November 23, 2010

A Fun & Fuzzy Boston Terrier Shirt

Silhouette Heat Transfer Tutorial - Boston Terrier Shirt

This little fuzzy boston terrier tee is so fun! I used the Silhouette craft cutter for this project and I was seriously shocked at how quick and easy it was to put together. Usually I can muster up the energy to make something once, and then I’m done- no more for awhile. But I could definitely see myself making a few more of these custom shirts! :)

Silhouette Heat Transfer Tutorial - Boston Terrier Shirt

I used the flocked heat transfer material for a soft and fuzzy texture for the BT. I was little concerned at how clean the cut was going to be since the material is so thick – would it really cut all the way through? But the backing peeled right off. Whew!

Silhouette Heat Transfer Tutorial - Boston Terrier Shirt

You can even layer the flocked heat transfer material right on top of one another. Tip: I found it was easier to peel off the backing if I let it cool for a few minutes after ironing.

Silhouette Heat Transfer Tutorial - Boston Terrier Shirt

The flocked heat transfer material is really soft and velvety! Not at all rough or “felt” like.

Silhouette Heat Transfer Tutorial - Boston Terrier Shirt

Silhouette: Trace Outline Tutorial – Here’s the tutorial I used to get the outline of the boston terrier. You can even use your own photo!

Silhouette: Heat Transfer Starter Guide (PDF) – And here’s how to use the flocked heat transfer material.

Boston Terrier Template (ZIP) – You can also download the boston terrier template I used if you want! Just in case you have been blessed with the terrorizing stinkiness of a BT. Or maybe a frenchie? Or cutie-smooshy bulldog? The files have even already been mirror-imaged for cutting.

Boston Terrier Shirt

If you don’t have a Silhouette yet, you could also use this template to cut the pattern from old t-shirts and sew them on to make a brand new tee – like I did with my original boston terrier shirt.

Or you could check back on Friday. I have some very special Black Friday fun planned! :)

Have a great Thanksgiving!

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Ana Burrows November 23, 2010 at 8:05 am

I am SO making this shirt! How cute! And it comes in good time, as we just got our BT puppy, Maggie! Thanks for sharing, Amanda!


Estela @ Weekly Bite November 23, 2010 at 8:17 am

Very cute t-shirt! I have a friend who has three boston terriers. She would love this :)


Tina November 23, 2010 at 8:38 am

it’s adorable!!


Katy Lunsford November 23, 2010 at 8:43 am

Amanda – you make the most fun things ever! Thanks for sharing. Katy


Jenny Flake November 23, 2010 at 8:48 am

Ahhhh, this is really cute! Nice job girl! Talk soon :)



Shirley Larsen November 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

What a darling project, Amanda!!! Thanks for sharing!


Elaine November 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

The zip file wouldn’t open up for me. I do love this shirt.


Sarah Nolan November 23, 2010 at 8:52 am

OMG I’m dying over this!!! Sooooo cute! You know I love me some Boston ANYTHING! ;)


Elaine November 23, 2010 at 8:53 am

Never mind, it opened up directly from your blog.


(ms.) Michael November 23, 2010 at 9:13 am

This is AMAZING! I love it! Now, silly me, I have to go find out what a Silhouette is…Thank you so much for sharing! Love your ins pirations!


laura November 23, 2010 at 9:30 am

I also have a BT and cannot WAIT TO MAKE THIS SHIRT! sooooo adorable :)


Ruth Rauherz November 23, 2010 at 9:41 am

I love your stuff! Everything looks so cute! You´re so creative!



Sharla Muegge November 23, 2010 at 10:01 am

I LOVE this!! My in-laws all have BT’s, the newest being Molly who is 5 months old! My 3 year old and Molly are BESTESTEST friends!!! I can’t wait to make this shirt for my daughter. Actually I was thinking I’d make it this afternoon before we head out for Thanksgiving, but the files are in .GSD format and I can not open that. Any suggestions or is there a way to post them in another format?? I just want to print it and use fabric with wonder-under. You rock Amanda!


Amanda November 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Oh, you are so right, Sharla! I didn’t even think about that. I just added the JPG versions to the zip file. Thanks so much for reminding me! :)

Valerie November 23, 2010 at 10:36 am

So very cute.


Allison November 23, 2010 at 11:17 am

Girl these are adorable!! Everything looks so good on you too (it’s the figure, when you’re that skinny nothing can look horrible on ya).


Amy (Sing For Your Supper) November 23, 2010 at 11:32 am

Oh…my…gosh!!! This is BEYOND adorable! You are so talented!!!


GinaE November 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Thanks for sharing this cute shirt! Love the pink heart detail and the nose and tongue look like hearts too. We had Boston’s when I was a kid…great little dogs.


Amy November 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I so wish I could make this shirt. You know how some people have two left feet? Well, I don’t, but I do have two left hands. I have two BT’s, Maggie and Mia and I would love to celebrate them by making this shirt for me and my (human)girls :). My sisters and their families each have a BT too. Maybe I will attempt the shirt for all us. It just seems complicated. Wish me luck! Oh, thanks for sharing. :)


Ashley November 23, 2010 at 6:53 pm

ooh black friday fun? i’ll be here!


Barb November 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I LOVE it!!! The shirt with the BT is adorable!! Happy Thanksgiving!


Amy at TheSceneFromMe November 24, 2010 at 11:38 am

Adorable. I need one with shar-peis on it! They are so wrinkly and cute. See for yourself here:


Heidi November 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

I am a HUGE fan of your tutorials. I have used the blog background for a while now, but as I’m sure you know Blogger has gone to their new templates and stuff…. do you happen to have updated instructions for the html coding? The old way doesn’t work….


Lucien November 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

I am sooooo behind on my blog. I want to check out a couple of your blogging tutorials first–my blog needs to be beautified, don’t you think? Anyway, I think this won’t count for the giveaway, but I would like to try etching some large rocks located in various spots around our farm. The glass etching technique most intrigues me. What great gifts one could make!!!


Amy November 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

My first project would be cutting letters out for a family rules canvas


Trish November 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

My mom has a Boston (Daisy) that she loves more than me! ;-)

I’m going to attempt to make one of these to give her for Christmas. She’ll flip!


Mônica Suñer January 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I loved your project! Very cool! Sorry my english!


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