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DIY Vote Sweatshirt

See just how simple it is to make this DIY Vote Sweatshirt using iron on letters and a bit of embroidery. 

DIY Vote Sweatshirt

We wanted to make something to show our passion for getting out there and voting! It is so important to get out there and VOTE! Often as a crafter I get caught up in the work projects instead of personal projects, and this was the perfect little passion project. It is incredibly simple to make this sweatshirt – a project that would be great to make with your kids. 

You could also use this same technique on a t-shirt or canvas bag!

DIY Vote Sweatshirt

DIY Vote Sweatshirt Supplies


Iron On letters

Embroidery needle

Embroidery thread


DIY Vote Sweatshirt

DIY Vote Sweatshirt

DIY Vote Sweatshirt

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Learn how to make this DIY Vote sweatshirt with a touch of embroidery!


  • Sweatshirt
  • Iron On letters
  • Iron
  • Embroidery thread and needle


  • no tools needed


  1. Wash and dry sweatshirt
  2. Cut out iron on letters and lay onto sweatshirt
  3. Lay a cotton towel on top of letter and iron (following directions on packaging)
  4. Allow to cool and remove the plastic layer
  5. Add some color and texture by embroidering french knots onto the sweatshirt. I used five different colors of thread.


You can add any word onto a sweatshirt that you wish. We made this VOTE sweatshirt during the last election. But you can add a name, a city, a statement! This makes a great gift for a friend as well.

DIY Vote Sweatshirt

Embroidery tips

We love adding embroidery to unexpected items – like this project we made a few years back. Adding french knots is a favorite technique. Simple thread the needle and tie a knot at the end. Push the needle through to the front of shirt. Wrap thread around the needle three times (standard is two but I wanted the knot to the be bigger) tightly. Push the needle through close to the original hole. Tie the ends together on the back to secure. You can add a tough of fabric glue to the knot on the back to keep really secure. 

DIY Vote Sweatshirt

DIY Vote Sweatshirt

Some other iron on letter options that we love are:

Ideas for sweatshirts

DIY Vote Sweatshirt



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