Heat Transfer with the Silhouette tutorial to Create Your Own Tshirt
So this is what my family does for major events in our lives; we create tshirts. :) We do this for marathons, holidays, and even cornhole tournaments. So it was obviously fitting that when we knew we were going to have two little members in our family, we had to have tshirts! :) They turned out SUPER cute and I just love how you can use the Heat Transfer with the Silhouette Tutorial to create your own tshirts!
You basically use the Silhouette software to create your design like you normally do. When the design is exactly how you’d like it to look, make sure you select your entire design and then select “Flip Horizontally.” This flips the design so that it cuts backwards but will transfer to read correctly. This is an important step, so do not forget it! :)
When you’re ready to cut your design, load your Silhouette making sure the rollers are in the proper place for the size of your heat transfer. Also, make sure to load the Heat Transfer with Shiny side down.
Cut your design using the preset settings for the type of Heat Transfer you are using. I would suggest add a little more pressure to the blade; it may look like it did not cut the first time, but trust me, it did.
Now is the fun/annoying part. :) Remove the extra material around your design after it’s been cut. It may take you a minute to get the excess started to remove, but once you realize how the material works, it’ll take no time at all. I don’t have the Silhouette hook tool, so I used the pick that came with my machine to help when picking out the small pieces from heat transfer lettering.
Place your design onto your shirt (shiny side up) and center it. Then place a ironing cloth (thin material) on top of your design. Press firmly down and iron for 60 seconds; move the iron around making sure to heat up every inch of the material.
Let the design cool for 2 minutes and then carefully peel away the shiny transfer paper. If the design looks like it’s coming up, iron once again for 60 more seconds.
Aren’t these shirts SUPER cute?! OMG I love them! :) Isn’t this such an easy Silhouette Tutorial? :)