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.
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:
- iron on vinyl (Cricut has some great options)
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.
Measure the area where you will be applying the heat transfer.
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.
Size the design to fit the area you measured.
Cut a piece of heat transfer and put it on the cutting mat. Put the shiny side down.
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.
Place your design where you want it.
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.
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)!
Cute AND easy. Perfect kind of project for me!
What do you want to put some heat transfer on first?