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Easter - Electronic Crafting - SVG Files

Easy DIY Toddler Easter Shirt and 15+ More FREE SVG Files

March 5, 2019

Spring is not complete without a DIY Toddler Easter Shirt for the cute babes in your life. Check out the FREE Easter SVG file and grab 15 more from our monthly free SVG blog hop.
Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

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These monthly free SVG files myself and other bloggers have offered have been a huge hit with all of our readers. We’ve created everything from Christmas mugs, Valentine t-shirts, and cute tote bags all with our free SVG files.

Supplies for your Toddler Easter Shirt

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg


Using HTV on a shirt is very easy. After you have uploaded your SVG file into Design Space or you’ve uploaded the SVG file into the Silhouette software, you want to mirror your image before you cut.

Lay your HTV on the mat shiny side down. This carrier sheet will hold your entire image together for you. After you’ve cut, remove any unwanted HTV from the carrier sheet.

Prepare your toddler t-shirt for the HTV by preheating your fabric. This will remove the moisture from your fabric and allow the HTV to stick better and not lift.

Using a folded towel on a sturdy surface is perfect for pressing the HTV to your shirt. Do not use an ironing board. It is too bendy in the middle (that’s a term) and it doesn’t allow even heat to be distributed.

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

Follow manufacturers instructions on the heat settings so that you can be sure to get the right seal of the HTV.

That’s it! Grab the 16 FREE SVG files below from each blogger. These are available for personal use only.

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

Silhouette Crafts - St. Patrick's Day

Custom St Patricks Day Napkins using HTV

February 19, 2019

I love using HTV on napkins. They can be fabric or paper napkins and the HTV holds up so well to all the rough wear and tear of meals. Make custom St Patricks Day napkins to make your tablescape pop. Make your own custom napkins using your Silhouette Cameo and some HTV. Turn ordinary napkins into a stunning focal point of your table setting. #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #cricuteasypress #htv #ironon #cricut #stpatricksdaycraft #stpatricksdaytable #stpatricksdayparty

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I learned a trick from my friend Charynn of Pineapple Paper Company. If you can’t find any napkins that match your decor, make them! These custom St Patricks Day napkins were a breeze to make using some Iron On Vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo. Make your own custom napkins using your Silhouette Cameo and some HTV. Turn ordinary napkins into a stunning focal point of your table setting. #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #cricuteasypress #htv #ironon #cricut #stpatricksdaycraft #stpatricksdaytable #stpatricksdayparty

Supplies for your custom St Patricks Day napkins –

I have used Iron On Vinyl on everything from cardstock to girly paper napkins. It can be used for so much more than just fabric. I’ve used HTV on glassware and I’m definitely not done experimenting with it yet.

If you want a more formal looking tablescape, use some HTV on plain fabric napkins and they can be used year after year. I love this kind of speckled holographic vinyl for these St Patricks Day napkins because it looks like a bunch of gold coins piled together. Use any HTV you have on hand or grab some of this cause it’s perfect!

Make your own custom napkins using your Silhouette Cameo and some HTV. Turn ordinary napkins into a stunning focal point of your table setting. #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #cricuteasypress #htv #ironon #cricut #stpatricksdaycraft #stpatricksdaytable #stpatricksdaypartyI cut this on my new Silhouette Cameo and it was fun using one again after only having a Cricut for a few years. Truth be told, I still like the way my Cricut cuts better but it is nice to have both for comparisons for all of you.

Just cut out the shape and have it mirrored before you cut. I used the Heat Transfer Vinyl, Foil setting and took the blade up to a 4 to cut it smoothly. It was only one pass and weeding it was really easy.

Press using a steamless iron or a Cricut EasyPress. I use it on the lowest heat setting and press firmly for 10 seconds at a time. Turn it over and get a good press for about 5-10 seconds and then remove the carrier sheet. Make your own custom napkins using your Silhouette Cameo and some HTV. Turn ordinary napkins into a stunning focal point of your table setting. #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #cricuteasypress #htv #ironon #cricut #stpatricksdaycraft #stpatricksdaytable #stpatricksdayparty

That’s it. These St Patricks Day napkins are perfect for a lucky table setting and lucky friends and family.

