For my daughter’s, I just cut a shape on my Cricut (the Summer in Paris Cartridge). Mine was a little more effort, but if you have a cutter that will do SVG files, you can do it that way. I found the image I wanted online, figured out how big I wanted it on the shirt, traced it on freezer paper (just lay the paper over the screen and trace like a light table–press lightly, don’t go ruining your computer screen). Then, on the back side of the iron on, I traced my image BACKWARDS with a white crayon and cut it out with an Exacto knife. A little note: there’s a plastic layer on the front of the vinyl, when I cut with my Cricut, I peel it off before cutting and it seems to work better, but when cutting with the Exacto knife, I leave the plastic on while cutting (it makes it a little more stiff).
Next, peel the plastic layer from the front of your shape (if you haven’t already), lay it down and iron it on. I know a lot of iron-on directions tell you to lay a towel or something over it, but I find that it works better if you just put it right on there.
That’s it! This shirt would have cost me well over $40 if I had purchased it, and I made this one for under $15. My daughter’s was around $6–which I can totally handle.
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