Make Print Then Cut T-Shirts with Your Cricut the RIGHT Way!

– Hello, everybody.

My name is Jennifer Maker.

Today, we are learning how to use Cricut's print and then cut feature to make cute T-shirts withprintable iron-on decals on The Great Maker Show and Tell.

So print and cut seems to be one of the hardest to understand featuresof Cricut Design Space.

So today, I want to show you how easy print and cut really can be and de-mystify the entire process for you.

There's a lot of things that we can make with the print and cut feature, like stickers, wall decals, laptop and keyboard overlays, and even temporary tattoos.

But when I asked you allwhat you most wanted me to teach you how to make withthe print and cut feature, you overwhelmingly answered, T-shirts.

So what we're going to do today is use the print and then cut feature to make these printableiron-on decals for T-shirts.

The awesome thing about these is that you can make decals foryour shirts in full color.

You're not limited by vinylcolor or anything like that.

The sky's the limit with these.

All you need for this project is some printable iron-ontransfer medium like this, an inkjet printer, away to press your decal, like an EasyPress or an iron, and something you can make with the print and then cutfeature in Cricut Design Space.

Now, I made these cute shirts, one black and one white, so we can compare andsee which one worked best with this technique.

I also tried two differentbrands of iron-on transfers, these two, and I also experimented with using the transfers for light fabric as well as those for dark fabric.

Did you know that thereare two different kinds? And yes, it actually really matters.

And while I was at it, I also tried switching up the transfersonto the light and dark shirts.

So, you know, I tried like switching them.

So let's head on overto Cricut Design Space so I can teach you allabout print then cut, show you how to prepare different designs, and tell you which kindsof designs work best for this particular technique and which ones you might want to avoid.

So Cricut Design Space hasmany powerful features, one of which is theprint then cut feature.

And I think many of us arescared of it in the beginning, but I can help youunderstand and use it better.

So all print then cutis, is a way to cut out a printed image on your Cricut.

And when it's set up properly, your Cricut will cutaround the image perfectly, leaving you with a superprecisely cut image that you can use for your projects.

So to get started, let's head on over to Cricut Design Space.

And we're gonna start anew project, right up here.

I'm gonna replace this one here.

And I want you to click on templates.

So templates give you a sort of framework so that you can see yourproject and visualize it.

Scroll down and look for classic T-shirts or there's a lot ofdifferent T-shirts in here, there's also, you haveV-neck, a wide neck T-shirt.

Let's click on this one, wide neck shirt.

And at the top here, youcan change the color of it.

I wanna change it to black.

You can change it to any color that helps you visualize your shirt.

So there's a black shirt.

And this grid like here, whichgets in the way in this case, I think, you can get rid of it by clicking up here in theupper left corner twice.

Once, twice, and it goes away.

So let's make this a little bigger.

Okay, so here's our black shirt.

Now, you need an image.

I think most people want to just use images that they find online, so let me show you how to do that.

Let's say I want to make a unicorn shirt.

The simplest way is just touse one in Cricut Design Space.

So to find images, click on images over here on the leftside, then type in a word that describes whatyou want, like unicorn.

And if you click the filterbutton, or link, over here, you can then check offprintables, right here.

And it'll show you things that are designed for print thencut, like these unicorns.

Right, so just do that, look for things, and when you find one you want, you can click on it andthen click insert images.

So once it's on your canvas, you'll want to resizeit to fit your shirt.

It's important to note that you need to keep your print thencut image smaller than 6.

75 inches by 9.

25 inches.

It doesn't matter if that'shigh or long or wide, it just needs to bewithin those dimensions.

So let's center this on the shirt.

Just clicking and dragging it, and then you can changethe size by a couple ways.

There's two ways, you canchange the size up here or you can drag it.

Dragging it is a little less precise.

We can get it to under 9.

25 like this, or we can just type 9.

25 right here.

And now we know it's the correct size.

So there we go.

So this looks great.

Now there's a few things to double-check before we can actually make it.

First, we need to find out, is it flattened into just one layer? To find out, look at the layers panel over here on the right.

And we can see that this unicorn is actually made up of several layers.

So to fix that, select all the layers and then click flatten at the bottom.

So, to select all the layers, you can just hold down the shift keyand click on each one, or usually, just clicking the name at the very top of the group, if it's in grouped, ofcourse, will do that.

And then you click flatten.

It's not letting meflatten, and the reason is because it's actually onlyshowing one of these images here.

So we don't actually needto do anything at all and let's go ahead and delete these layers that we're not even using.

There we go.

So now it's just one layer, which is by default flattened.

But what if you can't findthe image that you want in Design Space? What if this isn't thekind of unicorn you want? So here's what you do.

Go find an image that you do want to use.

You should be able touse an image in Google, especially if it's justfor your own personal use.

But if you intend to sell your shirts, you'll need to obtain a commercial license from the image copyright holder.

But let's say I wanna make a shirt with just a unicorn for a family member.

And I'm gonna type in unicorn.

See what comes up.

And by the way, if you click on images, which is this link right here, it'll show you a bunch of images, right? So I see lots of unicorn images here.

I like this one.

I'm gonna select it.

And I'm going to save the image.

So I'm gonna right click onit and choose save image as.

And I'm gonna put itinto my downloaded folder and I'm gonna call it unicorn balloon because it's a balloon, and save it.

Now remember, personal use only, don't do this if you want to sell it.

If you wanna sell it, youneed to get permission.

All right, so let's hop backout over to Cricut Design Space and let's hide this unicorn.

We don't need that right now.

Click on upload.

And then upload image, and browse.

And we're gonna go find thatimage that we just downloaded.

Search by list, unicorn balloon.

And we're gonna open it.

And when this opens, youwant to click on complex.

If you don't, if you do simple, it's gonna change the colors on you.

This isn't what you want.

For print then cut, youalways want complex.

And then click continue.

This screen here will always come up when you import an image like this.

This is your chance to clean up the image.

This unicorn is alreadypretty clean, thankfully, but it has this bigwhite background, right? We can get rid of that background by making sure the magicwand cursor is selected, which it is, it'sdarker, and then click on the white space around theunicorn, just like this.

Awesome, isn't that cool? And don't forget tolook for the inside bits that should be deletedas well, like right here.

And you can click the previewbutton at the bottom here so that you can see howyour image will be cut out and look for any bits that you don't like.

Right, so at the edges here, it's a little bit rough.

You could fix that by going andclicking on your erase tool.

And we can zoom in withthese, the cursor over here so that we're getting into, youknow, the spot that we want.

You can change yourorientation on the screen with these sliders here.

All right, and then we'regonna click on preview again so we can see.

So this edge is a little rough.

It's probably going to be fine, but if you wanna smooth that out, you can.

So we can just click here, and we can get in closer if we have to.

And we could smooth it out.

Let's see if we improved that.

Definitely improved that.

So that's what you can do whenyou need to clean up images.

Which is actually really a powerful tool.

So once it looks good, you cango ahead and click continue.

And then make sure thatsave as print then cut image is selected here, justlike this, and click save.

And then it will save into your files, to your images in Cricut Design Space.

And then once it's uploaded, you'll wanna select the image and click insert images.

And then when it comes in, we'll want to resize it just like we did before.

So let's position this on ourshirt so we can visualize it.

And again, we wanna make sure that the smallest number isno bigger than 6.


There we go.

So now, this is sized properly to fit in the print then cut restrictions.

We just should always double check that it is set to print then cut.

And over here in the layers panel, we can see that it says cut, and then there's aline, and it says print.

So this is properly set.

But if it isn't, youcan always change this by going up to the line type menu here, at the top of the window, and make sure that it says cut in this first box andprint in the fill box.

If it does, then you're good to go.

Now, if a ready made imageisn't going to work for you, you can design your own.

There are so many ways to do that right within Cricut Design Space.

For example, you can click with, actually, let's moveour unicorn over here.

You can click on shapes.

And then you can choose a heart.

And let's move thisover here and resize it so that the smallest size is 6.


Assuming you want it to be that big, of course, it can go smaller.

And then go up to the fill menu, right here, and you choose print.

So now this is a print then cut image.

And you can see, in thelayers panel over here it says cut, line, print.

Awesome, okay.

But what if you don't want a gray heart? I mean, that's kind of boring, right? As it turns out, there'sa ton of awesome patterns right in Cricut DesignSpace to choose from.

You can pick one that you want, so we're gonna clickon this gray box here.

That's the color of the heart.

And we're gonna choose fromthis drop-down menu pattern.

And it gives us all of thesereally awesome patterns.

There's a ton of them in here.

I mean, really, there's a ton of them.

Let's just pick this red one right here.

And see, it fills up theheart, isn't that cool? You could even edit the pattern a bit by clicking on the edit pattern link.

And you can change the scale.

So I can make it, I can just, using the slider willmake it easier for me.

So I can change thescale and I can flip it so that that pattern is going in different directions like that.

And it's really, really quite awesome.

I'm gonna change it so that the pattern is sort of symmetrical like this.

And close it, and then now you'll see it's reflected in yourheart on the screen.

Isn't that cool? You could do more, too.

Let's say you wannapersonalize this heart.

So click on text over on the left side.

Type in a name.

So I'm gonna type in Alexa.

And choose the font you want.

I'm gonna choose a nice, thick font.

Not that one.

I like Impact, we'll do Impact.

Actually, no, we needsomething cuter than that, it's a heart.

Let's see, I'm gonna do a system font so that I don't have toworry about its cost.

Because if you don't have Cricut access or haven't bought the fonts for Cricut, then it will charge you.

So you may want to use the fonts that are already installed in your system so you don't have to worry about that.

This one's cute.

All right, so there's the name, and I'm gonna resize thename so it fits in this.

I'm gonna zoom in a bit here so we can see this a little better.

All right, there we go, soI have a name in a heart.

Now, if I were to just flattenthis right now and print it, I would get a black text in a heart.

But what if I want whatevercolor this shirt is to be able to see through, so that you could seethrough this, the text? So if this was, say, apink or purple shirt, the letters would be whatever color it is and then we can do that.

So all we need to do is select both the heart and the text, like this.

And you can tell overhere in the layers panel that I've selected both becausethey're both highlighted.

And then come down toslice and click that.

And what happens is, the letters get sliced out of the heart.

So if we click and drag this heart aside, we can see that theletters are left there.

And we can then delete thetwo layers that are left over.

Which, by the way, thisis also super cute.

But we can remove that, and then we just have this.

And then if we were to changethe color of our shirt, which I'll do right now by clicking on the template down here, and we changed it topurple, you can see now that the color of the shirt will show through.

So it's really, actually, agreat way to really simply personalize a print thencut image for a shirt.

But here's another really fun way to make a personalized design for a T-shirt with print then cut.

So go find an image that you like.

I've already done it and importedone, so let's upload this.

So this tool image here, I found this, and I added it alreadyto Cricut Design Space.

So here it is, let's movethe heart out of the way.

And we're gonna changeour T-shirt back to black.

Okay, so here is our image.

Now, let's resize thisimage so we know it fits.

So we need the shortestdimension to be under, either 6.

75 or under.

So there we go.

Oops, no, now the width is too high.

That was the wrong one, 6.

75, there we go.

So this is now sized correctly.

