This post may contain links to affiliate websites, such as Amazon as well as others. Through those links, at no additional cost to you we may receive an affiliate commission for any purchases made by you using these links. We appreciate your support!

Sharing is caring!

If you’ve ever wondered How to Make a T-shirt with Iron-On Vinyl, this tutorial will walk you through step-by-step to get you from blank to decorated–friendly or no. LOL!

Iron on vinyl can be intimidating when you are just getting started. But this really easy tutorial will teach you how to make a shirt with iron on vinyl.

In all seriousness, though, I was so clueless when I started out and I feel like I spent a lot of time not quite understanding the easiest way to apply iron-on vinyl.

measuring iron on vinyl with a tsquare

So, I hope by sharing this tutorial, I’m able to help you skip some of the stumbling blocks I ran into when I first started out.

And, frankly, you should probably spend a few minutes reading this tutorial before you try to make your first iron-on vinyl t-shirt.

But then, if you are the least bit like me, you’re really here for the funny introvert shirt. I mean, if you just need a “not today” vibe shirt, this is it. LOL!

blue shirt with holographic iron on vinyl that says I'm not as friendly as I look

This is just such a funny way to say “don’t mess with me.”

Which, I mean, I’m not saying that I am anti-people, let’s be clear. But somedays I get people talking to me all. the. time.

blue shirt with holographic iron on vinyl that says I'm not as friendly as I look

They just don’t stop. Wanting to say “hi” to me in the grocery store line, stopping me in the yard, insisting on a hug or just–interacting–shiver.

So, basically, this is my new favorite shirt. Did I mention that? No? Yeah. I just want to wear it every single day and never take it off.

The cool part is that, because this is such a ridiculously easy DIY t-shirt, I could make a million of these and still have time for an afternoon snack! LOL!

What do I need to make a Tshirt With Iron On Vinyl With Video Tutorial?

For this project here is what you need:

  • Cricut Machine or
  • Silhouette Cameo 4
  • Weeding Tool
  • Cricut EasyPress 2 or
  • Heat Press

If you are looking for a great way to fly your introvert flag, this “not as friendly” shirt is an awesome way to do just that.

And while you are in Design Space, click on images and search for the other funny t-shirt ideas images there. You will not be sorry!

If you are looking for more beginner projects then you should check out Cricut Vinyl Ideas For Beginners

Looking For More Iron On Ideas? Check out How To Make A Reverse Canvas

blue t-shirt with iron-on vinyl
Yield: 1 T-shirt with Iron-on Vinyl

How to Make a T-shirt with Iron on Vinyl

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Make this funny t-shirt with iron on vinyl. Learn how to use iron-on vinyl to put a design on a t-shirt.


  • T-shirt Blank
  • Iron On Vinyl


  • Cricut Machine or Silhouette Cameo 4
  • Weeding Tool
  • Cricut EasyPress 2 or Heat Press


  1. Create a design or you can purchase 1 of mine here.
  2. Place the vinyl on the sticky mat.
  3. Load into the machine.
  4. Choose the correct material for the type of iron on vinyl that you are using.
  5. Press Cut.
  6. Preheat your press while you are waiting.
  7. If heat press heat to 320 degrees if easy press heat to 330 degrees.
  8. Remove the iron on vinyl from the machine and the mat.
  9. Using the weeding tool, weed out the voided areas.
  10. Place your t-shirt blank flat onto your heat press or EasyPress mat.
  11. Fold the shirt in half to find the center of your shirt.
  12. Lay the shirt back on the mat and using your press, press a crease in the shirt.
  13. Open the shirt and lay flat on the mat.
  14. Fold your transfer in half to find the center, note* do not fold the sticky sides together.
  15. Now place the design sticky side down.
  16. Using the t-square double-check that you are 3 to 3 and a half inches from the top of the front of a collar (crew neck)
  17. And double check that the sides are pretty even as far as how much shirt is left on each side.
  18. If you are using the heat press, press for 20 seconds for the EasyPress press for 30 seconds.
  19. Remove the transfer sheet and allow the garment to cool.


This shirt was created using the Silhouette Cameo 4 and an EasyPress 2. You can do iron on shirts also using a Cricut Machine and heat press too!

Sharing is caring!

Similar Posts


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *