Make Your Own Barack Obama T-shirt

[ 2 ] January 14, 2009 |

Make Your Own Obama T-Shirt
We are days away from Barack Obama being sworn in as the next President of the United States.

There is still time to make your own Obama T-shirt for your children (or you) to wear on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.


White cotton T-shirt
Ink Jet Iron-on Transfer Paper (available at most office supply stores)


Wash and dry T-shirt
Download OBAMA PDF (the image is reversed on purpose)
Print OBAMA PDF onto transfer paper
Cut out design
Follow iron-on directions from transfer paper package

OBAMA black T-shirtI put the above red-white-blue image on white T-shirts  for each of my boys but I decided to make a grayscale version on a black T-shirt for me. To make a black OBAMA T-shirt you will need transfer paper designed for dark clothing. Read transfer paper directions carefully.

Download Black-Gray-White OBAMA pdf here. Note the image in this PDF is not reversed because of how the dark iron-on transfer paper works.

Category: crafts, made by hand

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Linda Demers Linda says:

    Love it! We’re going to make some shirts!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you so much for this! Here it is 11:00 the night before, and my high school aged daughter wants one for school tomorrow. I had the transfer paper already.
    Again – THANKS!!!!

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