two more t-shirts....I made last night

As I 've said....I made two more t-shirts....cutting fabric on my Cricut Expression and on my Cuttlebug...using Sizzix dies.
Today is Claudia's BD...she is a dear friend who has worked as PT(Physical Therapist) on my rehab team.
Since she loooovveeeee her schnauzer puppy Lolita....I got some pix from her...printed some inkjet transfers....and embellished with fabric cut outs from my Cricut Expression&Sizzix dies.
Hope she likes those Tees as much as I do.

BTW....I usually follow these instructions when cutting fabric on my Cricut:

Step 1
Prep the fabric to be cut—Assuming you know the size of the shape you'll be cutting, cut a piece of fabric the correct size for your design. Cut your fusible backing to the same size as your fabric. Iron on your fusible backing to the wrong side of your fabric. I used Heat&Bond . Freezer paper is another option...it is helpful because it becomes stiff after you iron it onto the fabric and makes it easier for the Cricut blade to cut through in clean lines and it keeps the fabric from bunching up and creating a mess. If you choose to use it, iron the Freezer paper to the right side of your fabric.

Place your fabric on your Cricut Mat. If you are using Freezer paper, place fabric on the mat keeping freezer paper side up. If you are not using it, place the fabric on the mat keeping fusible backing side up. When you have your fabric positioned on the mat, take your blue painter's tape and tape all sides down to the mat. You can use regular masking tape, but it doesn't come off the mat so easily and might pull up the sticky from your mat, so always use the blue painter's tape. Now your fabric is ready to be cut.

Step 2
Load your mat into your machine. Make sure the pressure is on max and your speed is on minimum. Cutting fabric with a regular blade can be done, but it's probably best to use a deep cut blade. IF you are using a regular blade, at least make sure it's brand new or nearly brand new. If you cut fabric with a dull blade you might regret it.

Choose your design and size, press cut. Stay by your machine and watch it cut, just in case the fabric comes up and snags on the blade. If you're right there you could save the design by pulling the fabric back down so it can finish cutting.

After your design is finished cutting, unload your mat and take your fabric off. Remove the freezer paper. Place your design on your onesie or burp cloth and iron on.

Embellish with buttons, embroidery floss, or whatever you fancy. Enjoy!


  1. Paulo

    You are such a gem! Thanks for posting the "how to do" on the shirts. They are so cute too.

    Thanks for sharing:) Love your designs!!!

    Sandi N.

  2. Dear Paul,

    Claudia loved the beautifull t-shirt and everybody who was there. I think that you will have more work to do in the future ......
    I wiil send a picture of her receiving one of the t-shirt.
    Kisses and tight hugs for you,
    Zelda and schnauzer who love you very much

  3. Paulo, you sure are a great friend to have. Those T shirts are adorable, and I know your friend was thrilled when she saw them.

  4. Paulo, I know she loved the shirts! Thanks for the instructions as well. You are very inspiring! Have to check every day to see what new item you have come up with!
    Cathy R
    Ft. Worth

  5. ~Paulo!
    Não sei como não tinha visto isto!!!!!!!rsssssss
    Gostaria de publicar lá no CS! Posso?
    Só precisaria ser em português!!!!!
    Vc. tem como fazer uma descrição deste PAP?
    Obrigada e Deus te pague!