August 13, 2015

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Heat Transfer Vinyl Hoodie Free Tutorial

This week's awesome tutorial comes to us from the talented Marilyn of QTπDoll Clothing

 

Giveaway update! We have a winner! It's Shirley, who said, "When all else fails.... smile!"  Shirley, we'll be in touch via email soon.

 

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Want another fun, easy way to dress up a hoodie or even a basic tee? Look no further than this week's tutorial! The hoodie featured in this example was made from the QTπ All Zipped Up Hoodie Pattern.

You'll need a digital cutter and mat (I used the Silhouette Cameo), heat transfer vinyl (HTV), an iron, press cloth (or scrap piece of white cotton fabric) and fabric for hoodie, sweatshirt or t-shirt. I’m starting from scratch with this project, mostly because it's easier to apply the HTV to a flat piece of fabric than a finished garment. (It's also a lot easier to start over if you make a mistake).

First, I set up my graphics on my digital cutter (the set up may look different on various machines). Your graphic should be around 3 ½”x 3 ½” (a little less is ok).

I am going to do words over a shape, so I need two separate graphics. You will need to mirror your words and/or graphics.

Place your HTV on your mat for your cutter glossy side down. Use the grid to ensure your HTV is lined up with the graphics on the screen.

Cut the HTV with your cutter using the “heat transfer material settings”. The cutter will only cut the vinyl and not the clear plastic (shiny side of the HTV). Starting at the corner, peel away the excess vinyl. You are left with the graphics and the clear backing (one side of the clear backing will be sticky).

Then, cut out the front of your hoodie or t-shirt. (I am choosing to make the QTπDoll Clothing All Zipped Up Hoodie.)

Place the HTV sticky side down on the front of the hoodie in desired position. You want to make sure your graphic will not be in the hemline of your top.

When you are happy with your HTV placement, set your iron to the “cotton”setting. Protect your hoodie front with a press cloth. Then, using some pressure, press for 20-25 seconds. Do NOT use stream or move your iron.

Remove the clear backing (depending on the brand of HTV you may need to let it cool).

Repeat the same process with the letter graphics. The great thing about HTV is you can layer it! Then, finish sewing your hoodie.

Congratulations! That wasn't so hard, was it? 

Thank you everybody for following along today, and thanks again Marilyn for bringing us this awesome tutorial! Be sure to check out her patterns on Pixie Faire!

For Pixie Faire,

Cinnamon and Melinda

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We'd love to give it to one lucky winner! 
To enter, leave a comment below, finishing this phrase for your own personalized heat transfer vinyl idea: 

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100 Comments

Teri Stevens
Teri Stevens

September 14, 2016

When all else fails…eat a cookie!

Jana
Jana

September 14, 2016

When all else fails go to plan B

Lynn S
Lynn S

August 22, 2016

When all else fails – SEW!

June
June

July 31, 2016

When all else fails… dance!

Fay Goin
Fay Goin

July 31, 2016

when all else fails…watch a wonderful tutorial and learn something wonderful!

Mary
Mary

July 22, 2016

When all else fails, try again we are not all perfect.

Betty Densford
Betty Densford

February 19, 2016

When all else fails, play with dolls

Linda Pike
Linda Pike

January 06, 2016

“When all else fails…” be creative

Donna
Donna

December 18, 2015

When all else fails…..bless someone else…Then you will be blessed…

Debbie
Debbie

October 23, 2015

When all else fail, make more doll clothes with your Grandaughters!!!

Katie
Katie

September 07, 2015

When all else fails, use duct tape.

Anne
Anne

August 28, 2015

When all else fails, go on the internet.

Jeanie
Jeanie

August 28, 2015

When all else fails, call your mother.
No one can fix things like MOM.

Ruth Chaney
Ruth Chaney

August 28, 2015

do something happy sew

Wynelle
Wynelle

August 21, 2015

When all else fails … change your “plan”!
(… or grab your glue gun)

Julia M H.
Julia M H.

