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: 

"When all else fails..."

We'll pick a winner on Monday, August 17th, and get in touch with them via email.


100 Comments

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.

Korine
Korine

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…SMILE :)

LaVerne
LaVerne

August 14, 2015

When all else fails – Make Lemonade

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

August 14, 2015

“When all else fails . . . sew away!” Need to make this, with a tweak since my sewing label is ‘mermade’. TFS this wonderful tutorial, Pixie Faire and Marilyn!

JJ
JJ

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, let it go and let God

Jill
Jill

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, know there is a better plan in play.

ramona
ramona

August 14, 2015

when all else fails eat some ice cream !

Linda W
Linda W

August 14, 2015

When all else fails – talk to Jesus

Mary H.
Mary H.

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, read a book!

Jo
Jo

August 14, 2015

When all else fails – go to JoAnns.

dorrie
dorrie

August 14, 2015

when all else fails- sew & sing! I know it’s not why the machines are called Singer, but I pretend it is, because when I sew I feel like singing my thanks to God for giving me the means to enjoy such a craft.

Marian
Marian

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, I like to go design and make something for 18 inch dolls. That is my go to relaxation.

Valerie
Valerie

August 14, 2015

when all else fails, drink coffee

Jane
Jane

August 14, 2015

Hug a Pug!

Marian
Marian

August 14, 2015

Since I have a granddaughter “Ariel” this is a cute idea. I only wish I had all of the machines to make this type of transfer. Cute idea.

Jennifer
Jennifer

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… YouTube!!!

Gloria
Gloria

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, go for a walk.

Sally
Sally

August 14, 2015

“When all else fails…breathe anyway”
“When all else fails…get over it”

Jo Ann Little
Jo Ann Little

August 14, 2015

love it….

Barbara
Barbara

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, go to Pixie Faire!

Niki O'REILLY
Niki O'REILLY

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, hug your teddy bear.

Linda N
Linda N

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…eat chocolate!

Carol
Carol

August 14, 2015

Try again…. Thanks for the tutorial…. Love it!

Linda Hubert
Linda Hubert

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, PRAY

Lisa
Lisa

August 14, 2015

I love this tutorial! I can’t wait to give some of my dolls some custom Tees. When all else fails, give it one more go. Sometimes you have to accept failure to make it work.

Ann
Ann

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, slow down and think

Terry
Terry

August 14, 2015

“When all else fails go Sew”

Karen
Karen

August 14, 2015

Hug your Doll!

Christina
Christina

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, call Grandma

Deb
Deb

August 14, 2015

When all else fails….bedazzle it

When all else fails…love a horse

Natalie
Natalie

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, Google it.

Nannette
Nannette

August 14, 2015

When all else fails . . . take a nap. :-)

Bee
Bee

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, snuggle with a book and a cat!

Bea
Bea

August 14, 2015

Great looking hoodie ! These could be also be customized to for local cheer leading groups, gymnastics teams, school logo, etc – with the logo and names on the back! I made hoodies for my daughters dolls, now I could make them for my granddaughters doll ! Great idea ! Love it!!

Linda
Linda

August 14, 2015

When all else fails ask MOM

Kara
Kara

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… Eat a cupcake!

Alice
Alice

August 14, 2015

…read the instructions.

Vicky
Vicky

August 14, 2015

When all else fails……….use t cutT pi doll clothing pattern.

Laura
Laura

August 14, 2015

“When all else fails…give it to God.”

Kristen
Kristen

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… Play with dolls!

Linda B
Linda B

August 14, 2015

“when all else fails… keep on sewing!” Sewing relieves my stress over the little things, the feeling of creating something special from flat fabric that brings so much joy and excitement to my granddaughters make everything fall into perspective! They would love to share this hoodie, thank you for your generosity in all things Pixie Faire!!?

Jana
Jana

August 14, 2015

When all else fails use duct tape

Kathy
Kathy

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, prayer is the answer!!

Lin
Lin

August 14, 2015

“when all else fails”, keep on swimming.

Melinda R.
Melinda R.

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… …Phone Your BFF! I don’t know why but even if your friend can’t help, at least it feels better talking with her.

Fran
Fran

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, listen to music.

Heidi Mittiga
Heidi Mittiga

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, DANCE!

Mary Jo Creech
Mary Jo Creech

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, go for a run! Thanks for the chance!

jane
jane

August 14, 2015

When All Else Fails walk away for awhile and give it a rest.

Angela
Angela

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, go for a walk. Nature does wonders!!!

Deb W
Deb W

August 14, 2015

Grandpa can fix it.

Florence Grisham
Florence Grisham

August 14, 2015

When all else fails just hang on and keep going forward!

Maryann
Maryann

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, go shopping.

Pamela Fox
Pamela Fox

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…call Grandma!

Cheryl
Cheryl

August 14, 2015

….buy another pattern on PIXIEFAIRE.com and sew!

linda cowart
linda cowart

August 14, 2015

When all else fails – CRY!

Bethany
Bethany

August 14, 2015

If all else fails, be a mermaid. If being a mermaid fails, be a dragon. No one scares them.

Sophie T
Sophie T

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… have another cup of coffee.
or
When all else fails… reboot Windows (it’s my solution to evverything!)

By the way, I love this hoodie! And you show me another use for my Silhouette!

Estela
Estela

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, ask HIM for help

Mrs.T
Mrs.T

August 14, 2015

when all else fails … find some chocolate. I was going to say, “When all else fails, say a prayer” — but really, that should be our first resort, not our last!

Lea Ann
Lea Ann

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…..eat CHOCOLATE!!! Haha!

Sandy
Sandy

August 14, 2015

….try and try again!

Sarah
Sarah

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… fade back nine yards and punt!

Shannon
Shannon

August 14, 2015

when all else fails,
make it yourself!

I am constantly looking online for the perfect pattern or tutorial, and never can find it. So now, when all else fails, I make it myself. Much easier! :)
Shirley
Shirley

August 14, 2015

…..Smile.

Margaret
Margaret

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, call you mom, she always knows

Susie Norris
Susie Norris

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…. Go To Disney!

ChristieB
ChristieB

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… quilt!

Sue
Sue

August 14, 2015

When all else fails…………..ask mom!

GinniB
GinniB

August 14, 2015

Ask Dad. Usuallly worked for me ?

Robin
Robin

August 14, 2015

Weeki Wachee Mermaids would love this hoodie. So Cute!!

Ada
Ada

August 14, 2015

Grow pixie wings

Gay
Gay

August 14, 2015

When all else fails eat a cupcake !

Linda
Linda

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, sleep on it.

Lea
Lea

August 14, 2015

When all else fails… google it. That will fix EVERYTHING!

Sherri Sneed
Sherri Sneed

August 14, 2015

…ask for help

Karen L.
Karen L.

August 14, 2015

When all else fails, read the instructions! That was my Dad’s favorite expression because he usually never read instructions before putting something together!

Teresa Hanshaw
Teresa Hanshaw

August 14, 2015

…go shopping

Debbie Clauer
Debbie Clauer

August 14, 2015

….hug your dog.

Lisa
Lisa

August 14, 2015

“When all else fails, eat chocolate!”
My mother used to make those peanut butter thumbprints with the little hershey kisses on top when there had been a ‘bad’ day and it was the most wonderful thing especially after an exam at school didnt go well or life in general. That was her fun little saying to make it better. This tutorial is a neat idea and looks so easy I would like to try it.

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