Do It Yourself Mickey Mouse / Minnie Mouse Shirts In Minutes!


My tween and I were invited to a Disney media event a few months back. I wanted to make us matching Mickey Mouse shirts for the event. I know I am corny!  In the process of making the shirts I decided to make my son’s shirt Mickey Mouse and mine Minnie Mouse. This project was effortless and only took me about 15-20 minutes per shirt to make.


Mickey shirt buttons


Solid colored cotton t-shirts (I purchased mine on sale in the craft section at Michael’s)

Mickey Mouse cookie cutter 

HeatnBond, Scissors


Desired Fabric (do not try fleece, trust me it does not work)


Needle and Thread

Mickey shirt materials

First I laid out the fabric and the HeatnBond and traced the Mickey Mouse cookie cutter on it. If you do not have a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter no worries you can either free hand one or you can print a silhouette on-line, cut it out and trace that on the fabric and HeatnBond. So you should have 2 Mickey or Minnie cut outs. Heat iron without the steam option. Find where you want your Mickey / Minnie Mouse on your t-shirt and place the HeatnBond down and then the fabric Mickey Mouse / Minnie Mouse cut out on top and then gently iron.  Make sure than all the edges are firmly ironed and heated down so that the fabric does not fray or the design does not come off after washes. My recommendation is to line dry not to put in the dry after use.


If you are making a Minnie Mouse use all of the same steps above. Then cut a ribbon about 2 inches long and use a lighter to singe both ends so they do not fray. Make a standard bow and then hand sew Minnie’s bow between her ears.


Viola! Disney shirts! Great to wear to the Disney parks, themed birthday parties or wear for fun!  


Have you have made any Disney shirts of your own? If so what character did you make?



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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is very cute. I usually buy our Disney shirts on Etsy, but I should try making our own next time.

  2. LOL never thought of using a cookie cutter. Brilliant hack!!

  3. These are the cutest! Perfect for families going to Disney!

  4. These are so cute and look so simple to make! My littlest love Mickey and I’ll have to make one of these for him!

  5. That’s super cute! I’ve never done anything like that before. My mom is the sewer/clothing crafter in the family.

  6. Well, that’s just adorable! My son is past the age of wearing something like this, but I would have TOTALLY made this for him when he was little. <3

  7. Amy Desrosiers says:

    This is such a great craft idea! The branded shirts are super pricey and this method could be done for a few bucks! Thanks!

  8. Those are really cute, I’d love to make some for the grands and me. I’ve never made any matching Disney shirts before or any other kids but I’d love to in the future.

  9. I am SO not crafty! This looks so cute! I love this idea! My kiddo would LOVE this and I would too! What a great idea to use cookie cutters!

  10. how super cute love that it is simple enough can be made at home

  11. Super cute. What a great idea I never would think to use a cookie cutter like that, so thats a wonderful idea! I love it!

  12. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    You are so creative. I would have never thought of making my own!

  13. I love this idea! I would love to make one for my 3 year old son and soon to be, newborn daughter. Of course, I would probably need a smaller stencil for the baby one, haha. Maybe I could make them into big brother and little sister shirts.

  14. These tee shirts are so cool! I love how crafty they are but seem easy enough!

  15. So cute! We love Disney! I am pinning this to my Disney board! Thanks for the great idea!

  16. Debbie Denny says:

    That is an awesome idea. I will have to do that next time I go.

  17. These are such a cute idea and a great way to not spend a fortune on character shirts. I love that you could customize them to fit any particular style too!

  18. Now that is one cute idea and so clever to use a cookie cutter. Great craft project!

  19. Okay, those really are super-simple. What total fun. Thanks so much for making these. I will be giving them a try 🙂

  20. If it’s really that simple, I’m going to have to try making our shirts next time. I haven’t ever done that.

  21. What a great idea! Looks very easy to do. Great fun for the whole family!

  22. Genius!! I want to make one now. I love all things Disney.

  23. This will definitely please the Disney lovers in my family. What a cute little DIY project!

  24. This is a fantastic idea. I have never made a t shirt decoration before. I will have to remember this for when we get to go to Disney.

  25. Very cute! I would never have known how to make one. Thanks for sharing how to do it.

  26. These are adorable and your tutorial makes it look easy. These are just the thing for a trip to Disney World with the family!

  27. How cute are these? My son loves Mickey, he’s love this!

  28. How fun that you made them yourself. You just saved yourself a small fortune making and not buying 😉

  29. Love this DIY shirts! It’s easy and simple!

  30. For the crafty folks, this is a great idea! You could everyone their own matching but still unique with different fabric, a little personality!

  31. Really cute! My girls would love this! 😀

  32. This is such a great idea! You could do so many different fabrics!

  33. I love the design. I’m not very good at putting any fabric together but you make it look easy!

  34. Love these shirts! So simple and extremely cute!

  35. Very cute!! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  36. I think heat and bond is the best stuff ever! To be able to make mickey and minnie shirts for a frugal price and a quick amount of time is just awesome!

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