August 21, 2015

When all else fails the Bible and Pray! God Bless! Thank you so much for these Tutorials!

Kelly
Kelly

August 18, 2015

When all else fails, sew!

Sue
Sue

August 17, 2015

This is SO cute. My GD just got the mermaid swimfin so now she swims like a mermaid.
Where can I get the mermaid image?

Becky
Becky

August 17, 2015

When all else fails, pray!

Rosalind  Perry
Rosalind Perry

August 17, 2015

When all else fails , pat a bunny !

Katherine
Katherine

August 17, 2015

When all else fails…clean the house!

Sherina Hernandez
Sherina Hernandez

August 17, 2015

When all else fails…pick up phone and call someone you love.

julie
julie

August 17, 2015

When all else fails…..go shopping

Rena
Rena

August 17, 2015

When all else fails, try try again.
But with a smile!

Jane
Jane

August 17, 2015

Stay Calm…& try, try again!

Jennifer
Jennifer

August 16, 2015

When all else fails just smile!

Saundra Lee
Saundra Lee

August 16, 2015

…change your needle.

reda pliura
reda pliura

August 16, 2015

Sit down and read a good book.

Denise B
Denise B

August 16, 2015

when all else fails…..eat chocolate then try again…..

Denise B
Denise B

August 16, 2015

when all else fails…..eat chocolate then try again…..

lynn
lynn

August 16, 2015

…take a break

lynne
lynne

August 16, 2015

…watch a chic flick!

alaina
alaina

August 16, 2015

when all else fails… we have books

Peggy
Peggy

August 16, 2015

When all else fails just walk away for thirty minutes and then hopefully when you try again it will all work out and if not, then I say to just open that bottle of wine :)

Emma
Emma

August 16, 2015

when all else fails watch netflix :)

Susan Punch
Susan Punch

August 16, 2015

When all else fails……snuggle with h Grandma

Mary
Mary

August 15, 2015

When all else fails, Dance!

Kathy
Kathy

August 15, 2015

When all else fails…ask you BFF!

Annie
Annie

August 15, 2015

When all else fails.. Add lace!

Gale
Gale

August 15, 2015

When all else fails, try again…I always do. I have to try this!

Donna
Donna

August 15, 2015

When all else fails….take a deep breath and try again!

Pat B
Pat B

August 15, 2015

When all else fails…..I just remind myself that retirement is just a few months away and I will have more time to do all the things I love.

Pat B
Pat B

August 15, 2015

When all else fails…..I just remind myself that retirement is just a few months away and I will have more time to do all the things I lovr

Terry S
Terry S

August 15, 2015

When all else fails
Call Grandma

Marilyn
Marilyn

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, create a thing of beauty from the heart
Just fill it up with love, you’re sure to win right from the start
Treasures that your loved ones someday will hold so dear
Ensuring precious memories will never disappear

Marilyn
Marilyn

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, create something beautiful! It will make your heart soar and leave a lasting legacy.
Marilyn
Marilyn

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, ask your grandchild. They are sure to have the answer. I learn something new every time I see them.
Marilyn
Marilyn

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, ask Siri!
Olivia
Olivia

August 14, 2015

When all else fails buy a doll. Congratulations Marilyn! So great to see your tutorial here.

Linda
Linda

August 14, 2015

when all else fails, SMILE!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Mayen
Amy Mayen

August 14, 2015

when all else fails, EAT CAKE!

Lori Morton
Lori Morton

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…pray!

Jolene Highfill
Jolene Highfill

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…call Nana!

Doris
Doris

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…, scratch kitty’s neck if granddaughter is not available for a hug.

Lisa T
Lisa T

August 14, 2015

….have a Margarita!

Jaclyn C.
Jaclyn C.

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, saddle up and go for a trail ride!

Ruth S
Ruth S

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…..pick up and stitch!

Sandy
Sandy

August 14, 2015

When all else fails Eat Ice Cream!

