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How to Make a T-Shirt Blanket for a Teenager or Tween

February 18, 2022 4 min read

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your teenager or tween?

If yes, then you have come to the right place.

A notoriously hard age group to shop for, both adolescent boys and girls alike will love the softness and uniqueness of a bespoke t-shirt blanket.

Not sure exactly what a t-shirt blanket is or how you go about making one for your teen or tween?

Keep reading to find out how to create the perfect t-shirt blanket for your fussy teen or tween, including themes to suit all tastes and blankets to fit all budgets.

What is a t-shirt blanket?

As the name suggests, a t-shirt blanket is a blanket that has been made out of old t-shirts. Typically t-shirt blankets consist of two layers: t-shirts and some sort of fleece backing.

That being said, you don’t have to only use t-shirts to make t-shirt blankets. You can pretty much use any garments or items that you have lying around, such as sweaters, hats, scarves, and even pillowcases.

How to make a t-shirt blanket for a teen or tween

When it comes to making a t-shirt blanket to give to someone, you have two main options. You can either go down the DIY route and attempt to make a t-shirt blanket for yourself, or you can use a professional t-shirt blanket company.

While the former can work out a little cheaper, if you are using your teen or tween’s treasured t-shirts, then do you really want to risk your sewing skills on them?

Of course, if you are experienced in crafting, you may feel confident in your abilities to use a sewing machine but, if not, it is probably a safer option to use a t-shirt blanket manufacturer.

T-shirt blanket ideas for teens and tweens

Even more important than the assembling of the t-shirt blanket, you need to make sure that you choose the right t-shirts to create a memorable and bespoke t-shirt blanket for your teen or tween.

If you are not sure where to start in planning a t-shirt blanket for your child or relative, then the below ideas are just what you need.

Music memorabilia t-shirt blanket

Does your tween or teen have a favorite band or solo artist? Do they go to as many of their gigs, concerts, or shows as humanly possible? If yes, then a music-themed t-shirt blanket is a perfect choice.

Whether they have lots of rock t-shirts, retro music t-shirts, or heavy metal tees, most music t-shirts are bold in their design, making them ideal for making into a t-shirt blanket.

TV shows t-shirt blanket

Vintage t-shirts from past TV shows have never been more popular with cult programs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, all offering quirky and unique designs. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Friends, Dungeons and Dragons to Lost, there are TV show t-shirts for every fan out there.

If your teen or tween has a favorite TV show, past or present, that they can’t get enough of, then why not immortalize this passion in the form of a keepsake t-shirt blanket?

The same goes for teens and tweens who have a favorite movie or movie genre? If your teen loves all things bloody and gory, why not create a horror movie t-shirt blanket? Or for tweens who can’t get enough of Twilight, an Edward vs. Jacob t-shirt blanket is a great idea.

High school memories t-shirt blanket

If your teenager is graduating soon or they have simply had a blast at high school over the years, then a high school memories t-shirt blanket is the obvious gift choice.

Choose to create their blanket out of sports shirts, cheerleading outfits, or any other garments from clubs or societies that they were a part of.

You may be surprised at just how well-received a high school memories blanket can be, especially for kids who blossomed at school.

Charity or fundraising t-shirt blanket

For teens or tweens that love to get involved in community charity events, a fundraising t-shirt blanket offers a great way to commemorate their achievements.

Whether they have taken part in several charity walks or runs, they have organized bake sales, or they have dedicated themselves to supporting one key charity, you can make a t-shirt blanket from any promotional materials used, including t-shirts, race day bibs, and even soft signage.

Friends t-shirt blankets

Does your teen or tween have a close-knit group of friends that they are never seen without? A group of girls or boys that are basically inseparable?

If yes, then a best friends t-shirt blanket will go down a treat. Simply collect t-shirts or any other items of clothing that are customized with images of your teen or tween and their friends, and you are good to go.

Alternatively, if you don’t have any of these to hand, you could choose to print some of their favorite photos onto a selection of t-shirts and then transform them into a t-shirt blanket.

Miscellaneous t-shirt blanket

For teens and tweens that like a bit over everything, why not create a montage-stye t-shirt blanket that depicts all their favorite things?

Their favorite restaurants, their favorite city, their favorite movie. Anything that you know they love. Again, if you don’t have enough t-shirts to make a good-sized blanket, then simply head to Savers, Walmart, or eBay, where you can pick some up for only a few dollars.

Order a teen or tween t-shirt blanket today

If you think that a t-shirt blanket would make the perfect gift for the tween or teen in your life, then let us help you make the ultimate one.

All you need to do is collect your t-shirts, select your preferred blanket size and place your order. It really is that simple.

We can help you to preserve your teen or tween’s memories and create a long-lasting and memorable gift that they are guaranteed to treasure for many years to come.



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