Electronic Crafting - Kids Crafts - SVG Files

A Trendy Childs T-Shirt and a FREE Unicorn SVG File

February 18, 2019

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Making a Unicorn shirt is as easy as 1, 2, 3 using this FREE unicorn SVG file. You’re going to make a believer out of your child once they see what you’ve made! Enjoy your new Unicorn T-Shirt by eating some Limited Edition Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups available at Walmart.

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
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Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

My daughter, Leila, is obsessed with Unicorns. She’s as obsessed as an almost 9-year-old can be, to be honest. When I found these Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups at Walmart, I knew we had to have it. I swooped them up because they’re only available for a limited time and so while I was at Walmart, I grabbed everything else to make her this custom Unicorn shirt using my electronic cutter.

Supplies for your homemade Unicorn T-Shirt

How To Cut Your FREE Unicorn SVG File

You’re going to begin by uploading your Unicorn SVG into your electronic cutting machines software.

After you’ve uploaded your Unicorn SVG, you’re going to want to resize it to fit on your child’s shirt. Select cut and you’re going to want to make sure your image is mirrored so that it cuts correctly before applying your HTV to the shirt.

Since this image does not have any writing, it’s ok if you forget. If you did decide to put some text on it and you didn’t mirror it, the text will be pressed backward on your shirt.

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

How To Cut Holographic Vinyl

Holographic Vinyl is thicker than standard HTV so there are a few tricks to get it to cut cleanly. If you have a Cricut, cutting Holographic Iron-On is fairly easy. Cricut has a setting in Design Space where you will select the Holographic Iron-On and hit cut.

On a Silhouette, cutting Holographic HTV is a little bit trickier. Since Silhouette doesn’t make their own, there really isn’t a setting for it. I chose the Heat Transfer, Metallic setting and my pressure up to 4 and it cut really smoothly.

You do not want to cut completely through the carrier sheet when using your electronic cutter. The carrier sheet is there to protect your image from the heat and it also holds all the small areas in place while you’re pressing.

How to Weed Vinyl

Weeding is the easiest part of making your own shirts but it’s also the most time consuming depending on how many accent pieces you have. You want to keep whatever part of the image you want on your shirt on the carrier sheet. If you accidentally pull up a piece that should have stayed, just set it aside until you’re completely done weeding and then you can stick it back on the carrier sheet before you press your design.

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

Because the holographic is a material laid on top of the holographic material, they can split a bit while weeding. Just peel slowly and you shouldn’t have any problems.

What Heat Settings Do I Use For Holographic HTV

To learn how to press vinyl using an iron, click here.

If you’re going to be using an EasyPress, the heat you want for holographic vinyl is 330F. Preheat your cotton t-shirt for 5 seconds, lay your image down and you’ll press for 30 seconds, flip your material and press again for 15 seconds. You will want to remove the carrier sheet while the vinyl is still warm.

If there are some pieces lifting, you can press for just a few seconds longer to get those spots to adhere. Click here for more EasyPress settings and materials to find out what setting you should be using.

**Usually the heat settings are the same on a heat press as the EasyPress but double check with the manufacturer. Siser is a great website to visit for all heat settings, click here to learn Heat Press settings.

With any shirt you’re making, you want to preheat the fabric because this removes any excess moisture in the fibers and helps the HTV adhere and stay adhered.

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

If you can’t decide if you are wanting to use an iron, EasyPress or a Heat Press, Hey Let’s Make Stuff has an awesome comparison for you.

How To Care For Your Garment After Applying HTV

Allow your garment to cure for at least 24 hours before washing it. To wash your Unicorn T-Shirt, turn it inside out to wash and I like to hang dry my items to make sure the warmth of the dryer doesn’t cause the HTV to peel up.

That’s it! It’s so incredibly easy to make your own Unicorn T-Shirt using this free Unicorn SVG file. 

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

To find everything I used, head to your local Walmart and swoop up these items. Be sure to grab the Limited Edition Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups and don’t forget the free tattoos inside! Make the most out of your magical day by using the printable family fun games that can be found on the Snack Pack website.

Electronic Crafting - St. Patrick's Day - SVG Files

Lucky Periodic Table St Patricks Day Shirt + FREE SVG Files

February 5, 2019

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today.
Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

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I’ve been enjoying making these free SVG files for you each month and so now we continue the tradition by making St Patricks Day SVF files for you to use. Please remember that these are personal use only files.

