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Sublimation Tie Dye Teaching Is My Jam + Free SVG

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If you want high-quality, printed designs with a pretty simple transfer process then Dye Sublimation Printing is the way to go. If you also want to create customized shirts and other materials then you defiantly need to check out this Sublimation Tie Dye tutorial.

I decided to make a different kind of teacher appreciation gift and figured out how to make a Sublimation Tie Dye shirt for teachers with this teaching is my jam teacher shirt!

It’s everything I was hoping for with the apple jam, the red tie-dye and that bold, bold color I know my kiddo’s teacher is going to LOVE!

tie dye sublimation shirt in red with words teaching is my jam with apple in the shot on an orange background

Basically, I was looking for a fun way to really wow my kiddo’s teacher, and one thing she’d asked about was a shirt I’d recently made for the kiddos that she really loved. So, I found a quippy quote that I could pair up with a simple design (the jam) and then laughed for about 5 minutes.

The good news is that the project is so super fast, you can laugh for as long as you want, really. LOL!

Anyway, this is seriously one of my favorite designs I’ve done in a while. It’s both fun, funny, and bright. Which are all the best things about making your own shirts.

So, scroll on down, and let’s get you making a shirt for a fun teacher appreciation gift!

close up tie dye sublimation shirt in red with words teaching is my jam with apple in the shot on an orange background

What Are The Best Supplies For Sublimation?

Here are the sublimation products that I trust and love.

Getting the EcoTank ready to be a sublimation printer is so easy, anyone can do it. For instance, toss out the ink that came in the box with the printer and install the Cosmos sublimation ink. Once you have that ink loaded, just follow these instructions to set the profile for the printer so the colors are right. Then your sublimation printer is ready to go.

Do You Have to Have a Sublimation Printer to Make a Sublimation Tie Dye Shirt?

Well, the answer is no, although you might want to, that’s a decision you can make without pressure because it’s not required. Certainly, there are a ton of places like this store here, where you can order your own custom sublimation printed for you – just send them the file and they’ll do the rest, mailing it to you ready-to-press onto any blank of your choice. I personally haven’t had the chance to purchase a sublimation print this way, because I went ahead and converted an EcoTank to sublimation.

close up shirt in red with words teaching is my jam with apple in the shot on an orange background

What Do you Need to Make a Sublimation Tie Dye Shirt for Teachers?

You’ll need these materials to make your Sublimation Tie-Dye project using the Cricut EasyPress:

  • 1 Sublimation Ready Shirt
    • Sublimation ready shirts are of a polyester blend, I prefer 100% polyester fabric.

Then you’ll need the following tools:

or you can order a sublimation heat transfer from places like this on Etsy.

You’ll also need both the Teaching is My Jam and Red Tie Dye Sublimation files. You can grab them below for free.

close up shirt in red with words teaching is my jam with apple in the shot on an orange background

Tips to Make This Teaching is My Jam Shirt for Teachers

Firstly, if you’re not experienced in making sublimation projects yet, here’s are my favorite tricks and tips for making sublimation come out right every time:

  • Check out this simple and easy-to-understand sublimation tutorial I made on by Pink YouTube. It will give you a visual representation of what the whole process looks like.
  • Let’s talk about sublimation blanks and why you should only work with them for sublimation.
    • Sublimation ink will not bind with cotton. When you put the sublimation paper on the blank and then press it, it may look like it worked. But when you wash the shirt, it will fade – if not immediately, it will look more and more faded with every wash. And sublimation is not supposed to fade.
    • If you use blanks made of nylon, the material may actually melt a little, so even if it takes the ink, you’ve ruined your blank.
  • Before pressing your design, make sure that you put a piece of butcher paper, card board or poster board inside the shirt to keep from making a ghost image on the back of the shirt if the ink bleeds through. The paper or whatever creates that added layer of barrier and stops the ink.
  • If you don’t take a second to tape down your design (particularly for the central element on the front of your shirt, you’ll be disappointed. Just the littlest shift in the paper will ruin your design and make it look all blurry or faded. So, tape the design down with heat-safe tape.

Sublimation Tie Dye Teaching Is My Jam + Free SVG

With all that said, you are ready to make your teacher appreciation shirt, so keep on scrolling for the full tutorial, but don’t forget to pin this to your favorite teacher gift ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it again quickly when it’s time for teacher appreciation day!

 

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tie dye sublimation shirt in red with words teaching is my jam
Yield: 1 Teaching is My Jam Tie Dye Sublimation Shirt

Sublimation Tie Dye Teaching Is My Jam + Free SVG

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

Bright, funny, and all about that teacher who deserves it all, this easy teaching is my jam tie-dye sublimation shirt is so cute! I'm so glad I learned how to make a tie-dye sublimation shirt - I may never stop!

Tools

Instructions

  1. Download the tie-dye digital design file, and print two copies, print 1 copy of the teaching is my jam file. Pre-heat your EasyPress to 400 degrees. supplies and printss for sublimation tie dye
  2. Use the lint roller to remove any lint from the shirt on both sides. cricut shirt blank after removing lint
  3. Crush the shirt with your hands into a ball, exposing bits and pieces of the side that's facing up. Be sure the shirt's crushed-up size is smaller than the sheet of paper you have your tie-dye design printed on. Take care to tuck back the front, upper-center of the shirt where you want the teaching is my jam design to sit so that it is hidden behind and not exposed. shirt scrunched ready to tie dye with sublimation
  4. Lay one of the printed tie-dye design sheets face down on your shirt blank, positioning it in place over the crushed shirt. Cover with butcher paper and press for 60 seconds with light pressure. Remove your heat press and allow the paper to cool to the touch. Then repeat with the other side. showing butcher paper over top of a sublimation tie dye shirt.
  5. Flip the shirt over and smooth it out. You need the shirt to lay as flat as possible where you plan to put the teaching is my jam design. shirt spread out after doing red sublimation tie dye on a shirt
  6. Place the printed teaching is my jam design sheet face down on your shirt blank, positioning it in place in the center top of the shirt as desired. I placed mine about 3-4 inches from the bottom of the collar of a crew-neck shirt and centered it between the sleeves. Now Using the heat-safe tape, tape the paper in place on the shirt. taped down sublimation design
  7. Press for 60 seconds with light pressure. Remove your heat press and allow the paper to cool to the touch. Remove the paper and tape then discard. peeling sublimation paper back from finished sublimation tie dye red teaching is my jam shirt
  8. And that's it! finished sublimation tie dye red teaching is my jam shirt
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