How to use heat transfer vinyl for Cricut for Beginners | How to make vinyl shirts with Cricut

hello Cricut buddies! Jav here from Cricut maker crafts in today’s video we’re diving deep into all things iron on aka HTV aka heat transfer vinyl i’ll be covering literally everything you need to know about creating your very first iron on project we’ll be covering what iron on vinyl really is the tools needed for working with addernon two of my favorite iron on brands how to cut iron on vinyl the right way how to weave iron on vinyl how to make sure your iron on design is straight and how to ensure your iron on design doesn’t come off after washing plus i’ll be sharing my super secret tips for creating the perfect iron on project every single time lastly you can also get this super cool free svg from my vip library that i created especially for this project let’s begin so let’s start with the basics first and get to know the iron on vinyl so iron on vinyl or hdv or heat transfer vinyl is a special vinyl that only sticks to the surface when heat is applied unlike the adhesive vinyl this vinyl is mainly used to make custom tees at home with a magical cutting machine like the cricut and if applied correctly htv can last forever through hundreds of washes htv can be applied to literally any surface that can take up heat so wool cardstock wood htv can be applied to all of these surfaces and i’ll do a separate video uh about each of these surfaces that’s my upcoming video so htv comes in many different varieties the top one here is the regular easyweed by Siser there’s nothing fancy about it just that it’s super easy to work with and if you’re just starting out your first project this is the vinyl you should start with this or either the everyday iron on vinyl by cricut so next i have the sparkly and of course everyone’s favorite the glitter hdv here i have the foil hdb and also i have a role of a holographic htv and here’s another type of hdv it’s the sports it’s the sport flex especially designed for stretchy materials like leggings and lastly we have the everyday iron-on by cricket it’s the regular iron-on just like the easyweed by Siser so each of these different types of vinyl have different uses and different setting requirements for application if you’d like a written handy document to remember everything about all of these different types of vinyl do check out my brand new vinyl guide it has literally everything you need to know about working with vinyl it’s currently available at 70 off until july 20th so grab it before the offer is gone now let me show you the difference between the adhesive vinyl and the htv so here i have a roll of adhesive glitter hdb let me unroll it and show you the inside so the major difference between the hdb and adhesive is their backing the adhesive vinyl has a paper-like backing whereas the iron-on vinyl has a transparent backing so some adhesive vinyl will have grid lines on them like this one by cricut it also has this label which says it’s a removable adhesive vinyl and here’s my hdv let me place the two together so you can easily differentiate between the two now when you’re working with hdv you always place it shiny side down so as you can see we have this reflective shiny surface which is basically the carrier sheet so this side is what goes down on the mat let me grab the glitter

vinyl as it’s much easier to tell the two sides apart using this on this glitter htv you can easily see the difference so this is the shiny side you can see it’s super reflective it’s bouncing off light and the back side this is pretty dull so when you’re placing your htv for cutting on the mat you’ll place this side facing down so the shiny side goes down it’s pretty confusing when you’re just starting out it’s really easy to make mistakes you get confused which is the right side which is the wrong side so we’re gonna go over all of this in this video all right so let’s look at the tools you need to work with iron on vinyl so as mentioned earlier you need a heat source for applying the iron on vinyl there are a couple of different heat heating options available you can either use a heat press or the cricut easy press or the cricut easy press mini or just a regular home iron but definitely not a crafting iron like this you’ll also need a towel or an easy press mat for working with this vinyl another extremely important stuff is the parchment paper or the iron on protective sheet or the teflon sheet so this acts as a protection it prevents your vinyl from sticking to your iron it prevents the fabric from overheating and lastly it helps in preventing those pesky carrier sheet marks as well so i also use this quilter scale for marking the points for the placement of the designs with the help of a chalk or a disappearing marker like this one and lastly the most important thing when working with any type of vinyl is the hook reader tool for reading out the vinyl you can also use a tweezer for this purpose and if you’re wondering what blade to use all vinyl is cut using the fine point blade and i keep a separate blade just for vinyl as paper makes the blade dull so keep that in mind and one more thing that’s extremely important is the lint roller to get rid of all the lint on the fabric now it’s time to dive right into the project so first let’s see how to prepare your design in design space i’ll be using the a text based graphic and this code of arms graphic for this project if you would like to grab this code of arms graphic you can sign up for the vip library by clicking on the link below this video so here are the instructions on how to download this graphic from the vip library so to download the free svg file first of all go to qriketmakercrafts.com and then click on free svgs enter your name and email address and just click on count me in then check your inbox for this email inside the email you’ll find the link for the free vip library just click on the link and you’ll end up over here from here download the file that you need to work with it’s going to get saved on your computer so go to your download section and if the file is going to look like something like this just right click and click on extract here so this is a zipped file it’s either going to look like this or this so just click on extract and you’ll see all of these images and the image that you’re you need to work with is this one which will have this browser icon don’t open the image right away go to design space then click on upload followed by browse and then select this image that you need to work with and this goes for all images all svg images that are available via qriket maker crafts so just click on this image and it so once you’re ready with your decal open up design space click on new project and you’ll end up on the canvas so let’s first create a simple text based decal i’m just gonna write my blog name here qriket makercrafts so just a heads up my blog is not affiliated with

the official cricut i just named it after i purchased my cricut maker so a lot of people get confused with this uh so now the biggest question here is what should be the size of this decal so there are two different ways to find out what size your decal should be so so to find out the correct size of the decal to use you can either refer to this handy dandy vinyl guide that i created where i’ve listed down the ideal decal size the ideal decal sizes for all the different materials out there so i’ll be working with a small size top and it says here the decal size should be 9 inch by 9 inch another way to figure out the size is by using the templates provided in the cricut design space a lot of people don’t know about this so pay close attention now one thing to keep in mind is these templates are only available for the desktop version of design space you won’t find them on the ipad or the iphone in that case you can just refer to the vinyl guide so i’m gonna select the hoodie from here and i’ll be placing the decal at the back side of this hoodie now let’s resize this decal you can also play around by placing the decal on different parts of the hoodie like here on the sleeve for now let’s place it back to where it was okay so it’s time for the tip number two always add a reading box around your decals and that’s for two reasons first of all it helps in reading and secondly it helps in the correct placement of the decal so you can use the edges of the carrier sheet to mark the placement on your fabric so that comes out straight i’ll show you what these mean when we’re on the reading and the application steps tip number three is to always attach the reading box to your text so that it gets cut together you don’t want it to be on two separate mats you want it together like uh one on top of the other now let’s add the decal here i’ll be using this decal on the t so let’s look for the t template from the templates library now let’s place the decal inside and adjust the size so one cool thing i wanted to show here is if you don’t like this text inside the decal you can always change it by first ungrouping this whole image then click on the text option to add your text and lastly add a little curve to your text using the curve option and you’ll have a custom decal so i’m just going to place this text back on the banner so once you’re happy with the placement don’t forget to select all and attach so once again a waiting box around this as well select all and click attach now send this to the mat

and once you’re on the mat this is what you should have reading box behind the text instead of two separate maths like i mentioned earlier and over here don’t forget the most important thing which is mirroring the image this is extremely important when working with hdb because hdv is cut out with the carrier sheet facing down you’ll get a better idea when we move to the cutting and reading part now let’s select our material so i’m going to cut this decal from the cricut foil iron on so i’m going to select that from the list here and as you can see the moment you select iron a reminder message pops up telling you to mirror your designs so this is an extremely important step never ever forget it however if you’re using your ipad you can follow these steps so open up design space on your ipad and click on new project click on the text option to add some text here i’m just going to reduce the distance the spacing between each of these letters by going to edit followed by letter spacing all right so that looks much better now i’m gonna resize it just large enough to fit at the back of the tee so like we saw earlier the perfect size for decals for small teeth is nine inch by nine inch so i’m just gonna reduce the size of this to 9 inch as well now i’m going to add a reading box behind this text by going to the shapes option and picking out the square all right so this looks perfect i’m just gonna attach everything by going to actions and clicking on attach now you might have noticed that there there are some the letters are not merged together like uh if i cut it now each of these letters are gonna come out separately because the letters are not merged so i’m just gonna detach it and select the text and click on weld and now you can see that the numbers are the letters are flowing into each other there’s there are no lines between them now it’s going to be cut out as just one whole text now if you want to work with the decal you can first download it following this tutorial to download the decal sign up for the vip library on my blog cricutmakercraps.com and you’ll receive an email open up the email in your inbox and inside the email you’ll find the link for the vip library click on the link to go to the library and then click on the three dots at the corner at the bottom right corner of the decal and tap on open in so you’ll see two different options here save to files and open in izip so click on save to files and then save the decal on one of your folders on your ipad so once you have your decal you can

