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Read Like Rory Shirt and Book Bag Tutorial plus other Gilmore Girls inspired crafts and recipes

Read Like Rory Shirt & Bag Tutorial

Love the Gilmore Girls you'll love this collection of Gilmore Girls recipes, crafts + party ideas. Don't forget to make a DIY Read Like Rory Shirt or bag.
Keyword: Bag, Cricut, Iron On, sewing, Shirt

Ingredients

Instructions

  • I sewed my shirt using using my favorite Lane Raglan pattern plus a few tweaks to make it a more wide neck giving it the relaxed slouchy look. You can see all the details of how to do that in my Slouchy Sweatshirt post. You can easily just use a blank tee but if you sew at all I HIGHLY recommend this pattern.
  • Download the Read Like Rory design. Trace it in Cricut Design Studio. I recommend tracing it in sections so you have three separate words. Or the Read and Rory are just in courier new which is on most computers so you probably only need the like.
  • Size your words. I liked to start by positioning them how they will be on the shirt or bag then I “attach” them and change the size (I did 7.5 inches wide). Then I detach them.
  • Next change the color of the like (since that will be cut out of a different material).
  • Send it to cut. If you’ve never used heat transfer vinyl you might find my how to use Iron-on vinyl tutorial helpful. Make sure to mirror image the design. Note how big you need your vinyl and cut to the appropriate size. Place the vinyl on the cutting mat vinyl side up plastic side down and cut on the iron-on setting for regular heat transfer vinyl.
  • If the program doesn’t mirror image the second color just cancel the cut and reenter and click on the second word. You can see what I mean in the video above. Make sure to mirror image it. If you are using glitter vinyl I have found the middle card stock setting works great for that.
  • Weed the design so you remove all the excess vinyl.
  • Press your shirt or bag to remove excess moisture.
  • And then press with an iron or heat press until it is stuck to the shirt or bag. Wait at least 24 hours before washing.

Video

Notes

I made both the shirt and the bag live on facebook and I had planned to edit that video down (cut out the chatter and all) to post here BUT something weird happened so it won’t download the audio ugh. So I can’t edit it. I know that this is super long but you can skip around to see the parts you are interested it. I’ll keep working on it but at least it’s here. The tutorial part starts around the 14 minute mark.
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