Now what we can do isgo on over to the side and click on text again, andwe're gonna type another name.

I'm gonna type Mr.

Makerand we're gonna choose a nice, big, bold font like Impact.

So, search for Impact, there we go.

And I'm going to make this bigger and position it over my image.

And it doesn't fit.

I'm going to use letterspacing to bring it in.

For this technique, we want the letters to be pretty close together.

Let me bring, open thisup a little bit more so you can see better what I'm doing.

So once it's, the lettersare pretty close together, we can widen it so it'staking up most of the picture.

So like this.

And then position itwhere you want, right, because we're going to dothe slice feature again.

So you select that text and the image, just the two layers, and you click slice.

So this time, we deletethe background image and we delete the blackletters, and we get this.

Isn't that, like, super cool? I can think of a lot of peoplewho would love this shirt.

And it's perfect for print then cut because you can'treplicate this with vinyl.

You need to be able toprint something like that.

So that's how you do that.

And of course, you can get even fancier than that if you want.

So I did something likethat with the decal that I put on my ownshirts, the Miss Maker decal that I showed you earlier in this video.

So to make it, I foundsome artwork that I liked over at Design Bundles.

So let me show you where that is.

So this is DesignBundles.


And they have, in addition to having things that you can purchase, they also have some free designs.

So I just came in here andI searched on watercolor.

And these free designs came up, the watercolor flower and bird set, and the watercolors down here, the watercolor craft collection.

Of course, these are free atthe time I'm doing the video.

This could change, buteven if they aren't free, their stuff is awesomeand it's worth the price.

So these are free elementsand I'm gonna use these.

And I've already downloaded them, so, but let me show you how to upload them.

And I'm gonna go back overto Cricut Design Space and we're going to justhide Mr.

Maker for now.

Make this a little bit smaller so we can see our shirta little bit better.

Okay, so we go to upload, upload image, browse.

And then we're gonna go find those designs that we downloaded.

And I've already picked out, they have many elements in that.

For example, here's theflowers and birds set.

There's tons of stuffin here, it's amazing.

But there's a wreath inparticular that I want.

If you're on a Mac and you want to see what these things looklike before you upload them, you can click at thislittle icon over here and choose columns.

And then when you click on them, it actually will give you a preview, so that's really useful.

I'm sure there's a wayto do that on PC as well, I just don't happen to know what it is.

So, there's a wreath herethat I really want to use.

It's this one.

Okay, now notice thatthere's a JPEG version of it and a PNG version of it.

You want the PNG version because then you won't have to cleanit up the same way.

It won't have that big, white background, it'll have a transparent background.

So get that PNG and click open.

And it's a big file, so you'llneed to give a little time.

Again, click on complexand click continue.

And we can resize this so we can see it, we can resize our screen so we can see the whole thing in there.

So here it is, isn't it pretty? And of course, you can docleanup on this as well.

You could remove elementsthat you don't want.

You'll see, it's alreadygot a transparent background so it's already good to go.

I do want to remove theleaves at the bottom.

We can do that by clickingon the erase tool over here.

And zoom in so that wecan see those really well.

So here they are.

And then the erase tool, you can move the slider to have a different sizecursor eraser, tool, whatever.

So it will go faster if you use this tool.

And you can just go rightaround the edges of things.

You probably don't have to beperfect, you're just looking, and this is gonna be a fairly small design once it's actually printed.

But I just want theselittle leaves to go away because when we do print then cut images, we want to be careful of a lot, I mean, I just don't want these little fiddly bits that I'm gonna have toworry too much about them being hard to pulloff my mat and stuff and I don't need them here.

So I've chosen to remove them.

You can do whatever you'd like.

But when we do print then cut, you know, simpler can, at least forthe cut part, can be easier.

And I'm gonna talk alittle bit more about that and show you what I mean by that later.

Because, you know, there's some things that work great for printthen cut for a T-shirt and other things that are just gonna be more work than it's worth.

The cool thing, of course, is that it's gonna cut right around all of these flowers and all the leaves at the top.

So that is huge, becauseI can't even imagine doing this with a pair of scissors.

I mean, I guess I could do it, but man, that would take a long time.

Okay, now check out, clickon preview down at the bottom to make sure that you don't have any little bits left on the canvas.

This looks good over here.

Sometimes there'll be likea little edge or something that you forgot to erase, but that looks good.

So go ahead and click continue.

Down at the bottom.

Again, be patient becausesometimes it just takes a while for Cricut to bring inthe file and render it.

So make sure save as printthen cut image is selected and click save.

Again, this can take some time, depending on how complex your image is.

So just be patient and don't assume that, you know, it's stuck.

This bar at the top you see that's, this green bar here that'ssliding along the top, that's your indicationthat it's still working and you should just hang in there.

That it's, that yourcomputer hasn't frozen or anything like that.

All right, so there we go, it has uploaded successfully.

So we're gonna click on theimage and click insert images.

And again, if it's a complex image, you just need to be patientwhile it brings it in.

So there it is, and it's pretty big, so we need to resize it.

Again, make sure the shortest side, or the longest side, is within 6.


Or sorry, 6.

75, I keepgetting those wrong.

This one is the longer, so there we go.

So now this is the proper size.

And we'll put it on our shirt like this.

So I mean, this is cute andall, but I want more than this.

This morning, I createdsome brush lettering, calligraphy script, and I'mgoing to place that on here.

So I'm going to upload that.

Now, if you would like to use that, I have made it available onmy blog at jennifermaker.

com, and you're welcome to use it.

So here it is, Miss Maker.

And I'm going to selectthat and put it in.

And let's change thecolor of that right now because that's not gonnashow up on a black shirt.

Okay, I want a teal color.

Similar to, I want it to match.

There we go, that looks fine.

Okay, so, and we can dragthis into the center here.

Just click and drag.

And use the resize icon in the corner to make it fit as you want.

All right, and then Ithought it would be fun, zoom in a little bit more, I thought it would be fun to personalize this further by adding some craftytools and stuff to it.

So I already uploaded those.

So I have things like this glue tube, at least that's what Ithink it is, is a glue tube.

And it'll come in pretty big.

And these are part of the craft, watercolor craft collection that I downloaded from Design Bundles.

So we're just gonna resize that so it's about the size I want.

And come on over here and rotateit and put it on my wreath.

Just like this.

So let's get the penciland do the same thing.

And I will speed this up a bit while I put on all ofmy little crafty things.

(upbeat music) There we go.

So this is awesome, I really like this, but there are some inherent issues here.

Just like I was talking aboutwith all the little leaves, we've also got this textjust sort of floating here.

And there's like a M-S, which is connected, but then there's a littleperiod, and then there's Maker.

So three things, plus the wreath.

And when we cut this out, they're going to be loose and we'll have to reposition them.

And we'll have to worry about them being straight and all that.

So I am going to make itso much easier on myself and I am going to add a background.

So I'm gonna click onshapes over here on the left and make a circle.

Then I'm gonna change thecircle right away to white.

There we go.

Now, I'm gonna put this behind this design so that it eliminatesall the floating bits.

And so I'm gonna go up to arrange and I'm gonna do send to back.

So now it's behind my design.

And I'm gonna use theresize icon to make it so that it's just a littlebit smaller than my wreath.

Oops, I didn't mean to do that.

Let's click the undo button.

So like this.

Just a little smaller than my wreath.

And the advantage to doing that is so now all of this hereis gonna be all together and there's still little bits of leaves, but they're reallyconnected to the circle.

I don't have to relyupon these really tiny little fragile-looking stems, because those might breakwhen I go to cut them or pull them off the mat.

We're almost done and we'realmost ready to make this.

But there's an issue.

So, if I were to make this right now, it would be all layers.

I'll show you what I mean.

So I'm gonna click make it.

And just ignore the unicorn.

But what would happen right now is, you'd get just the wreath, and just the circle, and just the letters.

This isn't gonna work, this isn't what we want.

So let's cancel that.

What we need to do is, hide our grid again, what we need to do is flatten our design.

Now that we've createdthis awesome design, we need to flatten it.

So we're gonna just clickand drag a selection box around the design, just like this.

And then we just go over hereto the bottom layers panel and we click flatten.

And that is it.

Now, if you look over in the layers panel, you see that that imagesays cut and print.

And that's exactly what wewant and this is ready to go.

Double check that your sizing is correct, that it's within 6.

75 and 9.


And this could go a little bigger, so we'll move this up to 6.

75 like this.

Well, I moved it down, I guess, a bit, not up.

But there we go, this willnow fit within the size.

In fact, let me show you what would happen if it was too big.

So right now, it's just a touch too big.

If we were to click make it right now, we would get an error message.

And the error messagesays, image too large, at least one of your printableimages is too large to print.

Please reduce size toless than 9.

25 by 6.


And we can click this to dismiss it.

So we're going to fix thatby just clicking on it and fixing the size.

So we're gonna make sure this is 6.


And it resizes for us.

And as long as this lock icon is set to lock and not unlocked, it will resize it proportionately.

Now, if we click make it, we don't get the error.

There it is, there's our design.

And you can see that it's ready to go.

So this is the mat preview area.

And it's very important tonote this black box around it.

You want this black box to be here.

This is an importantpart of print then cut.

Without this black box, Cricut won't know where to calibrate itselfand where to cut out.

And it could cut it out all wonky.

So this is important.

So this is exactly what we want to see.

When you have the sizing right and everything looks goodon your mat preview screen, go ahead and click continue.

Just like that.

Now we get to this page, which is, as you already know, our print and cut page.

But things change a little bit here depending on whether you're using the transfer medium forlight-colored fabrics or the medium for dark-colored fabrics.

Because they come in twodifferent variations, remember.

Now, if you're cutting on thelight-colored transfer medium, and you can tell bylooking at your package, all right, if you're not sure, if you're doing thelight-colored transfer medium, you need to mirror your image.

So to do that, click on the edit link over here on the right.

And you get this little screen, and at the bottom here, make sure mirror is toggled.

Just like this.

And then click done.

So that's what you wannado when you're using the light-colored transfer medium.

If you're cutting on thedark-colored transfer medium, do not mirror your image.

But let's do our white-coloredtransfer medium first and we're gonna leave it mirrored.

Now we need to print ourdesign on the transfer medium.

So click send to printer and make sure this add bleed option ison, that's really important.

Because the bleed function will add a little border around your image so that you don't have a white outline.

It'll actually kind ofextend the image that's there just a little bit, bleeding it, essentially.

So I also recommend thatyou click advanced options, right here, and make sure that your paper type is setto the appropriate thing.

And it's gonna depend on, your printer's gonna have its own options.

So my printer doesn't have, so it's under media and quality for me.

And this screen might looka little different for you, so you might wanna click around.

But you're looking foryour paper quality first.

So paper type, these are my options.

I don't have a lot of options.

I would either go withspecialty paper, matte, or plain paper.

So I'll pick specialty paper, matte.

If you have an option for transfer medium, iron-on transfer, use that.

And then you also wannalook for the quality.

So if we just leave it at normal, it might not be as vibrant as you want, there might be banding, whichare those horizontal lines that you'll sometimessee on an inkjet printer.

But if you slide this all the way over, and sometimes this is adrop-down menu instead, for high quality or bestquality or something like that.

