Right now is the Nordstrom half yearly sale and every year I get my heart set on something that magically sells out before I can manage to enter my credit card information. Well this year I saw the cutest t-shirt and I knew I had to have it but I didn’t want to take the chance that it was going to sell out.
This past spring I got a Cricut Explore Air and I love it! I really can’t say enough good things about the machine itself, how user friendly it is, or how unlimited you are in your ability to make well, anything. I’ve made personalized cups, mugs, cards, t-shirts, totes, cards. And today, I used it today to make this shirt!
After playing around on the Cricut Design space, I finally found 2 fonts that looked most similar to the ones on the shirt. If you have Design Space and want to access my design, you’re more than welcome to do that by clicking here!
Then, I loaded up my black iron on material and let the Cricut do its thing.
Remember, if you are using your craft machine to make sure that you clicked the “mirror image” button so that when you iron it on it doesn’t turn out backwards.
Once the letters were done being cut out, I used some of the tools that came with my machine to get all of the extra bits of iron on material off of the template. This is called “weeding” and the tools seriously make me feel like a dentist.
Once you’re all done you should end up with something that looks like this!
Beautiful and backwards, ha!
Now all that is left to do is iron the letters onto your shirt. So get a plain white shirt – I got this one from Target because I love how soft their t shirts are.
Then adjust where you want to position the text on the shirt.
Luckily, the letters are left on the sticky part of the iron on transfer paper, making it really easy to position them and tack them into place. I don’t know why, but this really confused me when I first started doing iron ons. You can see how they are still on the plastic in this photo below.
Then iron them on according to the manufacturers instructions.
Peel the plastic off and voila!
You have an adorable shirt without having to worry about if you’ll nab it up in the Nordstrom sale or not!
With the amount of graphic shirts that are in style right now, my Cricut might not be cooling down for a while!
With love feeling very fashionable,
**This post was not sponsored by any of the aforementioned brands. I’m just really crazy about Cricut and I love Nordstrom.