I made something new yesterday and it took me under 30 minutes and I love how it turned out! It’s so easy. I want to teach you how to use heat transfer vinyl and show you some ideas for projects you could do with it.
Here’s what I made yesterday-can I get a Go Cougars?!!?
This was just with a shirt that he had already-I just added the logo of our favorite school. (He loves it! He plans to be Cosmo, the mascot someday.)
Here’s another project you can do with heat transfer vinyl. This one is done with the glittery kind! (Love glitter!)
Oh how I love that little bag. The tutorial for that bag is coming soon, but for now let’s talk about how to personalize it.
How to Use Heat Transfer Vinyl:
Some way to cut your vinyl-I used my Silhouette machine. You can use scissors or an exacto knife if you need to.
Something to transfer your vinyl onto
Start out by cutting your design. **Make sure you mirror image your design. It will transfer backwards from what you cut.**
You want to cut with the shiny side of your vinyl down. I tried to take a picture of this but my camera couldn’t catch the shiny. Just trust me on this-you will see that one side is shiny. Put that side down and cut on the other side.
Once you have your design cut, begin to peel off the pieces that are NOT part of your design:
You can use a sharp tool like this Silhouette hook to help if needed:
Peel until you have everything removed EXCEPT what you want to transfer:
Now, get out your iron and turn it to the cotton setting. Lay your transfer on your item you are transferring to:
Lay a piece of fabric over it:
And iron for 60 seconds.
Let it cool for a few minutes and then gently peel it off. And you’ve got a finished product! I love it! Seriously, it’s so easy and fun!
And my kiddo loved it: