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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Volleyball Club "TEAM" T-shirts

Front of Shirts
Hello again.  I also wanted to share with you all some TEAM t-shirts that I made for DD's Volleyball Club Team.  I made about 13-14 of these shirts.  They all loved them as did their parents.  I'm glad, as they did take some time because of all the weeding that had to be done.  What I learned from this shirt design is that sometimes it is better to use the old KISS concept (Keep It Simple Stupid!) LOL.  We all loved the shirts BUT they are a little labor intensive for a couple of reasons.  First, I added all the girls names to the volleyball on the front of the shirt along with the year, age group, and club name.  This means that all of that had to be weeded out!  It was pretty small and thin to fit on the ball! Then, we did 2 colors on the front and 2 colors on the back so you have to apply each of those separately.  Then finally, we added each girls number to the sleeve of her shirt.  This means you need to keep track of sizes and who needs what!  In the end, I think that they were quite worth the effort and DD and her teammates really liked them and that is what I was hoping for!

Back of Shirts
I don't recall where I saw this "TEAM" saying but I thought it would be great on their shirts.  It says TEAM on the front with the volleyball with all their names on it.  Then on the back it says Together Everyone Achieves More.  I am going to share with you my  file that I used to create the shirts. It has the word TEAM with the saying on the back going in two different directions.  One goes down, one goes across.  We chose to use the one with the Word TEAM going down and the rest going across. I have removed the girls names from the volleyball.  To add something to the volleyball like names you will want to add the text as desired and then "join" it to each volleyball piece as needed once properly placed.  This will allow it to be "cutout".  I have also included a shadow layer to the volleyball.  This isn't really needed to make the t-shirts the way I did.  Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about my files or anything that I did.  I got my heat set vinyl from H&H Sign Supply.  You can find them here on the web: 

Not affiliated and may not be the best price out there (I did a little looking around but not a lot but they were recommended by others) but they did have good prices and were always very efficient in getting my orders out and I have had no problems.  I used the Siser Easy Weed vinyl.  I also ordered a Teflon Sheet cover to help but you could get by without it. I think some people use parchment paper.

Right now I am only offering this file in the MTC format as this is what I created it in.  Since it has several layers and colors to it, I don't have time right now to do the work necessary to get it into a SVG file and test cut it all out.  However, The file would be fairly easy to recreate with another package.  I do have a volleyball I previously shared in the svg format and just use your software and font of your choice to do all the text.  Thanks for your understanding.

Download my TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More file for Make The Cut here.