Saturday, 17 September 2016

I heart Cats Tshirt using Heat Transfer Vinyl

Hi! Bev here with a tutorial on using Heat Transfer Vinyl to create this motif for a childs tshirt.

You Will Need:
  • Silhouette Cameo/Portrait
  • Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl Smooth
  • Silhouette Heat Transfer Vinyl Glitter
  • Silhouette Tool Kit
  • Tshirt
  • Iron or heat press
 Step One:

Open a new page in silhouette studio and import the design that you would like to use.  I gave my daughter the choice of which Cat she would like and she chose the Valentine Stretching Cat by Samantha Walker.
I opened a text box and typed out the words that were also going to accompany the motif.

I chose a font that had a feline look to it and it turned out beautifully.

Select all of the objects and flip horizontally so they read correctly once they are ironed onto the fabric.

Step Two:

Cut settings are the next step and as we are using two different types of vinyl we can use the advanced settings to cut the elements separately.  Choose a different outline colour for the wording (or for the parts you want to cut from one type of vinyl) in this instance, the I and the Cat would be the glitter.

You will see that there are two colour boxes in the advanced settings box which match the line colours on the page.  Select the material type from the drop down menu and uncheck one of the boxes.  You only want to cut one at a time as the Cameo only has one tool holder.  The Cameo 3 has a dual tool holder so you can cut both at the same time without stopping (pretty neat isn't it!)

Load your vinyl shiny side down onto the mat and cut the first element.  Repeat these steps with the second lot of vinyl and once cut, weed the designs.

Step Three:

Place the vinyl onto the tshirt and use a hot iron without steam to adhere the vinyl to the material.
Wait until the design cools before removing the plastic backing.  The project is now finished! And I have to say the look on my daughters face was completely magical when she saw it completed.

I really enjoyed sharing with you and look forward to seeing what you create using the Heat Transfer Vinyl


Valentine Stretching Cat Design ID#53507 by Samantha Walker
Echo Park Heart Design ID#43104
Font - LW Splendid


Light hold cutting mat for Cameo

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