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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Geometric Heart T-Shirt

Geometric Heart T-Shirt with Free Cut File at

I have been crushing on everything gold and geometric lately. I've been using it in our home decor, new accessories, and of course on our clothes! My daughter is a girly girl and anything glam is a must-have, but our wallets don't agree. Finding trendy clothing for kids can add up quick, so we decided to design our own Geometric Heart T-Shirt for her to wear instead! It was so easy to make, and I promise you can do it, too.

Geometric Heart T-Shirt with Free Cut File at

What you'll need:
T-Shirt, washed and ironed
Geometric Heart Design
Glitter Iron-On Vinyl/Heat Transfer Vinyl
Cricut Explore or other vinyl cutting machine

Geometric Heart T-Shirt with Free Cut File at

Upload the geometric heart cut file into Design Space and size it to fit your shirt. Mirror the image, then cut the design out on iron-on vinyl by choosing the Iron-On Vinyl option under the custom setting. Make sure the vinyl is face down! Once the design is cut out, weed out the design using the weeding tool.

Geometric Heart T-Shirt with Free Cut File at

Now the design is ready to be placed on the shirt! The iron-on vinyl has a tacky liner on top of the vinyl so that you can easily place the vinyl on your project and keep it in place!

Geometric Heart T-Shirt with Free Cut File at
  1. Set your iron to the Cotton/Linen setting with the steam OFF.
  2. Lightly preheat the area with the iron for 10-15 seconds. This really does help!
  3. Place your image, liner side UP onto the area. If you don't place the liner side up, it will stick to your press cloth.
  4. Carefully lay a press cloth or dishtowel over the design.
  5. Apply medium pressure with the iron for 25-30 seconds.
  6. Flip the shirt over and apply medium pressure with the iron to the back for an additional 25-30 seconds.
  7. 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.
  8. Let cool and remove liner. If you try to remove the liner before it cools, you risk burning your fingers or peeling the iron-on up.
Geometric Heart T-Shirt with Free Cut File at

Now the shirt is ready for wearing! The vinyl holds up great in the wash. If your vinyl appears to be coming off at all, you can hold the iron over it again and it should re-stick. I'd love to hear if you make a shirt using this design!

New Cricut Explore Air GOLD at

Would you like to comment?

  1. I actually have been researching vinyl shirts myself. I have a Silhouette Cameo and will definitely try this. The shirt came out so cute!

  2. What a fun shirt! I use design space too and love it! I haven't used glitter vinyl yet although now I may jump in there!

  3. This is super duper cute!...maybe I need one in adult size!

  4. I love simple projects like this one. Minimum effort with maximum rewards!

  5. oooh, I love it! And my daughters would have so much fun helping me make this shirt, too. One of these days I'll get a Cricut!


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