Hello Guys! Today I’m sharing a new silhouette project using for the first time Printable Heat Transfer Material. I created this cute Tigger Printable heat transfer T-shirt for my little Girl and she loved it!
Tigger Printable Heat Transfer T-Shirt
This project is easy enough to make. I mixed it with heat transfer vinyl to create the text and a fun touch. I have to be honest about the material. It’s my first time using this material so I might have done something wrong but as my experience using it goes, I didn’t like how it turned out once my girl used the t-shirt. The material cracked in many places, so my guess is that maybe it’s not for stretchy materials? Maybe on a tote bag or things that won’t stretch and crack the material.
Don’t get me wrong I LOVED that I could print that graphic and stamp it on my girl’s T-shirt, but then when she wore it it started to look like if it had been there for years. A lot to learn I guess. I’ll be trying other materials to see what’s the perfect one for this printable heat transfer.
Anyway this is how I made this t-shirt.
What you need:
- White T-shirt
- Printable Heat Transfer Material for light colors
- Heat Transfer vinyl
- Of course your silhouette and Iron
I started with the design. I Imported an .jpg file to my silhouette studio. Then just in case I duplicated the image and used the trace tool. In this case I set up the High pass filter to the full and modify the Threshold so the whole image would be covered in yellow. Then I hit trace outer edges.
That creates a red line around the design. I had the word Disney outside the main graphic so I created a rectangle, I placed it in a way that connected the graphic with the word and using the weld tool in Modify I created one cut shape.
Then since I didn’t want to risk cutting so close to the graphic, I used the offset tool. When you chose it, it sets another border bigger than the original. I just delete the first one and leave the bigger one.
Now I design the wording. In this case because of the expression of Tigger I wrote “Who?… Me?”. I set up the size and position where it will be and set it aside.
Ok here is where my saving side starts acting. I don’t like to waste material and once we print it will also print registering marks so there will be a waste. I decided to prepare and print some other stuff to use in the future.
Once ready I set up the page and registration marks. I placed everything so it would fit in the space and mirror it all.
Send to print.
Then I went to cut settings and chose Printable heat transfer material for light fabrics in the Material type options and left the blade settings as it directed.
Sent to cut.
I set up the wording and cut it too according to heat transfer vinyl instructions. If you want to know how to use Heat Transfer Vinyl you can check this post.
I pealed off the printable heat transfer that wasn’t part of my design and only left my graphics.
Now to the Iron.
I placed the graphic and the wording where I wanted them to be with the backing facing up. Placed a piece of clothes on top and Ironed on cotton setting for about 40 to 60 seconds. I left it to cool down a bit and pealed of the backing.
Tadaaaaaa!!!! There you go! A cute new T-Shirt ready to be used.
As I said, either something went wrong or this material is not appropriate for stretchy fabrics. But I’ll keep experimenting. My Girl loved it and use it. I’ll see what happens when I wash it!!!… I’ll of course let you know!
What do you think? Do you like this Tigger Printable Heat transfer T-Shirt???
Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Clever Someday // 2. TitiCrafty // 3. GingerSnapCrafts.com // 4. My Paper Craze // 5. Simply Kelly Designs // 6. Little Blue’s Room // 7. Mama Sonshine // 8. Small Stuff Counts // 9. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 10. GiveMeAPaintbrush // 11. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 12