My good friend Shannon requested some personalized visors for her daughter’s softball team. We’ve known each other since our hospital snugglers group when our now 7 year olds were just a few weeks old! We’ve kept our “awesomesauce” group together through the years, and many of us have added siblings along the way.
(here is our original snuggler class – my son is the sleeping monkey and her daughter is a lion)
Her daugther’s “wolf pack” didn’t have hats this year, so they wanted some visors for their games, and I was excited to try something new! I had never tried ironing on a visor before but it all worked out really great.
Here are the visors we ordered & here’s what I did…
1. When I’m trying to decide on an idea, I often consult Pinterest or Etsy for ideas. Etsy had an image on a onesie with a wolf & the words written inside the wolf. I realized I needed a wolf on all fours vs. one on two hind legs.
2. I looked up a “wolf svg” from the web – then I saved my favorites to my files.
3. Then I opened up my Silhouette Studio and opened the image I had saved. I used the trace button to then outline the shape of the wolf.
I played around with some of the words and sent my friend various versions of the design.
Her favorite was this version:
4. Then I measured the size I had to work with on the visor and realized this wolf was going to have to be very small. If I put the words inside the wolf, they would probably be too small to read…so I came up with this version.
5. When designing in the software, I flipped the image horizontally – so that it appears backwards, because when you cut vinyl you place the iron on side up, and the sticky part on the backside.
6. After I cut the vinyl, I weeded out the image – it pulls off quite nicely, then I used my silhouette tool to pull the tiny parts of the letters out.
7. Then I cut these two images apart, so I could place them on the hat directly. When the design is attached to the sticky part, it’s like a sticker so you can place it where you like.
8. Then I was ready to go! I cut all the designs out and weeded them.
9. I ironed them directly on the visors!
10. And…now they are ready for the “wolf pack”!
Ready for a great softball season!!
As a thank you gift to the coaches, I also used the logo on permanent vinyl to create this design for a water bottle.