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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Volleyball Club "TEAM" T-shirts

Front of Shirts
This is an older post from last year from my old blog.  It shows the team shirt I made last year for my daughter's club volleyball team.  I forgot to share it in the post I did yesterday!

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 also forgot to say that I usually get my heat set vinyl from H&H Sign Supply.  You can find them here on the web:  http://www.hhsignsupply.com/productcart/pc/home.asp

I am NOT affiliated with H&H and they may not be the best price out there but they seem comparable to most I saw (I did a little looking around but not a lot and they were recommended by others) but they did have good prices and are 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.

These shirts I did using a regular household iron.  However, I have updated to a heat press from Stahl's since then.  I love working with my heat press.  Makes the setting of the vinyl very quick and easy.

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.


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [09 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. I can't get over the work you must have put into this project! You are DA MOM! They look great and I am sure everyone of those girls will keep this shirt for a long time. Thanks for the mini tut on how you did it and for the file. Rosie