Confession: I have a Taylor Swift obsessed five year old. She invites all of her little friends from around the neighborhood to come have dance parties to her T-Swift CD and can recite a good portion of the lyrics. It’s all kinds of amazing. There’s something about the line in one of the songs, “dressed like a daydream,” that always stuck with me and considering that Reagan has more style in her entire body than I do in my pinky finger, it seemed fitting to make her her very own Dressed Like a Daydream Shirt!
This shirt is actually ridiculously easy to make and relatively inexpensive which means I may be mass producing these and have more tuorials coming in the near future. Just saying. 😉
- plain tee shirt
- glitter heat transfer vinyl
- Cricut Explore® Machine + Basic Starter Set (or a similar die cutting machine)
- Craft Weeder
1. Begin by cutting your heat transfer vinyl using this image in Cricut Design Space. Feel free to re-size the design to fit your shirt.
2. Heat transfer vinyl is a little different than typical vinyl. Make sure to put the shiny side with the clear backing face down on the mat. Also, make sure to flip your design!
3. When your image is finished being cut, it’ll be pretty tough to see where the design is. That’s okay! Hold the dull side of the vinyl up to a light and you should be able to make it out. Cut off the excess vinyl and save it for another project.
4. Heat transfer vinyl is a little harder to peel and weed than typical vinyl. Pull away the excess slowly and carefully, especially if you have small images or thin letters.
5. After the excess vinyl is removed, use the weeding tool to remove the small portions within the letters.
6. Position the vinyl where you’d like it on the shirt and iron it on the cotton setting for 10- 15 seconds, moving the iron around to ensure that all of the vinyl gets heat set. Carefully remove the clear backing when you’re finished. If pieces of vinyl begin lifting from the shirt, put the clear backing bak on and iron more until it stays in place.
You’re done! Isn’t is so easy and so cute?!
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