How to customize gymnastics leotards

Updated February 21, 2017

You can customise your gymnastics leotard by creating designs that make your leotard and personality stand out in the gym. Iron-on decals are a way of showcasing your style. With a variety of choices, you can adorn you leotard with your team colours, abstract designs or rhinestone decals to add colour or sparkle. Affixing decals to an old leotard can give it a new appearance and save you from having to spend money on a new leotard. This is a budget-friendly option for sprucing up your look for practices and competitions.

Choose decal designs such as swirls or lightening bolts, which will decorate the bodice, sleeves and back of your leotard. Pick decal colours that complement the colour of you leotard but will also stand out against its colour. For example, florescent colours on a black leotard draw the eye to the design of your leotard. Bold colours on a white or tan leotard create a similar effect. Consider choosing rhinestone decals for a dramatic effect.

Wash and dry your leotard.

Iron your leotard, to remove wrinkles.

Lay your leotard out on a flat surface.

Choose the design you will use. Consider using your decals on the collar area, bodice, sleeves and back of your leotard.

Arrange the decals facedown on the front bodice and sleeves of your leotard.

Iron over the decals, applying even heat and pressure so that the colour and imprint of the decals stick to your leotard.

Remove the heat and turn off your iron.

Keep the decals in place on your leotard for 20 minutes, so they can fully adhere and dry onto the surface of your leotard.

Peel off the backing of the decal so you can view the design you created.

Things You'll Need

  • Decals
  • Flat surface
  • Iron
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