Senior and graduation shirts are such a popular craft to make with your Cricut! Seniors love showing off their school spirit… after all, it’s there last year there! So, if you’re looking for Cricut Graduation shirt ideas, then you’re in the right place. These shirts aren’t just for the graduate, but for the family as well!
I’ve put together several senior and graduation designs that you can use to make shirts with your Cricut, Silhouette or other cutting machines. All of these senior shirt SVG files are free to download for personal use. If you would like to use them for commercial purposes, you can find all of my licensing information here.
How to Make Graduation Shirts with Your Cricut
Since everyone has different school colors, names and graduation years, I made this video tutorial that shows you how to edit and modify these designs in Cricut Design Space! Want your shirt to say sister instead of mom? Or want to modify the year of your favorite design? You can easily do that, just watch how in the video tutorial!
What is the Best Vinyl for Making Shirts?
When making shirts with your Cricut or Silhouette, the vinyl that you use matters! This will make the difference between a shirt that lasts and one that you’ll get minimal use out of. If you’re making something for one-time use, then it makes sense to go with the budget vinyl, so I’ve included both my go to vinyl for professional shirts and my go to budget vinyl meant for limited wear.
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- Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl – This vinyl lasts and is thinner than most vinyl, so it feels more professional than most. It looks great on shirts and is what I use the majority of the time.
- Siser Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl – This is the BEST glitter vinyl I have found and the only one I use. This brand lasts for years.
- CAREGY HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle – This bundle is great to keep on hand. It’s perfect for when you need small amounts of a variety of colors, so you don’t have to buy rolls for those. Grab this bundle so you’ll always have colors that you need available.
- This HTVRONT iron on vinyl is a good choice for a budget friendly vinyl if you just plan to wear your shirts for limited wear.
How to Make a Shirt with Cricut
Making shirts with your Cricut is a simple, but fun project! I recommend using a heat press when making these Easter shirts so that your designs look better and last longer. I use this EasyPress for my shirts and I love it!
To make shirts with your Cricut, create a new project in Cricut Design Space, then upload your SVG File and resize as needed. The size of the design will vary depending on the size shirt you are using. Just use a tape measure to measure the width you need for your design and change that in Cricut Design Space.
If you are new to making shirts, check out this iron on vinyl tutorial for step-by-step directions.
Note: Always mirror your design and place the vinyl shiny side down when using iron on vinyl.
Cricut Graduation Shirt Ideas
These graduation designs were designed for making graduation shirts, but they will also look great on tote bags, mugs, wine glasses, etc.! So, feel free to use them as you wish.
If you are looking for a simple senior design where you can easily add the year, then this senior SVG is perfect for you. It’s simple but classy and can easily be dressed up for senior pictures. This design also fits crop tops perfectly.
This color block senior SVG is perfect for showing your school colors! You can easily customize the year and colors as needed.
You’re not going to be able to wear this shirt everyone, but it’s perfect for your graduation party! And if you are looking for a graduation gift idea, this Graduated AF SVG is great to put on wine glasses and tumblers as well.
Coordinating with your senior friends is always a fun idea! So, if you are looking for Cricut graduation shirt ideas to match, then make sure to grab this seniors SVG. And you can easily personalize it with your school name, graduation year or your names!
If you are looking for a graduation gift idea, this the tassel was worth the hassle is a great gift. You can pair this design with shirts, tumblers or a wine glass for a fun gift for your graduate.
Cricut Graduation Shirt Ideas for Mom
Moms love to show support for their graduating seniors! The leopard heart in this Senior Mom SVG design is fun for adding school colors to the shirt!
Graduation shirts are for parents (and siblings) also! Show your love and support at graduation or a graduation party with this Proud Mom of a Graduate shirt. Watch the video tutorial to see how to modify this shirt for anyone in your family.