go to the library and click on browse files to upload the file and save it on your library so here we have the decal now you can add the weeding box behind it don’t forget to select both and click on attach and there you go it’s now ready to be cut now i’m going to send this to my mat and click on mirror to mirror this and get this thing cut and i’ll be using the foil iron on for the decal all right now let’s cut everything out first i’ll be cutting out this holographic vinyl so let’s unroll this i usually hate when this happens and if you’re using a paper if you unroll it in an opposite direction it usually flattens out but this vinyl is pretty stubborn so instead what i like to do is tape it down on the mat using a washi tape or a sticky tape just on the edge of the vinyl so that it doesn’t interfere with the cut and once again you must have noticed i’m placing the vinyl shiny side down alright now let’s load this mat inside okay so all the cutting is done i’m just gonna cut off this weeding box from here now i’m going to place the foil iron on and cut out the decal okay so looks like all the cutting is done and now i’m gonna cut out the glitter vinyl using my ipad so this is exactly how we want it we don’t want anything sticking behind on the mat the liner the carrier sheet and the vinyl should both be cut together like this and then when you peel it off when when we’re reading you’ll see that the vinyl uh can will come off from these cut plates the places where it’s been cut so this is how we want things to come out and if by any chance your vinyl is still stuck to your mat that means the settings were not correct and you need to do it again so all the things should be cut together and should stay intact until you start reading so this glitter vinyl is from caesar and needs to be cut at everyday iron-on setting once again i’m placing the glittery side down as you can see here lastly i’m going to cut out this everyday iron on vinyl from cricut just to show you guys all the different results that you can get from all of these different vinyls so here’s so now it’s the time for tip number four to make sure that your vinyl is properly

cut without unloading the mat just take your reader tool and lift some of the vinyl from the edge of the weeding box if it comes off it means the cutting was perfect and you can unload the mat if it doesn’t come off then you need to cut it out again okay so now it’s time to move to the reading step now as you might have noticed it’s nearly impossible to see the cut lines right now so the secret around this is to sprinkle some cocoa or chocolate powder at the back of the vinyl so i’m using this old chocolate i got from with cappuccino and as you can see after sprinkling the cocoa the lines have are much more prominent and easier to weed one thing to remember over here is to always start weeding the cavities first so this will save you from getting sticky fingers by touching the carrier sheets every now and then always remove the largest part of the vinyl at the end okay so let’s keep this aside and read the other decals i’m reading towards the center as you can see and i’m trying to make sure that i don’t twist the carrier sheet so the transparent thing over here is the carrier sheet and i i don’t want to uh ruin it or get wrinkles in it because it if it’s if it has wrinkles it’s gonna create issues when we are transferring the design onto our tea so try not to get any wrinkles okay so the inside is weighted and i just love how this looks can’t wait to get it on my teeth now let’s get rid of the this huge weeding box so i could have just taken the scissors and cut it all around but that’s not how we want it because when you have this solid properly cut out shape it will be easier to position this design onto the tee you can just measure along these guidelines you can create guidelines and stick this and align this with the guidelines to make sure that your design goes on straight so read the outside portions in the end so that your fingers don’t get sticky you can get this free svg by going to my website qriketmakercrafts.com and signing up for the vip library

you’ll find this in the vip library and make sure that all there are no pieces remaining on the side so there was this thin vinyl stuck to the side it can get onto the shirt and ruin the design so get rid of any small pieces and to keep your design clean and to prevent it from getting and prevent any dust particles due from collecting on your design what you can do is take any clear plastic sheet and place your design on top like this so the glue will be protected until you’re ready to apply it so i’m going to keep this aside and let’s read these as well so i’m just going to insert the wieder tool at the corner since this one is pretty thick it’s easier to read this and i’m just going to pull it towards the center to weave it out so hold on so i forgot to weed out these parts from inside the r i’m just gonna pull it out like this so tweezers really help when you’re doing this since these parts are pretty big i can just pick them up using my hands but if you have a tweezer that’ll help a lot okay so this is done as well i’m gonna stick it to on this sheet now let’s cut this out first this rectangle so that we can easily place it onto so that we can easily position it on our tee and use the carrier sheet as a guide for the placement all right so all the cutting is done now i’m just gonna get rid of this entire vinyl starting from the corner and just pulling it towards the center so when you’re starting out it’s best to try out a very simple project first instead of going for something difficult especially do not go for glitter vinyl it’s pretty difficult to handle if you’re using if you’re working with adhesive glitter vinyl and also start with a simple project without any layering because uh layering is a completely different level and you have to keep a lot of different things in mind when you’re doing doing a layering project i’m gonna make a separate video all about layering so stay tuned for that because there are a lot of things that you need to consider uh a lot of rules that you need to follow when it comes to layering

