Peep Squad Easter Shirt

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This Peep Squad Easter T-shirt is the perfect craft project to use scrap heat transfer vinyl on! Download the free cut file and use it with both your Silhouette and Cricut cutting machine.

Peep Squad Easter Shirt

This Peep Squad Easter Shirt is such a quick and easy craft to make with heat transfer vinyl!

We like using scrap vinyl for projects like this because it’s a small design and you don’t need full pieces of htv to get this project done.

Plus, you can use all types of scrap heat transfer vinyl to finish this project and the end result will be unique and colorful!

Peep Squad Easter Shirt - I really wanted something than the cute Easter shirts I've been seeing so I decided to do something a little different. This geeky Peep squad shirt is PERFECT for little boys and is so easy to make with heat transfer vinyl and your Silhouette Machine!

You can download this Peep Squad cut file and use it with a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine – free for personal use.

You can also use any type of t-shirt for this project, but our favorite type of blank shirts are Bella Canvas shirts. They are lightweight and super soft!

You can pick them up at Michaels or find them on Amazon and JiffyShirts.com.

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What Materials do you need to make this Peep Squad Easter T-shirt?

You’ll need…..

Peep Squad SVG Cut File

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    Tips for putting heat transfer vinyl on a t-shirt

    What size should your vinyl decals be on shirts?

    It depends on the size shirt you’re putting vinyl on!

    We have a heat transfer sizing and placement guide that will fill you in on all of the sizes that work best for shirts and tips on how to find the perfect size decal for you!

    What types of shirts work best with heat transfer vinyl?

    Any cotton or cotton/poly blend shirts work!

    Gildan, Bella Canvas or Hanes are the popular brands that people use.

    I really like Bella Canvas because they are soft and lightweight and you can wear them comfortably in the summer.

    Gildan is too heavy for me to wear comfortably but both Gildan and Hanes are cheaper and more cost effective for hobby crafters!

    Peep Squad Easter Shirt - I really wanted something than the cute Easter shirts I've been seeing so I decided to do something a little different. This geeky Peep squad shirt is PERFECT for little boys and is so easy to make with heat transfer vinyl and your Silhouette Machine!

    How far down do you put a design from the collar of a shirt?

    It depends on the type of collar you have.

    For scoop necks I usually do between 2-3 inches. for v-necks about 1 inch.

    Download our Heat Transfer Vinyl Sizing and Placement Guide for more tips and tricks on placement!

    How do you put heat transfer vinyl on shirts?

    1. Heat Press – this is the largest and most expensive (depending on what type you get) option to apply your vinyl. If you have a business or just do a lot of shirts I recommend looking into a heat press because it can do designs up to 15×15 and it’s very rare that you’ll ever need to make a design bigger than that. You also get even pressure with a heat press, and that’s really important!
    2. Cricut EasyPress – this is similar to a heat press but it is smaller and easier to store if you are limited on space. I use an EasyPress and I love it, though I wish I had waited to get the bigger size (it came out a few months after I bought mine…of course!). Mine is a 9×9 so I have to press my designs multiple times to make sure I’ve heated all the vinyl. This sometimes causes uneven pressure on the vinyl which you can see if you look close enough. 
    3. Iron – if shirts are not something you’ll make a lot of then a iron will be fine. However, depending on how big your design is you’ll be pressing it a lot to make sure you are heating every piece of the design. If you are heavy handed with your pressure one time and not the next, you’ll have uneven pressure points on your vinyl. If you look closely you’ll see lines in the vinyl design from that pressure. This isn’t that big of a deal if the shirt is for you, but if you’re making them for other people you don’t want those pressure points on your shirts. It can also cause your vinyl to come up off the shirt when you wash it. 
    Peep Squad Easter Shirt - I really wanted something than the cute Easter shirts I've been seeing so I decided to do something a little different. This geeky Peep squad shirt is PERFECT for little boys and is so easy to make with heat transfer vinyl and your Silhouette Machine!

    FAQ’S for what type of heat transfer vinyl to use on t-shirts

    What is the best type of heat transfer vinyl for shirts?

    Siser Easyweed – this is my favorite type of vinyl to use (especially for beginners!) because it is very easy to cut and weed!

    Siser Easyweed Stretch – if you need a stretchy vinyl for your shirts, this is the vinyl you need! It works best for maternity shirts and bigger chested individuals. The adhesive on this type of vinyl is able to stretch without pulling the vinyl up off the t-shirt which makes it ideal to use on shirts that will be stretched when worn.

    Siser Easyweed vinyl is really the perfect vinyl for all types of fabric projects which is why it is so popular with crafters. It can be applied at a low temperature and can be peeled hot or cold! It also is very durable in the washing machine and comes in loads of colors.

    Stripflock Pro– this vinyl is not stretchy but it is nice and thick and weeds easily. It also is raised (it feels fuzzy when you run your hand over it) so it can give your projects a unique look.

    check out more heat transfer vinyl crafts you can make!

    Peep Squad Easter T-Shirt

    Peep Squad Easter T-Shirt

    Yield: 1
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Active Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Difficulty: Medium
    Estimated Cost: $10

    This Peep Squad Easter T-shirt is the perfect craft project to use scrap heat transfer vinyl on! Download the free cut file and use it with both your Silhouette and Cricut cutting machine.

    Instructions

    1. Download your free cut file, cut it out and weed the design.
    2. Heat up your heat press.
    3. Fold your shirt in half (sleeve to sleeve) and use your heat press to press a crease down the middle.
    4. Measure 2-3 inches down from the collar and place the design on your shirt.
    5. Using your heat press, press the design onto the shirt.
    6. When pulling up the transfer sheet, make sure your entire design is stuck to the shirt. If it is not, put the transfer sheet back down and press again.
    7. Once the entire design is on your shirt, you're done!

    Notes

    If you are using multiple colors in your design you'll have to place each color individually. I'll walk you through it!

    1. For my shirt, I pressed the black layer first. To find the middle of the design I folded the vinyl in half (sticky sides of the transfer paper should face away from each other!) and lined up the crease on the transfer paper with the crease we ironed onto the shirt.
    2. Cover the design with your teflon sheet and press for 5-10 seconds. Then add your next layer (mine was the yellow peeps).
    3. When pressing multiple colors of vinyl on the same shirt you need to make sure that the transfer tape covers all of your design. If it does not, it can pull up pieces of vinyl or melt onto it. Do not let your transfer paper sit on any part of the vinyl, it must cover it!
    4. Press for another 5-10 seconds.
    5. Then press one more time for 15 seconds and you're done!

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    2 Comments

    1. This shirt is adorable – and easy to make! I’m a little late on this year, but I think I’ll have to make these for next Easter!

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