You want it the highest quality possible so that you get thosenice, rich, vibrant colors.

So check your paper and check your quality and then you can click print.

And it will send it to your printer.

So let's go on overthere so I can show you how to load your printer andget it printed correctly.

It's also really important to note that you need to use an inkjet printer for this iron-on transfer technique.

A laser printer won't work for this.

Inkjet only.

So we want to print on ouriron-on transfer sheet.

So look at what I have.

I have this Jolee's brand, which is for light and dark fabrics, so there's actuallyfive sheets of each kind in this package.

And I also got the Silhouette brand of printable heat transfer medium.

And again, I have one forlight and one for dark.

So make sure you know which one you have so that you can follow theright method in this video.

So let's go print out thelight transfer right now.

All right, so, on the backof the transfer sheet, there are the lines.

So that is your back and you wanna print on the front of your sheet.

So here's my inkjetprinter and I'm going to make sure that I load this in the printer so that it'll print on the right side.

Okay, so you need to knowwhich way your printer prints, on what side of it.

You might wanna do a test print first.

So get that loaded in there and print it and then it will be time for us to cut it.

So now once the transfermedium is printed, you need to come back overhere to the Cricut Design Space and set it up for cutting.

So click on browse all materials and search on printable iron-on.

You'll get two options.

So we're doing the light one right now, so we wanna click light and click done.

And I always set my pressure to more.

And let's go ahead and cut this out.

All right, so just placeyour printed transfer sheet in the upper left cornerof your cutting mat.

Do your best to get itas straight as you can, but the good thing isthat it's the black lines on your sheet that are going to tell the Cricut where to cut.

So what's going to happen is, you're going to load it in and then a little light is gonna come on and it's going to startsearching for those black lines.

And your Cricut willcheck the placement of all of those black linesbefore it starts cutting.

And that's how it can create a beautiful and really precisely done cut.

Now, it's important thatyou're using white paper when you do print then cut and that you're in a well-lighted room.

If it's too dark, it might find it hard to see those black lines.

So here is our iron-on transferfor light-colored fabric.

And we need to talk aboutthe proper way to weed this.

First, the wrong way.

Do not peel the decal off the backing.

When you're using thelight-colored transfer medium, you need to keep the backing in place and remove all the other partsyou do not wish to transfer.

So here is the right wayto weed an iron-on transfer for light-colored fabric.

Simply remove the materialaround your decal.

Okay, let's apply ourdecal onto our white shirt.

So this is 100% cotton shirt.

And I'm gonna fold it inhalf like this and iron it and then I can see exactlywhere the center line is so I can put my decal on.

Now, for this decal, you wanna put it on with the backing up.

You're gonna iron on the backing, that's why we kept that backing in place.

So you can see those lines there that reassure us thatyou've got the backing up.

I'm using my EasyPress at 300 degrees.

And the instructions actually say that you need to do it for 90 to 120 seconds.

So that is indeed what I have done.

So it takes a littlewhile, and you'll see me keep pressing the button so I can do this.

I want, and my EasyPressdoesn't quite cover the entire decal, so I'mmoving it around slowly, even though this video is sped up.

And you need to peel it off when it's, right after you do it.

You do not want to wait at all.

So this is what happensthe first time I did it.

It does not look good at all.

I thought maybe I waiteda little bit too long after ironing it, so I did it again.

So I cut out another pieceand I ironed it on again using the instructionsthat came with the package.

Peeled it off immediately, and the transfer was definitely darker, but still really not asvibrant as I would have liked.

All right, so now let's try doing this with a fabric transfer intendedfor dark-colored fabrics.

All right, so we need to goback to Cricut Design Space and get this set up for the other kind of fabric transfer medium, theone intended for dark fabrics.

So to do that, we need tomake sure mirror is off.

And you probably, if you'redoing this from scratch, you didn't turn it on, but let's say you did.

Click the edit button right there and make sure that mirror is set to off.

The little toggle at thebottom, and then click done.

And so once the mirror'soff, and we also need to change our material fromprintable iron-on light to printable iron-on dark.

And those are the major changes, as far as Cricut Design Space goes, for cutting on the transferintended for dark fabric.

Now let me show you howto actually print it.

All right, so just like before, we need to make sure that we're printing on theright side of the paper.

Here's our dark fabric medium.

Look where those linesare and make sure that you're putting yourpaper into your printer so that it will print onthe side without lines.

That's the side that you want to print on.

All right, so once yourproject is printed, it's time to cut it out.

So place it on your mat inthe upper left-hand corner.

Again, try to get it asstraight as possible, no wrinkles, super smooth, do it in a well-lighted room.

Also check to make sure there'sno weird marks on your mat or smudges or anything like that, anything that couldconfuse the sensor marks and the sensor on the Cricut.

If you continue to have anyproblems with print then cut, there's a whole list oftroubleshooting ideas over on the cricut.

com website.

And I will put the link tothe troubleshooting sheet in the tutorial on my blog.

But again, what's going to happen is it's going to look, thesensor's going to look, turn on this light andlook for the black box that's around your image.

And once it finds that andknows where to cut, it cuts it.

All right, so once yourdecal is printed and cut, it's time to weed it.

So what you wanna do inthis case is actually peel it up off of the backing.

So it's different thanthe way that you do it with the light-colored transfer sheets.

The stuff that's for dark-colored sheets will actually have thesurface come with it, instead of transferring itfrom this onto the shirt.

The whole thing, so anythingthat's white stays white, which is actually really awesome, and that's why they say it'sfor dark-colored shirts.

So you're just gonna, you know, if you have a design likemine, just go carefully.

I didn't have any seriousissues with tearing or ripping, but still, wouldn't want tolose any of my little leaves.

So I used my weedingtool to make sure that each one was up and off of the backing and remove the whole decal.

And there we go, that'swhat it looks like, looks just like what we designed.

All right, so I'm gonna do the same thing, fold my shirt in half and iron it so that I can see where the center is.

And then I'm gonna placethe decal on top of it, making sure that thisflower at the top and bottom line up with that center line.

Also note where I'm placing it.

I'm not placing it in thedead center of the shirt.

I'm placing it close to the neckline because that's where wewear our decals, right? And again, I'm gonna followthe directions for doing this.

I set my EasyPress to 300degrees for 30 seconds.

And I checked it and it wasactually really looking great.

So, but the top edges were not quite, you know, adhered down.

Most probably because theEasyPress had missed it.

So I did it for another 30 seconds to make sure thateverything was pressed down.

And that was sufficient.

I did not have to do any more than that.

And I think it's a good ideanot to do any more than that because you don't wanna burn the material, which is a possibility.

So there we go, it looks great.

Now, I wondered, what would happen if I printed my decal onto the transfer intended for the dark-colored fabrics, but put it on a white shirt.

I wanted to see if that would improve the, you know, how it looked, because I really, reallywas not happy at all with the way that it transferred before.

So that's what I did.

I cut out the decal againand I pressed this, again, at 300 degrees for 30 seconds, and I, you know, I did it twice so that I was making sure that I wascovering the entire image.

And by the way, this is a great tip.

So if you have the smaller EasyPress, you just do this, it's fine.

You don't really need the bigger one if you're willing totake a little extra time.

And there we go, which, bythe way, turned out amazing.

So let's compare itwith the one that I did using the other method.

Look, huge difference here, guys.

Like, I have, like, really, it's turned out really beautiful and as far as I'm concerned, from this point forward, I will be using the transfermedium for dark-colored fabrics even if it's a white shirt.

And that's what I'm gonnarecommend for you as well.

Because it looks so much more vibrant, it's smooth, it's beautiful, everything.

Now you might be wondering if I noticed any difference in thequality between using the Jolee's brand printableheat transfer medium and the Silhouette brand.

And in fact, I did not.

They were pretty much identical.

And my understanding is that the Avery is also a really good brand.

So I think, in fact, theyall kind of seem the same, to be perfectly honest.

So there was no difference inquality between the brands, just a difference in quality between the types for light versus dark fabric.

So as you can see, therewas really a huge difference between the transfers intendedfor light-colored shirts, like these, and thosefor dark-colored fabrics.

Not only do you cut andweed them differently, but they look way differenton the shirts, too.

So this is a white shirt that's made with the light-colored transfers, right? It's washed out and it's rough.

This is a white shirt made with a transfer that's intended for dark-colored shirts.

It's vibrant and smooth.

Big difference, right? So my recommendation is onlyuse the dark fabric transfers, even on white shirts.

You'll be much happier with the results and you won't have toworry about mirroring when you use that kindof transfer, either.

So much easier, really.

Now, it's important that you follow the manufacturer's directions for washing these iron-on transfer shirts.

Check the instructions thatcame with your packaging.

It's usually like in the back, inside.

For example, you'll probably want to wait at least 24 hours before washing.

And then when you do wash it, be sure to turn it inside out and wash it in cold water.

It's also important tohave a full spin cycle so your T-shirt is notleft soaking in water, as that will definitely affect the decal.

And if you ever iron your T-shirt, make sure that you turn it inside out.

Never iron it with the side, the decal, because that would be a giant mess.

All in all, this project is really easy once you know which thingsto use and which to avoid.

The link to the exact materialsI used for this project, including the transfersand shirts and everything, is included below the video.

If you have any questionsabout this project, please leave me a comment below or post over in my awesome Facebook group at jennifermaker.


Now, I've mentioned thatyou can use print then cut for other things, like stickers, using self-adhesive paper, like keyboard overlays and laptop decals, using self-adhesive vinyl, and like faux tattoos, temporary tattoos, usingspecial transfer paper.

If you'd like tutorialson any of these projects, leave me a comment below.

And that's it for today.

Remember, if you can tellme what you want to make, I can show you how to make it.

Until next time! (upbeat music).

Cricut Infusible Ink Layered T-Shirt Tutorial – Full Process!

– Hello everybody, myname is Jennifer Maker.

Today we are learning howto make a layered T-shirt using Cricut infusible ink transfer sheets on The Great Maker Show and Tell.

(gentle music) So Cricut's infusible ink transfer sheets are a fun and easy way to makeprofessional level T-shirts that won't peel crack or flake.

And you can get really, really vibrant colors that are permanently infused into the material when you use it.

And you can create designswith multiple colors which is what I want toshow you how to do today.

So this personalized T-shirt here I made using Cricut'sinfusible ink transfer sheets that I combined it togetherfor a fun summer look.

It's so vibrant, isn't it? So for this project you'regonna want a Cricut Explore or maker either one works fine.

We use the fine point blade.

An EasyPress whether it's the original or the EasyPress2 and itneeds to be big enough so that it'll cover yourwhole design in one pass.

You could also use a heat press but you can't use a household iron because it won't getconsistently hot enough across the whole hot surface, the surface of it toproperly infuse that ink.

And it's typically not big enough for a T-shirt design anyway.

Beyond the machines you're going to need the Cricut infusible ink transfer sheets and the colors or patternsthat you want to use.

I am using red and blue.

A green standard grip cutting mat.

In EasyPress pressing mat, I'm actually gonna use the medium and largesizes for this project.

A piece of white, white cardstock.

A piece of butcher paper andthen that will come inside your infusible ink transfer sheet package.

Some scissors and some tweezers and of course you need T-shirt itself.

So I am using one ofCricut's own T-shirts, this is a women's XL shirt.

And I'm using it sothat we can see exactly how it works with their products.

Now you should be able touse another shirt with very like 100% polyester ordinary to it.

But we're not testing that today we'll do that in a future video.

And of course you need a design.

So I've created this flip-flop design because I think it's perfect for summer.

And it's all perfect foran infusible ink project because we've got multiple colors going on that touch without overlapping.

And I'm gonna explain all of this to you and how it works to use multiple colors.

And you're also welcometo use this design free.

So let me show you whereto get the free design, how to personalize it with your own name and how to put it onto a T-shirt with infusible ink transfer sheets.

Alright the first thingwe need to do is get our design ready for ourinfusible ink layered project.

I've created a specialdesign just for this which is perfect for learningand fun to do as well.

You'll find it over on my blog at jennifermaker.


And you'll want too go up to library, is here is the red bar.

And if you don't have apassword yet it's free you can click this to get one.

But if you've got one go aheadand click enter the library.

And you'll be asked toput in your password, right here on the password box so just go ahead and typethat in and press enter.

You will find the files alllisted in chronological order as well as separated byvarious themes and stuff.

You're looking for theflip-flops SVG files, just go ahead and click on that.

And it will download to your, usually to your downloads folder.

We're gonna open that up sowe can see what it looks like.

So here it is and we'relooking for the SVG file.

So now we're gonna go overto Cricut design space, and we're gonna upload that file.

So of course we wanna click on new project and then click on upload.

And then click on uploadimage and click browse.

And we're going to lookfor in our downloads folder for the flip-flops directory.

And we want the SVG file, I'm gonna click on open.

And it's gonna uploadto Cricut design space and this is what it looks like.

There's some different flip-flops in here and we click Save.

And then we're gonna select it and insert it onto ourcanvas just like this.

I'm gonna make it a little smaller, the canvas a littlesmaller with the minus sign in the lower left cornerso I can see everything.

So this design has four different styles of flip-flops you can colorthem however you like.

We're going to concentrate on this one in the upper left corner.

So I'm gonna go ahead and delete the other things that we don't need.

So I'm gonna ungroup everything and that will leave just fourgroups here and this group.

Hold on the shift keythis one and this one.

These three here you cansee over in the panel on the right, I'm gonnaahead and delete those 'cause we're not gonna use those today.

All right so we're left with this one, now we're gonna put this onto a T-shirt.

So I'm gonna go aheadand click on templates and bring up a T-shirt template.

So I need the classic shirts.

And I'm gonna change it towoman's short sleeve shirt.

And this shirt is size XX, large.

And I'm gonna hide the grid using the box in the upper left corner.

You click on it twice and thegrid will go away right here.

Alright so here is my flip-flop design.

I've already sized this for my project.

It's just under nine inches tall and seven and a half inches wide.

And I think this is agreat size for this shirt.

But of course if you wannamake it smaller or larger you can use the resizebutton in the corner.

Just click and drag that like this, and it will make it smaller and larger.

So let's first undo that and then make it just a little bit biggerso we can see it here.

I wanna put my name on thissolid flip-flop right here.

So I'm gonna click on text and I'm gonna type my name, Jennifer.

And I am then going to use this sort of circle arrow.

I'm gonna click and drag it until it's rotated aboutthe way I want it to.

You can click and dragthis over to my flip-flop, so we can actually see whatwe're doing in laying that.

But actually looks pretty darn good.

So let me scroll, zoomout a little bit more so you can see this even better.

So now you get to decidewhat size and what style of font you would like.

I wanna use something alittle bit more feminine.

So I am going to go up to the font menu while that text is still selected because see that select box around it.

And I am going to search on a font that I have purchasedbefore called Michelle.

Here it is Michelle script.

It's available from design bundles, I'll put the link to itin the video description.

I really like it's avery pretty script font.

Now you'll notice rightaway that it's not, the letters are not connecting.

And whenever we have a script font you wanna make surethat they're connecting.

And we can fix this by goingup to letter space right here and decrease the size of letter spacing until our letters are touching.

Like that.

And then we can resize itagain until it fits the, until it fits ourflip-flop and looks good.

I think that lookspretty good right there.

So you can use whatever font you want.

I recommend that you use a script font just because it seems to bea little bit easier, right.

For you to weed it but sinceeverything is connected but you certainly don't have to, it is absolutely your choice.

And now we need toactually have, I want this, this isn't going to be its own layer, this is gonna be cut out of the flip-flop.

So whatever color that'sbehind the flip-flop will show in this case it'sgoing to be a white T-shirt.

So I need to slice thisout of my red flip-flop.

So I'm going keep this text selected, so we can see that blue box.

We can see over here in the menu that it's selected as well, and it looks the way we wanna to.

And we're gonna hold down the shift key and we're gonna select the red flip-flop.

So now we, actually it's grouped, we need to ungroup this first.

So we need to make sureit's out of a group.

So just click the ungroup icon and we're gonna also send it to the back so that we can see our font.

So is arrange, send it back.

All right we want to select the text, there we go there's the andthe red layer like this.

So we've got, it weselected the blue layer.

Because you can always tell over here in the layers panel what you're doing.

So always keep an eyeon that layers panel, let's try that again.

I'm gonna select down here and this time I got the red layer, so that's good.

And then I'm gonna hold on the shift key and I can either like click right here or I can click on the font, I'll click right here.

Then we know I'm gonna getthose two layers I want.

So now we have just that redlayer and just our font layer.

And that's exactly the way we want, it's very important when you do a slice you have just these two layers selected.

That are not in groups oranything like that, okay.

So we've got our two layer selected, we're ready to slice now.

We're gonna come down hereto the bottom right corner and there's an icon that's aslice, I'm gonna click that.

And at first it might seemlike I didn't do anything, but it has and you will see you now have sliced results up here.

And you have an extra layerthat you didn't have before.

So if I click on one of these layers which is this when it shows upas a black sort of line here.

Black, but my name in blackand we're gonna delete this, we don't need that layer.

We're also gonna delete this one which is, sliced out of that red flip-flop, so now it's my name in red.

We're gonna delete that layer too and this is what we're left with.

Just two layers red and blue and that's exactly what you want.

So we're gonna layer this using our Cricut infusible ink transfer sheets.

Not the way that wewould do vinyl however, we're going to use theslice and set method which is what basically I'vealready got it set up for you.

So what we have here is this red layer and I can move it around.

And you'll see that, it'sjust everything that's red is right here and ready to go.

And here's a blue layerand it's all ready to go.

now if you were doing this, you were trying tocreate a design yourself you would have to do theslicing and everything yourself to make this design, but I'llget it all set up for you.

So this is the perfectinfusible ink project when you want to learn how to layer.

So we're gonna use these two colors and we're actually goingto put the blue on the red.

And then we're going to attach it to, we're going to apply it to our T-shirt and I will of courseshow you how to do that.

So we are ready to gowe're ready to make this, we don't have to do anything else unless of course you'reresizing or something, but I think this is theperfect size right now.

So we need to go ahead and click make it.

And we can see we have our blue layer and we have our red layer.

Now there's two very importantthings that we have to do.

The first is that allinfusible ink projects need to be mirrored.

So we're gonna go ahead andtoggle mirror on right now for these projects just like that, so now everything is mirrored.

It's very important to do that, don't forget to do that.

The second thing that we need to do because this is a layered project is we need to make surethat we have enough of the carrier sheet to layer both colors onto.

So by that I mean let's takea look at the red layer.

So right now on the redlayer we can see one whole flip-flop, we're only missing the little blue strap on this one.

On this one however wecan't see the top right.

This flip-flop wouldactually be a little taller once we have the blue on it.

If I were to cut itout like this right now we wouldn't have enoughcarrier sheet above our, this flip-flop for us tolayer that blue on to.

So what we need to do is lower this down so that we make sure that we have plenty of room for setting our layer onto the carrier sheet before we press it.

So I'm just sliding it down just clicking and dragging it down righthere in the mat preview screen to make sure that I've gotplenty of that carrier sheet and that's very important too.

And that does mean essentially this part is going to have to get wasted because we're going to be transferring it to that carrier sheet.

And let me show you what I mean okay.

So if we were right now tolet's say move this over to the other mat, so that wecan put them both together so we can see.

So I'm going to moveit over to the red mat, we're gonna put them togetheras if we were doing it.

So first of all we need to have a little more space over here too.

But we need to have, like ifwe put this up here like this and put this here, this is wherethat red layer needs to be.

In order for the blue layerto be layered on top of it.

And I realize this might notmake a lot of sense right now but you're gonna understand so much better when we actually do this.

So but it's important right now if you're working alongside me that you move down that red layer and just move it overto the right just a tad.

So I'm gonna move this back the blue mat.

And this can cut, so thisin cut out just like this and this is gonna cut out here.

Now we're gonna haveplenty of space up here for the actual blue part of the flip-flop.

All right so we're ready to make this, let's go ahead and click continue.

and we're going to use myCricut Explore Air 2 for this.

And we want to make sure that we are using the infusible ink as our material.

So right click on browse all materials and scroll down under iron-on and use infusible inktransfer sheet and click done.

Now in my test that I did before, I needed to have my pressure set to more.

And needed to make surethat my blade was cleaned and I did that using myaluminum foil ball method which I've described many times but I'll also show you when we go over to cut it right now.

Alright it's time to cut out the infusible ink transfer sheets.

And our first color is going to be let's double check this.

The first color is theblue transfer sheet.

So let's go ahead and put the blue on.

So this is the Cricut infusible ink, and this is the packaging it comes in.

I have already openedthis because I did my test with a tropical floral.

So this box is tropicalfloral and navy blue.

And if you are unfamiliarwith Cricut and infusible inks you will notice when wetake them out of the package that they look likethey're a different color.

Actually even a differenthue and they look faded.

Don't worry there's nothing wrong with your infusible ink transfer sheets this is just how they look before you apply themto your project, okay.

So we're going to use the navy blue sheet.

So let's put this back here, so it's nice and safe.

All right and we're gonna want to put we, it comes with butcher paper which we need for when we actually put this on to our projects, was that there.

Now the infusible inkcomes with a paper layer which is the colored or patterned layer and a liner or carrier sheet.

So you wanna put it shiny side down, so this is the shiny side.

So this side that hasthe liner carrier sheet, you put that down on your mat like this.

You do want to use a standard grip mat just like I'm using and make sure you as always line this up best as you can.

I recommend that you haveclean hands when you do this.

Minimize oil that transfers, use a brayer, so that you're not getting.



Because especially in this case this is a nice pretty solid, we don't want to see any weird oily fingerprints or anything like that.

So we get that all put down on our mat.

And get our Cricut going.

I'm gonna load this inand we're just using the regular a fine pointblade for this project.

All right so it's loaded.

Now as I mentioned it's always a good idea to make sure that your blade is clean and to do that I just popout my blade like this.

And I depress the plunger on the blade, always be careful thisis a very sharp blade.

And I, just poke this aluminum ball and it helps to remove any little bits of glitter paper or vinyl anything that might be stuck on it.

So that it cuts as smoothly and as cleanly as possible.

All right that should be good.

