February 10, 2011

Boy Valentine Shirt

Boys and Valentine's just don't mesh that well.  It's way too cutsie of a holiday.  So I thought I'd just ignore it for my boys.  But then I saw this cute Valentine (or anytime!) Robot over at The Boy Trifecta - Emily sewed hers on, so head there for that tutorial.  But I'm lazy, and thought, I bet I could just make something similar with the Silhouette.  And I was right- look at the design I found in their online design store (everything's $1) - it's almost a perfect replica, heart and all:  (oh, and I had to leave Kate's hand in the picture because she's always questioning the look of my hands - see, all hands picture weird!)

I just cut it with my Silhouette and ironed it on - like a 10 minute project.  He happened to have 2 red tshirts in the same size, so it was meant to be.  And I LOVE it - and so does the cutie I made it for - here he is, showing it for the camera (he's sleeping in it as I type...)
So, don't you wish you had listened to me and had purchased some iron-on vinyl from Silhouette - maybe you did....I think this design is basic enough that you could cut the vinyl with scissors if you wanted to.  Anyways, check out the Silhouette in all it's glory - they now cut fabric (can't wait to try that - eek!!!)


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

16 Fabulous Comments:

love this! makes me wish even more I had a silhouette!

Very cute, Mandy! I was thinking about making something for my little boy for valentine's day and this is perfect.

I love this! I have major Silhouette envy. :)

hey! i would have put some lotion on if i knew i was going to be pictured!

that is so cute!! having terrible trouble finding iron on vinyl here in UK that doesn't cost a fortune!!
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Leigh at The Sewing Diva

Is it a new silhouette that cuts fabric or are they just advertising that it does that now?

i would love it if you linked to my party. it starts on wednesday, but goes all day thursday too.


and i have a give away going on too.


Adorable... and so is the shirt. hehe
Thanks so much for linking up Mandy!

So cute! I made the same shirt (in black). You can see it here. I am loving heat transfer!

lovely! would love for you to link up at our crafty saturday party!


I just love this! I want to make one for my little guy!

Shelly at

SO CUTE!!! You're right, boy Valentine ideas are rare... But this is fun and fitting for the holiday! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays friend! We are always glad to have you!!!

Hi! thanks a lot for linking up this adorable project! we are featuring it in our blog today! I really love how cute the shirt came out with the robot and all... and the shirt even looked cuter on your model!

The retro robot graphic is just too cute. I recently make a silhouette shirt for my son too, wish I had the Silhouette to do it. Mine took forever :( Anyway, would love to hear how you think my shirt/technique came out:


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