Easter is almost here! Get hopping to make your own adorable Easter shirts with this FREE HANGING WITH MY PEEPS – FREE SVG CUT FILES. You can easily make this with HTV or you can try infusible ink like I did. Cricut’s Infusible Ink transfer sheets are a fun and easy way to make professional-looking T-shirts that won’t peel, crack, or flake. I used Watercolor Splash and Black and I just love how pretty it turned out. Of course, you can use any color combination you want. Read on for the full tutorial on how to use Infusible Ink with layered design projects.
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DIY EASTER – HANGING WITH MY PEEPS T-SHIRT USING CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
- Infusible Ink Compatible T-Shirt (100% polyester works best)
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet – Watercolor Splash
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet – Black
- Butcher paper (provided inside your package of Infusible Ink transfer sheets) OR
- Parchment Paper Sheets (I love these!)
- Lint Roller
- Pressing Mat
- Easy Press or Heat Press
- Cutting Machine (Cricut, Silhoutte, or Other Cutter)
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Tweezers (Optional)
- Brayer (Optional)
- Scissors and Paper Trimmer
- Cut File (Available in my FREE DESIGN AND RESOURCE LIBRARY)
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my design Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Hanging with My Peeps – SVG. It will be listed under the category-Easter Designs.
STEP 2: CUT OUT YOUR DESIGN FROM CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK TRANSFER SHEETS
Open the design in your software program. Size the design to the appropriate size for the size shirt you are making. For my son’s youth small, I made the design 7″ wide.
Once you have everything sized and attached the way you would like, you can cut the design.
Place the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet line side (or shiny side) down on your standard or light grip mat.
TIP: Be sure to mirror your design BEFORE cutting – All Infusible Ink designs must be mirrored before cutting!
Remove the mat from the material instead of the material from the mat.
Trim away any excess from your sheet before weeding and save the scrap piece to use for another project. Use either a pair of scissors or a paper trimmer to do so.
STEP 3: WEED YOUR DESIGN
Gently roll the design so cut lines separate and are more visible. This is called “cracking” and it makes it easier to remove the excess paper from around your design.
Now use your fingers to carefully weed or remove the excess pieces from around your design. You DO NOT want to use weeding tools with the Infusible Ink. If you have any stubborn areas, try a pair of tweezers to help you lift the piece.
STEP 4: PREPARE YOUR T-SHIRT
Place the shirt on your pressing mat or heat press.
Place a piece of parchment paper or cardstock inside the shirt. This keeps the ink from transfer to the back of the shirt.
Use a lint roller or a rolled up piece of tape to remove any lint from the t-shirt.
Add a piece of the butcher paper that came with the infusible ink or use a parchment paper sheet and then preheat the t-shirt by pressing at 385 degrees for 15 seconds. This removes moisture from your t-shirt. The settings I am using are for my Easy Press and this project. For your project, be sure to check on the Cricut website here for proper settings. Follow recommended settings for your heat press proper settings.
Remove the butcher paper and carefully place the infusible ink sheet printed side down on the t-shirt. Make sure it is straight and centered. There are many ways to do this. One way is to measure from each side of the shirt to the design edge.
STEP 5: PRESS DESIGN ONTO YOUR T-SHIRT
Cover the design with the butcher paper again. Use light pressure and follow the Cricut website here for proper settings. I have the EasyPress 2, so I had to press the design in 2 sections and each section had to be pressed for 120 seconds. Be sure not to move anything during this process! Keep the EasyPress as still as possible. When moving from one section to another, slowly lift the press and try not to move anything but the easy press.
Once the entire design has been pressed, let design cool. Then, pull off the butcher paper and slowly remove the liner with the design.
Repeat these steps for each color.
TIP: Always use a new piece of butcher paper for each layer to prevent re-transferring ink. Each layer needs to cool before heat-setting another layer.
The design is completely dry and permanent once you lift everything up. There isn’t anything else you need to do!
Download this HANGING WITH MY PEEPS – FREE SVG CUT FILE at the end of this post. Once you have downloaded the free file, you can use it anytime to create projects for personal use or small business (less than 5 employees) only. Please do not share, resell, or claim any of these files as your own. If needed, larger businesses can purchase the file with a Commercial License from my shop.
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FREE HANGING WITH MY PEEPS – SVG CUT FILE
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