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Christmas is probably one of the best times of the year for crafters. If you craft as a hobby, then you have a ton of gifts to make for your friends and family. And if you have a craft business, then you have a lot of products requested from you.
One of the best type of crafts to offer for Christmas if you have a craft business are personalized shirts. People love to wear them in photos, at family gatherings and even for visits with Santa.
This design is perfect to place on a shirt and use a cute font to put the name of a child underneath it. You can also use it to make family shirts where you would place the name “mom, dad, sister, brother, baby etc.” underneath.
If you’re new at layering iron on vinyl and this type of project scares because there are several colors that you’d have to use, not to worry … it’s easy, I promise.
The trick to layering heat transfer / iron on vinyl is simple. Press one color at a time, or one element at a time. For example, for this design specifically I would start out by pressing the red Santa hat. Once I was done with that, I would do the grey poofy end, and the front part of the hat, and so on.
A very important thing to remember is to never let transfer sheets be layered when pressing. This means that if I were pressing both of the grey parts of the hat at once, I would want to cut them down so that the transfer sheet from one of the elements isn’t touching the other when I go to press.
I know that your next question is going to be what font should you use to personalize these shirts and the answer is, any commercial cute font that you have.
In my picture above I’ve used one of my favorite fonts from one of my favorite font designers. The font name is All Spice and it’s by Missy Meyer, you can purchase it here.
To create the cut file for each name that you want to use, just make sure that your font is installed and go into Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Design Studio and type of the names that you need and then “weld” them together to create a cut file that your machine will recognize.
As for the shirt blanks, remember that you can use any blank that you have or that your customer provides you, but if you like these adorable ruffle type shirts and you want to know where I got them, I am happy to share that with you too.
This shirt blank is from a shop called ARB Blanks. They carry some of the most long lasting and beautiful blanks out there. They are truly a pleasure to do business with and they offer great seasonal colors. So check them out for yourself and always make sure to order early.
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 YOUR FREE SANTA CLAUS SVG CUT FILE HERE