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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

.:Tutorial Tuesday–Heat Transfer Dresses:.

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Nothing beats a cute knit dress for little girls in the summer time. I found some super cute ones that had some contrasting colors. They were cute as is, but I thought it would be fun to jazz them up a little bit with the help of my Cricut Explore.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

It’s super easy to dress up any dress or shirt, and you might find yourself addicted once you start.

Here’s what you need:

- dress/shirt
- iron

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Start off by laying out the item you will be applying the heat transfer to. I wanted to coordinate my heat transfer with the bottom bands of the dresses for my girls.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Measure the area where you will be applying the heat transfer.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Decide what design you want to put on your dress. I just wanted to keep it simple with a heart, so I searched hearts in the Cricut Design Space and picked my favorite.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Size the design to fit the area you measured.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Cut a piece of heat transfer and put it on the cutting mat. Put the shiny side down.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Remember when you are preparing to cut your design that you check the box in the software to mirror the image. For me, this wasn’t super important but it is if you are doing text or a directional image.

Set the machine to iron-on transfer and cut it! Peel up the negative space. This will give you a sticky side to help you place the design where you like it.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Place your design where you want it.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Iron it down, and slowly peel up the backing. If the design comes up with the backing, put it back down and iron it some more.

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Why yes, my hand and wrist look swollen. Can we blame that on being pregnant? That’s kind of my go to excuse for everything these days.

Now admire your creation(s)!

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Cute AND easy. Perfect kind of project for me!

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

Embellish any dress or shirt using iron on heat transfer and Cricut Explore! SumosSweetStuff.com

What do you want to put some heat transfer on first?

7 comments:

  1. What an adorable idea. Looks great on those dresses and your lovely girls!

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  2. fabulous where did you get the dresses?

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    1. They are from Old Navy, but they are a couple of years old now.:)

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  4. This is very cute dresses and it is really helpful since after this cold december thetre comes the summer where these dresses will really serve the purposes. Dissertation writing service reviews is better service that helps students to complete the academic task.

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