How to Create Your Own Custom T-shirts Using Cricut

That’s how our Homestead logo looks on my husband’s t-shirt

If you enjoy working with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV), chances are that you just can’t get enough of it. Well, I definitely can’t. There is just so much you can do with it, that it just isn’t possible to get bored. It’s like an entire world of crafting in itself. 

There are times when you really want that particular t-shirt, but it is so expensive, that you simply have to look away. Or, when you wish you had a particular logo or word or design on t-shirts for your besties, but ordering them isn’t that great an idea, summon your crafty self and get started! 

When my triplets wanted custom t-shirts for their vlog, I did the same. I got my Cricut machine and heat press going. My daughter Emma did a great job with the logo. If you can’t make a design yourself, no worries. You can look it up on Google, buy it online, or even get in touch with me. I can create it for you. 

Once you have your design, all you need is to get it onto the t-shirt using some transfer tape and the heat press or the iron. I would recommend the heat press if you intend to do some serious crafting. This sort of heat transfer is not limited to just t-shirts; you can make pants, cushion covers, kitchen towelettes, and a lot more, for personal use as well as for sale.

¬†We made the vlog t-shirts for the triplets and a couple of t-shirts for my husband and me, sporting our homestead’s logo. What’s better, I had bought these basic solid t-shirts at a deal and then upcycled them and they turned out fabulous. So, if you enjoy crafts, upcycling, and creating your own custom t-shirts, this is definitely the project for you! It is easier than you think and very addictive! You can watch the entire video here.

Here’s what you’ll need: (links provided)

Some of the supplies I used you can purchase on Amazon

Cricut Standard Grip Mat, 12″x12″, 2 Mats

Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle

Cricut Tools, XL Scraper

Cricut 12-by-12 Adhesive Cutting Mat

Heat Press

We made t-shirts for our triplets’ vlog and some for our homestead and are already looking for excuses to make more!

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