This weekend marks the one year anniversary of the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. It was an event that brought six million women, men, and child together across the globe to celebrate our voices, our worth, and the beauty of our diversity. To continue the commitment toward a more kind and just world, the organizers have put together Power to the Polls. This weekend will not only look back but, more importantly, will look forward by launching a national voter registration tour.
The same women who I joined in Washington, D.C. have come together once again to participate in the Las Vegas event. Many sister events will also be happening worldwide. For a location near you, see the map.
Last year my contribution to the ongoing efforts was not at all where I wanted it to be. This year I will be seeking a way to support and amplify our message in a way that feels authentic to me. Fortunately, I feel more prepared this year, both emotionally and practically.
To get into the spirit, I put together a few simple t-shirt designs to share with you. This hardly makes a dent in what really matters but it’s a welcomed excuse to bring together creative exercise with voicing my values. Instructions and templates are below in case you too are in need of some last-minute designs for the weekend.
DIY Feminist T-Shirts
Materials and Supplies
- Cricut Explore or Silhouette machine
- Iron-On Vinyl
- Solid color t-shirt
- Cricut standard grip mat
- Weeding tool
- Paper towels
- Washi tape
Vinyl Iron-On Decal Templates
The following templates can be resized in the Cricut Design software to fit your t-shirt size.
- Femme & Fierce Vinyl Decal Template (ZIP file containing PDF and SVG)
- The Future Is Female Vinyl Decal Template (ZIP file containing PDF and SVG)
- Stay Nasty Vinyl Decal Template (ZIP file containing PDF and SVG)
Watch this helpful Cricut video for details on how to use Iron-On Vinyl with your Cricut machine.
- Import design into a new canvas in the Cricut Design software.
- Scale to fit your t-shirt size and desired position.
- Place vinyl on Cricut standard grip mat with the shiny side facing down.
- Load mat into machine and set machine to Iron-On (or Iron-On +1 for glitter vinyl).
- From the Cricut Design software, reverse image before cutting.
- Once cut, trim excess vinyl and set aside for another project.
- Weed out excess vinyl from design.
- Place design where you want it on the t-shirt. Place washi tape on the outside borders to save placement.
- Remove decal and warm t-shirt with iron.
- Reset decal using washi tape as quick guides.
- Place paper towel over decal and press and hold iron for 30 seconds at a time, moving until the entire decal has been pressed.
- Carefully begin to remove backing. If any vinyl is loose, replace backing and use nose of iron to set loose areas.
- Remove backing, step back, and enjoy!
Femme & Fierce Vinyl Decal Template (ZIP file containing PDF and SVG)
The Future Is Female Vinyl Decal Template (ZIP file containing PDF and SVG)
Stay Nasty Vinyl Decal Template (ZIP file containing PDF and SVG)