Popping in for a minute to share this sweet little T design to use with the Cricut Explore Air . I wanted to make the kids little Easter shirts because… why not?! So this little design came into being. Now that I have my own Cricut it’s so easy to make the kids anything I want which is sort of dangerous. If you don’t have a cutting machine yet and you love to make stuff (or you just really love cute graphic shirt designs for your babes) I promise you won’t be disappointed with the investment!
(I’m not sponsored by Cricut. I just really love this machine!)
If you right click the image below, you should be able to save my .jpeg file to your desktop. From there, use the image file as you would any other to put into Cricut Design Space and create your T. If you haven’t done this before I’ll give you a quick run down.
- Upload your design.
- Insert the image.
- Click the white areas that you DON’T WANT in your shirt design.
- Click the green “go” icon.
- REVERSE your design for an iron-on image – *very important*
- Cut a piece of iron on vinyl (I order this particular stuff on amazon because it’s cheaper and feels great on the shirt >> Cricut Iron On Lite, Black) and place smoothly on your cutting mat.
- Insert your mat and cut out the design! If this is still confusing I recommend going back to the beginning and completing the tutorials that your machine came with. These will help you get the hang of the machine and the program so that you know what everything does and understand the steps involved along the way.
I’m obsessed with these baseball tees – http://amzn.to/1TO4GqD They are soft, cheap, and wash really well.
The tricky part of making these shirts can sometimes be the ironing! Here are my best tips:
- Warm your shirt with the hot iron before you place the design.
- Once the design is placed, use a THIN piece of cotton or an old thin t-shirt over top of the shiny plastic design so you don’t melt it but also so that the heat of the iron can get through the layers.
- After pressing (use your muscles) for the recommended time, I always remove the cotton layer and iron right onto the plastic. This can be scary at first but if you use a light hand and keep the iron moving quickly, you won’t melt the plastic. Start this step carefully though if you are worried. Melted plastic onto the iron is bad. Duh.
- Before removing the plastic layer, flip the whole shirt over and iron from the back. This will help set the design even further.
- Finally, flip the shirt back to front and very carefully start to peel the design from the corners inward toward the center. Keep an eye on tiny pieces like dots of “i” and exclamation points. If something didn’t transfer to the shirt don’t panic, just lay the design back down and iron more.
That’s it! Not hard at all and the possibilities for shirts are endless.
I’m hoping to get a couple more Easter t-shirt designs made up for the other two but we’ll see how that goes… What’s more important, Easter shirts or finishing the kitchen?! Ha.
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Check out these new baby/sibling shirts I made for my cousin! Super super cute and so easy!
I’m addicted to making stuff on the cricut ? my Aunt Sue had such a cute idea for her daughter’s (my cousin @kellymcnelis’s) kids after they welcomed their fourth baby this week! Love how they turned out. @haley32193 im now holding your @officialcricut hostage ??? #notanad #justloveit #howmanygraphicteesistoomany???