all right so that is all done let’s stick it here and the last one over here is this one the holographic vinyl so let’s read this as well i can see the lines they’re pretty obvious it might not be visible in the camera but it’s visible to my eyes always start weeding the cavities first and foremost all right so all the reading is done i’m just gonna pull out the last layer okay so i’m in there so okay so all the reading is done this is our holographic vinyl so start with a holographic or a so start with a simple project if you’re working with for the first time with iron on vinyl start with something which is easy to cut for example a quote with the big graphics like these rather than going for something with very detailed stuff now we are gonna apply all of these vinyl onto our teeth now to apply the vinyl onto the shirt we would need the easy press or you can use a heat press or you can use your normal iron that you have at home i don’t recommend using a craft iron like this but i will be using it in today’s tutorial because honestly speaking we don’t own uh an iron yep it’s funny it’s gonna be it might sound really unreal but yep we don’t own an iron because we use the steamer and yep uh we barely need an iron so so we just have this craft iron that i used for my bag making and i’m just gonna use this one today but i do not recommend using this because it does not have proper temperature settings and stuff and i’m not even sure if it goes to 400 degrees like other like the other irons so let’s get started i did do one project with this and it took me probably half an hour to get all the vinyl to stick on to the tee uh that is why i do not recommend this one uh and that’s one reason i got the cricut easy press i got this small one because i don’t do a lot of these projects and this one works great for me and i also have the smaller one the mini easy press and both of them have different settings so for this one you can uh set exact temperature and time whereas for this one you wouldn’t you can only set three different temperatures like low medium and high and you would need a timer separately on your phone or probably

a timer clock that you can use to time the you have your press on your project so we’re gonna use both the easy press actually three things today the easy press the iron the stupid iron and the mini easy press that we have here let’s get started i will do a different video on how to work with easy press in detail and which one to buy for now i’m just gonna go over real quick how to use this thing so first i am gonna mark the area where i’m gonna place my designs so this is my t it’s black in color and i’ve washed it like a dozen times so it’s already washed now there are a lot of things you need to keep in mind to ensure that your project turns out perfect so so let’s look at those things so you need to keep in mind what material you’re using what’s your base material made of is it polyester is it cotton is it only is it hundred percent cotton or is it faux leather so because each of these materials require different pressure different temperature and different time as well as different peel yep that’s also one thing that you need to keep in mind so some of these vinyls over here are cool peeled that means you need to wait for it to cool down and only then you can peel it off whereas some whereas some of them uh require warm peel that means you can peel it while it’s warm so you need to keep all these things in mind when you are working on iron-on projects only then it will come out perfectly fine and it will withstand all all the different washes so i’ve created this vinyl guide it’s the ultimate lifesaver one vinyl guide for beginners and it comes with literally every single thing you need to know about working with vinyl so here’s the table of contents and they’re like around 90 pages in this guide and you will find every single thing you need to know about working with vinyl all you got to do is find the vinyl that you’re working with in this table of contents go to the page and just follow the settings that are given here but one thing you need to keep in mind is that these settings are just uh are just an estimate because all the fabrics differ they have different fiber types and due to different manufacturing quality and all that so you need to keep in mind that these settings are still just a guide and if you’re selling something uh make sure that you test it out on your own wash it a dozen times to see if the thing stand withstands the washing or not all right so let’s get started so you can get this guide from my website uh i’ve placed a link down below it is a 90 page guide i just have a couple of pages here because i wasn’t able to put all of them inside this clear plastic bag and it’s in landscape so you can just get a bunch of these uh one pack of these uh clear plastic or you can just uh go to the coffee shop and get it binded or whatever is easier for you this works great for me inside this super cool black and gold file and this is how i keep it and it has saved so much time because all i got to do is just look at the contents here and flip and i’ll have all my settings given over here i can just look at them and start uh sticking my vinyl to my tee and you also have this section for tips where you get all these guidelines uh whether you need to pre-wash it or uh how many times you get or when how long you have to wait for the net before the next wash off your application so all of these things are given in this guide all you gotta do it saves up so much time and hassle because you have everything

over here and whenever you are working or you want to refer back you can just open it up and go through it super easy super convenient so i’ll be using this one today now before we start let’s mark our tea where for the placement of our vinyl and i will be using my quilters so i have my quilter scale quilters ruler whatever with me and i’m gonna use this to create a square or rectangle to mark so first of all i’m going to create a crease by folding this t in half from vertically and horizontally so when you’re starting out this might take a couple of tries to get it perfect so we have a very thin line here i can just use a chalk to mark this all right now let’s fold it horizontally and press it we have very thin line here i’m just gonna okay now i can place my quilter’s square to mark my placement okay so to the center is aligned here and this is the bottom okay so we have our marks here i’m gonna do the same for the back for the back i will be using just this one so i am just gonna place directly gonna measure it from here keep my ruler here and you can also use a t-square which is pretty handy as well somewhere around this portion would be good so i’m just going to draw a straight line all right so this is what we’re going to do so let’s start with the back first and you’re also going to need so you’re also going to need this easy press man it it’s not recommended to use the mat it’s not recommended to work without the mat if you’re using the easy press mini however if you’re using an eye room however if you’re using an iron or the cricut easy press you can use a towel as well so i will be using this the cricut easy press mat it’s pretty inexpensive so you can get uh if you don’t have the fonts to get the easy bread just get the easy breast mat and it’ll be super helpful so let’s place this mat over here and i’m gonna switch on my cricut easy press and i am working with the caesar glitter vinyl so this glitter vinyl is by caesar and let’s look at our vinyl guide and find out what temperature we need for this particular so let’s look in the guide and find out what temperature we need for this caesar glitter vinyl so it says over here 320 degrees for heat press and if you’re using an iron your dial should be between cotton and linen so let’s set all down so let’s set our heat press to 160 so i’m gonna just press on here and 160 degrees and it says 15 seconds so i already have the time here 15 seconds as you can see over here so i’m going to wait till this light turns green and that’s it so first it says to preheat i’m going to start off by creating a crease line once again because we didn’t do it for the back

next step is to remove all the stuff any stuff that’s stuck on the tee using a lint roller to make sure we have a clear and smooth surface to work on okay so there are lots of stuff that came off all right now i’m gonna preheat the surface for five seconds one two three four and five now let’s fold this thing in a half and create a center crease so that we can match the two center creases and place our vinyl on top like this and i’m just placing it on top of the line i drew using my chalk so that everything is straight all right now we need our parchment paper or craft paper this is extremely important place it on top and followed by your iron or easy press and i’m gonna start the timer this the timer and everything makes it really easy to apply iron on with the easy press this is one reason i invested in this and directions say to apply pressure because this is the glitter vinyl so one side is done let’s move to the other side start the timer and apply firm pressure all right all done the field type is the peel type is warm so you see how difficult it is to remember all this that is why i created this amazing guide to just refer to while you’re working and create projects that last forever let’s peel this off and you can see it’s already stuck how cool is that okay so that is done let’s try the second one let’s do the coat of arms so this is gonna go here this is the center let’s create a center crease first so my easy press mat is pretty small couldn’t find the bigger one in spotlight here in australia so i’m using the really small one this is the smallest size available okay so my center crease is here and let’s refer back to our guide and see what temperature settings we need for this foil iron-on so this is express and there you go there’s foil and we are working with cotton poly blend it sets 295 degrees fahrenheit and 145 degrees centigrade and firm pressure 30 seconds and cool peel all right so let’s set our let’s set our temperature to 145 degrees oops 145 and our timer to three seconds all right so it’s going to cool down because the temperature was 160 now it’s cooling down and once all the once it’s done the light is going to turn green so this is super handy if you want to create a lot of projects it’s best to invest in this but if you’re just making an iron on project once in a blue moon probably just one tea at a time then you probably don’t need you can work with an iron and be done but if you make a lot of iron on projects or

