Tuesday, August 29, 2017

DIY Travel T-Shirt #RoadTrip

Road trip! I'm getting ready for the last road trip of the season. I created a travel t-shirt using Best Creation Inc. glitter iron-on vinyl.  It was super easy to make, let's get started.

In Adobe Illustrator®, I used the Arial Narrow font, (free for personal use) to create the "Road Trip."
The font is a bit thin to cut properly on my Cricut Explore Air. I changed the offset path to make the letters easier to cut. I also changed the height. You can also create saying within Design Space, I just prefer to work in Adobe Illustrator®.
I then imported the SVG file to Cricut's Design Studio. I searched for a car image and changed the car image with the "hide contour" feature. I placed the word "road" on top and "trip" where the hood/grill of the car. I selected all and aligned the designs. Prepared the black glitter iron-on to cut.

I find it easier to work with their app and I can quickly reference the image to help with weeding. I start on the outside and cut the excess as I work my way through the design.

I preheat the iron to the highest setting and aligned the image to the t-shirt. Working on hard surface works best when using a household iron. Cover the image with fabric, I use a pillow case, it's thick enough to protect the plastic and thin enough to heat set the iron-on. Then press firmly for 30 seconds. Carefully pull back the plastic. If needed, iron the back side of the t-shirt, but lower the iron setting to cotton or cover your shirt with a piece of fabric, in my case a pillow case, to avoid scorching.

I super cute and comfy t-shirt for my road trip and so easy to create!

I hope you enjoyed my project. Enjoy the rest of your week and please visit again next week for a couple more iron-on vinyl projects.

As a member of the Best Creation Inc. Creative Team, I received the vinyl free, but I do have a discount for you to use. Click on the image below to shop and use the code for your savings.
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