Today we have a fun post for you and a tutorial on how to make your own funny DIY homeschool t-shirts.
Homeschoolers often get taken very seriously, but really, they can be a fun and funny group of kids. They have probably been asked all the same questions over and over again many times, (usually involving something to do with socialization or the lack thereof) and find them humorous. Today we decide to have a little fun with it.
“BEST student in my class” funny DIY homeschool T-shirt tutorial:
The 1st t-shirt we made declares Annie to be the BEST student in her class. (Joke: she’s the ONLY student in her grade level!) First we designed the graphic in Cricut Design space. Here’s the link to the project if your star pupil needs a shirt like this too. 😉
Next, we used the Cricut Maker to cut out the glitter iron on vinyl star with the word best. (PRO TIP: remember to mirror your image before cutting out!) Then we weeded it (this just means taking away all the parts of glitter vinyl we didn’t want attached to the shirt) using the Cricut Bright Pad. It makes the job so quick and easy!
Then we used the Cricut Maker to cut out the other words, “STUDENT in my class” again remembering to mirror the words before cutting. These words are cut from pink Everyday Iron On vinyl. We like to use it because making sure your iron-on material sticks and continues to stick after many, many washes is paramount. At Cricut, the quality of their iron-on materials and EasyPress are best-in-class.This is why they now have in place the StrongBond™ Guarantee on many of their iron-on materials. Cricut’s StrongBond™ Guarantee means that when this iron-on material is used as directed, you’ll be completely satisfied with the results. If not, they’ll replace it for free. Everyday, SportFlex, and Glitter Iron-on are designed to outlast 50+ wash and dry cycles when used and applied as directed! Weeding was quickly finished, and it was time to attach the words onto the shirt.
But 1st we needed a shirt pattern piece! We used the Camden Raglan pattern by Hey June Patterns, one of Annie’s favorite shirts. This very cute and appropriate note paper fabric is part of the CLUB back to school collection from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.
Before sewing the shirt together, we used the new Cricut EasyPress 2 to attach the graphics to the shirt. Here are some things you will want to know about the new EasyPress:
- Three unique sizes (6×7, 9×9, and 12×10) to suit every project (ours is the 9×9 and it was perfect for these shirts!)
- Professional iron-on success in 60 seconds or less
- Easy to learn, simple to use
- Ceramic-coated heat plate means dry, even heat for flawless transfers
- Faster heat-up time
- Precise temperature control up to 400 F
- Insulated, streamlined Safety Base keeps EP2 in protected resting position while also protecting crafting surface
- Easy to read digital display
- Fabulous raspberry color
- USB port for firmware updates
After laying out our two pieces, we 1st pressed the “STUDENT in my class” words to the shirt. This is because you can re-press over the top of Everyday Iron On, but not Glitter Iron On. So we set the star aside and attached the other words first.
Cricut has this very helpful feature on their website so you can determine what times and temperatures to use on the EasyPress 2 depending on the type of iron on and the base material you are using. And it tells you whether to peel of the backing when it’s warm or cool, a very important part to making sure the graphic lasts through many washes and wearings.
“I believe I can fly” funny DIY homeschool t-shirt tutorial:
The other shirt we sewed was for Thomas. At his age, he wanted something a little sarcastic for his funny DIY homeschool t-shirt. Motivational sayings cause major eye rolling, so this was his little joke.
We made this shirt in a very similar manner to Annie’s shirt. Here is the project in Design Space if your sarcastic teenage son wants one too!
This time we used black Everyday Iron On. The pattern for his shirt is the Lennon Tee pattern from Shwin and Shwin. The paper airplane fabric is again part of the CLUB back to school collection from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. To get the perfectly matching shade of grey for the front, I just used the reverse side of the airplanes fabric!
All right, now leave us a comment: Do you have sarcastic and funny kids? Do you homeschool them? What other Funny DIY Homeschool T-shirts should I make?
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