Creating a t-shirt design for your brand, sports, club, bachelor party or summer camp has never been easier. Start from scratch in Kittl powerful editor or choose from 1000s of ready-made t-shirt templates and start customizing them. No design skills required - We've designed our online t-shirt designer so that anyone can use it. You don't need to be a designer to make a stunning t-shirt design.

How to make a t-shirt design in Kittl

Looking to make a custom t-shirt? Kittl is the perfect platform for anyone with an imagination and a desire to express themselves through fashion. With our easy-to-use editor and pre-built templates, you can create a one-of-a-kind t-shirt that is sure to turn heads. So what are you waiting for? Get creative and make your own t-shirt today!

1. Choose from 1000's ready-made templates or start from scratch

In Kittl, you will find templates for all your needs. Whether you are creating for your fashion brand, biker club, workshop, hiking trip or summer retreat - you will find a perfect template for it in Kittl. And the template library is always growing - more templates are added every by professional designers and the Kittl community. Do you already have a design in mind? Start a design from scratch in our t shirt maker and use our huge library of free illustrations, fonts, layouts and textures to create stunning designs in no time.

Minimalistic and vintage custom t-shirt designs
 Custom t-shirts design

2. Customize your design in our powerful, yet intuitive online editor

Customizing your t-shirt design is a breeze with Kittl's t shirt design maker. Easily add illustrations and choose from our huge selection of free premium fonts. Our text editing features are unmatched - easily add shadow effects, text decoration and transformations with a single click. When you have all the elements in place, you can exchange all colors with a single click by using color palettes or choose your own to truly design your own shirt.

3. Export your finished t-shirt design

Whether you are looking to print your t-shirt design yourself, at your local printing shop or online - with Kittl you have all the options. Export in JPG or PNG in a resolution of your choice, or in vector format. With our vector exports, you can also edit your designs in other tools.

Kittl offers manageable export options. For prints products the design's quality can be optimized by clicking only one switch.

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T-Shirt Designer & Youtuber

Juna Duncan

Kittl is such a powerful tool, especially text effects! And it's all online too. It really helps create t-shirt designs easily.

DIY Blogger

Angie Holden

Kittl makes creating new designs super easy. My first reaction, was WOW!! I couldn't believe you could use it online and for free. Great opportunity for small business owners.

Merchandise Designer & Youtuber

Rich Khun

I just keep saying it's dope. You can create complex designs very easily

Templates in all kinds of styles

At Kittl we pride ourselves on our t-shirt designs. We have a design for every occasion. Whether you need a t-shirt for your fishing club, local surf crew, motorcycle gang or graduation. You will also find a wide variety of templates, ranging from vintage ornate logos to modern and clean designs. We are confident that you will find the perfect t-shirt design for your needs in our t shirt maker.

Printing your own t-shirts

At Kittl we offer a wide variety of design formats to make sure that we meet the needs of all our customers. Whether you are using a plotter to create t-shirt graphics or working with a local or online printing service, we have a format that will work for you. We also offer online printing services so that you can get your order shipped directly to your door. No matter how you want to print your kittl designs, we have a solution that will work for you.

T-Shirts designs for print-on-demand

It's easier than ever to create and sell custom t-shirts online. Thanks to the rise of print-on-demand services, you can set up your own shop with no upfront costs or inventory risk and create your design with Kittl's custom t-shirt maker. And the best part is, you can reach a global audience with just a few clicks. So if you're looking for a fun and easy way to make some extra money, why not give it a try? With a little creativity and some hard work, you could find success with your very own print-on-demand shop.


There's no need to wait for inspiration to strike before starting on your next t-shirt design - with Kittl, you can browse through thousands of templates to get the diy shirt print ideas flowing. Whether you're looking for something classic or contemporary, Kittl has a template to suit your style. And if you're not quite sure what you're looking for, our search function makes it easy to find designs that match your keywords. With so many options at your fingertips, there's no excuse not to get started on your next t-shirt design today!

Kittl's editing tools & asset library

Kittl has all the tools and assets you need to create t-shirt designs in minutes.

