A cute maternity shirt that you can make with your Cricut – perfect for the crafty mama!Of all the titles I have, mother is my most beloved. I always grew up knowing that above all us, I wanted to be a mom, and I’m so grateful that I have been able two have two healthy children – with a third on the way. It wasn’t in my plan to work, but I’m grateful that I’m able to have a job that allows me to still stay at home with my children and be there for all their important moments. Being a mother isn’t always easy, but it’s 100% worth it. For the past few weeks, I’ve really enjoyed creating posts in partnership with Cricut and Joann Fabric and Craft to promote some of their new Cricut products. I’ve already talked plenty about their BEAUTIFUL Wild Rose 2 Bundle (I still can’t get over how much I love the color), so today I wanted to share a little bit about the Rose EasyPress 2 and a fun iron-on project that I did to celebrate my latest pregnancy. As I’m sure many of you know, my love for iron-on projects run deep. Probably about 90% off the creations that come from my Cricut are iron-on! And the EasyPress 2 has just made it SO much easier to get those done quickly and professionally. The new Rose EasyPress 2 is such a lovely and feminine color (and let’s be real – in a house of all boys, feminine doesn’t always come through!). If you haven’t gotten an EasyPress 2 yet and are on the fence – be sure you read this post to help you decide if it’s right for you. Anyways. For this project, I decided to make a cute pregnancy shirt with a saying that meant something to me. “I’m so Crafty, I Make People.” It’s kind of silly, but I have to say, my greatest “creations” have absolutely been my children. This pregnancy has been difficult. It took us a while to get pregnant (over a year and one surgery), and the pregnancy has definitely not been a walk in the park. I’m 18 weeks today, and I still feel pretty crummy most of the time. But I’m so grateful to be able to have the children I do, and it’s absolutely something to celebrate. For this shirt, I used some of the materials that came with my new Rose EasyPress 2 (that gold glitter iron-on…some of my favorite!), as well as some of the beautiful patterned iron-on from the Natalie Malan collection. I love how it turned out. Although it’s kind of a funny saying, it does have special meaning to me! Here is a full list of everything that I used for this shirt:
- THIS Design Space File – which you can use for FREE!
- Maternity Shirred V-Neck T-Shirt from Isabel Maternity (these are my favorite)
- Gold Glitter Iron-on
- Black Glitter Iron-on
- Natalie Malan Patterned Iron-on
- Weeding Tool
- Rose Cricut EasyPress 2
- Wild Rose Cricut Explore Air 2
- I suggest using the maternity shirt template that’s available in Cricut just to get things placed on the shirt where you wanted. I found it to be pretty accurate with the sizing (I used a medium shirt)
- After you have cut out and weeded everything, place everything on your shirt just to get an idea of how you want things to be placed.
- I used two different kinds of iron-on. While I have lots of tips for that, the most important one is to start with the material that has the HIGHEST heat. In this case, patterned iron-on requires 340 degrees on the EasyPress 2, so that is the material I should have started with.
- How to Use Patterned Iron-on
- Iron-on vinyl FAQ
- How to Use Cricut Iron-on: Everything You Need to Know
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.