Welcome friends! I’m so glad you’re here because today I have the greatest project to share with you. As I was going through old posts, I found one that is so relevant for now, and I wish I had thought of it a month and a half ago! At the end of May Top Gun: Maverick was finally released. When it was supposed to come out back in 2020, I shared a Cricut project with designs to make Top Gun shirts for your father/son duo. I opened it so that anyone could make my design for free. Now that I know how to share the PNG files with you, I can share them so that anyone can make them, with or without a Cricut!
Top Gun Ideas
I placed the image on black shirts for my husband and son, and they looked so cute. My son outgrew his in the last two years, and I wish I had gotten the chance to make him a new one to wear to the theater when we saw Top Gun: Maverick. It was an amazing movie, the likes of which Hollywood never puts out anymore. There was no agenda pushing, just good entertainment. It helped that the original was one of my absolute, all-time favorites that I’ve seen dozens of times. When we watched it with my son prior to going to see the new one, my husband and I were quoting the lines through the whole thing. My son was like, “How many times have you seen this?!” LOL! High five to all my ladies who know who Penny Benjamin is!
Fathers and sons aren’t the only ones who’d like these Top Gun shirts. You can make them for just your kids, friends, and even for yourself! Who doesn’t want to be reminded of Tom Cruise and other men with rock-hard abs playing volleyball on the beach… shirtless?! You could make cups, mugs, hats, and even items for a party. I think Top Gun birthday party or baby showers are too cute! Just think about a Top Gun first birthday for your little man!
Supplies For Top Gun Shirts:
- black shirt in the sizes you need (Again, you could also do hats, cups, etc)
- white HTV vinyl
- weeding tools (I really didn’t have to use mine)
- Cricut and the green standard grip mat
- wax paper
- iron and ironing board
If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can still make these shirts. You’ll need:
- printable iron-on sheets- Walmart, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, & other stores carry them.
- my design
- shirt or other item to place the design on
Maverick Top Gun Design
For personal use only!
This design is for personal use only, not commercial use. If you’d like to share it with friends or family, feel free to use the buttons at the end of the post to share it with them on social media or send them straight to the blog. Please don’t download this image and give it to multiple people. I’d love to have them come visit the blog! This helps me to keep these free printables, PNGs, & SVGs coming to you for free! Also, the preview image of the design has my logo overlaid on them. That will not show up on your downloaded file. It is there to keep anyone from stealing and printing them straight from Google without coming here. Thanks y’all!
I created a Maverick and a Goose logo that you can download for free. If you’re using a Cricut to cut it, you can use this link to use my design, already uploaded and ready to go. Just size the images to fit your shirt or other item and remember to mirror the image when you cut if you’re using HTV.
If you’d like to download the Top Gun designs themselves, just click download below the photo. It is a PNG file which works exactly like an SVG. My logo will not be on the design once you download it. It’s there in the preview just so that no one can steal the image and download directly from Google.
I tried to make the Top Gun designs thicker than the ones I placed on my hubby and son’s shirts back in 2020. I felt like they were too thin. These designs will allow you to resize and leave the image wide enough to be seen, even on a onesie!
Goose Top Gun Design
My little father/son duo wore their shirts for Father’s Day last year. It was so cute. My son is like my husband’s shadow. As soon as he gets in from work my son jumps on him, and they play fight for a while. Jordan Peterson says that mothers shouldn’t interfere with fathers and sons playing a little rough. He says that’s a part of how boys grow into confident and good men. I’m trying so hard to stop saying, “Y’all stop before someone gets hurt,” or, “Don’t do that. He’s little.” To which my son replies, “It’s fun!” With their close relationship I thought Jax would make the perfect Top Gun wingman, Goose!
Don’t worry. You don’t have to limit your wingmen pair to just father and son. I’m now thinking how great these shirts would’ve been way back at my bachelorette party! I would’ve gladly been Maverick. Hey, it was my party, so I can’t be Goose lol!
Adhere HTV or Printable Iron-ons to the Shirts
You can cut the designs on HTV. If you don’t have a cutting machine, simply print them on iron-on paper and follow the instructions that come in the package to adhere the designs to the shirts.
If you’re using a cutting machine, remember to mirror the image before cutting. Place your Top Gun design on the center of the chest area of the shirt with a piece of wax paper on top of it. Iron over it, with the heat at medium high, pressing down firmly, for about 30-45 seconds. You’ll want to spend 30-45 seconds in every area of the design. Check to be sure your design has transferred properly, then remove the wax paper and backing, and that’s it!
Your Top Gun shirts are ready to wear!
I hope that you enjoy these designs! Please tag me in your photos on social media. I love seeing the ways y’all use my designs! I’m @LifeasaLEOWife on all platforms.
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