Put that back in there makesure it's all the way down and then close the clamp like that.

All right so we're now ready to cut this.

So let's go ahead and press the button.

And the word of the day is cricutime which is a word I use when I am measuring how long something is gonna take based on how long it's gonnatake the cut on my Cricut.

Now let's take thisoff of our cutting mat.

So we're gonna flip it over.

Remove it like this, there we go.

So there is this place.

All right so it's timeto do our red layer.

So let's take off one of the red layers, well we have to take all of this out.

So whenever you open up a new roll of infusible ink transfer sheets, there's like a little notereminding you where to go to, get directions because I'm sure people will confuse with vinyl and be stumped.

And there's also butcher paper in here and there's also a swatch of fabric.

So that you can test things out on fabric before you use an expensiveshirt and make a mistake.

So we didn't want just onesheet of the two sheets that come on this particular roll.

And they're already cut to size which is awesome, I love that.

Set this over here all right.

So we're gonna put this under a mat just like we did before.

And use my brayer so that I minimize how much of the oils for myhand are transferring to it.

Just to keep it nice and clean and vivid.

Put on our machine.

Let's remove this, see how this looked.

This looks great it's all mirrored just like it's supposed to be, awesome.

So there's my name, mirrorimage and there's the design.

So let's put this over and take this off the mat.

All right so we're gonnastart with the red layer, and we're going to get it ready to go.

And then we're gonnaput our blue layer on it this is how this is gonna work.

So the first thing we're going to do is we're going to cut away the sections.

So all of this stuffhere we don't need that because it's extra.

So you can see the design here.

We only want this top corner to be left on the carrier sheet.

This we can just go aheadand trim off right now and save for another project.

So I will use my knife actually to go ahead and do this.

And I'm just gonna go right to here, just make sure that you'renot too close to the edge of your design there.

You don't want to accidentally cut off any parts that you needed.

What I'm going to do I'm gonna cut off this little corner justa little bit down here 'cause we don't need this little bit.

Now that we've cut our designinto our transfer sheet it's time to reveal it.

What we need to do now is to remove all of these negative parts here.

So all of this needs to come out.

All the parts and what we need to keep is like this part with the sandal.

Let me pull this up so youcan see a little better.

You want to keep on the transfer sheet this part and this part here.

And then the stripeshere and the strap there, that's our goal.

So we're supposed to bend and crack it.

So you can see here if you do this it helps it come off a little bit better.

Not bend it, you're not bending that's important you'renot creasing it here.

I'm just trying to, like you can see here how it kind of separatesas we move it like this.

Here you can see as well right.

This is the kind of thingthat they're referring to.

It's gonna make it a lot easier when we go to transfer this to, remove the extra that we don't need, okay.

Let's go ahead and try removing extra now.

So in the corner I'mgonna take a little bit separate it from the liner, well as I can.

So I've separated itfrom the liner right here and we're going to pull it away.

And you can see it's goingto leave behind our design.

So we wanna go aheadand carefully do this.

Don't want us to tear, oh I see 'cause I knowwhy it's doing that hard.

Let me cut away somethis extra, right now.

And we can save all of this too by the way all of this can be saved.

Because we can put it onto another piece of transfer, a liner.

It's just, or might be hard to cut, I don't know if we can cut it.

I guess we'll see.

So let's definitely remove this.

There we go.

Cut that out so now we need to get out the inside of the flip-flops, like that and we need toget out these letters.

So I don't know howtricky this is gonna be, we're gonna find out together.

So we want to remove it little letters.

All right we they wereable to remove my name with just a little one little issue.

I see the little middle part of the J wanted to come with it, so we can fix that and put that back in place right here.

And press that down and then it looks like this also flipped over.

Let's put this back into place.

And this being of course goonto our shirt like this, don't worry about it being mirror image.

What we want to see right now is this, this is the important part okay.

So now it's time to put on our blue layer.

So our next step is to combine our infusible ink color layers.

So unlike with vinyl wherewe would take this layer and put it onto our shirt andthen take the other layers and put them on.

We're gonna layer everythingonto this one piece of liner, this carrier sheet and then transfer it as a whole.

That's very importantbecause repeated pressings can damage, can like make your colors fade and stuff like that.

So this time we wannatake the blue section, the blue parts out and put them in place.

So now we need to layerour blue onto our red.

So we're just going to put them together like puzzle pieces.

So blue goes on here.

So that's the blue layer.

Can you see that theblue layer is good to go.

All right so now we need to do the other side.

And this comes up here at the top.

And there we have ourlayered infusible ink pattern ready to go on to our project, it's not like awesome? All right so I think we're ready now to put our layered infusibleink project onto our T-shirt.

For this we're gonna needa piece of butcher paper, a piece of cardstock which we have here.

So a butcher paper and cardstock and of course our layered image, our layered design whichwe've got ready to go.

We need a appropriateCricut infusible and plain.

So I have a white T-shirt here, it's all ready for us to go as well.

We're also going to want our pressing mat.

So I'm actually goingto use this small one.

I'm gonna put it inside the shirt and I'm also gonna use the big one and we're gonna put itunderneath everything.

And of course we also need our EasyPress.

And I'm gonna use theoriginal EasyPress for this because it's important that our design fit on this.

So this is not turned on don't worry.

So I'm gonna just double-check that it'll fit on here completely.

Which it looks like it just will, so that's reallyimportant that we do that.

Like if we turn it a little bit like this we can see that it doesdefinitely fit on there.

So that's important that you need to have, make sure your EasyPress will cover the design entirely in one pressing.

So we're going to wantto go over to Cricut and look at what they tell us to use in their calculator.

So I'm heading over to Cricut.

So here is the CricutEasyPress heat transfer guide, I have a link to this below the video as well as in my tutorial and my blog.

Now we're gonna use theoriginal Cricut EasyPress that's the one, that's thewisteria one that I showed you.

And if you're not surethis little link here that will help you figure out which EasyPress you have.

And we are going to useinfusible ink transfer sheets and our base material is a T-shirt.

All right so we clickapply and then it tells us exactly what to do.

So we wanna set ourEasyPress to 360 degrees which is the maximum forthe original EasyPress.

And we're gonna wanna preheat our shirt for 15 seconds.

And this also shows us the layers that we need to have our shirt.

So first we have our pressing mat then our shirt that has apiece of paper inside of it.

And then we have our design and then our butcher paperand then our EasyPress itself and I'm gonna go throughall of that with you.

So let's hop back over to there we go.

AlL right so we needto preheat this to 360.

So we're gonna press thistemperature button right here and hold it down until it goes up to 360 which is its maximum forthe original EasyPress.

And set that again.

And then we're gonna do, itwants us to do 120 seconds.

So I'm gonna press this stopwatch button and hold down the pluskey and it will raise up in five second incrementsif I hold it down like I am.

We want to go to 120 there we go and press the stopwatch again.

So now it's going to heatup to the proper temperature and it's very importantthat you always use the right temperature foryour EasyPress and for your, what you're transferring andfor your material itself.

All right, so while that is heating up, let's set this to the side a little bit.

We need to get our layers ready to go.

So let's set these here for now.

Alright so I'm gonna put my mat down on our surface.

All right so there is our mat.

Our pressing that isright here good to go.

Now the next layer is our T-shirt with the paper in it.

And so I'm gonna open this up.

So we want a T-shirt with our paper in it.

And I'm gonna go ahead and Ihave another EasyPressed mat, so I'm going to go aheadand put that in there.

So on a paper, alright.

This is our paper and I'm gonna put this and the mat press inside of it.

You don't have to have that second, mat but I have it so I'm gonna go ahead and use it makes it alittle easier for me.

And I'm just opening up the shirt, I'm sliding it in like this.

Dirty right there.

Okay so now you know often I would use this center point to determine exactly where our design is gonna go.

Right, I would usuallylike iron it right there but in this case I'm not going to.

You can if you want you could use a ruler to help you figure outthe right placement right.

So that you can seewhere straight is right.

We want it to be nice and straight, although I mean they're flip-flops.

I can't say I'm super concerned about this but this looks prettystraight to me, right? Coming right down the center there okay.

So we preheated this to 360 degrees and we've got our T-shirt on a clean mat, we're going to put the cardstock.

We put the cardstock inside of a T-shirt to prevent any play through.

And we can't forget touse our lint roller.

I want to be sure that the section that we are going to put ourdesign on it is super clean.

All right so now it'stime to cover the sheet with butcher paper largerthan the heat plate.

And we're gonna pre-heatit for 15 seconds.

Okay so gotta put your paper on here, we're gonna preheat thisarea for 15 seconds.

So we're gonna just lift this up and put it down just like this and just write down and we'regonna that's press Start.

I'm gonna watch until it gets to 105.

Kinda see that a little bit, 105.

So 105 there we go, all right.

And we want to remove the butcher paper from the top of the shirt, just like this.

So we'll set that there for now.

Now we need to place our design down, vinyl side up.

So we're going to place it down like this, so this is our design and it goes down on our shirt like this.

So we wanna make surethat we're centering it and we got it exactly where we want to go.

So I'm gonna use this V right here and kind of put it down in a line, right down like this.

I think this seems pretty good to me and we can go ahead and do this to get it to adhere toour shirt like that.

That looks good.

All right and then we'regonna put our butcher paper on top of it just like that right.

So we've got the design and it's in place and we've got our butcher paperright here just like this.

Now we're going to slowly lift our press, I'm gonna put it onto, I'm going to press it for 120 seconds and then we're gonna slowlyremove the butcher paper and then let it coolbefore remove the liner.

All right ready, 120 seconds, to make sure that we'recovering our design completely.

It's very important that you not move your Cricut EasyPress at all.

And we lift it straightup from our project.

Slowly remove the butcher paper.

And we have to wait untilit cools completely, so this is still warm so we're gonna wait.

This seems like it's coldso let's give it a try.

Let's take this off and see how we did.

Awesome look at that, isn't that cool? Look at that it is so awesomeguys, it looks amazing.

So this looks great and this is beautiful, it's so smooth and clean I love it.

It looks like something you buy in a store but it's got my namehere, isn't that awesome? I think this is gonna be so super cute.

And this looks like pretty much perfect.

I see just a little bitwears off right here.

It's tiniest bit not a big deal though.

So this is what we had, this is what's left.

I really don't see anything there that we're gonna betransferring anywhere else guys.

This is depleted, I meanthe blue is completely gone there is no blue left.

And there's a little bitof the red but that's not, that would be a ghostif you were to attempt to transfer that again.

So this is a one-time use transfer.

But you know so, is vinyl so.

So here is our completedshirt, isn't it super awesome? Look at this look at how beautiful and vibrant these colors are.

We can stretch it without any issues, there's no seams, it's very light.

It's like a T-shirt that webuy the store, it totally is.

Let's look at the inside so you can see what it looks like on the other side.

This is what the insideof the shirt looks, like looks pretty familiar right.

This looks like a shirt from the store and there we go thisis our finished shirt.

I'm very pleased with itand this is how we would do any layered project, whether it's for a T-shirt or coaster or anything, tote bag anything like that.

– The important thing is to remember that your pieces aren'toverlapping each other, they're touching, it just barely touching or even they're giving me space in between but not overlapping right.

So either touching or space but not overlap and it turns out amazing.

Cricut infusible inks are brand new and not not even in stores yet at the time making this video so everyone.

Everyone has a lots a lot of questions about howthey work with width.

And all sorts of things, had already done two other tutorials.

Once is on the basicsof the infusible inks and one is I'm using theinfusible ink markers and pens which are a lot of fun.

I encourage you to watch those videos to learn more aboutworking with infusible inks and whether it's right for.

I Know you might be wondering, if you have to use Crickets, T-shirts with the infusible inks? No you don't have to.

You will be able to find some T-shirts with a high polyester count that will work with infusible inks.

But keep in mind that Cricutonly guarantees results with their products that state, that they're in fusible ink compatible.

Ad so proceed at your own risk.

Always test first.

Now to take care of yournew appeasable ink T-shirt, just machine wash itinside out with cold water and mild detergent.

It's fine to put it intoa dryer on low as well.

You wanna avoid fabric softener, dryer, sheets and bleach.

And if you take care of it, your infusible ink shirt can be washed over andover without any fading.

Now if you have any questionsabout using, cutting or applying the infusibleink transfer sheets, please let me know I'm happy to help.

Leave a comment below this video or post over in my Facebook group at Jennifer maker.

com /Cricut crafters and that's it for today.

Remember if you can tellme what you want to make I can show you how to make it.

Until next time (gentle music).

7 Old T-Shirt Hacks EVERYONE Must Know!

hey guys so today we are up cycling oldt-shirts and making it look new again as you guys know I've been on a cleaningjourney I'm doing some squats today trying to get in some exercise this isepisode three in my #cleaningseries last week I share it with you guys my

Jeancollection this week I want to show you some t-shirts I own I want to practicemore sustainability so I'm going to transform these old t-shirts intosomething new doing a cloud with my friend latisha so be sure to check outher video right after this I'll have it link for you

guys downbelow I deeply apologize if you hear any rain in the background there's a rainstorm here in California for this DIY is super important to try on the t-shirt tomake sure that it fits you so grab a piece of chalk and we're going tooutline the area where we

want the neckline to go so I'm thinking a v-neckline I think they all look really good with the cutout in the back be sure to leave the neckline becauseyou don't want to cut that off we're going to leave it so it looks more likea choker neckline taking a

piece of chalk I'm just going to draw a line downthe middle of the shirt might you what this shirt is the fact that there's alogo here in the center which I don't really like so I'm just going to cutright down the middle so here is the final t-shirt

as you can see I left thet-shirt elastic up top so it kind of looks like a choker neckline and I lovethe v-neck line paired with the open back have this teacher here it says Miami ofyou join it so I thought they'd be really fun to call my friend

Leticia whoI'm doing this video in collaboration with to see you know what fun DIY ideaswe could come up with with this t-shirt Leticia is here with us and decide tophone a friend hey Leticia how's it going good so Ihave this blue t-shirt and I'm not really sure what

I should do to it likeI don't want to just throw it away I want to upcycle it do you have anygood ideas for me oh that's so smart so I will link you guys that tutorial downbelow first I'm going to cut off the sleeves of the t-shirt just

to the leftand the right and then I'm just going to sew it shut now that I've cut off thesleeves I'm just going to cut a u-shape down here now that we have the bag shape all cutout now we're going to add the little slits to give the bag

a bit more volumeI'm going to fold the shirt in half and then one more time and lastly I'm going to sew the edge ofthis bag together and then we're all done so here is the Finnish grocery bagyou can either put in your groceries or your workout clothes I

really love thatthis is just a t-shirt transformed into a bag so thank you so much to Leticiafor this great DIY idea since a lot of you guys might be experiencing winterright now I thought be fun to do a resort wear inspired tube top we'regoing to cut right across

wrong line here length I'm thinking about 24centimeters and luckily since we already have this striped shirt it just goesstraight to this line so I'm just going to remember it visually I'm going to cutacross here as well as here now that we have our tube top cut out now

we're justgoing to take apart the other pieces and now we're left with this rectangularpiece of fat to resize this tube top I'm going to bring in about one inch on eachside now I'm going to add two buttons to the center of the top please don't judgeme please buns

don't match but these were the only ones I had around my house definitely add some straps let's talk incase you find that it's looking down just a bit if I think is perfect for thebeach or for any hot weather occasion I realized I'm left with this reallytiny little

micro crop top so I decided to just put it on over my tube top and Ifeel like I could work I can potentially sew it back together if I'm feeling likethis is just a little bit risque it's no secret I love Roman and I also love tocook today

I'm going to transform this t-shirt into a prett for this DIY youwill need a t-shirt some thread and thus black ribbon all you have to do is tosew the ribbon onto the top of the sleeve of the t-shirt repeat on theother side moving on to the other side

we're going to sew the other ribbon ontothe top of the sleeve so I love the Japanese words and fYI I actually don'tknow this shirt size so if you do speak Japanese it would be great if you couldcomment down below what these words say we're going to be making

a super cutepet costume since this wintertime here in San Francisco I thought I'd be fun tomake Bella another one of these waters draw a line where I'm going to cut thearm holes get ready to cut out our outline now fold the fabric in half andthen we're going to

cut about one inch to create a slip for the arm holes Bellahave you come join the party oh are you gonna make this DIY now all you have todo is to sew all the pieces together it has a honey she's now the color of theyear it's a coral

donkey suit you could take off I feel like the front a littlebit low but so it's no secret Bella loves tennisballs as you can see she just loves playing with them we're going to beupcycling the rest of this t-shirt using the sleeve as a bulk cover this will

bea great toy to play toss with your dog for this DIY you're going to need ascrap of fabric something of the shape like this next take your scissors we're going todivide this into three okay and then flip it over and repeat on the otherside so your fabric should

look something like thiskind of like a spider now place the ball right in the center and we're going totake this rubber band and tie the ball together with the fabric now we're goingto braid the fabric together so these three and these three so it's hard to make a

dog toy so Iwrapped a tennis ball which is Bella favorite favorite favorite a toy of alltime first lay down your shirt I have this really old sleep shirt with a stainon it so we're going to be upcycling this and making it into a hair wrap laydown your template

if you don't have a template like this I'll link one for youdown below but essentially it's like a Halfmoon shape since I want the hem ofthe bottom of the shirt I'm going to lay it down here and then since the shirtisn't quite as long I'm just going to

slightly fold it over take a piece ofchalk I'm going to just outline this area just so I know how much to cut after you cut out your fabric you shouldbe left with something that's kind of like this shape it kind of looks like aHalfmoon shape and now all

you have to do is to sew together the edges righthere and that's tadaand we are now all done sewing up the edge now if I flip my hair wrap rightside out I'm going to add on a little piece of lace just as an elastic at theend right about

here inside just take a needle and thread and sew this together if you guys enjoyed my t-shirt hacksvideo give this video a big thumbs up I challenge you to get this video to10,000 thumbs up I know we could do it because we did it in my last t-shirthacks

video this is actually a really good weight on my head who don't forgetto check out laticious video which I'll have you guys linked down below or overhere I love you guys all so so much and I hope you're having a wonderful day bye I think I'm closer to

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Not Your Average T-shirt Transfer Tutorial! | Get Thready With Me #6

hi welcome to get ready with me episode number six now you might notice that the name of this series has changed slightly and that's all thanks to the lovely bear face who came up with this brilliantly funny name today I'm going to be showing you how to make

your own graphic t-shirt just like these now I know that many of you'll be going well yeah just use transfer paper and stick it on a shirt and well I thought the same thing when I uploaded this video and got loads and loads of requests on how to

make the t-shirts that I was wearing but then I thought I've been making these shirts since I was 15 and it's not actually all that straightforward if you've never done it before and during that time I've picked up a lot of tips and tricks like what brand it

transfers to use what kind of image should you be looking for and even like how do these things hold up in the wash I've also learned that you don't have to just print these things on t-shirts so without further ado let's get started now when you're looking for

an image to print out onto a t-shirt it means to have a couple of important qualities it needs to be large and high-resolution it can't be blurry or pixelated and it's best if you find an image with a white or a clear background and the image itself should

have simple edges so I'm using a website called graphic stock to search for my images because you can use graphic stock totally for free for a 7-day trial and there's a huge royalty-free library of images that are perfect for printing onto t-shirts and just so you all know

graphic stock are sponsoring this video so of course there is Google Images but when you're looking for images on Google you can run into a few problems one is that the images just often aren't big enough for the images you find a pixelated or blurry or they have

these annoying watermarks stamped across them and the images you'll find on Google images are usually copyrighted so you really shouldn't be using them to make things like t-shirts with so if you want to use this site I highly recommend it and all the images I'm going to be

using for this tutorial will mainly be from graphic stock and I'll include the links to images and a link that you can click for a seven-day free trial with graphic stop in the description box below so to find images that I wanted to use and basically just typed

in things that I like like puppies cookies banana and I don't know if you guys have also noticed this lately but things like milk and eggs also seem to be a recurring theme in fashion lately so I also found myself some fried eggs because why not now once

you've found an image you can simply save it print it out or what I like to do copy and paste it into a Word document along with a whole lot of other images that you also want to print out onto t-shirts so that you're not wasting valuable transfer

paper or if you've got some photoshop skills you can download an image and then build upon it to make your own graphic just like this yeah I hate me too but I also love puns so I'm not apologizing so for this step you'll need both a printer and

printable transfer paper now there's a lot of difference in quality between different brands of transfer paper I'm actually going to be trying out both a cheap brand and an expensive brand and comparing the two so you can see how brief before so there is a lot of difference

in price right there so what I wanted to find out is the expensive brands wather so usually your transfer people will be either for dark colored t-shirts or light colored t-shirts and make sure you're getting the right one for the color t-shirt that you're going to be printing

on but I have found that dark-colored transfer papers work fine on light-colored t-shirts whereas light color transfer papers never work on dark color ones so you're better off just buying a pack that is just for dark colored t-shirts and you can use them on white grey blue any

color t-shirts so with the cheap brand it's really hard to tell which side you're supposed to print out on the instructions are also a bit vague and confusing so with these ones because it's for a light-colored t-shirt I'm supposed to pray everything out backwards so make sure you

check how you're supposed to print things out fast but they seem to print out fine with the expensive brand it was easy to tell what side to print onto and I think that the colors turned out a lot brighter and that the images look a little bit crisper

but there's still not too much difference between the cheap and expensive brands at this point after you've printed out your images you'll need to cut them out this is why you don't want any images with too complicated and edge don't leave any white margins around the images because

unless you're using a white t-shirt the white margins will be visible on your shirt now when you're choosing a t-shirt to use you should look for ones that is close to 100% cotton as possible so I thrifted myself a whole bunch of t-shirts to use for this tutorial

and I tried to find shots that are around 95 to 97 percent cotton and you don't have to just use t-shirts I'm also going to try transferring my images onto this cute pinafore and in the past I've also used them to put pockets onto a dress so these

instructions are going to differ a little bit depending on what brand that you have so make sure you read your own instructions first I switch my iron on to maximum cotton setting and I made sure that it was set to dry ie no steam was being made and

rather than using an ironing board it's better to get something hard like a plank of wood and place a pillowcase or a sheet over the top of it with the cheap brand of transfers I had to place them face down onto my shirt and then iron over it

for about a minute while pressing down on the shot with a lot of pressure and it ended up looking like this also because I'm transferring this one onto a white t-shirt I didn't have to cut out the white background with the expensive brand of transfers the instructions got

me to fast peel the image off the backing paper and then place it down onto a pre iron t-shirt and then I know for it for about fifty seconds again using a lot of pressure and I repeated this for all of my different images and so in the

end I made a whole bunch of different t-shirts I've got a puppy a spaceship a banana I did a sunflower on the pinafore and a fried egg and although this crop project seems relatively easy don't be too mad at yourself if you screw up because in the course

of filming this video I managed to screw up at least twice oh so apparently I forgot to remove the backing paper and it's turned into molten group oh good so that's upside down so the biggest difference between the cheap and expensive brands has to be that the expensive

brand does the brighter more pigmented and more colorful than the cheap brand does but compared to the expensive brand and for the price the cheap brand is really not all that bad okay so step six is the wash and duration test how do these shots hold up over

time when you're washing a t-shirt that you've printed onto you should always turn it inside out before washing and only ever wash it in cold water so straight up what I've noticed the cheap brands like t-shirt transfers did really really badly the transfer has already begun bubbling up

and peeling off and then not even really wearable anymore so I was disappointing however the cheap brands dark t-shirt transfers did a lot better this dalmatian puppy has held up really really well it's still perfectly wearable apart from some minor minor cracking of the print and how about

the expensive brand well as expected it washed really well they look basically the exact same as they did before I put them in the washing machine which is what you want especially if you're paying a couple of dollars for each transfer so these are some transfers that I've

had for a couple of months on these t-shirts I use the cheap brand and after a couple of months and a couple of washes they're looking a little bit worse for wear still perfectly wearable but they don't look so great closer especially if you're stretching the cream over

something like boobs boobs whereas the pockets on this dress which I'm using the expensive brand of transfer paper and they held up really well they still look really bright they haven't really peeled or cracked at all so if you want long lasting prints on your t-shirts it's probably

a good idea to invest in the more expensive brands but if it's just for a cosplay or a costume or something that you're going to wear very much janna cheap brand works just fine so I hope this video was helpful if you do have any more tips that

you want to add then please feel free to leave them in the comments below thank you so much for watching liking and subscribing and I'll see you all next time bye and thanks once again to graphic stuff for sponsoring this video if you'd like a 7 day trial

free access to a huge library of royalty-free images check out the link that I've popped in the description box below

DTG (Direct To Garment) Printing – 5 Things You Should Know

Hi guys I'm Summer from BELLA CANVAS andtoday's video is all about DTG printing with DTG or direct-to-garment theprinter directly applies ink to the fabric of a t-shirt kind of like yourprinter at home except it's printing on a garment instead of paper today we'rein downtown Los Angeles at family

industries to cover the most frequentlyasked questions about DTG there's any questions that we didn't cover in thisvideo let us know in the comments below and we'll be sure to get back to youokay let's jump in my name is Nick Lorenzo I run sales here at familyindustries family industries

is a multi-faceted screening shop we doin-house screen printing live screen printing and events digital printingembroidery and we do promotional items as well we recommend DTG to ourcustomers over screen printing when they have a small quantity run that they liketo do if they're looking to do somewhere under 24

pieces if you're looking tostart a brand and you have an e-commerce platform and you're not looking to spendany money upfront we would have you go into our on-demand fulfillment programwhere we would print as the orders come in for you another great time these DTGwould be if you are

have a photo that you've taken you know maybe you've takensomething with your iPhone and you'd like to translate that onto a t-shirtit's gonna come out very well if you go that route with it there are a lot ofmulticolor jobs that if you were to screen print would be

very expensivethere could be a 12 color print that would be out of your price range andyour screen printer might not even be able to handle that they could run on aDTG printer and potentially come out great there is a little bit more perunit cost for you but it's

still at the point where you can resell it for doublewhat we charge you so for an example if we had someone working with a Bellacanvas 3000 one we would be somewhere probably in the $12 to $14 per range forthem to monster on their e-commerce platform that way they

can resell it inthe $25 to $30 dollar range make their money and notany inventory a good rule of thumb would be to double your margin on all t-shirtsand we have the ability to make that happen the best fabric to print oneasily on for DTG printing is %100 percent

cotton we like to stay away frompolyesters or tri-blends we will print them but we do very much suggest to staywith a hundred percent cotton it just retains the ink much betterwe've tested certain things and it just we've definitely come to thatyou know clarity when we bring in a

customer that wants to set up a storewith us the three main garments that we workwith with them are the bella canvas 3001 the bella canvas 6004 andthe bella canvas 3483 tank top those are the three that we try to steer ourclients towards the 3001 works well for everybody

it is a unisex piece it's agreat cut it's 100% cotton because 6004 is a great cut for women that and ifthey want something that's a little more boxy we just shoot them over to 3001 andthe 3483 tank top works well for men and women andit is also 100

percent cotton so we try to steer our clients towards those threegarments to start if they're starting a store the main thing they'd keep in mindwith DDG printing with your colors is just be aware that it may not come outexactly the same way you expect it to be with

a Pantone system like with plastisol ink but if you work with your DTG printer whoever that may be they cantest and figure out the right ways to hit that color it just might take alittle bit more time on the front end if a DTG print is not holding

up afterwashing then it most likely wasn't pre treated correctly or it wasn't curedcorrectly it'd be something where you could bring it up to your DTG printer tosee what sort of solutions they can have on their end it should hold upexactly the same my advice for people starting a

brand from what we've seenhere is start small start with DTG don't go ahead and you know spend a thousanddollars with a screen print run you know test the waters with great garments likeBella Canvas has where you can really kind of see your dreams kind of realitywith your store

but also not pay inventory and not pay for any overheadthat'd be my advice and that gives you much more creativity to do the thingsthat you want to do and not have to worry about paying your bills we hopeyou guys enjoyed this video again if there's any question that

we didn'tcover let us know in the comments below we will link family industries info into thedescription make sure to give this video a thumbs up and subscribe and we'll seeyou next week

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Unbound Merino T-Shirt Review | Merino Wool Shirt for Minimal Travel

shirts you're probably wearing on right now and if you're not you're probably at the beach or just sitting at home on your couch shirtless so that's totally cool anyways most people wear shirts so in this one we're going to be taking a look at the t-shirts from unbound

merino let's check them out so first things first this thing is made of soft merino wool upon taking out of the package and trying it on for the first time I found that it fit me very well I have a size medium I am 6 foot 2 175

pounds and it fits super well one of my favorite things about the fit of this shirt is that the size of the sleeves fit tightly to your body so you know I have this weird corner that's kind of hanging out flapping around that you give us some t-shirts

it fits super well granted I'm not super buff but fits well the type of marinos that these are they are a little tiny bit itchy when you first put this thing on so it's not something that you're really gonna notice but it's a different feel than a cotton

shirt or some other merino wool shirts out there but to feel that itch you have to like meditate very very slight this is the gray crewneck they also have a v-neck in the colors of heather gray blue and black the unbound merino tee comes with a little booklet

that gives you some tips on how to take care of your shirt as well as my favorite thing in there they tell you how to do the Ranger roll so it's a great way to pack your bag when you're traveling to keep everything compact you're hardly ever gonna

need to wash this thing so one of the benefits of merino wool is that it doesn't really hold smells right so you can go days and days without washing this thing I've personally gone about you know maybe 20 wears without a wash it does feel nice and fresh

after that wash and if you do wash it you want a hand wash it in the sink or you want to put it into the washer on a cold setting you definitely don't to put in a hot setting if you definitely don't want to put this in the

dryer otherwise that things are just gonna shrink right down and hardly to fit you anymore might fit your toddler cousin or something like that but not you anymore the shirt is a little bit fuzzier it has a little bit more pilling on it then other merino wool shirts

that I've seen on the market unban merino does include in the booklet the way to get rid of this is that you wash the shirt with jeans with the zipper closed obviously if you don't get that kind of zipper bite on your shirt but I have noticed that

it is a little bit fuzzier than other t-shirts and another note on the durability is that I have seen a whole develop in this thing after only about 15 uses I've noticed it so that's a bit of a concern if you're gonna be on the road with this

thing and you want it to hold up so just keep that in mind price-wise at the time of this review this shirt is sitting right around $65 and that's gonna be a decent price for a marina wall t-shirt and right in the middle of a couple other key

brands in the space so on the low end we take a look at something like a woolly we're just gonna run you about 45 bucks on Amazon and on the higher end like outlier and ultra fine merino t-shirt it's gonna run you about 110 so the unbound shirt

kind of sits right in the middle of those two things so to wrap up some of the pros of this thing are that it's a merino wool t-shirt supersoft and you're not gonna need to wash it off in in my opinion and for me it fits well and

it looks good obviously your mileage is gonna vary on that and the packaging is pretty cool with the detailed instructions as well as telling it on a ranger roll I always appreciate a little design details like that they make all the difference so some of the cons of

this thing are that the collar gets a little bit tight after a wash you have to wait for that to loosen up again it pills a little bit more than other merino wool t-shirts on the market and I did see a whole develop after only about 15 wears

which is a little bit of a challenge thanks for taking a look at the unbound merino t-shirt be sure to head over to Packer comm for more gear reviews just like this one thanks for checking this out we'll see you the next one I'm not going to the

gym every 5 minutes of my life but fits well what do you think [Music]

To Wear OR Not To Wear a T-Shirt & Why A TShirt Is Not Your Best Option

Welcome back to the Gentleman's Gazette! Intoday's video, we discuss whether it's wise to wear or not to wear a t-shirt.

We'll discusshow the t-shirt became so popular, when to wear it, when not to wear it, and what youcan wear instead of a t-shirt that makes you look even better.

Denim jeans and t-shirt is probably the mostpopular garment in the men's world today but just because something is popular doesn'tmean it's the most flattering for your body type.

So how did the t-shirt get so popular?First, it started out as an undergarment for laborers and workers and before then, theywould wear a union suit which was a combination of undergarment of pants and shirt then theycut it apart and the t-shirt was born.

Sometime between 1898 and 1930, the US Navy adapteda t-shirt as an undergarment and issued it to their soldiers.

In the beginning, it wasa white cotton crew neck t-shirt that had short sleeves.

It was only meant to be wornas an undergarment below a uniform so it's never to be seen, or in hot climates, or ina submarine.

Sometimes soldiers would take off their uniform and just use the cottonundershirt and eventually, that became very popular because it was easy, it was comfortable, it was easy to clean, and inexpensive.

As such, it made its way to the public and itwas particularly popular as a boy's shirt because it was cheap.

You could have differentcolors and it was functional.

The term t-shirt did involve around the 1920s but ever sinceit has conquered the world.

Today, t-shirts are popular with men for thesame reasons; first of all it's cheap.

It's cheap to make, it's relatively inexpensiveto buy, on top of that, it's easy to put on, you don't have to worry about it, and so alot of men wear it all the time.

Even though the retail price is low, a t-shirt is actuallyvery inexpensive to produce because you have very few seams, the fabric is produced insuch a bulk volume that it's very cost effective, and so you can produce a t-shirt today thatcosts less than one dollar if you go to low-cost countries.

