These Free 4th of July SVG Cut Files are ideal for making shirts, mugs, tumblers, hats, signs and just about anything you can apply HTV or craft vinyl to.
free 4th of july svgs for cricut & silhouette
This 4th of July SVG Bundle consists of 6 new designs to show off your patriotic side as you celebrate Independence Day. With your Silhoutte Cameo or Cricut Maker you can take these free red, white and blue SVGS and make shirts, mugs, signs and whatever else you can dream up.
FREE PATRIOTIC CUT FILES
If you are a crafter at heart and can never pass up the opportunity to get creative for every holiday or special occasion, then you NEED to download these FREE Patriotic SVGs today. All 6 cut files are festive and colorful so whether you cutting them out of red, white and blue adhesive vinyl or HTV or using the print and cut feature on your Cameo, there will be no doubt that you are celebrating the 4th of July.
As I mentioned earlier, there are many things you can do with these FREE 4th of July SVGs but today, lets make a shirt. There are so many fun designs to choose from but how about we make a shirt from the July 4th Y’all Free SVG.
HOW TO MAKE A 4TH OF JULY SHIRT with Your Silhouette Cameo
SUPPLIES FOR JULY 4TH Y’ALL SHIRT
- Blank T-shirt
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)
- Silhouette Cameo
- Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat
- Weeding Tools
- Heat Press or Iron
- 4th of July Y’all Free SVG (download provided at the end of this post)
Step 1: After downloading your FREE July 4th Y’all SVG, open it up in your Silhouette Studio software. To open you need to go to File > Open > and select your design from the location you saved it to on your computer. NOTE: If your version of Silhouette Studio does not allow for SVGs, use the DXF file that was included in your download.
Step 2: Resize your SVG to the size that you need according to the size shirt you will be using.
Step 3: Now you’re ready to cut. Don’t forget to mirror your image BEFORE you send to cut AND make sure you select the proper material (HTV) and adjust the cut settings (if you use the ratchet blade like me). Also, the shiny side of the heat transfer vinyl (the carrier sheet side) should be face down on your cutting mat.
tips for weeding htv
Whenever I’m working with HTV I always put a rectangle around my design before cutting it out on my Cameo. This helps with the weeding process so that you are weeding within a smaller area vs weeding the entire sheet. Make sense? You can add this rectangle yourself by using the shape tool in Silhouette Studio.
Step 4: Weeding. With your weeding tools (or you can use a stick pin if you don’t have any weeding tools) start removing the excess htv from around your design. You want to do this nice and slow to make sure your vinyl doesn’t tear. To make things easier, try leaving your design on your cutting mat. that works best for me. Once you have the area around your design weeded, work on the inner parts of the design (i.e. letters, shapes, etc.)
Step 5: Applying Design to Shirt A rule of thumb when it comes to placing your design on the shirt is leaving about 3 inches from the top of your design to the neckline of your t-shirt. Once you have the design placed where you want it, it’s time to press it. I don’t have anything fancy equipment at home so my regular clothing iron is what i have to work with. I always read package instructions for how to press my design. Some instructions want you to press right on top of the carrier sheet. Some tell you to put a cloth or parchment paper over the design and then press. So, read those instructions and make sure you put a lot of pressure into ironing the design on.
If you don’t put enough pressure while pressing then the design can peel. Think of it as leaning your whole body weight into the iron for the amount of time recommended on the packaging. You’ll know if you your design is on the shirt good if you can see the texture of the t-shirt material through the vinyl.
free 4th of july svg downloads
These 4th of July SVG Downloads are FREE for personal use. You will receive all 6 designs in SVG, DXF, PNG and JPG format all zipped up so you will need a program to extract the files in order to use.
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Where to buy craft blanks for cricut projects
Amazon is my go-to source for just about everything. I love the convenience of the Prime 2 day free shipping and I love that I can get all of my supplies in one place. If you don’t love making t-shirts, the good news is you can still use these FREE 4th of July SVGs on other items. Here are some ideas of the types of blanks you can use SVGs on.
- WATER BOTTLES
- TOTE BAGS
- STRING BAGS
- CAMPING MUGS
- WINE GLASSES
- BASEBALL HATS
- MAKEUP BAGS
- WOOD SIGNS
- MASON JARS
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