I was provided vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to use and review. All opinions and tutorials are my own.
We are gearing up for Easter over here! One thing I wanted to make sure and do for the kids, was make them an Easter t-shirt. I wanted it to be fun and thought something simple would be perfect for the girls. And of course it had to be pink! I created this simple Easter Hop t-shirt using iron on vinyl.
Here is how I made these adorable t-shirts.
I opened up my Silhouette Design studio software and created a design. I changed out the O in hop with a bunny silhouette. Once I had my design the way I wanted it, I created a mirror image of the design. (or do a vertical flip of the image) You need to do this so that once you cut it out, it will be spelled correctly on your shirt. I knew I was making 2 shirts so I duplicated the image and then resized them so they would fit on the shirts. One for my baby girl and one for my little girl.
I laid the piece of iron on vinyl down on the cutting mat shiny side down. For this I a 12×12 piece of siser easyweed heat transfer vinyl in Bubble Gum pink from Expressions Vinyl. I loaded the mat and set the cutting blade to 2. It cut the vinyl perfectly and neatly. In fact, I had a hard time seeing the cut lines once it was all done.
I then removed all the extra vinyl so that once I was done, all that was left was the mirror image of my design. Make sure and keep that design on the shiny backing.
Then lay your design down onto your t-shirt, where you like it.
With a hot, dry (no steam) iron, press firmly down onto the design and slowly go over it for about 1 minute. It’s a good idea to put something solid under the shirt to give it a little more stability than just the ironing board. I used the backside of one of my kids wooden puzzles.
Starting at one of the corners, slowly pull up on the shiny cover to remove it. If some of the vinyl tries to come up along with it, cover the vinyl again and iron over it a little more. You don’t need to wait for the vinyl to cool. You can remove the cover when it’s still a little hot if you want to.
This vinyl was really easy to work with. I can’t wait to make more t-shirts for my kiddos!
These cute chicks will be sporting these Easter Hop t-shirts to celebrate the holiday for sure!
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My inspiration for the bunny in hop came from this printable by Reasons to Skip the Housework.