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Can I make a confession? One that goes against all crafty mamas out there (I’m assuming). I don’t like shirts with sayings on them. Or at least… I’m pretty picky. The bright colours and glitter… that’s all for the kids and I know they love it, but I’m usually not. These ones however? Cramming the saying of their choice into 3 square inches? I actually LOVE these. And want to make one for myself. Who am I even?
These shirts are so easy to make and they use of scraps of your iron on so they’re the perfect craft to use up your stash and customize some of your plain pocket tees! I share all the DIY instructions in this video below but if you’re more of a read it at work type of person, I’ve got you covered with photos/text below.
Supplies used for these DIY Pocket Tees:
- Cricut Design Space Project (my designs)
- Cricut Iron On Lite (I used White)
- Cricut Maker with fine point blade (comes with)
- Cricut EasyPress 2 6×7 with Mat
- Font (A Frightful Affair) included in Cricut Access
Alright, the first thing you’ll need to do is cut out your designs! You can totally use mine, but if you want to make your own- here’s the tips. Make each line of text it’s own text box so you can size it independently. I used a font called A Frightful Affair and turned off the top layer. This font is included in Cricut Access. Make sure to measure the pocket on your tees and size your text accordingly! when you’re happy with the size and layout, select all the layers in that one pocket design and click ‘Attach’ in your right side panel. This will keep them together when you go to cut them.
When you’re cutting any iron on designs, make sure to select ‘Mirror On’ and put the shiny side of your iron on material down on the mat! When it’s all cut out, go ahead and weed it while your EasyPress 2 or iron or whatever heats up.
Okay, can we just talk about how amazing this little EasyPress 2 is?! I loved my first EasyPress but now they come in different sizes, with software upgrades(!?), and perfectly even heat… I’m loving this thing! I used the 6×7″ EasyPress 2 for this project with the EasyPress Mat (helps hold the heat) and followed the instructions for a standard Iron on Lite Material on cotton (you can find all the guidelines here).
Make sure to heat up your fabric first, apply the iron on transfer according to your settings, then flip it over and add another 15 seconds or so of heat on the reverse. Then if you’re using iron on lite like me- warm peel! This makes a big big difference in how long the transfer lasts through washes I’ve realized (the hard way).
You’ll see in this next photo that I added a ‘tag’ kind of on the back bottom of Emmitt’s tee. He really wanted these symbols on there and there was no more room on the pocket so we came up with this idea. It’s very super hero-ish, he tells me.
Alright, that’s IT! That’s ALL. So. Freaking. Easy. You guys! I’m obsessed and already have designs to cut out for Aubrey and I. Tell me… what would you put on yours?!
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Thanks for this idea! So cute, and will make nice gifts for birthdays or Christmas.