Monday, June 20, 2016

"Soft Kitty" Dalek T-Shirt

If you are a fan of the Big Bang Theory, than you probably know the song "Soft Kitty." It is the song Sheldon likes to be sung to him when he is sick. Since I am a fan of The Big Bang Theory and a Doctor Who fan, I couldn't help but combine the two into a fun shirt for my daughter to wear this summer. We changed up the words to the song and ended up with this fun version that of course ends with Exterminate! 

You will need:
  • a T-shirt( I used pink, but use whatever color you want)
  • contrasting heat transfer ( I used silver)
  • an iron
  • Cricut or other way to cut the vinyl

    To make this shirt, head over to the Explore site and select the great big blue, Create a New Project button.

    I did a Google image shirt for the Dalek, you can find the image I used here. Upload it to Cricut Design Space by selecting the upload image button. Your image should be pretty simple so select the simple image button. Make sure only the Dalek and no surrounding white space is selected and then insert it into your post. Add your words to the mat as well. The words are:

    Hard Dalek,
    Cold Dalek,
    Little Ball of Hate.
    Evil Dalek,
    Angry Dalek,

    My letter are each about a half inch high and the entire back design is about 6 inches tall by 5 inches wide.

    When you hit cut, it will ask you how many you plan to make, so if can plan your mats accordingly. It will groups the different color items onto different mats because it assumes you want to cut them out with separate colors. Make sure to check the mirror image box since we are cutting out heat transfer. 

    After you hit Go and cut out your vinyl, weed out the excess. Iron the Dalek on to the front of the shirt and the "song" on to the back of the shirt.

     Set your iron to the cotton setting on your iron (or about 305 degrees) Preheat the area of the shirt you want to place your vinyl for about 3 seconds then place the heat transfer on the t-shirt with the right side facing up. Using medium pressure, iron the entire image for about 30 seconds, directly onto the carrier sheet, without any steam. After you finish, I like to flip my shirt over and iron for another 10 seconds from the back. Peel the carrier sheet off. If any parts of the image pull up when removing the carrier sheet, stop peeling and iron for a few more seconds in that spot.

    My daughter loves her Dalek shirt and sings the Dalek version of Soft Kitty at least five times when she wears it! 

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    Beads App said...

    I would make a firefighter shirt for my five year old. He wants to be a firefighter so bad. I might also make some t shirts for the fire department too for my son to give them.they are always so nice and let him see the trucks all the time.

    Rebecca Bryant said...

    what an awesome DIY project. I like that soft kitty poem adn i like how you made it fit your family.

    Karen Morse said...

    I am so loving all your DIYs with this machine! I wish I had I would have a total blast making all kinds of creative things! Such a fun shirt you made! :)
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    Mrs.AOK said...

    You are so talented! I love the shirt you made for your daughter.
    I would LOVE Cricut! I'd probably make shirts all summer long. :)

    Terri Steffes said...

    I'm a huge fan of BBT too! I always love coming here and seeing what you are up to next. What a great idea. I have a friend who loves the other show. I'll have to share this with her!

    Rachel Langer said...

    I love soft kitty! But I have no idea what a Dalek is - I have never seen Dr. Who. I sure would love to get my hands on this machine though. Wish me luck! :)

    Sydney Andersen said...

    OMG I love this shirt! I would have never thought to combine Doctor Who with Big Bang Theory but this turned out great!!

    Wendy said...

    This is so cute! When I first saw it I would have never guessed that you made it. I have no idea what either of them are as I've never seen either show, but so cute.

    Rose Sahetapy said...

    This creative idea could make a beautiful gift. The T-shirt is very cute, although I've seen only The Big Bang Theory but to combine the words from those two shows is really creative.

    Heather said...

    Oh I have been wanting a Cricut for so long! I love how you combined the two shows. I don't watch either, but my husband is a HUGE Dr. Who fan...perhaps too much so :-)

    CourtneyLynne said...

    Omg every time I go into Michaels I just stare at this machine! I want one so bad!!!!

    reesa said...

    My kids would have a blast being creative with this machine! I have always wanted one too!

    Amanda Love said...

    Am I the only Cricut Explore Air owner who doesn't use her machine? I made just 1 project and it's just been sitting there collecting dust. I will have to bring it out and do some stuff over the weekend.

    Louise Bishop said...

    This all seemed so much easier when I used to help make signs with vinyl letters. For some reason, I seem to lose my touch when it comes to putting them on clothing. You did a great job!

    Megan McCoig said...

    You've done a great job of this! I'm a fan of the Big Bang theory and know exactly what you mean.

    Becca Wilson said...

    This is such a great project to do together. You did such a good job and the instructions are clear enough I could do this myself :)

    Tough Cookie Mommy said...

    I can't believe how easy it is to make this shirt. I've always sewed pretty well but never made clothes from scratch like this. I think I could probably do this.

    Lorene Nance said...

    What WOULDN'T I make?!? I've heard rave reviews about this new machine, so I'd love to try it out... my cutting machine is getting oooold :)

    Mandy said...

    This is a great at-home project for you and the kids. It's a great way to make something personal to the family that your kids won't ever forget.

    Kid Minds said...

    The T-shirt turned out very well and your daughter is adorable. You are so creative!

    blythe32 said...

    Love the t-shirt you created. As my niece would say it is so cuute. It's amazing what the Cricut can do. I wish I was that crafty.

    Steph said...

    So fun--I love the look of the silver vinyl

    Nessa Myers said...

    I would make a bag for my husband's X-Wing Miniature game set.

    Lucy Valdez said...

    Love this! As a fan of both Big Bang Theory and Dr. Who I would totally wear this shirt:) I wish I was more DIY to make things like this myself.