The Cricut is just not for scrapbooking. I came across this idea on the Cricut message boards that said you can use freezer paper to make t-shirts. Thanks to Craftygale's Blog
for letting me use the pictures for this project and the general idea for this particular shirt. I don't know who started the freezer paper idea but it is a great idea.
(The cartridges used for this particular t-shirt are Plantin Schoolbook for the letters and Indie Art for the crown)
- Cricut Expression with cartridges
- Fabric paint
- Freezer Paper
- Foam Brush
1.) Pick out the design you want place freezer paper on mat (shiny side up).
2.) Position blade in center of paper so you have plenty of room on all 4 sides. Use centerpoint feature so it cuts dead center of where you positioned the blade.
3.) Iron freezer paper on t-shirt to the designated area (Shiny side down)
4.) Paint t-shirt
-If you use heat set fabric paint make sure you iron it before you peel off the freezer paper
5.) Once paint is dry peel off freezer paper
- Prewash the t-shirt so design doesn't warp due to shrinking
- When ironing, make sure all the corners are down
- **Note: This project was used using the Cricut Expression. It used the flip feature, the Cricut Personal Cutter does not have the flip feature. You may still be able to do this project by switching the directions instead of cutting shiny side up in step 1, cut shiny side down. So that you are flipping it yourself.
All pictures are from Craftygale's Blog