How to make a t-shirt using your Silhouette machine and a freezer paper transfer.
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Today my friend Sara is joining me to show you how to make these cute t-shirts using freezer paper and a Silhouette Cameo 2. These are simple and fun to make. You could easily do this with a Cricut machine as well, but you’d need to use different settings as the two cutting machines differ in how their settings are inputted.
Supplies for Freezer Paper Shirts
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Easy Freezer Paper Tee-Shirt Transfers
Using freezer paper as a stencil is a great way to customize a shirt.
Step 1: Load your cut mat. Do a test cut on the ‘copy paper’ setting. Ratchet is at a 2, Speed is at 10, Thickness is a 15. If test cut comes out well, this is what you want to use for your settings (it’s what worked for us).
Step 2: Load the cut mat back into the Silhouette machine and use the same settings to cut your shirt design.
Step 3: Very carefully peel off your freezer paper. A less sticky mat is ideal for this so your freezer paper doesn’t rip when you remove it. Make sure to remove the center of your A’s, O’s etc. so you can add them to your stencil. It’s a bit tedious.
Step 4: Iron on the main stencil. Once you’re done that, you can add all of the centers for your letters (the inside of the Os, etc). Press those as well.
Step 5: Use your sponge paint brush to dab on paint. You may want to do a couple of layers of thinner paint rather than using a lot of paint in the first go.
Step 6: Once dry, you’ll remove your stencil, include the centers from your letters. Tweezers work well for the space pieces.
I had to do some research for this post. This post was inspired by the following blog posts: Silhouette School Freezer Paper Stencils.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
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