You can find tops in all different colors and patterns for $3-4 from the Garanimals line at Walmart. We chose to make 4 different tops, and this Little Stinker Tee is my favorite! I typed up the words in Design Space and added the cute skunk from the Trendy Tshirts cartridge.
I cut the design out of black glitter iron-on vinyl and attached it to the shirt. If you haven't worked with iron-on vinyl, it's really simple to use! It washes really well, which is important when it comes to baby clothes!
When cutting iron-on vinyl with your Cricut Explore, be sure to keep these tips in mind:
- Mirror your image before cutting. The vinyl will be placed with the clear carrier sheet/"pretty side" down, so if you don't mirror your image, it will be backwards after it's cut.
- Iron-On Lite Vinyl can be cut using the Iron-On setting on the dial.
- To cut Iron-On Glitter Vinyl and Flocked Iron-On Vinyl, switch the dial to Custom and select Iron-On, Glitter from the drop-down menu.
For this sweet Heart Tee, I cut out a sparkling gold heart design which is also from the Trendy Tshirts cartridge. Even with the busy heart pattern on the shirt, the gold glitter iron-on vinyl stands out and looks so cute!
Once your design has been cut, weed out the excess vinyl and place it on the shirt.
- Set your iron to the cotton/linen setting with the steam OFF.
- Lightly preheat the area with the iron for 10-15 seconds. This really does help!
- Place your image, liner side UP onto the area. If you don't place the liner side up, the vinyl will stick to your press cloth.
- Carefully lay a press cloth or dishtowel over the design.
- Apply medium pressure with the iron for 25-30 seconds.
- Flip the shirt over and apply medium pressure with the iron to the back for an additional 25-30 seconds.
- If you have any parts that didn't stick for some reason or if edges are flipping up, re-iron the pieces or loose edges with the iron tip for 10 seconds.
- Let cool and remove liner. If you try to remove the liner before it cools, you risk burning your fingers or peeling the vinyl up.
Next, I designed a kiss mark and uploaded it to Design Space to create a sassy and hip tee for the little fashionista to wear. She's always being smothered in kisses anyway, so this Kiss Tee is perfect for her. I cut the design out in a glittery bright pink iron-on vinyl that really pops on the black shirt.
What kind of baby tees will you create?