If you live in The US, you must be familiar with one holiday celebrated on the second Sunday every May. It’s Mother’s Day!
However, with different countries having different dates to celebrate this super special day, the “season” for Mother’s Day craft sales also differs within each country. If you’re a craft business owner that ships worldwide, this could be an ever-flowing opportunity of income.
One of the most sought after Mother’s Day gifts is apparel. Some may look for branded items and the rest like to order something that’s more of a novelty (or make their own!). They could be T-shirts, sweaters, or simply new aprons for the special woman in our lives.
And among the fun slash novelty variety, “Super Mom” and its variations (“Super Mama”, “Super Mommy”, etc.) phrase is super duper popular. Because moms are super women. Sometimes we take for granted the things that moms do.
From simple things like waking us up and cooking meals, to supporting our education and showing us the meaningful things in life. They’re a blessing in our lives for being capable of handling so many things at the same time.
The Super Mom shirts I want to highlight consist of layers. Naturally, we’ll use Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV). But you can also opt to produce the designs using sublimation technique. Read my partner’s explanation of SVG vs Sublimation here to learn the differences I mentioned.
Assuming you have made several successful DIY T-shirts before, you should already have a go-to type of fabric. If not, take time to explore that. Find out what your market likes and put forth their comfort.
If you’re looking for input from me, HTV works well on cotton shirts or cotton/poly blend shirts. Avoid using acrylic fabrics because they will burn.
For the vinyl brand to use, Cricut’s official Iron-On is good and they come in a wide variety of colors to choose from, including glitters, holographic, and patterns. J and J Packaging HTV, Siser HTV, and HTVRONT are also popular among home crafters.
I want to emphasize, because we’re working with heat, please take extra care not to burn yourself. I recommend Cricut EasyPress or similar tools from other brands. The big heating plate ensures even distribution of heat and pressure, unlike household iron.
So now, let’s get to producing our Super Mom shirts!
We have 3 Super Mom designs free for you to try. Links here:
This is a guide on Cricut Design Space, similar steps can be done on other software
1. Open Cricut Design Space
2. Click on New Project button
3. Click on Upload button at bottom-left of the screen
4. Locate the file directory, upload Super Mom SVG, and click on Add to Canvas
5. Resize SVG to match your T-shirt. You can use measuring tape or ruler.
6. If you need visual reference, add a T-shirt template to your canvas. Click on Templates.
There you can pick shirt type (Men or Women’s) and size. This reference won’t be saved in your project.
The SVG + shirt template will look like this.
7. Click on Super Mom SVG and Ungroup (or press CTRL+G)
8. Weld elements of the same color. To do this, hold CTRL button and click on objects of the same color. Then look for Weld button at the bottom. You will have to weld objects for as many colors there are in the SVG. For example, there are 3 colors in this Super Mom design.
7. When all welding is done, click on Make It button
8. The software will ask your mat size. Pick one and click on Confirm button.
9. Important! Click on Mirror toggle on every single layer. This is important to do, if not, your text will be cut on its flip side. See this before and after images.
Since we’re doing multiple layers, we’ll be pressing the HTV in a shorter time for each layer and for a full time on the final press. It’s crucial that you press downwards and not in motion like ironing your clothes.
If your design is bigger than the EasyPress, press it in batches. For example, top side first and bottom side later. All HTV will shrink a little after heat pressing. Don’t worry about your Super Mom design shrinking too much.
Take pictures of this Super Mom T-shirt and proudly display it! Now that you know you have tackled making HTV on T-shirts, play around with other mediums! See temperature instructions on Cricut official page.
Find more Super Mom designs and transfer them to aprons, sweaters, throw pillows, reusable grocery bags, and more! Perfect for birthday or Mother’s Day!
We have more “mom designs” SVG that you might like. See our Mom Quotes SVG below!
We also have Super Dad SVG designs for Father’s Day, see below!
Here at Drizy Studio, we make SVG for many themes! Give us a visit and find what you need! Want more help with making the physical products? Join our crafting community where 8,000+ members are sharing their experience. Drop by and ask away, we’re all happy to guide you!
Enjoy another crafting day, crafters!❤️