DIY tuxedo t-shirt download | How About Orange

March 03, 2010

DIY tuxedo t-shirt download

Thanks to the magic of inkjet iron-ons, Alex will be able to attend our Oscars shindig dressed appropriately. If you're going to watch TV for four hours, you might as well be comfortable. I, on the other hand, will be aiming for the red carpet worst-dressed list in a black and gold $5 thrift store gown.

You're welcome to download my version of the ever popular tuxedo t-shirt and make your own. Print it on iron-on transfer paper, available at office stores, and transfer the image to a t-shirt. The iron-on paper I have is letter-sized and of course I wanted the image larger than that for Alex's manly chest. So I printed the design on two pieces of paper, cut out the halves, and spliced them together when ironing them on. To download that 2-page PDF, click here. If you'd like the design as one piece, click here. You could reduce it to fit on one sheet for making kid shirts or baby onesies. For personal use only, please, not commercial. Enjoy.

52 comments:

Grandma G said...

Grandpa would look lovely in that, I think!

BTW, I want a pic of ALEX in his. :)

Jess said...

I'll see what I can do.

Lady Rink said...

Cute! I think I will make a onesie for our 2 month old!

Little Paper Dog said...

Oh my heck! Love it :)

Andrea said...

Blessings,
andrea

Bek said...

I made a similar design on a onesie for my (then) 2 month old for attending a wedding. I can tell you without a doubt he was the handsomest guy there - definitely a big hit with the older ladies in the crowd. I used black iron-on patch material to make a bow tie and then sewed on pearly silver buttons.

Fun stuff!

Onna said...

OMG this is adorable!

EvaBabeDesigns said...

Thanks for the design! I have had no luck with the inkjet iron-on transfers. Could you recommend the brand of paper that you are using? Thanks!

Jess said...

Mine is HP, this one.

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

wonderful! My 12 year old has been asking for a tuxedo shirt - I'm so excited to make this!

mrs shortcake said...

What a cute idea! My sister is so excited for the Oscars, I'll have to show her this!

Celia said...

I own one! it's very old I think it's time for a new one. Thank you! I'm going to blog about this, so I can remember =D

Amy said...

My sister told me about your great thrift store finds. I'm completely jealous! Hope you all have a good time.

Melanie Ellingsen said...

You are such a great blogger; so entertaining! Hope you had a divine event Sunday.

Erin of Brownie Bites said...

I've never tried the inkjet iron ons, but what a cute idea for an Oscar party! I can't wait to watch them.

jcaroline said...

Clarification needed. If I sell my body (or my soul, for that matter) while I'm wearing the shirt, does that constitute commercial use? Is so, what sort of cut would you like?

Jess said...

Clarification needed. Will you be wearing the shirt to attract, um, new business, and then removing it before performing services, or wearing it the entire time? Because that might make a difference in the royalties I require.

Grandma G said...

HEY!! Isn't this supposed to be a family-friendly blog???

Jess said...

Of course! We're talking about Caroline's new shoe shine business. What are YOU talking about?

Alfred T. Mahan said...

*sighs*

Jess, can't you get Alex a real tuxedo? I'll be the first to admit that the Academy Awards these days are a pale imitation of what they once were, but come on, woman! A T-SHIRT???

Do you want to make Cary Grant cry for Alex's plight? Do you? :]

Jen said...

That is pretty swish. Have you seen this blog? http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/

Meekiyu said...

lolol that's awesome I have to try these inkjet transfer paper =D

Pam Burrus said...

haha this is cute! Thanks!!

Grandma G said...

Soooo... let me get this straight. Caroline's gonna sell her body (or her soul, for that matter) for the privilege of shining shoes?! And she's going to wear one of these shirts, then take it off to polish the shoes with??? I think she'd better go back to selling fabrics and appreciate how good she had it!!

Tuxedo TM said...

I love all Tuxedo T-Shirts

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That is so fabulous! I've got to add this to my Oscar Party Roundup. I love it!

C Percy Designs said...

This looks great I think I'll make my boys (5 yrs and 3 yrs) a shirt like this on the weekend. Thank you for sharing this with us all and congrats for being posted on Craftzine :)

Suzanne in TX said...

Love this! But I would be interested in seeing your "thrift store" find as well! Have fun at the party!

Misia Pepa Adventures said...

I love it. What a great idea, thanks for sharing it.

orange sugar said...

Very cute.

orange sugar said...

Very cute.

Mod Podge Amy said...

I always dreamed of marrying a man in a tuxedo t-shirt and jeans. This will be perfect when it finally happens!

Vebo said...

so cool!!! i cant wait to make one for me!!! thank you so much is such a nice design!!
greetings from Mexico!!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

Great Idea for gift for new moms. I love it! And just had to download it. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Can you print this on a black shirt? I'd like to change the colour to a white design on a black shirt. Is this possible?
Thanks for the template it rocks!
-Linda

custom web design said...

I love the design! :0

Gaskets said...

Where can I get this online?

shrtnsassy said...

Really cute. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you SOOOOOOOOO much! I couldn't find a tuxedo t-shirt in the stores, and I need one for tomorrow! This is PERFECT!! Thanks!

kathryn said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm using it on a onesie for grandma's Oscar-themed birthday party and will be sure to blog about it next week!

amesh said...

hi am amesh from indonesia :) love your tux template, i printed it on cardboard for the photo booth props on our new year eve's party. it was a huge hit! see here http://dreamesh.blogspot.com/2011/01/nye-party.html really, thanks so so much :)

men tuxedos said...

I guess a pink color of this tuxedo print on the shirt would be so cool!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this! I am using it this weekend to make tshirts for my boys to attend a movie-themed birthday party!

Anonymous said...

How do I change the color of the pattern??

Jackie said...

Just made this for a friend's baby shower! LOVE IT!

mamawerts said...

would you be able to send the jpeg file of this to me? I would like to upload it to my silhouette machine to make a vinyl iron on - thank you!
mnjwerts@comcast.net

randomlou55 said...

This is so cute! So when you want tuxedos for kids, then you can just download this adorable pattern and print it on a shirt or onesie. Because who really expects kids to be in tuxedos for any amount of time?

Anonymous said...

How well does this transfer onto black shirts? Or this one only for transfer onto white shirts?

Jessica Jones said...

The black design won't show up if transferred onto a black shirt. I did make a white-on-black version here, but it required some white iron-on material.

Lauree Hawes said...

Love this! I was looking for another design for a friends baby boy so thank you!

When I post about it I'll link back to this post.

Thanks again,
lauree

Anonymous said...

I cannot thank you enough! My son is going to be the MC at his school talent show and completely forgetting to plan his attire, you SAVED me!!! Thank you!!!!

Jessica Jones said...

Glad to hear it!

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