It was sweet Niece’s birthday a few months ago and I totally forgot about a gift. So the night before I decided to break out my silhouette machine and attempt to make her a gift! I had a blank shirt, and tons of silhouette supplies so I decided to try out the heat transfer material. But what design to make? Then I remember that I had my nieces silhouette from back when I made my mom her grandchildren’s charm bracelet. If you want to know how this is how I easily create a silhouette from a pictures here is my old post on it
Ta-da! A heat transfer silhouette shirt. She calls it her blue Barbie shirt (since she has a pink shirt with a barbie silhouette on it!)
I started by pulling up my nieces silhouette into the silhouette studio software and adjusting the size to just where I wanted it.
Then click on trace, trace the image you want, choose your filter (I choose 3) and click trace outer edge.
then delete the image jpg and your left with just the outline for cutting.
I wanted to add text to mine…
Don’t forget the most important step. Once you have your image just right you HAVE to flip it horizontally so it will be right side up on your shirt! Then pick your cut settings and run it through your machine!
peel off the excess heat transfer material, not forgetting the inside of the lettering…
place it on your shirt where you want it…
place some fabric over the heat transfer material and iron it on!!!
Peel back the clear plastic and you can be done!
But I wanted to add a bit of 3D feel, so I took some ribbon and tied it into a bow and sewed it into place! Done! And the birthday girl loved it! It’s fun that she has a “barbie” shirt that is actually herself! I think I might make a Grandmother’s shirt for my mom… But do I go for my 5 (soon to be), or all 12???