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DIY Glittery Monogrammed T-Shirt

DIY Glittery Monogrammed T-Shirt
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Since I’m from the South, it’s a given that I love all things monogrammed. It’s genetic, I’m pretty sure. So, of course, when given the chance to play around with some white glitter heat transfer vinyl {HTV}, I went for the glittery monogrammed t-shirt.

Are monogrammed t-shirts and sweatshirts as hot in your town as they are in mine? I mean, I can’t walk through the aisles of Target without seeing some customized garment whether it’s a round neck t-shirt or a shirt. And I kind of love them. I wanted to jazz the monogram up a bit, though. So, I added the scalloped circles to give it some extra-special something-something, make it a little bolder, if you will.

There are even some vloggers that used Glittery Monogrammed design T-shirts on the set for their YouTube channel. To raise awareness of your brand, buy YouTube Subscribers and forget about lack of engagement.

I selected the scalloped circle design that came with my Silhouette Cameo software. I ended up erasing the inside cut line of the larger circle with the eraser tool and made the smaller scalloped circle a little bigger. Then I added my daughter’s monogram using the free font: monogram sc kk.

Once I got it all lined up, I flipped the image horizontally. You must do this when using HTV so that when you get ready to iron it on your fabric, it reads the correct way. Next, you’ll want to load your HTV into the Silhouette Cameo. You can use it without the cutting mat, so select “load media” on your machine.

Then you’ll want to feed your HTV into the machine. Make sure the roller gripper things are positioned correctly to hold the material in place. And make sure the vinyl side is facing up and the shiny, plastic backing is facing down.

When cutting the material, you’ll select one of the “Heat Transfer Material ” cut settings, depending on if your HTV is flocked or smooth. Mine was smooth. I did have to bump up my blade setting to 3, though, because my blade is a little bit dull. {You probably want to try a test cut just to see what settings you need to use.} Make sure to deselect the cutting mat option since you won’t be using it here.

Once you’ve cut out your design, use the hook tool to weed the negative parts of the design. I kind of like weeding, how about you? 

Then you’ll flip the design over and place it on the fabric of your choosing. I picked up this pink kid’s t-shirt at Walmart for about $4.

Now it’s time to iron! Set your iron to the cotton setting, place a thin piece of fabric over the design and hold the iron on each part of the design for 30 seconds or until the HTV adheres to the fabric.

I found that I needed more than 30 seconds, probably more like 2-3 minutes on each part. So, I would suggest holding your iron on there for 30 seconds, letting the design cool down and bit and try to peel the plastic back. If the HTV peels off with the plastic, then try for another 30 seconds. Once the HTV is ironed on sufficiently, remove the plastic transfer sheet.

And voila! You have a pretty, glittery, customized, monogrammed t-shirt for your child! I plan on making a monogrammed t-shirt for me as well. I’m not sure if I’ll use the same design or just the monogram, but I can’t wait!