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Valentine’s Day Sweatshirt in Three Easy Steps

I made myself the perfect festive Valentine’s Day sweatshirt to get ready for the holiday, and I’m going to show you how to make one too (with or without a machine). So simple!

Skills Required: Beginner. You’ll need to be able to use a cutting machine or a craft knife and mat. It’s relatively easy but can take some time to cut the detail if you don’t have a cutting machine.

Valentine's Day Sweatshirt in Three Easy Steps

The Pretty Life Girls here to show you a simple DIY project for one of my favorite holidays for getting crafty: Valentine’s Day! Hooray!

It’s coming quick so I made myself the perfect festive sweatshirt to get ready for love day, and I’m going to show you how to make one too. Here’s what I did:

Pink sweatshirt, print and transfer material, and an iron

Valentine’s Day Sweatshirt

Gather These Supplies

  • Plain sweatshirt, t-shirt, or any kind of solid top
  • Iron-on transfer paper for dark colors (while you can print on this transfer paper, I just used mine straight out of the package which gave me the white design)
  • Cutting machine or craft knife and mat
  • Scissors
  • Iron


1. First, you’ll want to choose a design for your shirt. I found mine here.

2. There are a few different methods for getting the design transferred to your shirt.

a) Print off the design from your computer to an inkjet printer, and iron on that design after cutting it out

b) Trace the design onto the iron-on transfer paper and hand cut

c) Use a cutting machine to cut your design

I went with option “c” and used a Silhouette Portrait to cut my design. Whether you have a Silhouette or a Cricut, you’ll do the design the same way.

Note: If your Valentine’s Day sweatshirt design has words like mine, you’ll want to remember to flip your image horizontally so that after you iron it on it will read in the right direction!

White transfer material cut out with a heart that says "Love You" in the middle

3. Iron on your design per your iron-on packaging instructions.

Ironing the material onto the front of the sweatshirt

That’s it! It couldn’t be easier and the result are SO cute and festive! I love you, “love you” sweatshirt! I really do!

Love you heart sweatshirt laying out and showing the heart on the sleeve

Do you love my Valentine’s Day sweatshirt? I think it’s perfect for more than just Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s nice to tell people how much you love them every day, right?

Woman wearing a DIY Valentine's Day sweatshirt that says Love You on the front
Love You DIY Valentine's Day sweatshirt
Yield: 1 sweatshirt

Valentine Sweatshirt

Love You DIY Valentine's Day sweatshirt

Learn how to make a Valentine's Day sweatshirt using transfer material or vinyl, in three easy steps!

Prep Time 45 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • Solid color sweatshirt
  • Iron-on transfer paper or heat transfer vinyl


  • Cutting machine or craft knife and mat
  • Scissors
  • Iron


  1. Choose a design for your shirt.
  2. Print out the design on transfer paper and cut out with a craft knife; alternatively you can cut out with a die cutter.
  3. Iron the design onto the sweatshirt according to package instructions.

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Happy V-day crafting! And be sure to come and visit my sister and I as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at The Pretty Life Girls.

If you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day sweatshirt craft, I’d love for you to check out these other holiday project ideas:


Saturday 14th of February 2015

Super cute!


Saturday 31st of January 2015

this is SO cute! sharing...

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