A Whole Vibe Retro HTV Shirt


Hello, Hello Crafty Friends! It’s Shalon here with an HTV project idea that will up your whole vibe! My oldest daughter has just turned 11! 😳 She is super into the whole groovy, retro style that is on trend right now! So much so that it was the theme of her birthday party!

To help her spread good vibes on her special day, I made her a Whole Vibe Retro HTV Shirt using the It’s a Whole Vibe SVG File

A Whole Vibe Retro HTV Shirt

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • It’s a Whole Vibe SVG File
  • T-Shirt 
  • HTV (Assorted Colors – I used Siser Easyweed)
  • Weeding Hook or X-Acto Knife
  • Cutting Mat (optional depending on your machine 
  • Heat Press/Iron/Easy Press

Her favorite color is yellow, so we used that as the shirt color and then she selected an alternate color for the smile face so it wouldn’t get “lost” in the background of the shirt. Next, we resized the whole file to fit her shirt. The completed mock-up looked like this: 

Retro HTV Shirt Silhouette Studio project

After that, I mirrored the design in my Silhouette Studio software. Then I placed the various parts of my design on three mats to send to be cut.

Retro Vibes HTV Shirt Silhouette Studio craft tutorial
Retro Vibes Layered HTV Shirt Silhouette Studio tutorial
Multi- Layer HTV Shirt Silhouette Studio tutorial

Using my heat press, I pressed and layered the design starting with the orange offset, then the white text and flowers, and finally the icons and flower centers. For layering multiple colors of HTV, I made sure to tack each layer down with only a 3-5 second press, before adding the next layer to minimize shrinkage. The last layer was pressed for the full 10-15 seconds.

The final result is a Whole Vibe Retro HTV Shirt that the birthday girl was over the moon with! 

A Whole Vibe Retro HTV Shirt craft tutorial

It was a Whole Vibe!!  

A Whole Vibe Retro HTV Shirt

Happy Crafting!


Design Team - Shalon
Groovy Retro HTV Shirt Tutorial previewP

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