Make T-Shirt Designs and More with Canva

make t-shirt designs with canva

As a shop owner, product design is important. But what if you don’t have the budget for a professional designer? Or what if you want to create something yourself but don’t know where to start? Canva can help!

Canva is a FREE online design platform that anyone can use to create stunning designs. And best of all, it’s super easy to use! Whether you’re looking to create a t-shirt design or want to give your social media a cohesive look, Canva has all the templates and tools you need.

See how Canva can start elevating your brand today!

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Make Print-Ready Designs in Minutes

Having a great logo and design for your shop is essential to finding success. This is how your followers will come to identify you, and hopefully it will turn them into paying customers if done right. But creating professional-looking designs can become time consuming and costly.

With Canva, you can easily create print-ready designs that are perfect for t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, and more. Plus, you can save your designs in any file size you need, including transparent PNGs. This is a great option if you want your designs to look cleaner and more integrated with your products. You can upload your own logos and graphics, or choose from Canva’s library of over 1 million images, icons, and illustrations.

Creating a design with Canva is simple and fast. You can even select a template you want to use and edit it to suit your needs. You can change the colors, fonts, and different graphic elements. Canva encourages personalization and provides plenty of inspiration, too.

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Get Creative and Have Fun

If you’re looking for design inspiration for your merch, Canva is a great place to start. With its easy-to-use platform and wide range of options, you can create designs that are truly unique to your brand.

To get started, consider choosing a template that best fits your needs. Then, you can begin experimenting with different fonts and colors to create a look that reflects your brand’s personality. Even upload your own images or illustrations to further personalize your t-shirt designs.

Once you’re happy with your creation, simply download it and you’re ready to upload it to products in your Spreadshop. What initially felt like an overwhelming process, can turn out to be fun and spark a lot of inspiration once you start to play around. And Canva can even help you build out your brand in other areas.

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Stylize Your Socials

Canva is a great tool for creating t-shirt designs, but it’s also great for creating social images to promote that merch. Play around with templates and different graphics to build custom images that will grab attention on socials and get people excited about your merch. Build a cohesive feel with these images or have fun and make them all custom experiences.

Creating eye-catching images is essential for any successful marketing campaign. With just a few clicks, you can create stunning visuals that will help drive sales and boost awareness of your brand. These will be professional-looking images that you can reuse over and over again and will help build brand affinity.

At Spreadshop, we use Canva to design promo graphics our shop owners can blast out to their followers. We pick different templates that might correlate with the season, or find options that will work for any shop owner, no matter what their niche is. Canva makes it easy for you to build out your brand.

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Branding Made Easier

If you’re looking to build a strong brand image, don’t stop with merch designs. Use Canva to build out all aspects of your brand on socials so you can create a cohesive presence on the internet. There’s so many different ways you can use Canva for all the social channels you have.


– Upgrade your merch photos with templates, graphics, and bold text

– Design Instagram Stories that will stand out and engage your audience

– Create icons/designs you can use for your Instagram Highlight covers

Facebook & Twitter:

– Make graphics to promote sales or new merch

– Design a header that encapsulates the best parts of your brand

– Create a graphic for a Facebook event

– Build images you can use to promote as Ads


– Make art to use on your profile page

– Design thumbnails that will best highlight your content


– Create a cute profile picture

– Build TikTok videos with Canva’s video template options

– Design an end frame card that will make your videos more memorable

Canva makes it easy to come up with t-shirt designs and build your brand. There’s no need to be overwhelmed in a space like this – it generates inspiration naturally. We’ve already proved you don’t need to be a professional designer, so there’s nothing stopping you now!

Oh, and don’t forget to sell your merch designs with us. It’s free AND you make a profit off every item you sell!

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7 months ago


mavs design
7 months ago

Great. I’m using canva right now and very much happy with the outcome.

7 months ago

Love your smart and practical ideas backed by smart free tools to help people create professional designs

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