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How to Make your own Paris DIY Doodled T-Shirt

DIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Photo 3 by Trinkets in Bloom

I love fashion, but when it comes right down to it I’m really a t-shirt and jeans person, that’s what makes this Paris DIY Doodled T-shirt so perfect. This t-shirt is far from basic, with elements taken from doodles and sketches of Parisian icons, it’s a perfect addition to your fall (or even summer) wardrobe. For this DIY I’ve even created a free downloadable design for you to use to make your own.

After seeing the cute doodle t-shirts in J. Crew’s fall line I was inspired to make this project. I don’t know if it was the cheapskate in me or I just really wanted the challenge to see if I could make one myself, but as much as I liked them I couldn’t help but really want to make one. Depending on where you get your t-shirt, you can also make one for way less! Let’s get started.



  • T-Shirt
  • Fabric markers
  • Paris doodle – Download HERE
  • Tape
  • Paintbrush (optional)
  • Water (optional)

DIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Supplies by Trinkets in Bloom
step 1

Download the Paris doodle design here, or design your own.

To make it the original size 9” wide, you’ll need to print it out on 2 sheets (unless you can print tabloid size). If you print it out on two sheets, just trim and tape it together.

step 2

Slide your design inside your t-shirt.

A rule of thumb is to start your design about 2” down from the neck.

DIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Measuring by Trinkets in Bloom

Check your sides and make sure your design is centered.

When you have it where you want it, tape it inside your t-shirt to keep it from moving.

step 3

Before you start tracing your design, play around with your colors and try using a paintbrush and water with your fabric markers. Use a scrap of t-shirt fabric or something similar.

DIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Testing by Trinkets in Bloom

Fabric markers often write darker than they look, they also look very different after adding water.

Work on small areas at a time and add the water before the ink dries, to use this watercolor method.

Once you get the hang of how it works go ahead and start on your t-shirt, do the colors first.

DIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Colors by Trinkets in Bloom

step 4

After you’ve added all your colors, go back in and add the outlines.

DIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Drawing by Trinkets in Bloom

Have fun with this and make it sketchy, remember it’s supposed to look like a doodle, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

PARIS-DOODLE-TEE-FINISHEDDIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Photo 4 by Trinkets in BloomDIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Photo 1 by Trinkets in BloomDIY Paris Doodle T-Shirt Photo 2 by Trinkets in Bloom

Leave a comment and let me know how your t-shirt turns out.

Want to see more projects using fabric markers? Here are some fun projects:

  1. Watercolor Dress
  2. Trompe L’Oeil T-shirt
  3. Owl Sweater
  4. Ballerina T-shirt

Like the project but not interested in making your own? Check out my Society 6 page and get one already made!


    • Thank you Violeta, I’m glad you like it!

  1. Fab project- you make it look so simple, too! Love your sunglasses too- do you have a source for them?

  2. Hi Cathy:
    Interested in possibly running a feature story in a national magazine on you and your blog…how can I reach you?


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