DIY How to Make a Softball and Baseball Shirt
Show off your love for softball or baseball with a simple, stylish t-shirt that you can make on your own in 30 minutes for less than $
I recently came across this idea by Chelsea on Pinterest. Aside from the cool softball/baseball-themed design, I was really attracted by how easy it looked to make. I went to my local craft store to pick up the few supplies it required. Using my 40% off coupon, my receipt total for the shirt and fabric marker was only $6. The rest of the supplies were easily found in my house and I would expect that most households (especially ones with kids will have scissors, pens, rulers and cereal boxes). I made a few of my own modifications to the original instructions since I found a few steps to be unnecessary and I had some new ideas to enhance the shirt design.
Here are the supplies youll need:
- Yellow or White T-Shirt (optionally, you can also use a tank top)
- Red Fabric Marker
- Cardstock (a cereal box will work)
- Ruler (optional)
- Red Fabric Glitter (optional for embellishing design)
- Iron-On Letters/Numbers (optional for personalizing shirt)
Blank T-Shirts Fabric Markers
Cut a circle out of the card stock. I recommend creating a 12 diameter circle, use a plate for a more accurate shape. This will be used as a guide to trace the curve for the softball/baseball stitch design on the shirt.
Lay shirt flat on a table and smooth out any wrinkles or creases. Place another piece of cardstock inside the shirt to prevent the marker from bleeding to other side of shirt. Place the circular cardstock guide on the shirt in upper left corner and trace out the design with red fabric marker. Make sure to hold the fabric firm to prevent any creases from forming while you trace the design. After tracing out the design, remove the guide and touch up any areas that need extra paint applied. Now repeat on lower right corner of shirt. Optional: You can also copy this design to the back side of the shirt. If you choose to do this, make sure the front and back side designs connect.
Add the angular stitches along the path you created in Step 2. You can freehand the design, but I found it easier to use a ruler to keep the pattern even. Add a stitch every inch along the curved path and make each one inch in length on each side of the curve.
Let fabric paint dry and then toss in the dryer for 30 minutes. Thats it! How easy was that? Your shirt should look something like this when complete.
Softball Gift with Printable Poem
Do you remember friendship pins? We used to make them in the 80’s and pin them to out shoe laces. I recall making a ton of these for my friends in every color. I was so obsessed that Id make them on the bus on the way to and from school. This throwback kid’s craft was the inspiration for this softball team gift.
Well, another season of softball is over and now it’s time to celebrate the season with team parties. As I mentioned, I wanted to make these cute friendship pin inspired pins. I wrote a poem to go along with it. I wanted it to be something inspiring and positive because I do believe in self fulfilling prophecies and if you believe in something, it can come true.
The poem says:
This magic pin will bring you luck.
Just place it on your bag or glove.
Before each game hold it tight,
And make a wish with all your might.
At bat be strong, be proud, and fierce.
Use your skills from all these years.
Do your best and think of this pin.
Stay positive and confident and bring home the win.
Cute, right? I must have edited it a million times. Heres how to get it for free.
Print the Softball Poem Tags for FREE
I made the printable poem available here for FREE: Softball Gift with Printable Poem
All you have to do is print and cut them out. A paper cutter does come in handy but not necessary. I would also suggest printing them on a heavy weight card stock or brochure paper.
Watch the Tutorial Video
Making Your Softball Magic Pins
Time: 30 minutes – an hour
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You can customize these pins according to your team color, it’s up to you! I bought these gold and red beads at Michael’s and the softball beads on Amazon.
Consider making these pins in your team colors! Also, dont forget to make one for the Coach!
I used 8 safety pins for one magic pin. You can do any pattern, but here is the pattern I used.
After you print and cut the cards, I used a safety pin to poke two holes for the ribbon right above the heart image. To make this step easier, I used a dish towel behind the card to poke the holes through. Next, string the ribbon tying it in a bow and pinning the Magic Pin through the ribbon.
If you’d like, you can package them up in plastic favor bags. I created a name tag for each of the girls on our team.
I hope you like them!
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Softball Craft: Make a Softball Bag Tag
The end of the school year is approaching, and that means summer softball season is coming. I like to get a few softball craft projects made before the games start, including these fastpitch softball bag tags. They’re an easy way for players to tell their bags apart when they are all hanging on the fence together. Download the free softball svg below.
These softball bag tags are easy to make with cardstock and your cricut machine. Laminating the tag keeps them weather (and mud!) resistant. You can make softball bag tags for the entire team with only a few sheets of cardstock.
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How to make a softball bag tag:
you will need:
- Open softball svg file in Cricut Design Space, and resize as desired. I used 3″ diameter.
- Cut stitches from red cardstock and circles from yellow cardstock following directions in design space. Adhere together as shown to create softball. (I like the fine tip of Beacon Zip Dry adhesive. If you prefer dry adhesive, Xyron sticker maker is a good choice for these thin pieces.)
- Cut player names or numbers from cardstock that matches team color using your favorite font (I used Geared Slab). Adhere name letters to center of softball.
- Punch 1/4″ hole in softball tag.
- Laminate softball bag tags (several will fit in one lamination pouch), and trim around softballs, leaving 1/4″ around outside. Punch smaller hole in tag hole.
- Attach to softball gear bags using plastic zip ties.
Cut softball pieces from colored cardstock
Layer and glue on softball threads.
Add name to personalize softball bag tag.
*note: I’ve added a file for the laces only, which allow separate cuts for each side, for use in other projects. Enjoy!
In just a few minutes, you can have a cute softball gift ready for the whole team. Have a baseball player in the house? Cut the circle layer from white cardstock instead to make baseball gear bag tags.
Other softball craft ideas using this file:
- softball gift bags
- softball gift tags
- softball party supplies
- cupcake toppers
- bottlecap softball necklace.
Pin this softball craft for later:
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