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Text Effects

Designers are always looking for new ways to add impact to their work. And with today's technology, there are more options than ever before. One of the easiest ways to add interest to a design is to apply a text effect. With just a few clicks in Kittl, you can transform ordinary text into something extraordinary. Just choose from a variety of built-in effects like drop shadow or 3D shadow and let the software do the rest. So don't be afraid to experiment with text effects. With a little imagination, you can take your designs to the next level.

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Illustrations for T-Shirt Designs

Have you ever needed an illustration for your project, but couldn't find the right one? Or maybe you found one, but it was on a stock website that you had to pay for. Well, worry no more! With Kittl's giant asset library of illustrations, you'll never have to search around again. And best of all, you don't have to worry about licensing because we've taken care of that for you. So go ahead and browse our library - we're sure you'll find the perfect illustration for your next project!

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Premium Fonts

When it comes to creating the perfect t-shirt design, the right font can make all the difference. With our library of hundreds of premium fonts, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your t-shirt designs. Online tshirts creation has never been easier.

All Features for T-Shirt Design

Shading text effects

Save hours of time using powerful vector text shading effects – in real time.

Text decoration effects

Add amazing detail to your creations, using efficient text-decoration features.

Text transformation

Discover artistic text transformation features that make your messages stand out.

Giant illustration library

Drag & drop thousands of high-quality vector illustrations, created by professional artists.

Vector ornament library

Use hundreds of ornaments, swashes, and frames to decorate your artworks.

Shapes, banners & more

Kittl comes with a huge library of vector shapes, panels, banners, and badges.

Template library

Choose from thousands of high professional design templates and get started right away.

Premium photos

Access over 3 million high-resolution images from more than 290k photographers around the globe.

Upload custom graphics

Upload your own graphics in JPG, PNG, or SVG format with simple drag and drop.

Texture collection

Apply grungy, noisy, paper, or pattern textures to your designs with a single click.

Download designs

Export your creations as JPG, PNG, SVG, or PDF files. (Vector downloads require Pro)

Share your work

Use built-in sharing features to spread your work through social media, or send it to friends or customers.

Frequently Asked Questions About T-Shirt Designs

How do I design my own t-shirt?

With Kittl, you can use maybe different elements and text effects to get the style of shirt you desire. We have everything from mountain illustrations to detailed vintage etched drawings, plus a massive library of fonts that will fit any situation or style. We already have a big playlist on our YouTube channel with tips and tutorials on how to layout and create your shirt design, which you can check out here.

Can I use Kittl for print-on-demand?

Yes! Absolutely. You can use your designs created in Kittl for Print On Demand marketplaces like Redbubble, Merch By Amazon, Society 6, Zazzle, and so many other great Print On Demand websites. To find out more about our licensing, you can click here.

What export settings are best for t-shirts?

This will depend on your printer or Print On Demand Website specifications, but most of the time, a large format like 16 inches by 20 inches is a great artboard size to start with. Some websites like Merch By Amazon will even be more specific with their pixel size requirement (for example "4500 x 5400 pixles," which you can easily setup in Kittl. When in doubt, you can always export your design at 300 DPI via the export settings to ensure you are getting the maximum quality possible. Just make sure you select the "remove background" button when exporting so that the design will work on any t-shirt color!

Where can I learn about using Kittl for T-Shirt designing?

Checking out our YouTube Channel is a great place to start! We already have a playlist specifically for T-shirt design tutorials with Kittl. We also have a lot of other great tutorials with tips and tricks that can apply to T-Shirt design. You can also check out some of our collaborators' YouTube channels, like Juna from Detour Shirts, or Charley Pangus for even more T-shirt design tips!

Is Kittl free?

Yes, Kittl has a free plan for everyone. Free plan allows you to design, download, and share your creations, as well as access the extensive template library. For full commercial license and other added benefits, such as vector downloads and AI image generation, Kittl offers paid plans with advanced features.

Can I use Kittl for commercial projects?

Yes, absolutely. If you use Kittl in a Free Plan, you need to credit Kittl but if you are using any paid plan, you are free to use Kittl without any crediting. To find out more about our commercial licensing click here.

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