Make Yourself a Workout Shirt

Head to the gym with a fun new workout shirt to wear while you exercise!

It’s almost January. That means our lives are filled with inspiration for a better tomorrow, a better us, better work, and 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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how to make a workout with your Cricut

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 on some cute exercise 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 motivating 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 Walmart. For more festive or trending items, I turn to Amazon. If you know of a better one, please share it with us below!

Shopping is my exercise SVG workout shirt

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)

More SVGs in the Shop

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.

Cricut Easy Press and pressing pads

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.” 

EasyPress on my Island in my Craft Space

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).

SVG Club

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.

Firefly vinyl review

I love how Firefly is so easy to weed. I also love Poli-Tape products too. I found them during my Craft Business Summit of 2022 and they were amazing. Check out their sample box!

Poli-tape HTV Creative Box
Poli-Tape works great!

Looking for more Free SVG Bundles?

I love to Inspire You To Create and regularly bring you free SVG collages like this post. We have many free themes: Free camping SVGs, Free Doormat SVGS, Free Inspiring Quotes SVGs, St. Patrick’s Day SVGs, and Free Coffee SVG themes.

To view the list of blog posts that have free SVG collections you can use with your Cricut or Silhouette, click HERE.
Gym Hair Don't Care Cut File
Free Funny SVGs too!

These are three 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. I use 13×13-inch Ziplock-type pages and arrange them by color. This makes using my so much more efficient and it’s an easy system to keep up with the organization to keep it tidy.

Vinyl Storage

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.

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