Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

hand-stitched christmas tree t-shirt

Combine the trend of hand-stitching with your love of HTV to make this Hand-Stitched Christmas Tree T-Shirt! Take a look at the instructions to see just how easy it is to make your own!
Step 1

First, attach a small embroidery hoop to the right pocket area of your shirt.

Step 2

Free stitch a zigzag Christmas tree with floss.

Step 3

Tie off the thread on the back and remove the hoop.

Step 4

Iron-on a Christmas message made from HTV or click here for the shown design in Cricut® Design Space™.

Step 5

If needed, size the design as you would like it to appear on your shirt.

Step 6

Click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 7

In your preview screen, check ‘Mirror’ in the left panel for each mat, to reverse your image.

Step 8

Now, click ‘Continue’ in the bottom right corner of your screen and choose the correct material.

Step 9

Place the HTV material, shiny-side down, onto your cutting mat. Load the mat into your Cricut® machine, then press the blinking Cricut® icon to start cutting.

Step 10

Once your machine is done cutting each layer, use scissors to cut your design from the iron-on material roll. Next, use your weeder tool to remove all the excess material around and inside your design. You’ll be left with just the reversed design on the clear plastic carrier sheets, which are slightly sticky.

Step 11

Preheat your EasyPress™ to the appropriate temperature for your material and, if needed, adjust the timer.
TIP: See the Quick Reference Guide, included with your EasyPress™, for temperature and times or click here for an interactive guide. You can also use an iron to press your material. Just follow the instructions included in the iron-on material packaging.

Step 12

Place your shirt on top of your EasyPress™ mat and then preheat the fabric for 5 seconds.

Step 13

Place the carrier sheet, so it’s sticky-side down, onto your shirt. You should be able to see the layer through the carrier sheet, just as it will appear once ironed.
TIP: Press each layer, one at a time, starting with the bottom layer.

Step 14

Place your EasyPress™ on top of the design and apply the appropriate pressure for your material. After about 30 seconds, flip over your shirt and press for another 15 seconds. If your material is the warm peel type, you may go ahead and peel off the carrier sheet. If your material is a cool peel type, let it cool completely before removing the carrier sheet.

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