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.
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!
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When all else fails just be yourself.
When all else fails, go to the fabric or book store!
When all else fails…. call your mommy!
Thanks Gail, for the info for the non shiloette owners. I misread the instructions.
When all else fails, learn from it and move on.
When all else fails . . . God won’t
When all else fails try try to you get it right.
When all else fails, hug your doll!
“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.
When all else fails, pray and let God in.
When all else fails,dig the directions out of the trash and read them! :)
When all else fails, do it the way your mama told you! lol
When all else fails, work on something else, then go back and continue on.
When all else fails, find a good book or movie and wait for inspiration to strike.
When all else fails … Breathe deeply and talk to Jesus about it.
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!
When all fails.. go sew
When all else fails – start over, never give up!
When all else fails, ask God.
… climb a tree
I also love …use duct tape
When all else fails, ask Grandma!
when all else fails,
keep calm and continue sewing
When all else fails . . . God does not!
When all else fails just relax
When all else fails watch a movie with something or someone you love. Love is stronger than failure.
When all else fails…SMILE :)
When all else fails – Make Lemonade
“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!
When all else fails, let it go and let God
When all else fails, know there is a better plan in play.
when all else fails eat some ice cream !
When all else fails – talk to Jesus
When all else fails, read a book!
When all else fails – go to JoAnns.
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.
When all else fails, I like to go design and make something for 18 inch dolls. That is my go to relaxation.
when all else fails, drink coffee
Hug a Pug!
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.
When all else fails… YouTube!!!
When all else fails, go for a walk.
“When all else fails…breathe anyway”
“When all else fails…get over it”
When all else fails, go to Pixie Faire!
When all else fails, hug your teddy bear.
When all else fails…eat chocolate!
Try again…. Thanks for the tutorial…. Love it!
When all else fails, PRAY
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.
When all else fails, slow down and think
“When all else fails go Sew”
Hug your Doll!
When all else fails, call Grandma
When all else fails….bedazzle it
When all else fails…love a horse
When all else fails, Google it.
When all else fails . . . take a nap. :-)
When all else fails, snuggle with a book and a cat!
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!!
When all else fails ask MOM
When all else fails… Eat a cupcake!
…read the instructions.
When all else fails……….use t cutT pi doll clothing pattern.
“When all else fails…give it to God.”
When all else fails… Play with dolls!
“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!!?
When all else fails use duct tape
When all else fails, prayer is the answer!!
“when all else fails”, keep on swimming.
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.
When all else fails, listen to music.
When all else fails, DANCE!
When all else fails, go for a run! Thanks for the chance!
When All Else Fails walk away for awhile and give it a rest.
When all else fails, go for a walk. Nature does wonders!!!
Grandpa can fix it.
When all else fails just hang on and keep going forward!
When all else fails, go shopping.
When all else fails…call Grandma!
….buy another pattern on PIXIEFAIRE.com and sew!
When all else fails – CRY!
If all else fails, be a mermaid. If being a mermaid fails, be a dragon. No one scares them.
When all else fails… have another cup of coffee.
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!
When all else fails, ask HIM for help
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!
When all else fails…..eat CHOCOLATE!!! Haha!
….try and try again!
When all else fails… fade back nine yards and punt!
when all else fails,
make it yourself!
When all else fails, call you mom, she always knows
When all else fails…. Go To Disney!
When all else fails… quilt!
When all else fails…………..ask mom!
Ask Dad. Usuallly worked for me ?
Weeki Wachee Mermaids would love this hoodie. So Cute!!
Grow pixie wings
When all else fails eat a cupcake !
When all else fails, sleep on it.
When all else fails… google it. That will fix EVERYTHING!
…ask for help
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!