Debbie Daughtry
Debbie Daughtry

August 14, 2015

When all else fails….get the seam ripper!

Linda DeGrasse
Linda DeGrasse

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, sit down with a good book and a cup of hot tea!

Sarah
Sarah

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, Call dad

barb
barb

August 14, 2015

call Dad!

Linda
Linda

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… Breathe, then go for some retail therapy on Pixie Faire. Always cheers me up just looking at all the possibilities!

Kristina
Kristina

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, put your pointe shoes on.

Emmy
Emmy

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, God doesn’t. ;)

Lele
Lele

August 14, 2015

When all else fails follow your heart!

Rachel Koppleberger
Rachel Koppleberger

August 14, 2015

when all else fails…. research!

Sue
Sue

August 14, 2015

If all else fails… Go for a walk

Sue
Sue

August 14, 2015

love the hoodie, can’t own the machines not in my budget, but we old school types have been painting on fabric for years…if all else fails…Breathe and move on.

Lydia P
Lydia P

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, dance!

nicole
nicole

August 14, 2015

when all else fails…try try again.

Leona
Leona

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, contact the professionals, Cinnamon and Melinda

Heather
Heather

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, there’s always Jesus!

Jan
Jan

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, have a tea party!

Mary P
Mary P

August 14, 2015

When all else fails frag a box of chocolates & flip through your pixie patterns.

Teresa
Teresa

August 14, 2015

When all else fails take a break…. then come back and try, try, try again. Then if you still can’t figure it out, ask for help!

Linda
Linda

August 14, 2015

When all else fails just be yourself.

Aunt Nancy
Aunt Nancy

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, go to the fabric or book store!

Darlene
Darlene

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…. call your mommy!

Janice
Janice

August 14, 2015

Thanks Gail, for the info for the non shiloette owners. I misread the instructions.

When all else fails, learn from it and move on.

Martha F
Martha F

August 14, 2015

When all else fails . . . God won’t

Donna D
Donna D

August 14, 2015

When all else fails try try to you get it right.

Jane W
Jane W

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, hug your doll!

Susan
Susan

August 14, 2015

“When all else fails…” I take my little mermaid for a swim. She enjoys wearing her mermaid tail and displaying her mermaid skills for everyone and especially to the other children who are amazed at seeing a real mermaid. She truly is a mermaid who makes everyone believe dreams can come true. This shirt for her doll would be a perfect gift.

Danielle
Danielle

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, pray and let God in.

Mary
Mary

August 14, 2015

When all else fails,dig the directions out of the trash and read them! :)

Danielle
Danielle

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, do it the way your mama told you! lol

Faye
Faye

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, work on something else, then go back and continue on.

Meridith
Meridith

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, find a good book or movie and wait for inspiration to strike.

Lori
Lori

August 14, 2015

When all else fails … Breathe deeply and talk to Jesus about it.

Gail
Gail

August 14, 2015

When all else fails take a walk.
You don’t need heat transfer vinyl or cutting machine to do this. Use your computer and printer. Create or download a graphic onto your favourite photo editing or word processing program. Place your words on top (backwards) of your graphic and print onto iron-on paper which you can buy at your local paper supply store. Print, iron on and sew!

Linda V
Linda V

August 14, 2015

When all fails.. go sew

Penny Scott
Penny Scott

August 14, 2015

When all else fails – start over, never give up!

Josie F.
Josie F.

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, ask God.

Kris
Kris

August 14, 2015

… climb a tree
I also love …use duct tape

Diane O.
Diane O.

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, ask Grandma!

Robbie
Robbie

August 14, 2015

when all else fails,
keep calm and continue sewing

Charisse
Charisse

August 14, 2015

When all else fails . . . God does not!

Jean
Jean

August 14, 2015

When all else fails just relax

Jazmin P.
Jazmin P.

August 14, 2015

When all else fails watch a movie with something or someone you love. Love is stronger than failure.

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