DIY No-Sew Football Tee

Perfect for game day! Make these DIY no-sew football tees in just minutes!

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing with you a quick, easy and affordable tutorial to make your very own DIY No-Sew Football Tee! We are BIG football fans in my household. So needless to say we have our fair share of footballs and jerseys. But have you seen those cute football tees and onesies with laces on sites like Etsy? I know I have, and I even bought one last year, for $20+! Now I’m all for supporting handmade businesses (and do all the time!), but when I think it’s something I can make myself (and cheaper too), I like to give it a try! Enter Aleene’s glues and adhesives.

Now you all are familiar with tacky glue, right? That stuff is a crafter’s dream! But did you know that there is an entire line of Aleene’s glues and adhesives? Well I’ve had a chance to do some crafting with the items you see above, and they are all just fabulous! In particular I have to say I’m a big fan of Aleene’s Peel & Stick Tape. I’m not an expert seamstress by any means, so this tape is perfect for quick and easy fabric projects, like this DIY No-Sew Football Tee!

What you’ll need:

  • Aleene’s Peel & Stick Tape
  • Brown T-Shirt
  • White Cotton Belting or Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape/Ruler

And the steps:

  • Cut lengths of the belting or ribbon for the football laces (on this sized tee, I cut the long piece at 9″ and the shorter ones at 5″)
  • Line the back of the laces with Aleene’s Peel & Stick Tape
  • Place the long lace down first, then space out your shorter laces accordingly until you get the football laces look, and you’re done!

And here’s how the little DIY No-Sew Football Tee turned out, pretty cute right?

How easy is that? It was so easy that though I had made the first tee for my 3-yo, I made another one for my youngest, just with slightly smaller laces. Oh and I had to show you how cute he looks in it!

Perfect for game day! Make these DIY no-sew football tees in just minutes!

So have you been wanting your own football tee but have been wary of the price or thought it might be too hard to make it yourself? Then go pick up some Aleene’s Peel & Stick Tape and give it a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed! You can find Aleene’s glues and adhesives on their siteFacebookTwitter, and Pinterest too!


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Aleene’s and Blueprint Social. However, the opinions in this post are my own.
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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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  1. Gah…he is so stinkin’ cute! I really want to find a brown dress and make this for Bailey. I love it!
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  2. Super Cute Idea !! What a cutie pie :) Looks like he loves it!
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  3. Well that’s super cute and easy! Thanks for sharing about all the Aleene’s prodcuts. I love the glue but had no idea they had all that other stuff available!
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  4. This is the cutest shirt and it looks fairly simple to make. Those are my favorite projects:)
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  5. Awww!! This turned out great! And your little guy is toooo cute! :)
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  6. Super cute & how easy! I love Aleene’s products, we’ve been using them for crafts and household projects as long as I can remember!
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  7. Little man is SO ADORABLE and great work on the shirt!! It looks awesome!!
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  8. So cute! love this tee, I just bought a onesie like this. But I love things that involve no sewing!
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  9. Oh my gosh!! SO CUTE!! You know were are some football fanatic in our house too! Thanks for the great tutorial. The hubs and Alice would LOVE a football tee! OH, I could make Alie’s on a girly shaped shirt….wouldn’t that be adorable!!
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  10. So darn cute!!! An Alex is such a lil stud@
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  11. So stinkin cute :)
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  12. That is so stinkin cute! I love how it turned out!! He is adorable!

  13. Brilliant and cute! I missed doing such for my kids…I hope I can sit and sew or do as you did here…love it!
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  14. Commenting from the blogger resources opp group – would love a return comment on my blog, but can’t post on fb right now as I’m banned for a few days for liking and commenting too much in the groups….ugh!

    This is a super cute shirt and looks so simple to make. How did it come out after a wash???
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  15. This is super cool!! I could even make one for myself!
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  16. What a cute idea, and he is adorable wearing your project. Easy to do, thanks for sharing!
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  17. Wow! I love this project! I am sooo pinning this! Is the shirt able to be washed?
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  18. That’s a really cute idea. I like it alot and we have 3 football heads here that would love it as well.

  19. What a handsome model and what an awesome creation!
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  20. This is adorable!! and so is your little man : )
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  21. I love it…..
    So simple, so cute….
    I especially like that handsome boy wearing it…. He looks so happy!
    Thanks for sharing!

    hugs, Crystelle
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  22. Your model is the cutest!!
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  23. Ahhh! Adorable!! And the model couldn’t get any cuter! I love that it’s no sew. Clever!

    I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!
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  24. Cute idea! This would also be great on a onesie or hat too!
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