Messy Hair Don’t Care Toddler Shirt

Messy Hair Don’t Care Toddler Shirt

Messy Hair Don't Care Toddler Shirt | Lil Mrs Tori

#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…

Super Cute 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.

Messy Hair Don’t Care Toddler Shirt 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.

How to create your own Messy Hair Don't Care Shirt

Once your vinyl has been cut, weed out the parts you do not want.


Messy Hair Don’t Care Kid Shirt

Arrange the words on your shirt.

DIY Toddler Messy Hair 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!

Cute Toddler Shirt How To

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.

Cute Toddler Shirt

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!




17 Responses to “Messy Hair Don’t Care Toddler Shirt”

  1. Andrea says:

    I LOVE this! My two year old needs this shirt…HAHA
    What brand is your dry iron? I was considering a heat press but they are REALLY expensive

  2. Ha ha. I think I need a #messyhairdontcare shirt for myself…especially after how my hair looked this morning. Sheesh! (Lol.) Thanks for the free cut file and awesome HTV tute. Off to pin!

  3. Sasha says:

    I so miss making shirts!!! I think I need to get an iron like that – I’m sure it’s WAY cheaper than getting an iron press, which I looked into back when I was making a lot of shirts! I love the heat vinyl – I gotta find all mine and get going again :)

    super cute shirt, btw!!!

    • Tori says:

      You do need to get on that! Dig out that vinyl! I know – I so want a heat press. I just have no room for one…and the fact they are pretty pricey…yeah – I won’t be getting one for awhile!

  4. Shannon says:

    Adorable shirt! I’d love to make this for my curly-haired boy. I downloaded the file, but I must not have the fonts that you used on my computer, because it doesn’t look the same in my SS. Would you please share the fonts that you used? Thanks!

  5. Jessica says:

    I need one of these for each of my kids… and maybe myself. LOL! Love it!

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  7. Love this, Tori! I have a son who needs this in his life, lol!

  8. WENDY says:

    help, I cant open the file? not sure what I’m doing wrong. it downloads but will not open

    • Tori says:

      Hi Wendy, Are you opening it using the Silhouette Studio program? It is a Studio file and can only be opened using that program. Let me know if it is still not working.

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