MN Cottage Food Logo ~ How To Make Your Own T-Shirts & Aprons
Sept. 25, 2014 ~ This week has been none stop running, leaving no time for research or writing much. So today for Throwback Thursday, I am going to repost this How To article for making your own MN Cottage Food Law aprons and T-Shirts. My daughter and a good friend created the logo and my daughter made the actual shirt and aprons that you will see in the photos. Happy Thursday!
May 27, 2014 ~ Awhile ago we discussed the idea of getting t-shirts printed with our logo on them. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough people interested to make it affordable to have them made for us. The more you order, the less the price. So we came up with the great idea of fixing the logo in such a way that anyone interested can make their own t-shirt, apron, or whatever they want to make. A very kind young man volunteered to edit our logo for us so that it looks very nice and is easy to print.
Hopefully we made the instructions as easy to follow as possible, but if you still have questions, please let us know, and we’ll try to answer them.
First you’ll need to buy a few things. At Wal-Mart I bought a Gildan t-shirt and a set of aprons made specifically for transferring logos to them, found in the crafts isle, however the canvas is a little rough so I also bought a set of softer aprons from Sam’s Club. The t-shirt is rather thin, so next time I will use a thicker one. You will also need an Avery Fabric Transfer, we used #3279.
Next, set up your work space according to the instructions on the Avery package. You want your work space to be firm, but heat resistant. Make sure it won’t melt. We used my sewing table, with a cloth placed on top of it.
You will need to print out the transfer, once again following the directions on the Avery package, and using this pdf file: MN Cottage Food Law logo. Once it’s printed, you can cut it out to any shape you want. We cut it into an oval, or you can leave it as a square, whatever works best for the area it will be transferred to.
Spread the shirt, or whatever you’re using, flat on the work surface. Your iron should be set on high, no steam. Iron out any wrinkles so that your shirt is smooth. Place the transfer on the shirt to make sure it will fit and it’s the way you want it to look. Then peel off the back of the transfer. Place it back onto the shirt. Cover the logo transfer with a thin piece of tissue paper provided with the Avery transfer kit.
Then iron the transfer onto the shirt, firmly pushing down on the transfer in all areas, to make sure it’s sticking everywhere. After a few minutes, peel off the tissue paper. If it looks like the edges aren’t firmly stuck to the shirt, place the tissue paper over the logo and iron for about 20 more seconds.
Please be sure to read all of the detailed instructions provided with the Avery transfer kit. Always turn your shirt inside out when you wash it, the logo will last longer. There you have it!