This DIY Cricut Super Dad Shirt is a perfect gift for any father. Use it for Father’s Day or any other occasion.
With the help of your Cricut machine, this shirt is quick and easy to make. Use any colors you’d like to customize this design to suit your dad.
DIY Super Dad Shirt
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- Cricut machine – any of the machines will work for this project, although you may be limited by the size available with a Cricut Joy (which you might be able to overcome this by cutting your design in more than one part)
- Cutting mat for your machine – StandardGrip
- FinePoint Blade
- Heat Transfer Vinyl – I use Siser EasyWeed – use your choice of colors
- Cricut Heat Press – I use the Mini
- Cricut EasyPress Mat – this isn’t essential but it does help ensure even heating for the best results
- Weeding tool
- Brayer and/or Squeegee/Scraper Tool
- Plain t-shirt – whatever color you’d like – I like Gildan shirts and they’re often on sale at Michaels for only a few dollars each
- Measuring tape or t-shirt placement tool
- Super Dad SVG cut file
Working in Design Space
1 – Download the SVG cut file and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Add to your canvas.
2 – We chose to leave this design all the same color. If you want to make it more than one color, you will need to ungroup it first.
With the design selected, choose Attach.
3 – Measure the available space on the shirt for your design. Select your entire design and size it accordingly.
Pro Tip: We like to place the design about 3 to 3.5 inches down from the neckline. There are t-shirt placement tools you can use to help with placement as well.
Cutting Out Your Design
4 – Press Make It. Choose to cut on mat or if you have a Maker 3 or Explore 3, you can cut without the mat. I prefer to use the mat.
5 – Because we are working with HTV, we need to mirror the design. Press Continue and select your material.
PRO TIP – Iron on vinyl is the same thing as heat transfer vinyl.
6 – Place your vinyl on the cutting mat. Press it down (you might even want to use a brayer) so that it is well-adhered. Load your mat into the machine.
7 – Cut out your design.
Weeding and Placing Your Design
8 – Weed your design.
PRO TIP – Most HTV has built-in transfer tape so you don’t need to add any to it.
9 – Place the design on your shirt. Use the EasyPress to heat and adhere the design to the t-shirt.
PRO TIP – When you see bubbles, you’ll know that the design is adhering to the surface.
10 – Check the instructions on the brand of HTV you are using to see whether to do a warm or cool peel. Peel away the transfer tape. That’s it! Your shirt is ready!