Mum shares genius way she makes son’s Primark T-shirts ‘designer’
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A nifty Northampton mum has gone viral after revealing she prints Nike logos on Primark T-shirts so her son can look sharp for a fraction of the price.
Kat Burman, 37, explained she doesn't see the point in spending loads on her kid’s clothes when all he cares about is ‘playing football and running around with his friends’. Right on, Kat.
So instead of coughing up for pricey garms, Kat forked out £300 for a Cricut machine - which makes iron-on designs - and put it to use on her son’s wardrobe after teaching herself how to use the gear on YouTube.
The doting mum not only irons Nike ticks onto her son’s £2.50 Primark T-shirts, but has also given his plain PE bag the swoosh treatment.
Kat got the idea after using the kit to decorate face masks in the midst of the pandemic, then branched out into clothing this summer holiday.
She explained: “His clothes don’t last long. Honestly, nobody can tell the difference and he loves them.”
Kat also shared that her teenage son has ADHD, which means he’s more particular when it comes to fabrics and 'tags' on clothes, so this was the perfect solution.
Kat has been sharing her creations on TikTok and estimates she’s likely saved ‘hundreds’ on clothes by now, although some of her followers think it could be thousands.
At first, the mum did have her fair share of sceptics, with some convinced 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 person 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."
Kat replied: "Plenty of washes. Just don’t tumble dry on high heat and turn inside out."
Most of her social media followers were blown away by her nifty hack, with one writing: “I need these iron-ons, my boy costs me a fortune!”
"You saved like hundreds of dollars... great idea," added a second TikToker, while another raved: “Love the idea and as well you can put your own twist on it.”
"I do the same for my son with characters and signs from video games" confessed a fourth, adding: "Saved me a lot of cash. And he's happy."
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