I’ve been playing with my Cricut Explore again but this time I decided to make a custom T-Shirt for myself.
Anchors are currently on trend at the moment so I bought a cheap sleeveless T-shirt from a Supermarket (Tesco F&F £4) that had a nautical feel to it.
The next step was to choose an Anchor for my cutom t-shirt using the Cricut Explore software and size it to fit … I was a little torn between these two.
The software tells you which setting to select for the cut which is a lot simpler than on my Cricut Mini.
In a couple of minutes the Cricut Explore was cutting … time to make a quick coffee!
You can just peel away the excess vinyl but I like to cut around the shape and save the excess for any small projects (the vinyl needs to be kept on the backing sheet if you are going to re-use it). Leave a cm or so edge to allow you to stick the anchor in place.
Position the anchor on your t-Shirt and iron in place as per the instruction.
I place a cotton t-towel on top of the Anchor and iron over that. Then once cooled I carefully peel of the plastic protective sheet. I place a cotton t-towel back on the anchor and give it a final iron
Be aware that the vinyl doesn’t have much give in it so position it where the fabric isn’t going to stretch too much. This isn’t as big a problem with text but larger shapes can become distorted as the fabric stretches around it.
The Anchor is from – World Builders 3 An Ocean of Words