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But seriously, how stinking cute is this 100 Days of School design? I just love it! Though to be honest, my 1st grader did not understand that the pencil and apples were stand-ins for the number 100, silly girl.
If you’re looking at this design terrified right now because it’s got you’ve just counted 6 different colors in it, don’t worry because I’m going to share with you some tips to make this a breeze for you to complete.
First things first, I suggest using a white background for this design. It’s not that I don’t think that it would work with other colors, I just think that to get the best results, a white background is a must since we’ll be using a lot of different colors.
If you’re interested in finding these adorable baseball / raglan t-shirts, I like to get mine at Jiffy Shirts. If you click here, it’ll take you to see all of the options that they have available. In a pinch though, you can usually find them in-store at Hobby Lobby.
Now that you’ve got your shirt picked out, I would say that the best way to find all of the iron-on colors that you’re going to need is to go through your scraps stash. Some of the pieces will be very small and this is the perfect project to use some of those scraps that you’ve been hoarding for weeks, months or years like me.
When it comes to cutting your design, that’s where the fun part begins. You don’t want this shirt project to take forever, so I suggest that you try cutting multiple colors at once.
To do this, you will need to first adjust the size for your design in your cutting software. Once you’ve done this, take your different design elements and use the grid on your screen and cutting mat to figure out where you want to place them.
P.S. If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you will first need to change the color of the elements that you’ll be cutting all at once to be the same. This will allow the software to place all those elements on one mat for you.
Now that you’ve completed these steps, place your iron-on vinyl in the same spots that you’ve got the design elements on. You can do this most accurately by looking at your design software and strategically placing the designs. I like to use corners first because these are fast to align and measure.
And now you’re ready to cut, but don’t forget to mirror first. Oh and give yourself some time to perfect this method. That’s why I think that using scraps is your best bet. Good luck my crafty friend.
QUICK NOTE: You can use this design for personal and commercial use. If you’d like to share it with your friends (I’d LOVE THIS!), I do ask that you just link them to this post and help support my website. Also, please don’t upload it to a print on demand (POD) website, or send it for mass production.
Thank you so much for your support, and if you make anything with this design, tag me @PerfectStylishCuts, I love seeing your makes.
DOWNLOAD THE 100 DAYS OF SCHOOL SVG CUT FILE HERE