Thursday, July 19, 2018

How to Use Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) On A T-Shirt

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I am showing you how to make your own t-shirt. I have been obsessed making these things...see here, when I made one for all of my friends.

And then I made this one too for some friends as well:

So here is how you make your very own heat transfer vinyl (HTV) shirt of your own.

What you'll need:

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Heat Transfer Vinyl (I used White)
Tee shirt (my favorite brand of plain tee to use)
Craft pick
Cricut or cutting machine
Ironing board


Step One

Let's assume you have a cutting machine, or you can hand cut (will take longer), but open program and create the graphic what you want.

 Step Two

Measure your shirt to ensure that the image will fit on your shirt.

Step Four

Print out your grahic, don't forget to mirror you image!

Step Five

Weed your HTV, so just the letters are left.

Step 6

Place HTV where you want it on the shirt.

Step 7

Using the a piece of parchment paper, place on top of logo, and iron. Press iron in shirt and hold for about 10 seconds (this time is going to vary for your iron, I find that 10 seconds work for my iron). Do no swipe back and forth, press down, life press down in new spot.

Step 8

Remove parchment paper and remove that clear coating on the HTV, this should leave the letters behind on the shirt. If the letter are peeling off of the shirt, put parchment paper on top, and hold heat on letters for a few seconds more.

Sometimes I have to use my craft pick to help the letter off of the plastic, since we'll be ironing again this is okay.

Cricut and heat transfer vinyl

Step 9

Once the plastic off, place the parchment on the letters again and iron. You can press again, going slowly, making sure the letters are fully adhered to the shirt. You can sometimes see the grain of the shirt on the letters, that's when you know the letters are really on there.

And here is your finished product!

Working Out Graphic Tee

This is pretty much my favorite shirt and how I feel every time I go to the gym, haha. Especially when I take circuit class.

Note: Remember to wash the shirt inside out, this helps the letters last longer. If you find that the letters are starting to peel off, you can place parchment paper on top and iron again.

Now go out and make your own shirt! The sky is your limit now that you know how to do it! Here is a video I put together if you want to see exactly what I did.

Linking up here

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