then you definitely need to invest in an easy press even if and if you have a business especially if you have a business and you need this guide so that you can refer to it whenever you need to so over here it says pre-wash without fabric softener and flip preheat for five seconds flip and press for 15 seconds so this is a really good way this is a really good reminder on what to do with each of these different vinyl because they all have different uh requirements and stuff so while this is getting heated i am just gonna remove all the lint all right so there was that beep sound telling us that our press is ready and let’s preheat this area five seconds all right so i’m gonna place my vinyl over here matching the center crease with the center of the vinyl and there you go you can you also use a heat resistant tape to tape this but you don’t really need it because this carrier sheet is kind of sticky and stays put when you place it onto your fabric okay so i have aligned the carrier sheet edges to the marks that i placed earlier using my chalk and i hope this is perfectly straight now i’m going to place my part my craft paper on top and press it so it says firm pressure let’s start this and apply some firm pressure onto this thing to make sure that your project is below your waist so that you can easily apply pressure using your entire upper body okay so that’s the first part i’m gonna move this thing up a bit so you need to make sure that your project is on a flat surface completely flat surface or else it’s not going to stick properly oops i forgot to turn on the temperature timer and i bought the smallest size because the largest size was very heavy for me when i tried it out because my hat my wrists are pretty weak and lifting the heaviest one the largest one was uh was so much difficult not as handy as the small one and it says it’s a cool peel so we gotta wait for it to cool down now for the cooling you what you can do is take some uh a cooling block i’m gonna use this candle because it’s pretty cool pretty cold it’s around five degrees here in australia so this candle is pretty cold and i’m going to use this for cooling off my vinyl you can also stick your vinyl project to the wall and cool it off you can get one of the cooling blocks as well so wait for it to cool off and then you can peel it off i just love this coat of arms i think i’ll stick one on my wall as well so you guys can get this from the free vip library still a bit warm so i’m gonna wait for a few more seconds before i peel this off it requires a lot of patience because you just want to get rid of it and see how this thing looks we get a wait for it to cool down all right i love how this looks and since this is a foil iron-on it looks so good on the black tea colors are really popping how cool is that so it says flip and press so i’m gonna turn it inside out

and then press both the sides because we stuck vinyl on both the sides and if you wanna prevent your design from going to the opposite side you can always place this paper inside as a protective layer preventing your designs from smudging or mixing up gonna press it for 15 seconds so our goal is to make sure that the design sticks properly and merges with the fibers of the fabric only then it’s going to withstand the washes and that’s one thing to keep in mind when you’re layering the vinyl so we gotta remove as much bulk as possible gotta make the vinyl breathable and flow with the fabric and if you heat it up too much then it the vinyl shrinks as well so you gotta keep the balance over here okay so all the pressing is done let’s remove this and check out our oh my gosh i’m so in love with this cricket crap love don’t you just love this thing all right so that’s how you do uh how you add the iron on using the easy press i’m going to switch this off because we’re going to move to the mini easy press easy press mini and see how this works and then we’ll switch to the iron so now i’m using the cricut everyday iron on it’s this one the neon pink and i’m gonna apply it on the sleeve this time and i’ll be using the easy press mini let’s move this out of the view so this is our guy that we’ll be working with now and once again i’m gonna refer back to my guide and uh the best thing about this guide is you can get it on ipad you can have it on your ipad or you can have it printed so now i’m using the one on my ipad and over here it says and over here for cotton poly blend you need medium heat and you need light pressure in 25 seconds and you gotta peel it warm so i’m gonna do that i’m gonna set this to medium and let’s remove the lint from here all right now we’re gonna place this on top so that it’s centered so our heat press is ready for pressing place my parchment paper on top and we have to since this is pretty small we have to keep on moving it around so i’m going to just count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 so that’s one part then there is the second part so easy press mini is great for small projects or when you’re applying really tiny uh vinyl on tiny spots like shoes or baby shoes stuff like that it’s not good for these long or big projects because as you can see i have to keep on moving it around i have to do each parts one at a time and it takes a lot of time because of that plus there is no timer over here which is also a problem so i don’t know how long i’m hitting it because i’m also talking while i’m heating it so i’m assuming it’s been 25 seconds so i think i accidentally added a lot of pressure so one way to tell that your design has really stuck properly is

