DIY Women’s Workout Tanks with SVG Cut Files
This year is the year of me. This is the first year in 13.5 years that I all of my kids are in school, so I am taking the year and I am focusing on myself. That means that I am working out more and trying hard to get healthy and happy. For all who work out, some days it is really hard to get the gym, whether it be lack of motivation or you get too busy, some times it is hard to work out. One thing that I have found that works for me is getting new workout clothes. Seriously. It’s funny how getting something new gets me excited and makes me want to do something. Well since I have needed a lot of motivation over the years, I have a LOT of fitness shirts and workout tanks. So instead of buying more, I found that me just putting a funny design on them gets me just as excited! So I took a lot of my workout tanks and added to them. I love how these turn out and it’s so fun to have a funny shirt while working out!
Before I get to the all the fitness shirts and SVG cut files, I wanted to show you a quick video to show how I make these. This is a video of boys shirt but it’s the same process of how I make these workout tanks.
One thing that I do have to mention is that when you work with the heat press and tank tops, you have to put the tank around the base of the heat press because of the straps, you can’t get a good seal with you press it and you just put it onto the heat press.
For all of these designs, I used my Silhouette CAMEO and then heat transfer vinyl. My favorite kind of heat transfer vinyl to use for these shirts is the stretch heat transfer because it has a little give to it and makes it nice that is stretches with you. When cutting HTV, you have to mirror the image and place the shiny/plastic side down on the mat before cutting. Most of the designs are about 8-9 inches wide. Also I get my fitness clothes and workout tanks all over the place. My favorite places to get them are Walmart, Ross and TJ Maxx.
Let’s get to it! Most of these workout tanks are pretty funny but you could easily do some motivational ones or positive ones too! Also as you can tell by these tanks, I definitely love food!
I have a sweet tooth and so I thought that it was only natural to have a shirt that involved cupcakes! You can get the cut file here:
For this tank I wanted to have the cupcake wrapper in a fun design, so I used a patterned HTV called Coral Triangles. I love how it looks! Then I used a white stretch heat transfer and a regular easyweed heat transfer in the color melon.
I just ran a half marathon last weekend, so I wanted to make a fun running tank for it. You know, to make the race a little more bearable! I have a weakness for fries, so I thought that this one was appropriate for it. And I sure enjoyed some yummy fries after the race. You can get the cut file here:
For this tank I used a lime stretch HTV.
Seriously, carbs are my weakness. I love them so much! So I felt like I really needed to make myself a shirt that tells the world that I’m no where near quitting carbs! You can get the cut file here:
This workout tank makes me laugh because this is how I felt after attempting to sprint a few days after my half marathon. This is also a perfect shirt to wear the work of new launches because those works are always brutal! You can get the cut file for this one here:
For this one I just did a simple white stretch heat transfer.
For this workout tank, I made it for one of my friends that is a vegetarian. It’s nice and simple and I love it! You can get the cut file here:
For this one I just did the white stretch HTV, can you tell that’s my favorite on fitness shirts?!
While I was running my half marathon, I was in Boise with my sisters, so I made them up several workout tanks. This one was perfect for one my sisters. She is notorious for being late. You can get the cut files here:
My sister love glitz and glam, so we used a pretty white glitter HTV.
I have another sister that loves to do triathlons, so I made her up some fun triathlon shirts. This one is a little more serious and motivational. You can get the cut file here:
Here is a close up this one, it’s super fun and I love the white stretch HTV on the black tank top.
So this next triathlon tank top just cracks me up! I love it so much. This is totally my sister and it’s perfect for her! You can get the cut files here:
Once again I used the white stretch HTV. Clearly I love this one and if you ever plan on making shirts, you need it!
I’m not going to lie, this one is one of my favorite shirts I have ever made. It just cracks me up! I cannot wait to workout in this shirt and then go have tacos for lunch (it is Taco Tuesday tomorrow!). You can get the cut file here:
For this one I used a navy stretch heat transfer (the stretch has a lot more give than the regular smooth).
Here is another fun workout shirt that I made. I like chocolate a LOT and it’s one of the main reasons why I have to work out so much, gotta work it all off, LOL. I thought it was appropriate for a workout shirt but it was be a super cute tee too. You can get the cut file here:
Have you noticed yet that I like colorful clothes? I couldn’t just put some boring color on this gray tank, I decided to go with the pretty yellow heat transfer!
Okay you guys, this one is my favorite of all the ones I made. It just cracks me up! I love Star Wars and this one is just so funny because there are so many people out there that really don’t sweat much. I am not one of them, haha! You can get the cut file for this shirt here:
For this one I just used the white stretch heat transfer.
Here is another funny workout tank. I actually do run and I do run from my kids, so I thought that this shirt was appropriate for me, LOL. You can get the cut file here:
Workout tanks are super fun to make (can you tell that I love making them!). This donut one is perfect because I love sweets and donuts!
You can get the file here:
A lot of people like to lift weight and so this next tank top is a perfect weight lifting shirt. The design is so cool with the barbell crossed and the word FIT in it. You can get the cut file here:
For this tank top I just used a black stretch HTV. I love how it looks on the gray :).
For this workout tank, I wanted to do something really fun. I love this saying- sore today strong tomorrow but I wanted the sore and strong to pop. I love the look of the deco foil, so I did that on the shirt and I love how it turned out! You can get cut file here:
For this tank top I used deco foil and it has a different technique to put on, so check out this tutorial on how to do it here. Since there is layering in this shirt, I first cut out the whole design in a white stretch HTV and then cut the words sore and strong out of an adhesive HTV. The white HTV I cut out for the words sore and strong are just the outline, I removed the actually words so that the foil could be pressed directly onto the shirt.
If you love having funny workout tanks, then you have to make yourself some of these! They are just so much fun! And with the heat press and Silhouette CAMEO, they are super easy to make! You can use an iron to put the heat transfer on too, just make sure you put enough pressure onto the HTV so that it really seals it into the fabric (when you see the fibers of the fabric through the HTV you know it’s good). Here is a chart with all of the settings for the heat transfer vinyl.
Check out all of my other shirts that I have made.
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