How to Align and Size Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Designs

The second most popular question I see asked about heat transfer vinyl is how to know what size to make your design and where to line it up on the shirt. Preferences in design sizing and where to center your design might vary depending on what you are working on, but … Read MoreHow to Align and Size Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Designs

Do You NEED a Heat Press? (Determine If You Really Need to Invest)

The question I hear the most often when it comes to heat transfer vinyl is “Do I NEED a heat press?”  The answer depends a lot on the materials you work with, how much you do and if you sell your creations. Check out the flow chart below to see … Read MoreDo You NEED a Heat Press? (Determine If You Really Need to Invest)

Hot Tools for Heat Transfer (What You Need to Work With HTV)

Heat transfer vinyl is a great material to work with.  You can make your own custom shirts, bags, shoes, baby onesies, hats and so much more!  If you can iron it, you can add heat transfer to it!  There are a lot of tools you can use to work with … Read MoreHot Tools for Heat Transfer (What You Need to Work With HTV)

Fabric + Glitter Heat Transfer: A Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Have you ever combined two materials and made something you absolutely LOVE?  That’s me and glitter heat transfer vinyl + fabric!  I love the results! For this project you will need a Silhouette Cameo 3 machine, our mandala design, glitter heat transfer material (smooth HTV also works), fabric (100% cotton), … Read MoreFabric + Glitter Heat Transfer: A Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Cutting HTV Without A Backing Sheet (Save Your Scraps!)

At some point, you may end up with a piece of heat transfer that has come off the backing sheet.  Is it garbage?  No!  Keep that piece and USE it! Heat transfer vinyl normally comes on a clear backing/transfer sheet. It’s sticky and it holds the vinyl in place so … Read MoreCutting HTV Without A Backing Sheet (Save Your Scraps!)

Adding HTV To Wood (How & Why)

I read somewhere that you can use heat transfer vinyl on wood.  This is supposed to make it so it’s less obvious that it’s vinyl because the heat transfer vinyl melts into the surface and it looks a little more like it’s painted on instead of being vinyl.  I was intrigued … Read MoreAdding HTV To Wood (How & Why)

How to Fix Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Mistakes

Mistakes happen, it’s part of life and part of crafting.  When you make a mistake with HTV it can be frustrating.  I don’t know about you, but I hate wasting supplies, especially heat transfer vinyl! There are a few ways you can fix a mistake, let’s look at some examples … Read MoreHow to Fix Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Mistakes

Personalizing Stuffed Animals with HTV (Using a Heat Press or Iron)

Personalizing a stuffed animal is so easy, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it before!  Use a heat press or an iron and make a stuffed animal for any occasion from last day of school, baby shower gifts, wedding mementos and more!  With a little heat transfer, you can make … Read MorePersonalizing Stuffed Animals with HTV (Using a Heat Press or Iron)