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HTV Vinyl (My First Shirt)

SydneysMomSydneysMom Posts: 1,860Member
edited June 2011 in General
This is my first HTV vinyl shirt & I love it! It was so easy. I do not have one of those shirt presses....yet ;-) so I used my iron and a piece of parchment paper. I used a setting between cotton and wool because I had no idea where 302 degrees was on my iron. The parchment paper (found in the baking aisle of a grocery store) worked great. It prevented the iron from dragging on the plastic protective sheet.

We love sushi so I decided to make a shirt for my 1 year old daughter. I used the LD Bento Box Svg set and modified it to make it easy to cut out without having too many layers.

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  • kittskikittski Posts: 1,339Member
    hahahah, this is great! I bet it looks adorable on your 1yr old. Good job mom!
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  • MaxineMaxine Posts: 4,002Member
    very cute now there will be not stopping you, and you even layered different colors on your first one!!! yay!
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  • neldanelda Posts: 11,637Moderator
    too cute! Nice job, it looks great. Maybe you should do one for her that says "Mizo cute!" as well.
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  • MichelleMyBelleMichelleMyBelle Posts: 4,348Member
    this is adorable, I love it.
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  • paupau04paupau04 Posts: 4,771Member
    OMG-that rocks!!!
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  • craftyblondecraftyblonde Posts: 889Member
    Love it!!! lol
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  • SewsnazzySewsnazzy Posts: 1,146Member
    Very cute!
  • gramof8gramof8 Posts: 1,266Member
    Very nice, thanks for sharing it !
  • hwganghwgang Posts: 2,337Member
    WONDERFUL! I have been looking to make T-shirts for my nephews rock band (with only an iron, too) and I'm so encouraged by your first try. WOW!

    Thanks for sharing. Absolutely adorable.
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  • lynnscrapslynnscraps Posts: 639Member
    Adorable, you did a great job!
  • jtrranchesjtrranches Posts: 2,631Member
    Very nice shirt, you did a great job!!!
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  • popsicletoespopsicletoes Posts: 32Member
    This is absolutely adorable, great job!
  • SarahbellumSarahbellum Posts: 388Member
    Very nice...I haven't tried HTV yet! all are such enablers!

  • SydneysMomSydneysMom Posts: 1,860Member
    Thanks everyone! It is super easy especially if you use parchment paper. No dragging while ironing especially if your iron is too hot. I hope it holds up in the wash and does not split when the shirt gets stretched.

    Nelda - great suggestion!! I will have to make one tonight!

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  • Express4FunExpress4Fun Posts: 521Member
    GREAT job, Mom!! That's quite the image to tackle for your first HTV project; good job!!!!! Be sure to turn the shirt inside-out and wash and dry as normal. I've had great luck using brown paper grocery bags (every time I go I grab a couple of extras, so I can keep a stash of them). I don't have a heatpress yet, either, but I'm going to get one very soon.
  • ImaCutterImaCutter Posts: 3,166Member
    Adorable!! I haven't tried multiple colors. This is amazing for your first project!! Impressive. A BUCKEYE living in Florida **Proud owner of "Zinga" Follow Me on Pinterest
  • susan_ID2293susan_ID2293 Posts: 2,814Member
    Wow - that is so cute! I would have never guessed it was your first one. It looks so professional.
  • SydneysMomSydneysMom Posts: 1,860Member
    edited June 2011
    Thanks. I'm sure you guys know this already but I'll share my tip anyway. Say you are going to cut out the eyes and mouth in black vinyl. What I do is join all those pieces and cut it out while joined. This uses up a little more vinyl but makes lining up your layers much easier.

    Forgot to mention I didn't have any white HTV vinyl so the white you see is the tshirt material peeking through.

    Express4Fun - which heatpress are you planning on getting?
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  • Express4FunExpress4Fun Posts: 521Member
    When the pieces are very small, I do that, but after a while, you'll get so comfy with the HTV that you'll be cutting those files separately, or even individually to conserve your HTV, and you'll be able to line them up just great. I just did shirts for hubby that had a BUNCH of little pieces. If I'd have kept everything joined, I'd have used quite a lot of HTV. I ended up separating alot of the files and ended up using not even 1/4 of the amount I could have, had I done it for the entire layer. (I hope that makes sounded good as I typed it out...)

    I have no idea about the heatpress yet. I have done SO many shirts, towels, jackets, etc, just using my household iron, so I'm not in a real great big hurry. I THINK I want one with a swinging arm, but I'll have to research when my new garage/studio is done (AFTER golf-season, no doubt).

    I DID have a great idea a couple of weeks ago. I put the wooden cutting board on the kitchen counter (granite, so I didn't want the heat from the iron right on the granite), then stand on my little step-stool to allow me to iron at about hip-level. It works GREAT!
  • SydneysMomSydneysMom Posts: 1,860Member
    edited June 2011
    Express4Fun - what setting do you put on your iron? Also I just iron it on my ironing board with a piece of chip board in between the shirt layers.
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