One of the advantages of being crafty is that when I see something I like I can make it. And usually I can make it for a fraction of the price. As I took my daily stroll through the photos on People.com I saw this t-shirt worn by Kate Bekinsale and my daily mantra of "I can make that!" ran through my head. The shirt she has on is $78. I made mine for less than $5!
Supplies: Old Navy T-shirt, Silhouette Cameo, Black Heat Transfer Vinyl, Iron
First, I designed the text using the Silhouette program on my computer. I simply played around different fonts until I liked the way it looked. REMEMBER: You will need to reverse the text for this project!!
Next, I measured the front of the shirt to determine the size of the text.
I placed my Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl shiny side down on the cutting mat, set my blade to 9, and cut the design 3 times to ensure a complete and sharp cut. Then I weeded the extra vinyl off of the clear backing to leave on the text.
Finally, I placed the vinyl where I wanted it on the shirt shiny side up this time. I used a dry, hot iron on the vinyl until the clear backing peeled off cleanly. I wasn't sure if the fine print font I had chosen would work well but it turned out perfect.
This is an example of how I would style my shirt. How would you style yours?