Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial-Hot Dog Day Shirts

The school in which my sister now teaches the 3rd grade, is the same elementary/junior high we both attended as children. In a few short years, my boys will also enroll, and I can't wait for the day when I come to eat with them at their very first Hot Dog Day. This is a very big deal at St. Ann's School. For 90% of the time, the students are required to wear their adorable hunter green, navy blue and yellow plaid uniforms. But on Hot Dog Day, everyone (students, parents, and teachers) is allowed to break code and model their St. Ann's Hot Dog Day/Fair apparel, complete with their choice of jeans, khakis, or softee shorts. All parents, siblings, relatives, and friends are invited to come eat in the cafeteria with the students and seating is a free-for-all. It is a crazy spectacle but so much fun for the kids! I took the boys to almost every Hot Dog Day last year to visit Tracy's students, but this year I decided they needed some celebratory shirts of their own! Which brings me to today's Tuesday Tutorial!

How to Create an Iron-on Digitally Designed Shirt

What You Will Need:
1 Shirt
1 Package of Iron-on Quick Fuse Fabric Sheets for Ink Jet Printers
Computer and Printer

1.  Create a digital design on your computer and print the image onto the fabric side of the quick fuse sheet (I drew my hot dog in Adobe Illustrator and added the text in InDesign)

2. Cut out the image you want transposed onto the shirt

3. Place the quick fuse sheet, image side facing up, onto the shirt and press the iron directly on the quick fuse sheet for 10-12 seconds.
Logan Bear modeling the latest Hot Dog Day design
That was really simple! It doesn't take more than 3 minutes to put this all together! It's just the design that I usually get hung up on. But I like the way this turned out! Side note: This quick fuse sheet was really easy to use, however it is basically just a sticker slapped onto a shirt, that, with the help of an iron, will not come off. You should keep in mind that whatever color you have as the background will show up on the shirt. If you did not choose a color, like me, the background will remain white. This is important to know if you are placing the image on a colored shirt.

Big D with Jack Bear
Logan (left), Me, Jack (right), and Ms. Tracy Hughes 


  1. that does sound super easy and it's reallly cute:)

  2. Hi Tracy! your darling boys in their hot.dog.day. wear are too cute : )

  3. Hello Dear! Cute kids and shirts!
    Following you back!
    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I'm in Texas too...in Waco.

    Cute hot dog design by the way!

  5. Hi..Thanks for the follow..Of course I'd love to follow you back! Great photos..Cute family..Good luck on the new blog..Keep in touch!! We have lots of fun things going on..Santa Tours throughout the house..Crafts that I sell..Goodies..Recipes..Organizing Tips..Christmas Boutique..****Blog Hops Mon & Wed...Giveaways..& Special Secret Sales for Facebook Fans & Followers..Take care new friend!! Barb

  6. Your onesies turned out great! I love being able to personalize things like that. When I taught K, we made matching shirts with our Big Buddy 6th grade class. The kids really liked them.

  7. Awww, those shirts are sooo cute, but those little ones are precious Ü

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Pittypat Paperie, and leaving a nice comment and becoming a follower. I'm your newest follower as well.

  8. What a cute baby! Thanks for following my blog and I am now a happy follower of your blog as well.

  9. This took me back! Hot Dog Day! How could I forget that?!

    I really love reading your blog. I'll have to send you an email to tell you what I've been up to since I last saw you in...6th Grade?!

  10. THat is ADORABLE!! I love the wings on the hot dog!

    I hope you'll come participate in my link party today! It runs all week so come back and add more BOY projects! All About The Boy @ The Nifty Nest!


  11. I'd have to nibble on that hot dog just to hear the little giggles. Your boys are so gorgeous.

  12. This are so cute. The real cuties are the ones wearing it.

  13. Thanks you guys! You have no idea how much it means to me that you "followed"! I get giddy with excitement with each click!

  14. Your boys are so adorable and the shirts are too cute! Thanks for dropping by and the sweet comment you left. Hugs, Sherry

  15. I love it and your boys are adorable!!!

  16. smiling blue post,
    cute and fun ...

  17. Just stopped by as part of Rainbow Blue meme to say what a lovely site this is!

    Hope you have a great weekend,


    btw My Rainbow Blue link is here.

  18. Awwww....awwwww.... I need to borrow one of those babies.

    Such a cute link to Rainbow Summer Schools color BLUE.

    Thanks for linking.

    This was sweet.


  19. Adorable! We are so glad you joined us for Anything Related! Come back tomorrow for another great party!