It may not be opening day on the ball field, but it’s soon to be the opening day of the first day of school! See how to make this shirt using your Cricut machine. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site to bring more Cricut tutorials and cut files.
Is your elementary school kiddo a fan of the field? Then this Opening Day shirt is perfect for their first day of back to school. Cut the vinyl with your Cricut machine, adhere to a shirt with your home iron or Cricut EasyPress, pair with shorts or jeans, and this first day of school outfit is complete!
- Cricut machine – Cricut Explore Series machine or Cricut Maker. I’m using the Cricut Maker for this project.
- Cricut Iron-on Vinyl – 2 colors. Colors will depend on the color shirt. For a red shirt, I’m using black iron-on vinyl and white iron-on vinyl.
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Measuring tape
To make life easy, use these handy dandy already designed cut files in Cricut Design Space. I’ve designed these for elementary school use. Find kindergarten through fifth grade by logging into Cricut Design Space and then clicking the appropriate link below:
Rather than clicking “Make It,” click “Customize” to open the design onto a design canvas.
Measure the front of the shirt where the design will go. The standard is to have the top of a design approximately 3″ from the bottom of the shirt collar portion. Jot down the measurement.
Resize the “Opening Day” design to fit the measurement.
Send the design to the Cricut machine. Be sure to mirror the images. Place the iron-on vinyl on the StandardGrip cutting mat with the shiny side down. For a refresher on using iron-on vinyl, see this article on How to Get Iron-on Projects Right the FIRST Time.
After the Cricut machine cuts the design, weed the unnecessary portions from the design with a weeding tool.
Place the shirt on the EasyPress mat.
Follow the EasyPress Heat Guide instructions to complete the iron-on process.
Remove the liner and it is back to school ready!
Are you looking for more Cricut related tutorials and tips, check out my Cricut project page or some of the ideas below: