Star Wars fans will flip for this DIY Star Wars Squad Goals shirt design made on the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore. Let the world know you are down with C-3PO, Princess Leia, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker! Makes a fantastic handmade gift for Star Wars Fanatics!
Happy May The Fourth Be With You! If you are a Star Wars nerd (or are married to a Star Wars nerd, like me) you’ll get the reference. Today is the day that Star Wars fans around the world unite, celebrate and geek out over how awesome Star Wars is. I really enjoyed the Star Wars movies, but I wouldn’t say that I’m a Ride Or Die Star Wars Fan. I’ll save that moniker for my hubby.
I enjoy the movies because they are great movies, I find them fun and I enjoy the special effects (which I recognize was ahead of it’s time), the characters and the acting. I don’t pretend that I understand all the Star Wars politics and history, that I keep all the plot lines and characters straight, or that I could ever hold an intellectual conversation about the movies with a true Star Wars Fan. I just think that Star Wars is fun. Give me some Chewie, C3PO, R2D2 and Princess Leia and I’m a happy girl.
Take me to Disneyland and get me in a room with Chewbacca and I may freak out and fan girl a bit… but that’s a different story. I mean come on, it’s Chewie! Talk, dark and handsome much? 😉
When you think of heroes and villains it doesn’t get much better than the Star Wars movies. If I was fighting an intergalactic battle there’s no one that I would want on my squad more than Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewie, C3PO and R2D2. So today I’m sharing with you my Star Wars Squad Goals Design for the Cricut.
Cricut just released a new AMAZING line of Star Wars Cut File Designs. I decided to use the faces of my favorite characters and create my own Star Wars Squad Goals Design. A little deleting, attaching, grouping and welding and my design was complete! I love it and am so excited with how it turned out. Even more than that though, I’m so excited that I now own all these images and can create incredible custom gifts for all the Star Wars fans in my life!
Want to make your own DIY Star Wars Squad Goals Shirt? Read on for the instructions and my cut file.
DIY Star Wars Squad Goals Shirt
-Shirt (like the raglan shirt I used? Amazon has a cute selection here)
-Measuring tape (I used the one from the Cricut Sewing Kit)
A note about weeding: This is an intensive weeding project. You’ll want to factor in 30-60 minutes for weeding this design. The Cricut Bright Pad and Cricut Weeding Tools will be your best friends for this project.)
A note about Cricut SportFlex Iron-On: I’m so in love with this new product from Cricut. I LOVE making shirts using my Cricut and have never had a problem making shirts for the kids, but have often run into some distortion in a design when I’m putting it on a fitted shirt for myself. SportFlex stretches over all your curves with no distortion or splitting. It’s an incredible product that I’ll be using a lot from now on for any clothing items for myself!
Step 1: Log into Cricut Design Space and then open my My Cricut Star Wars Squad Goal Cut File. Measure your shirt to decide how large you want the design to be. I did my design is 8 inches wide by 9 inches tall. Adjust the size of the design and then click “Make It”.
Step 2: Click the “Mirror” button on your cutting mat with your Star Wars characters.
Click “Continue”. If using a Cricut with a dial (aka not the Cricut Maker) set the dial to the correct iron on that you are using. If using SportFlex Iron-On set your dial to custom and then choose SportFlex Iron-On as your material.
Place your Iron-On material on your cutting mat with the shiny side facing down. Load your Cricut with the mat and then click the cute little Cricut C to start cutting!
Step 3: Use your weeding tools to weed away the excess iron-on material around your design. The Bright Pad makes this process a lot easier.
Step 4: Apply your design to your shirt using an iron or Easy Press. Apply the gold rectangles first, followed by the red rectangle and then the black design with the characters last. I love using the Cricut Iron On Protective Sheet and Cricut Brayer Tool when applying iron-on to clothing. The protective sheet is especially valuable when layering iron on and the Cricut Brayer Tool is great for really pushing your design into the fibers of the clothing.
Viola! Your DIY Star Wars Squad Goals shirt is complete! May the Force (or Fourth) Be With You!