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Monday, March 7, 2011

Using Heat Set Vinyl to Create my Volleyball Mom Wardrobe

Large Logo on Sweatshirt
Hello.  My DD plays on a competitive travel volleyball club in the winter and spring.  Since she was new to this particular club this season, I didn't have a "team wardrobe" to wear to the tournaments so I decided to create my own!  I have put that logo on many things in a variety of sizes!!  I have been the vinyl queen lately it seems.  I have created a logo with her name for my car, I have created it large and put it on a sweatshirt, I have created it small and put in on a pocket of a tee and on a hat.  I have added it to a scarf and a sailor shirt.  I then created my own design using the club's name, a volleyball for the O in MOM and her number and added it to some t-shirts and a backpack!  Of course, everyone wanted to know where I had gotten it all!  Then I told them I had made it myself and how little it cost me!!  They couldn't believe it and it was so easy!!!  I have the logo broken based on colors.  However, depending upon what color shirt or item you put them on, you wouldn't always need vinyl for that color.  If I put on a navy shirt, the shirt serves as the navy background. If I put on an orange shirt, the orange part does not need to be added.  ( To do this, you have to modify and join and weld different parts depending upon where you need to allow a color to "show" through.)

Small Logo on Sailor Shirt
Since then, one of the ladies who works at the club had a baby shower there. I created a onsie, a baby towel, a blanket, a bib, and a burp cloth all with the club's logo on them as her gift.  The "wrapping" was a plush toy dump truck Easter Basket that I put the club logo on the side of! Everyone thought I was so clever - and I am - with my scanner, my die cut machine, some heat set vinyl and my Make the Cut software!!  Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of the baby stuff!!  But here are some pictures of some of my "wardrobe"! Remember when working with Heat Set Vinyl that you want to put on clothing - you must MIRROR the image before cutting it out!!  Plus, the heat set vinyl goes "SHINY SIDE" DOWN on your mat before you cut it all out!  Ask me how I know you want to remember these 2 important items!  LOL!

Logo on Backpack Pocket
I doubt that too many of you have the need for the K2 Logo unless your child plays for them as well! LOL but I will share my volleyball mom cut file here with you. I put this on some t-shirts and a backpack.

Download the Volleyball Mom Make the Cut file here.

Download the Volleyball Mom SVG file here.

This is what the "MOM" with Volleyball for the O looks like from a screen shot. You would need to add the number of your player where my DD's number 14 is shown here. (It is not in the svg file, it is in the MTC for visual aid only on another layer).