Supplies for your homemade St Patricks Day Shirt

I love all these talented women and I’m so glad that we come together once a month to offer you guys these free SVG files. I’ve made cups, I’ve made t-shirts, I’ve made costumes, I’ve made a lot of things with SVG files and they’re really fun to experiment with.

How do I upload an SVG file to my computer?

Uploading the SVG file to your computer is really easy. You’re going to want to click on the link above and then you’ll save the SVG file to your computer. Pay attention to where that file has saved. I like to save mine always to my desktop so that I know where I can easily find them. I move them to other folders after I’ve uploaded it into my Cricut or Silhouette software.

If you use an Apple system, your file will automatically unzip when you double-click on the folder. If you have a PC, you’re going to want to find a program that helps you unzip the file. You cannot upload zip folders into the Silhouette or Cricut software.

If you have a Cricut, follow these easy steps that Hey, Let’s Make Stuff shows or if you have a Silhouette, Persia Lou has a great tutorial.

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using an Iron, click here.

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using the Cricut EasyPress, click here.

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using a Heat Press, click here.

 

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

Electronic Crafting - Holidays - SVG Files

DIY Jedi Shirt with FREE SVG File – May the 4th Be With You

January 31, 2019

May the 4th Be With You! Who else loves Star Wars and wants this free Jedi SVG file? Scroll below to find out how I made my own Star Wars t-shirt using my Cricut or you can use a Silhouette.

diy jedi shirt free svg
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May the Fourth is a popular obscure holiday to Star Wars fans so I created this modern Star Wars SVG file to make you a DIY Jedi shirt.

Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

I love the straight lines of this design and the fact that I can take this image and really do anything. It doesn’t need to be a shirt. I can make a Reverse Canvas, make my own Doormat, or even make some DIY tattoos with it!

My brother is a huge Star Wars fan and so this DIY Star Wars shirt is cool enough for him to wear or even my 13-year-old son to wear.

Supplies for your homemade Star Wars Shirt

  • Cricut or Silhouette
  • Iron, EasyPress, or Heat Press
  • Black Iron-On (HTV)
  • T-shirt
Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

Upload your SVG file into your cutting software. I’ve included both SVG and PNG formats of the files so you can trace it or upload it as an image, just whatever method you’re most comfortable using.

Mirror your image and cut and then weed away anything you don’t want on the shirt off of the carrier sheet.

Press your image according to package directions. For Siser EasyWeed or Cricut Everyday Iron-On, I use a temperature of 315 for 25-30 seconds.

Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

Remove the carrier sheet while your image is still warm, turn it over and then press again for an additional 15 seconds. 

This Star Wars shirt is perfect for the May the Fourth holiday and can clearly be work year-round.

Electronic Crafting - Holidays - SVG Files

Reverse Canvas to Celebrate International Women’s Day

January 30, 2019

I’m all about female empowerment and what better way to instill that in my daughter than making her this easy international Women’s Day reverse canvas.

International Women's Day Reverse Canvas
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Making an International Women’s Day craft was kind of a thinker for me. I want my daughter to know that woman can be strong and unapologetic at the same time.

I wanted to make her something that affirmed to her that she should know her worth at all times. Making reverse canvases are extremely low cost and they look great in the end.

To learn how to press different materials to your reverse canvas and what settings, click here.

I created this easy International Women’s Day SVG file so that you can make it all on your own to remind yourself, your mother or your daughter just how strong they are.

Supplies for your International Women’s Day Craft

  • 12×12” canvas (or whatever you have on hand)
  • Craft Paint
  • Foam Brush
  • Craft Knife
  • heavy-duty stapler or glue gun
  • Iron-On (HTV)
  • Iron or EasyPress
  • Cricut or Silhouette
  • FREE International Women’s Day SVG (see below)

Remove the backing of your canvas. I don’t even worry about removing the staples. It’s is too hard for me to do with my fibromyalgia. Just take a craft knife and cut on the outside of the staples.

Just leave the staples in your board. They won’t show and you can glue or staple over them. Paint the wood to how you want it to look. I chose a really light grey that I had used when I made this Buffalo Check Wrapping Paper.

To learn how to cut Iron-On (HTV), click here

Lay your canvas flat and apply your weeded image. Press for the recommended time. Because I am using foil iron-on, the setting is 285 for 30 seconds and peel away the carrier sheet once your image has cooled.

