This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I never thought I would be a soccer mom. Luckily, being a soccer mom is nothing like I pictured. I had visions of minivans and freezing at soccer games, but really it is so much more than that. It has been a full learning experience for me.
I didn’t know a thing about soccer before my daughter latched onto the sport, now I run drills in my backyard, have made a playlist of pump-up songs for before games, and have literally lost my voice yelling on the sidelines. I can honestly say, as we are coming up on my daughter’s sixth season of soccer, that I love everything about this sport.
My daughter is always begging for cute soccer clothes she can wear to school. Yup, this soccer love even permeates to normal clothing. This darling soccer shirt is hands down my favorite thing I have ever made for my daughter. It is cute, sparkly and totally her.
How to Make a DIY Soccer Shirt for Your Soccer Player
For this project you will need:
- a black T-shirt
- black glitter heat transfer
- white glitter heat transfer
- a way to cut the heat transfer (I used a Cricut)
- parchment paper
Open up your design program and type the words “This Princess Wears Cleats.” For this shirt, I used two different fonts. The plainer of the two fonts is Garamond, and the script font for the word Princess is Agnes.
Since I used a black shirt, I cut a large white circle to be the back of the soccer ball. If you are using a white shirt as your background, you can just cut the soccer ball from black heat transfer and save a little bit of white heat transfer.
For the crown and soccer ball images, I used images native to my Cricut, but you could always find ones you love online and upload them to Design Space. If you have never worked with heat transfer or Design Space before, you can find step by step instructions here. If you have a Cricut, you can use my cut file here.
Once you have cut your words and images, weed (peel apart) the heat transfer until just your design remains on the sticky backing. Stick the white iron-on face down onto your shirt. You will be able to see through the plastic backing so you can put your project together just the way you want it. Just make sure none of the letters or images are touching the plastic backing of another element or it will fuse to that instead of your tote bag.
Heat your iron to the hottest setting and then iron on straight onto the plastic, making sure each element of the design gets 30 seconds of pressure and heat. Start pulling up the plastic backing, and if any of the elements pull up at all put the plastic back down and iron that area again. Peel the plastic sheets off the letters and then lay down the black element on the soccer ball on top of your white circle. Cover the entire design with a sheet of parchment paper and repeat the ironing process!
As soon as your shirt is ironed, it is ready to wear!
One of the hardest things for me about soccer has been getting good nutrition in our daughter on the go. For our eight year old, soccer is life. She spends her days at soccer practice or practicing on her own in the backyard. She runs hard, kicks hard, and overall plays hard. So I work hard to give her the fuel she needs. I have been buying her sports drinks for years trying to help hydrate her during practice and replenish her electrolytes, but I haven’t always loved my options. It seems like so many sports drinks are packed with sugar, artificial colors and high calories.
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