National Hobby Month and Sew Awesome Graphic T-Shirt

Jan 5, 2017 By Kim Byers
National Hobby Month and Sew Awesome Graphic T-Shirt

It’s National Hobby Month and Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Stores is ready to help you start the new year with your favorite crafts! I’ll be honest; I have so many hobbies that it’s hard to pick just one, from paper crafts to iron-on projects to fun food creations to sewing. Hi! I’m Kim Byers of The Celebration Shoppe. Let’s get crafty and I’ll teach you how to make darling iron-on projects that are all your own!

I’m in love with the graphic T-shirt trend so I’m going to show you how to make an iron-on tee. But you can use this same process to make bags, blankets, canvas, etc. JOANN has a great selection of them all!

Once you know what medium you’re going to embellish, select a design. I love using my Cricut Explore Air 2 to create in Design Space. There are literally thousands of designs and fonts to choose from, but not only that, you can peel back the layers and take things apart to make your own creations and you don’t have to be a designer. Design Space is very user-friendly.

That said, if you are a designer, Cricut Design Space allows you to upload your own cut, and print then cut files too. To get you started, I’ve designed this “Sew Awesome” graphic that you can download and upload to your own Design Space account. It’s super easy! Just follow the prompts.

national hobby month


national hobby month

Now you have selected your medium and your design, let’s talk iron-on colors. JOANN offers not only a multitude of iron-on colors; they also have glitter iron-on and foil iron-on. I’m currently in love with them all!

To recap, here’s what you’ll need to make a darling iron-on project for National Hobby Month. Just hop over to your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores or go online for these craft supplies:

Cricut Iron-On
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Weeding Tool
Cricut Standard Cutting Mat
Iron & Pad
Tee, Bag, Canvas, Etc.
• Design Space

national hobby month

Finally, let me show you how easy it is to put your entire project together.

1. Measure – after selecting your design, measure the area you’d like to embellish and adjust your design in Design Space accordingly.

2. Cut – cut your design as one element or in layers. For this one, I used black glitter iron-on. Remember to “mirror” the image when creating with iron-on or it will read backward. Eeek!

3. Iron – the iron-on is super easy to place as it comes with an adhesive cover. It keeps all the letters and graphics together. Just place where you’d like it on your medium, iron according to the instructions on the packaging and you have a lovely personalized item in just minutes!

Looking for more fun and easy iron-on crafts, try my Handmade Pillows, Welcome Sign, and Teacher Gift.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate with Jo-Ann!

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