Even if you produce a higher-endt-shirt of a better fabric, maybe with some more details, usually couldn't produce themfor under ten dollars.

In terms of retail, you can buy them anywherefrom $3 all the way up to thousands of dollars depending on whether it's a designer likeDior or not.

Even if the retail price is really up there, it's still a cheap shirt that wasmeant to be worn by boys and as an undergarment by laborers.

So, it's not ideal if you wantto show the best side of you.

So to wear or not wear t-shirt? That is aquestion.

So when can you wear a t-shirt? I think it's great if you have work to doin the yard, if you mow your lawn, for example, if you go to the gym.

When involved in a physicalactivity, rather than using plain cotton, you might want to go with more advanced fabricsthat have a moisture wicking property such as modal.

Cotton can absorb up to 27 timesof its own weight in moisture and if you keep it at your body it might be drafty and uncomfortable.

As such, the cotton t-shirt will stick to your body and be uncomfortable, so when youworkout, go with something more moisture wicking and avoid cotton.

If you do lots of trainingwith weights, you need more arm movement consider to skip a t-shirt and go with something that'ssleeveless; it's gonna be more comfortable and more effective for your work out.

You could also wear a t shirt as an undershirt, however, that's not very smart because t-shirts typically have this crew neck, sometimes ofa v-neck, but it's quite high and if you wear a dress shirt on top of it, you can see itpeek out from underneath the collar which looks extremely cheap and bad.

Also undershirtsare typically tailored differently, they're longer so they don't come untucked, they hada much deeper cut out so you don't see the collar and typically they come in colors closerto skin tone so they won't show underneath let's say a white dress shirt.

If you wannalearn more about undershirts, please check out our in-depth guide and video here.

A t-shirt can also be great as a PJ substituteand a lot of men like to wear it when paired with underwear.

Another popular place fort-shirts is clubs or when you go out at night and frankly when I was a teenager, I woret-shirts.

And in order to stand out sometimes, I would go for more designer shirts and rememberI was once in Hungary and I got this really cool shirt for a very low price and it wasa party and someone wanted to have it desperately, so I sold it to him on the spot for $150.

I felt like and million bucks that night, problem is, if you wear a t-shirt when yougo out to a club, you really don't stand out, you just fit in because that's what most otherpeople wear and unfortunately, it doesn't flatter your body style very much unless you'rein great shape with big shoulders, big biceps, and a very trim v-shape.

And even then, thet-shirt is very thin and it just doesn't flatter you as well as other garments would.

Sometimes, people want to express themselves by using a logo t-shirt and well the slogan may begreat like haters will always hate, or whatever it is, it makes you look rather immature.

So if that's the look you're going for, go ahead and wear those t-shirts otherwise, Isuggest you upgrade.

So why should you wear a t-shirt? Basically, it's easy it's convenient, youdon't have to think about it, but if you're honest with yourself, if you just invest fivemore seconds, maybe choose a dress shirt, and you button up the buttons, it will giveyou an entirely different look.

On top, of that it makes you stand out from the crowdand you're not perceived as cheap but as stylish, isn't that good? So why shouldn't you wear a t-shirt? First of all, it shows every imperfectionyour body.

Take a look at me for example, I have sloping shoulders and you can easilysee the wrinkles right away because the fabric is so thin and that's just unadvantageous.

At the same time, my right shoulder is more sloped than my left one and so if I move arounda little bit, usually especially with a wider crew neck or v-neck, the t-shirt shifts andit makes me look at asymmetrical.

Now, humans are programmed to find symmetricalfaces and things to be more attractive and so a t-shirt makes me look less attractivejust because my body is not symmetrical and neither is yours.

A t-shirt is also not flatteringif you have thin arms because the contrast highlights your thin arms.

At the same time, if you have a little bit of a belly, , maybe some love handles maybe man boobs, a t-shirtwill always accentuate all those flaws and why would you want? I would even go so far to say that a t-shirtmakes you always look worse than you are because it has very thin fabric and it dramatizesyour bodily imperfections.

If you want to learn more about what type of garment andwhat style of garment suits your body type I suggest you check out this guide and videohere.

Of course, if you're in great shape, if you have that desirable V shape, if youhave big guns, yes go ahead and wear well for the t-shirt, it will flatter your lookbut at the same time, it's not proper for formal situations or if you go out an evening.

What should you wear instead? Ideally if you want to take it one notch upfrom a regular t-shirt.

I suggest to invest in a Henley shirt.

Basically, it has the sameproperties of a t-shirt, however, it has a heavier fabric that drapes better and it alsohas a fly with buttons which just is an interesting detail that makes you instantly differentthan other people around you who wear t-shirts.

If you want to take the next step up, I wouldsuggest to add a collar such as here on this polo shirt.

Make sure not to get those flimsycollars.

To learn more about polo shirts that fit, what to look for, what fabric to go for, I suggest to check out our in-depth polo series which is several videos and everything youwant to know about great polo shirts.

If you want to look different, I suggest togo with a popover shirt specifically this summer and it's basically a dress shirt thathas a fly that goes only to the middle so we have to pop it over your head just likeyou would with a t-shirt.

Since it's a little more casual than a dress shirt, I suggestto go with a summery fabric that is breezy, ideally you add some linen to the mix, justlike the shirt I'm wearing here right now, because it has a more summery casual characterthat is just in line with summer.

Usually, those shirts come long-sleeved but you canroll them up and if you want to learn how to do that please check out our guide here.

You want to take it even a further notch up, go with a dress shirt.

Here, I'm wearing a cotton dress, it has like a check patternand some colors; it's more interesting than a plain white oxford shirt or maybe a lightblue one.

At the end of the day, if you just wear a dress shirt, add some color, otherwise, it just looks like you're using your regular white and light office shirts and wearingthem at night and that's not ideal.

Now, I know it's a far cry from a t-shirt but ifyou want to go in more formal and stylish, I suggest you add a blazer to the mix withyour dress shirt because it just looks very handsome and debonair.

So in conclusion, it's clear, a t-shirt hasvery limited use and you can wear it if you work outside, if you do physical activity, or if you go to the gym, otherwise, I suggest you always upgrade and it probably won't comeas a surprise that I personally wear t-shirts very rarely.

I just like the dressier sideof things because I'm perceived in a differentway and people look at me in a very different way because they don't think of me as cheapbut rather as competent, stylish and smart.

in today's video, I was wearing a range ofoutfits.

the t-shirt was just a plain Hanes onethat we got at the local Target, otherwise, I was wearing some polo shirts with a collarhere I'm wearing the shirt that is checked that is rather trim fitted with a button-downcollar and if you want to learn more about the button-down collar shirts please checkout this guide the jeans are from Tommy Hilfiger bought them in 2006- 2007 so obviouslyyou can see I don't go through a lot of jeans.

the pair of boat shoes are I think from Sperryand made of a horween leather in a bold preppy style red orange leather If you enjoyed this video and doing more likethis please subscribe to our Channel and sign up to our free email newsletter so stuff likethis comes right to your inbox.


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How to Sew a Shirt: Easy Pullover | Craftsy Sewing Projects

Want to make a cute top in an afternoon? I'llshow you how easy it is! Hi, I'm Angela Wolf! I want to share someof my favorite sewing techniques to create a fantastic top.

I'm using the Scout Tee pattern from Grainline Studio, but you can use any similar stylet-shirt pattern.

I've already cut out my pattern pieces ina woven cotton fabric.

A woven fabric won't stretch out of shape when you sew.

With right sides together, pin each front shoulder to the back shoulder.

Then pin thefront to the back at each side seam.

At your machine, line up the fabric edge withthe seam allowance marking for a half inch seam allowance.

Insert the needle at least 1/8” away from the edge of the fabric.

Back stitch once ortwice, and stitch.

When you get to the end of the seam don't forget to backstitch.

I'musing a contrast thread so you can really see, but you'd choose a matching thread ofcourse! Move to the side seam and stitch down theside the same way.

Repeat this process on the otherside of thegarment, and then finish the seam edge.

I finished those frayed raw edges with an overlockstitch on the sewing machine but you could zig zag or serge the edge.

Now it's time for the neckline.

You can make your own matching bias tape out of your mainfabric or if you want to save time, buy 1/2″ double folded bias tape like I havehere.

Here's a tip for sewing the neckline – becareful not to stretch the bias tape over the shoulders or you could end up with puckers.

But you do want to stretch it at the center front and back to prevent your neckline fromgapping open.

Leave about 3″ free at the back of the neckline, then Iine up the first fold on the bias tape with the neckline, and pin.


Stitch right in this first fold – I'm using a contrast thread but you'd use a matchingcolor.

Stitch over the shoulder area – it's veryimportant to avoid pulling the bias tape! You want both layers to feed evenly or wewill end up with puckers.

  OK, we're at the curve of the neckline.

Startto pull the bias tape slightly as you stitch.

Once you're at the other side let it lay evenlyonce more.

“Back around the shoulder, and we have toclose the bias tape.

I am not going to stitch straight across, because this can cause theback of the neckline to gap.

“Now, here's the neatest way I know to close bias tape – Cross the ends of the bias tapelike this, pin and draw a straight line from here to here.

See how neat this will lookfrom the right side! Stitch across the diagonal line.

Trim offthe excess like this and then finish attaching the bias tape by stitching along the fold- take care to hold those seam allowances flat.

With the help of an iron, fold the bias strip over the seam allowance, tuck under the otherpressed edge and pin, making sure to cover the seam allowance and catch the back foldof the bias tape.

Work your way arond the neckline, folding, pressing and pinning.

Youcan really see how nice that seam looks at the back.

Starting at the center back, stitch one more time around on the edge of the bias tape.

Keep checking as you go to make sure you are stitching through both side of the bias tape.

Okay, let's move on to the sleeves.

This is a set-in sleeve so I need to prepare the sleevecap before inserting it into the garment.

Sew two rows of basting stitches across here.

A basting stitch is just a straight stitch with a stitch length of at least 5.


Pull the end of each of the threads to gather the sleeve head.

If you have a tailor's hamlike this you can use it to help steam press the sleeve to a nice rounded shape.

With right side to right side and the seams lined up, match the front notches and pinthe sleeve in place Match the back notches and do the same thing.

This notch should lineup with the shoulder seam.

  See how I'm easing the sleeve cap into the armhole.

 Starting at the side seam, stitch the sleeve in place – making sure you're sewing throughthe two layers.

Then finish the seam allowances with an overlock, zigzag stitch or serger.

The final step is to hem the sleeves and bottom of the top.

At the hem, turn up the edge 1/2″ and press.

  Use a tailors clapper for a nice crisp creaseif you have one.

  Use a little burst of steam and hold the clapper on the crease.

  Pressup the hem all the way around the hemline.

Now tuck the end into the fold and press.

 This will give you a perfectly pressed crease to stitch.

Start at the side seam to stitch the fold in place and work your way around.

As youget back to your first stitches, go over two of them, then backstitch to secure the thread.

Repeat the same hemming technique for the sleeves and you're all finished!Thanks for watching! To get this pattern, fabric, or more expert instruction, be sureto click the “i” in the top-right corner of this video.