#messyhairdontcare is a pretty common hashtag that is going around on Instagram. I was searching the hashtag and found the saying on some adorable toddler shirts. I decided to grab my Silhouette and make my own version! I will be sending this little shirt to my adorable little nephew Carter…
because with amazing hair like that…I kind of have to make him this shirt. Gosh…I just love his eyelashes!
Want to make your own??
First, you will want to go and download the file.
This file is for personal use only.
You will notice the design has been mirrored. Keep it this way!
I loaded in my favorite HTV, White Easyweed from Expressions Vinyl. When loading in Heat Transfer you do not need a mat. You will want to select the Media button your machine and load just the vinyl. You may need to adjust your rollers depending on the size of your HTV.
Once your vinyl has been cut, weed out the parts you do not want.
Arrange the words on your shirt.
Place a thin piece of scrap cloth on top of your design and press. The first thing I do is try and get my vinyl released from that transfer plastic paper. Once it’s released that is when I start to do my pressing. I usually do a mix of press and iron all over the design. I also let my design cool in between presses. I “press and cool” (that’s what I named it) about 5 times. You will find the Easyweed heat transfer vinyl very easy to work with! It adheres faster to your shirt. Love that!
I also bought a new iron! It is a dry iron meaning it has no holes. The theory about having an iron like this is that the heat get distributed evenly over your vinyl design. When you have an iron with holes it does not. I used a steam iron for ever before I decided to buy a dry iron. I only decided to purchase one after I noticed I was making a lot of shirts. I do recommend the iron if you find yourself using HTV a ton. If not, I would just stick with a regular iron.
Place the shirt on your favorite toddler and you are done! Easy peasy!
**Please know that I did receive free product from Expressions Vinyl in exchange for this post. As always, my opinion is my own. I do really LOVE their vinyl and I think you will too!