I think I have found one of the coolest products ever! I may be way behind the rest of the world and the last one to know about it, but that's ok. I'm good with that. If you have a cricut or silhouette machine, then you absolutely positively must get some iron on t-shirt vinyl. It is so fun and full of possibilities. I have been ordering my vinyl from Expressions Vinyl recently. They have a great selection of colors and they ship quickly. So, when I noticed this new product they were offering, I was curious to see if it lived up to the hype. Guess what.....it does! I whipped out 2 stinkin adorable t-shirts tonight in less than 30 minutes. Here's a rundown of how easy it really is.
I started with a simple cotton onesie from Walmart ($2.50)
I used my cricut and sure cuts alot software to design and cut out the vinyl. One very important tip.......you must spell everything backwards and use the flip function on your machine. Everything is done backwards with the iron on vinyl because the machine actually cuts it from the back rather than the front with regular vinyl. You even apply the vinyl wrong side up on the cutting mat, too. It's a bit different than cutting regular vinyl, but easy once you catch on.
There is a clear plastic backing on the vinyl that works as the transfer paper. You iron right on top of it and then peel it away once the vinyl adheres to the material....about 10 - 15 seconds.
And the finished product is this custom personalized onesie! Isn't it adorable?
Earlier today I picked up this little t-shirt for a couple bucks to play around with and see what I could create with my newest obsession.....iron on vinyl!
Ummmmmmm.......hello! How cute is this? I actually layered two different colors of vinyl on top of each other. I wasn't sure it would work because it says the vinyl is for use on fabric only. I tested two small pieces on a ratty old t-shirt I use for cleaning and it worked like a dream.
I can hardly wait to put this outfit on Ava tomoorrow! The only problem is that I don't have one for Emma.....she will NOT be happy with me. I guess that's a great reason to make another cute t-shirt, right?