Make a shirt for your own super dad with my free SVG – it’s ready to be cut on a Cricut (or Silhouette if you have the upgraded Design Studio.)
A Super Dad should be in every child’s and spouse’s life! For Father’s Day last year, I created this logo for my husband and put it on a t-shirt for him. This year, I turned it into a free SVG file to share with you.
For this project, you need:
- the SVG from my Free Files Folder
- HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl) in red, yellow and black
- a way to cut the HTV, such as an electronic cutting machine
- a shirt, preferably blue
- an iron or heat press
- baking paper
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Download the free SVG file, upload it into your design program, and resize it. (Sizing tip: Four to five inches wide works well for a polo-style shirt, or make it around eight inches wide if you are centering the design on a regular t-shirt. I like to put designs on polo-style shirts so he can wear it to the office everyday.)
2. Attach all of the parts of the black outline. Also attach the whole yellow layer; this ensures correct spacing.
3. Cut out the different layers. When cutting HTV, remember to mirror the image and put the shiny, clear plastic layer down on the mat. Always do a test cut! This will save you a lot of time and vinyl in the long run.
4. Use your heat press, Cricut Easy Press, or iron to press the area of the shirt where the design goes.
5. First, iron on the yellow base of the super dad logo. Remember to place baking paper between the HTV and iron. The heat quickly ruins the HTV if you forget. Remove the clear plastic HTV backing.
6. Next, place the red portion of the logo over the yellow. It is larger and it should cover all of the areas. HTV changes size when heated, so cut out the DAD letters if needed to get them centered correctly over the yellow DAD letters. Apply the heat, and remove the clear backing.
7. Finally, layer the black HTV over the red layer. It may take a few tries to get the outline to align correctly, so take your time. Press, remove the clear backing, and heat press over the whole design again to ensure everything is stuck down.
The finished product!
Ready to make yours? Head over to the Free Files Folder and enter the magic word to download the free SVG.
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