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[VINYL TRANSFERS] - Hobby- Cheer shirts and bows

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Old February 25th, 2014 Feb 25, 2014 8:29:48 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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My daughter does competitive cheer, all bling, pure glitter.

Just becoming comfortable with the title of "Cheer Mom", have yet to don one of those jackets the other moms wear with all the rhinestones on the back. Think I'm getting close, though…… ugh...

We go to those cheer competitions and I see something that I'm paying out the butt for. (T-shirts, bows - NOT the uniforms. I wouldn't even think of touching something like that.)

Saw the bows at competitions with the fancy texture that has been heat applied. This includes rhinestones and spandex, textured vinyl, etc. T-shirts with simple vinyl lettering, rhinestones, etc.

So I think to myself, "I can make that myself!" What gets me into trouble is how obsessed I become - thus spending more money in order to get all the supplies.

I started make cheer bows. For a HOBBY. For my daughter and her friends. Super simple with 3" grosgrain, or sewing 1.5" together and using heat-n-bond. Self-taught via Youtube. You know, only the best education comes from youtube.

Noticed custom words on those bows for sale, learned that it was likely made with a cricut/silhouette. Hmmmmm

Went and bought a cricut. Returned it without opening it. Bought a silhouette instead, it has software updrage to do rhinestones, plus I like not having to buy all those dumb cartridges when I only need one font.

Sat down in front of the computer, did some research, spent money on vinyl transfers (metallic, regular, textured) and rhinestones. Used Specialty Graphics website. Love them.

I'm starting with SS10 & SS16, sticky flock templates for rhinestones.

Bought a 15" heat transfer. Hobby grade, does pretty OK so far. I've only used it on bows and 50/50 t-shirts. I'm too scared to venture into other materials.

Asked the cheer gym owner who she buys her bows and shirts from - she says some lady who doesn't even have a daughter at the gym. What?? I was shocked there had not been a bow-makin' cheer mom step forward. Challenge: Accepted.

Now I'm obsessed with coming up with clever cheer shirts, fun bows and simple stuff that can be sold at the gym on a small scale. Keeping it FUN and not a huge business.

I'm here on this forum looking for cohorts with common cheer bow/shirt interests and to bounce ideas off each other. Maybe advice and learning experiences.

What's your story? How did you get started in heat transfer? On what scale do you do this - hobby or business? What is your clientele?
 
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Old February 26th, 2014 Feb 26, 2014 11:40:23 AM -   #2 (permalink)
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Started pretty much the same way. Bows to Bling to Shirts! Still new to it though. Looking now to buy software as I purchased transfers in the past. Where are you located? Talk to your parents. Get them wearing your shirts find something original.
 
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That is exactly how I started!!!

My girlfriend started a cheer and tumbling gym. She then started to do competitive cheer and it is a fun time at those comps. I am the official music player for her teams lol

Basically her first team only had about 10 girls and screen printers wanted a lot of money to do just 10 shirts. So I started looking online and ended up making a 4 color 4 station screen printing press so I could make shirts for her. And basically just doing it for cost to help her business out cause she was new and struggling. Now I have upgraded to a 6 color 4 station press and an starting to branch out to other customers, but most of my work is for her still.

I am trying to find new and creative ways to make the shirts "cheery" but I'm not super artistic. ha ha. I'm going to start getting into embroidery so I can do the bags and socks and things like that.

But I would love to talk with you guys about cheer related stuff and borrow and share ideas!!!

I'm located in Utah by the way!!

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We started the same way.
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Ha ha apparently cheerleading is the gateway to a Screen Printing business!!!

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Started pretty much the same way. Bows to Bling to Shirts! Still new to it though. Looking now to buy software as I purchased transfers in the past. Where are you located? Talk to your parents. Get them wearing your shirts find something original.
I've mentioned it to some parents, who are extremely interested. I just need to get some original stuff in there for them to see. I'm still in the "playing around" mode with my equipment. I've made a few things just trying out the different vinyls I purchased, seeing what works.

Let me know what software you find. I currently just use basic fonts and the software upgrade from Silhouette (Deluxe something).

I'm located in WA State (Tacoma area).

Nice to meet you!

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Default Re: Hobby- Cheer shirts and bows

WOW!! I didn't know this was so popular. I'm TRYING the same thing with my granddaughter in Cheer. Hope to keep up with this thread to see what everyone else is doing. I'm not very creative but when I see something cute I think to myself "I could've done that". I have a heat press and vinyl cutter but have yet to get my feet wet.. Maybe this will help.
 
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Ha ha apparently cheerleading is the gateway to a Screen Printing business!!!

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Cheer, Girl Scouts,PTA or any organized youth organization. We did bows and candy suckers with a holiday theme all year long.
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Hi just getting into this - as I did not like the bows our varsity cheer was wearing - and they did not either - just doing tic tocs and vinyl - but need some feedback from others. Just bought a cricut explore air - as I only have an ipad.

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It's not all ladies doing cheer apparel..
 
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nope i'm a man and do glitter/rhinestones for cheer people..
 
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That is exactly how I started!!!

My girlfriend started a cheer and tumbling gym. She then started to do competitive cheer and it is a fun time at those comps. I am the official music player for her teams lol

Basically her first team only had about 10 girls and screen printers wanted a lot of money to do just 10 shirts. So I started looking online and ended up making a 4 color 4 station screen printing press so I could make shirts for her. And basically just doing it for cost to help her business out cause she was new and struggling. Now I have upgraded to a 6 color 4 station press and an starting to branch out to other customers, but most of my work is for her still.

I am trying to find new and creative ways to make the shirts "cheery" but I'm not super artistic. ha ha. I'm going to start getting into embroidery so I can do the bags and socks and things like that.

But I would love to talk with you guys about cheer related stuff and borrow and share ideas!!!

I'm located in Utah by the way!!

Jeron

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If you don't mind me asking (and please excuse my ignorance, what and how exactly do you mean when you say you made a 4 color 4 station screen print set up? I'm currently doing shirts with HTV but I'd really love to do screen print but the cost of what that would entail just isn't an option at the moment. Is that a cheaper option?

I love this thread!! I started my little biz over a year ago as a side gig to make extra $ when my hours were getting cut (I'm a nurse at my day job). I'm a creative person and an always piddling in something of the sort. And I'm also one of those "I can do that" kind of person . I live in a rural area and there are a lot of resources that aren't directly at my disposal, and driving to them isn't much option when I'm still holding down my "day job". I'm keeping myself pretty busy and haven't pushed it like I had intended when I started (like selling online) because I don't want to overload myself and promise more than I can deliver. God willing, when I do make the full time jump, I want a solid knowledge and product.
 






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