when your design starts taking the shape of the fiber so i did this project earlier oh i added this cake onto this bag and as you can see the it seems like over here for this part the vinyl has taken the shape of the fibers so this means that it will not come off and i did this using my awesome easy press and i love the results with this i can guarantee that this will not come off even after like a million washes so that’s how you can tell if your vinyl has stuck properly or not all right so now we’re gonna apply the vinyl so now we’re gonna apply the decal onto this hoodie and this time i’ll be using the stupid iron to do the job so i already have my crease here and i’ve added a line to act as a guide and let’s fold this into a half to create creases just slightly press it it’s not going to have any effect on the vinyl and just align the center crease and stick it down so we are using holographic vinyl and let’s refer back to our vinyl guide and let’s see holographic poly blend and we need to heat it for 30 seconds with firm pressure and this is a cool peel so let’s do this 30 seconds with pressure and it’s a cool peel so we gotta wait for it to cool down before we can peel it off and i’ll be using my iron so i’ll be going uh first on this side and then on the other side and i’ll be counting uh manually because i don’t have a stopwatch here you can use stopwatch or you can use your phone to oh to record the time so let’s do this one two three four five six seven eight all right so that was 30 seconds on this side now 30 seconds on the other side make sure that you’re not overlapping because you don’t want to overheat the vinyl all right let’s check it out i think i missed this tiny portion here let’s do this once more all right let’s see so this is a i think i overheated it it’s kind of melted let’s wait for it to cool down so this is the reason i hate using the iron because it’s always a trial and error so my hands are pretty cold so i’m cooling it off using my hands okay that’s pretty cold now so let’s feel it so there are some parts which did not stick properly it’s kind of coming off from there like this eye over here so it says flip and press for 15 seconds so let’s do that and it depends on the vinyl so you’re not supposed to do flip and press for every fabric or every vinyl it depends on the vinyl so be sure to check the description that’s why we have the vinyl guide so we can refer to it every single time and most of the cricket vinyl has this requirement to flip and press but for the caesar vinyl uh you don’t have to do it unless you’re using the brake 300 or brick 900 i forgot the name

we can double check so now i’m just gonna press it from the back for 15 sec and be sure not to overheat it because then the adhesive liquefies and it evaporates or it forms an outline around your vinyl so just follow the directions exactly like uh the time and the temperature and the pressure and it should be fine and if something is not compatible try to avoid it uh because it has already been tested by the company and they know which vinyl which will work with which fabric and how long how long it’s going to last stuff like that like i mentioned earlier a trick to know that your vinyl has stuck properly or not is by looking at the structure of the vinyl if it takes up the shape of the fiber that means it is properly it has properly adhered to the surface which you can see over here and this is the one which was done by the company and you can see that it it’s perfectly merged with the fabric and you can see the pattern of the fibers on the vinyl as you can see over here so so this is a great way to tell if your vinyl is properly stuck or not so let’s have a final look at all the different types of vinyl that we worked with today so this is what the foil iron looks like and probably this is my most favorite vinyl to work with just love the glossy metallic look and then at the back we had the glitter vinyl by caesar and you can see what this one looks like it has a rough texture it’s very glittery that’s why it’s not recommended to layer on top of this glitter if however you can find a special type of glitter vinyl which is smooth and you can use that for layering there is one company which provides smooth glitter vinyl which is heat heat transfer vinyls that’s their name on instagram so you can check them out if you want glitter vinyl that you want that you want to layer so this was our glitter vinyl and on the sleeves we used the everyday iron on by cricket it’s just a plain iron on here and this can be layered up to four layers and we’re going to talk about layering more in the other video so let’s not get into that so yep and this was our holographic iron on and it’s pretty light as you can see i’m not sure how it would have come out on on a darker fabric or on a lighter fabric but on this fabric it’s you can barely see it like it’s you have to it’s like very subtle on this one so yep those were the different types of vinyl we worked with and here is my test tote on which i tried work i tried several different layers and styles of vinyl so we’ve got the easy so we’ve got the everyday iron on here and these are all of these are by caesar this is the easyweed and then there’s the glitter iron on so yep that’s how that’s what iron looks like and that’s how you apply iron on vinyl onto your fabric so i hope you found this helpful don’t forget to get this guide don’t forget to get this guide it’s available at 70 off for a very limited time so go ahead and purchase this guide there 90 pages i don’t have all my pages here right now but there are in total 90 pages and it’s going to be super helpful for you if you’re just starting out with vinyl all right that’s all for today all right with that we have reached the end of today’s tutorial hope you girls and guys enjoyed it

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