When it comes to decorating your t-shirts, there are endless design possibilities to choose from! Check out these wonderful recommendations made by Team Threadsy! 


Tie-dyeing is a wonderful option when looking to create a fun and eye-catching t-shirt for your team! Utilize your team’s colors and create the perfect tie-dye swirl! Looking for a step by step guide? Check out Threadsy’s 7 easy steps here 

Looking for the right t-shirt to tie-dye? Check out style #C1717. This Comfort Color’s T-Shirt is a wonderful 100% cotton t-shirt that comes in sizes S to XL.

Fabric Markers 

Fabric markers are another wonderful option when looking to customize blank apparel for your sports teams! Fabric markers are specialized markers that are specifically designed for fabric. Fabric markers give you the freedom to customize your t-shirts in a very personalized way through eye-catching designs and drawings. Learn more about how you can utilize fabric markers here!

Check out style #3931. This 100% cotton t-shirt from Fruit of the Loom comes in 50+ colors and is the perfect canvas for any fabric marker creation.   


Typography is another wonderful technique to showcase your pride for your team! Typography let's you utilize different words and phrases to communicate a fun message on a t-shirt. When customizing with typography, consider the following: mood & tone, readability, and compatibility with artwork and graphics. To learn more, check out Threadsy's guide on typography here

Looking for the right shirt for this technique? Check out style #3001C. This 100% cotton t-shirt from Bella + Canvas is not only incredibly soft, but also incredibly stylish. This t-shirt comes in XS-4XL and 70+ colors!

Tips & Tricks for Success

Team Threadsy wants to set you up for success! Check out the following tips to ensure the greatest results:  

  • Test materials on a small area of the t-shirt before applying it to the entire shirt. 
  • Utilize stencils or templates for intricate designs - they are there to help!
  • Allocate enough time for your t-shirts to dry or setting time based on the specific materials used.
  • Follow proper care and maintenance guidelines to preserve the integrity of the decorated t-shirts. 

Showcasing Your Creations 

Once your t-shirt are customized to perfection with your team's colors and logos, it's time to proudly showcase your creations. Wear your DIY sports-themed t-shirt and apparel to games, sports events, or even casual outings. Share photos of your designs on social media and with fellow fans to inspire others. 

Time to Cheer on Your Team

Decorating blank t-shirts with team colors and logos provides a unique opportunity to blend team spirit with personal creativity. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or a first-time crafter, this project offers a fun and rewarding way to express your support for your favorite sports teams. So, grab your materials, unleash your creativity, and let your team spirit shine through your custom-designed t-shirts!