This cute little Will You be My Gnomie SVG is the perfect project for Iron On vinyl for a T-Shirt wouldn’t you agree? Well that’s exactly what I thought when my grand daughter created it! She’s even allowed me to offer it to you FREE! Keep reading to find out more…
I’m also going to show you that even if you make mistakes you can fix them! I certainly did not want to waste a perfectly good shirt because I made boo boo! If I thought that every thing had to be perfect, I’d probably never craft haha!
I use the Cricut Maker for all my Cutting Projects but you can use whatever program or machine you have.
Will you be my gnomie t-shirt instructions
- Cricut Maker
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (Red, Peach or Pink, Black, Silver)
- Mat 12×12
- T-Shirt Blank
- Easy Press 2
- Easy Press Mat
- Weeder Tool
- Butcher Paper or Cardstock
Step One: Get the free SVG
Once you get the file go ahead and download it and save to your computer. It will come in a zipped file so you can use it with your software.
If you need full instructions please refer to this post which tells you how to download and upload the file to Cricut Design Space.
Step Two: Upload to cricut Design space
Once uploaded, insert it into a new canvas. If you are going to be putting it on a T-Shirt, you can select the T-Shirt template and then drag the design and resize it before continuing.
Step Three: Working with the SVG
This file comes grouped so to make any changes you will need to ungroup first.
Once I did the ungrouping I needed to make a few changes:
- I deleted the white beard because my t-shirt is white.
- I welded the beard all together
- I welded the braid
- After the braid was welded, I then sliced it into the dress.
- I attached all the writing.
This is what mine looked like once I did all the changes. I separated it so I could see it all better.
Step Four: Loading the mats to Make the cuts
Click on Make it and then review the mats so you are taking advantage of all available space and make sure everything is on the right mats per color.
Continue by selecting the material you are using and adjust your blade if needed. Check each mat and be sure to mirror the image!!!
Then go ahead and continue on to making the cuts. Prepare your mats with the vinyl. Shiny side down. MIRROR EACH MAT!
Step Five: Prep the T-Shirt
I took my time to place the whole design on the T-Shirt so I knew what went where and if anything was overlapping so I new which to layer to iron on first. Place the butcher paper or cardstock inside the T-Shirt to protect the bottom layer.
Step Six: Using the Easy Press Two
I used the easy press two to iron on the vinyl. I love it! It is so easy to use and store. It is safe when used according to instructions.
Plug it in and use the buttons on the left to turn it on, select the temperature and set the timer. Use the buttons on the right to increase the heat setting and the timer setting and finally the push the little green cricut button to start the timer.
Place it over the vinyl and put mild pressure on it until the timer runs out. Let the vinyl cool before removing the plastic transfer sheet to prevent wrinkles.
Step SEven: Iron On the Vinyl
I layered on the vinyl in this order:
- His Beard
- His Nose
- His Clothes
- Her Clothes
- Her Nose
- Her Hair
- Hats with Heart
Once I got the hats on I realized that I had not mirrored the image and so the hat on the lady was bigger – OH NO! What to do?
I’m not one to waste anything so I cut out a little piece of vinyl and extended her dress. I used a two pieces of black to hide the seem so it looks like her hair.
I also realized that I missed the mark with her braid but I left it along. I could’ve added little pieces of black but I thought it was ok as is for me to wear. I’ll have to make another one and do a better job.
I just wanted to share with you that not all projects turn out perfect and that’s ok!
will you be my gnomie? t-shirt finished
So here is the finished T-Shirt. It’s cute and if you make one, make a card that matches to give as a gift!
If you like this T-Shirt check out the Valentines Gnomes with Free SVG here!
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