With one of my best friends getting married in less than 3 short months, the DIY wedding crafting has definitely kicked into high gear! I crafted for her bunny themed bridal shower, got creative for her bachelorette party – a tissue paper tassel garland and a “Ms. to Mrs.” banner – and I whipped up a cute Wedding Day Gift in a Jar, too. Since I know she will want to show off her newly minted Mrs. status, I thought she would appreciate a cute tank top to wear on her honeymoon! So, I’ll show you how to make a Mrs. shirt with heat transfer vinyl in minutes!
How to Make a Mrs. Shirt with Heat Transfer Vinyl
Quick note before we get started: I am a vinyl newbie, so I read through Jessi’s tutorial at Practically Functional (several times, in fact) and I watched the video on Expressions Vinyl’s website to get the hang of this project.
- Electronic Cutting Machine (Cameo, Cricut) or scissors
- Expressions Vinyl Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl – I used hot pink for this project
- Tank top / shirt
- Old dish towel
My momma came over for a day of crafting and brought her Silhouette Cameo. We used it to design the Mrs. word for the tank top. We selected Pupcat font and sized the word to be about 8 inches x 4 inches. You may need to adjust those dimensions depending on the size of your shirt and where you are placing the word.
Before you cut, you will need to flip or mirror the word before cutting your vinyl.
You will also need to adjust the cutting settings – we set the material to flocked vinyl to accommodate the thicker glitter heat transfer vinyl – and adjust the blade depth accordingly. You want to load the heat transfer vinyl with the plastic backing down.
Then, we let the Cameo do it’s thing and cut out the letters. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can design and print out the Mrs. using a word processing program and cut the letters by hand with scissors. Once the word is cut, weed (or remove) the unneeded vinyl away to leave just your design.
Place your word – plastic backing side up – on your tank top or shirt in the place where you want the vinyl to adhere. Now, you should see the letters facing the right way!
To iron on the letters, set your iron to the highest heat setting and do not use any steam. I used an old thin dish towel between the iron and the vinyl and then applied firm pressure with the iron (try not to move it) for about 45 – 60 seconds.
Then, allow it to cool and peel away the plastic backing. Voila! Pretty pink sparkly Mrs. for the soon-to-be Mrs!!
A BIG thanks to Expressions Vinyl for providing the vinyl for this project and for sponsoring the Creativity Unleashed link party all month long!!
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