Make Yourself a Workout Shirt
It’s almost January. That means our lives are filled with inspiration for a better tomorrow, better us, better work, better health. This time of year fills people’s hearts and minds with new visions and LOTS of goals. I know it annoys some but I love the inspiration in the air. I’m right there with them, and if you are there too then it’s probably time to make yourself a workout shirt!
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Get ready, I’m about to get sorta deep here: Fun clothes motivate me. LOL. As I write this I’m in fun loungewear and it’s inspiring to write a creative blog post in some cute clothes. (These posts take way more time than I ever thought they would – but I love it). With this in mind, I’m pretty sure fun workout clothes are motiving too. In this post, I’ll walk you through a few tips to create some new workout tees with your Cricut!
To Make Yourself a Workout Shirt you need a comfy shirt!
Finding THE perfect comfy shirt, is my new first step. I used to grab sales or bulk but the shirts aren’t always comfy. I am having luck finding soft and good quality shirts at Costco, Sam’s, and our Walmart. For more festive or trending items I turn to Amazon. If you know of a better one please share with us below!
Supplies for making a graphic tee or tank:
- SVG to fit your style: Shopping is my Exercise is a fav!
- Comfy tee or tank
- HTV vinyl (heat press vinyl)
I don’t have a large heat press machine (yet) so I use my EasyPress by Cricut. With experience I have found the HTV vinyl stays on better when I use these press pillows by Firefly.
If you are wondering why a Cricut EasyPress and not an iron, I’ll explain a bit about the easy press.
The EasyPress boasts adjustable heat up settings, most irons just say “Cotton” setting and I have no idea temp that will be. Most vinyl has certain heat settings so this is important. When referring to the EasyPress, Cricut’s website says, “Combining the speed of a heat press and the convenience of an iron, Cricut EasyPress 2 gives you fast, effortless results that really last, even after repeated washes.” I do enjoy the helpful safety features such as an insulated Safety Base and auto-shutoff feature (cause I was always forgetting to shut off my iron!). Cricut EasyPress is easy to store and move around your craft space, plus it’s compatible with all of the heat-transfer vinyl I’ve ever used (and all Infusible Ink™ products but I have not personally tried them, YET).
What brand of vinyl is best?
This is sorta like asking which kid I like best. LOL. When using HTV vinyl, these are my 2 favorites. I love how Firefly is so easy to weed. I also love the envelopes and storage packets the IMPRESSed vinyl offers.
These are 3 ways I store my HTV (Heat Press Vinyl...
A quick tip about storing vinyl
Normally I store it in the original packaging if I can. The Firefly vinyl stores well in the boxes. The plastic envelopes are great for keeping the IMPRESSed Vinyl. The teal envelope is a multi-colored pack. Then what is a girl to do with those scraps? I use 13×13-inch Ziplock-type pages and arrange them by color.
What Cricut is Best To Make Yourself a Workout Shirt?
I get this question a lot… What Cricut is Best To Make Yourself a Workout Shirt? or any shirt. It really doesn’t matter if it’s Cricut or Silhouette. I often refer to Cricut because I have the Maker. I bought this model at the time because it could cut other products besides paper and vinyl. I do enjoy paper crafts (usually using Scrapbook.com supplies) but using my Cricut is often top on the list.