Every birthday I make a birthday shirt for my kids. They usually have a big number on them and then some kind of saying or something. I wanted to do that for my son, but he thinks that he is turning 5 this year (he’s turning 4) and so I couldn’t put a big 4 on his shirt, he would not be very happy with me. So instead, I put the numbers 1 to 4 on it and if he likes this shirt a lot, I can just add a 5 next year too. 🙂
This is how I made it:
I took a piece of fabric and then some fabric interfacing material. I cut them to the same size.
Then I ironed the fabric onto the rough side of the fabric interfacing.
Make sure you take off the paper on the back before cutting it.
Using my Expression 2, I cut the fabric. I used the settings: depth 4, pressure 4. This fabric is a designer fabric, so it’s thicker than normal cotton.
Here is what the train looks like. Sometimes you do have to cut the threads a little bit.
Since the shirt was green and the fabric was green, I ironed it on some orange fabric (thanks to a great suggestion on Facebook).
I then took the orange fabric and ironed it onto the fabric interfacing material.
With scissors, I cut around the train.
I then took off the paper on the back and ironed it onto the shirt. Once it was on, I sewed the train onto the shirt.
Here’s the train on the shirt.
Using my Cricut again, I cut out some flocked white heat transfer. I used pressure 4 and depth 4.
I then ironed those onto the shirt.
And that’s it! I love the colors and how it turned out!
So does my little boy! He was so excited that he wanted to wear it that day and the next day. I had to make him another train shirt real quick so he would stop asking about this one.