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06th Sep 2022

Mum says she saves hundreds by ironing Nike logos on Primark T-shirts for son

Tobi Akingbade

Shout out to all the DIY mums out there

A mum has claimed that she’s saving ‘hundreds’ by ironing Nike logos onto her son’s Primark t-shirts to create copy-cats for him.

Kat Burman, 37, realised that instead of spending a lot of cash on the originals, she could fill her son’s wardrobe with homemade ‘Nike’ apparel for just a percentage of the cost.

The  beautician from Northampton, explained that she didn’t understand the reasoning behind splashing loads of money on streetwear when all her son cared about was “playing football and running around with his friends”.

After investing in a Cricut machine, which could set you back about £300 ($345), Kat got her son some t-shirts from the discount store and began her DIY.

When she posted a video of the finished product to TikTok, Kat was flooded with praise and with many other people wanting to do the same for themselves and their children.

She explained in the comments section that the first step is to download an image of the logo you’re looking for. Then, using the Cricut Design Space app, she’s able to remove any unwanted background from the image. Finally, she saves the file, and creates the logo using heat transfer vinyl and her Cricut machine.

Kat has ironed the realistic-looking logos onto t-shirts, jumpers, and even a plain PE bag for her son, and Bob’s her uncle.

Kat said: “There is no point splashing out on expensive branded goods when all my son cares about is playing football and running around his friends – his clothes don’t last long. Honestly, nobody can tell the difference and he loves them.

“The coat is actually Nike but they only had one with a pink tick left in stock, so I printed over the pink with white.”

Kat shared that her teenage son has ADHD, making him more particular when it comes to fabrics and ‘tags’ on clothes, so this was the perfect solution.

In the comments, Kat estimated that she had likely saved “hundreds” on clothes for her boy as a result, but some of her followers think it could be thousands.

At first, the mum did have her share of sceptics, with some convinced that the fake logos wouldn’t last very long on her son’s clothes.

“When the sticker comes off at lunch. It’s over for him,” one viewer remarked.

However, another user was quick to put that suggestion to bed, writing: “I actually have this machine, it’s permanent, I have things I’ve made and they’re still perfect two years later.”

And Kat herself added: “Plenty of washes. Just don’t tumble dry on high heat and turn inside out.”

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