It’s not extremely important to get your image exactly how you want it on the canvas at this point. You want to get it centered but it doesn’t need to be exactly straight either.

With foil iron-on, the cooler the image is, the better your foil will look. Foil Iron-On tends to wrinkle when it is peeled away using the warm method. I like to at least allow 3 minutes before I even attempt it. 

Lay your wooden frame and center your image before you begin to adhere it to the canvas. Hold both the frame and the canvas material together and flip it over.

Begin to staple the canvas material back onto the wooden frame. Start on one side and then work your way around, pulling taught.

Cut away any excess canvas material and then you’re done! It doesn’t need to be perfect on the back because, again, it won’t show.

This International Women’s Day craft is easy and it can be displayed year-round. 

Electronic Crafting - SVG Files - Valentine's Day

DIY Love Bug T-Shirt – Plus 15 FREE Valentine SVG Files

January 8, 2019

Valentines is just around the corner so why not make his adorable Valentines T-Shirt using this FREE Valentine SVG file use your Cricut or Silhouette to cut it and make your toddler look like a love bug.

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Make this amazing Toddler Valentine Shirt using this FREE Love Bug Valentine SVG. Malakai is looking like a stud in his Heart Throb Valentine shirt using another free SVG file I designed. But this Love Bug Valentine shirt gives you a more girly feel.

Use these SVG files and upload them into your design software and cut it out with some Heat Transfer Vinyl (aka Iron-On Vinyl).

Supplies for your Handmade Toddler Valentine Shirt for Girls

free valentine svg file

Grab the coordinating boy version of this adorable Valentine shirt by clicking on the image below.

toddler boy valentine shirt
free valentine svg

We, as bloggers, love to see what others make with the free SVG files we offer but please remember these are for personal use only and not for distribution. Grab these other 15 free SVG files below and check out the other free SVG files we’ve offered for past holidays. 

Electronic Crafting - SVG Files - Valentine's Day

Custom T-Shirt for Valentines Day – FREE Heart Throb SVG

January 4, 2019

Make a Custom T-Shirt for Valentines Day with this super cute free Valentine SVG file. Make it for a toddler or that natural heartthrob in your life. Use your Cricut, Silhouette, or Brother Scan ‘N Cut to create this easy Valentine T-Shirt.

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I love making seasonal SVG files and for the past few months I made a Baby, It’s Really Freaking Cold Outside mug and my New Year, Same Mess t-shirt. I wanted to create a boy version of what I’m planning on showing you on Tuesday (it’s super cute). Create this easy custom t-shirt in no time.

How do I make a custom t-shirt?

To make your own custom t-shirt you’re going to need a few essentials. You’re going to need an electronic cutting machine and some Heat Transfer Vinyl (also known as Iron On or HTV). You will also need a weeding tool, heat press, Cricut EasyPress or an Iron.

To learn how to apply HTV in layers and with an Iron, click here.

You want something that has zero steam. You can use your iron but be sure that the temperature is correct and the steam function is off. Read your manufacturers instructions on what temperature to use and if your HTV is cold or hot peel.

When cutting your image from a Cricut or Silhouette, you need to be sure that the mirror function is on. You want to cut it in mirror mode and then you will weed or peel off what you do not want on your t-shirt. You do not want your image to cut completely through the carrier sheet.

Your entire image will be on the carrier sheet. Obviously, each color is different here so I had three images on three separate carrier sheets. I started with the Heart saying and then pressed for around 20 seconds, then the black for 20 and then the grey for 30 seconds, turned the shirt over and pressed for another 15 seconds.

When using multiple colors of HTV, you want to be sure that whatever you pressed before is covered before you press the next image. Just use the carrier sheet that you peeled off first and lay it over the red after you have laid the black image down.

Just to be clear, start with your red and press 20 seconds, peel off the carrier sheet from the red image and then lay your black image down. Place the carrier sheet from the red back over the areas that would be exposed when you’re pressing the black image. Do the same for the grey heart to ensure that the black and red are covered again.

Supplies needed to make your own custom t-shirt

heart throb valentine t-shirt

Get the coordinating girls version of this adorable Valentines shirt by clicking the picture below.

toddler valentine shirt that says love bug