Got some clothes in need of a little TLC? Don’t throw them away! Here’s how you can inject some life into tired garments, cover stains and even repair holes using HTV!
- Choose a design for your garment, making sure it will completely cover the hole/ stain, then cut your design using scissors or a vinyl cutter. We used our Silhouette Cameo 4.
Remember to place your HTV shiny (carrier) side down on your cutting matt and mirror your design. Our recommended HTV cut settings for the cameo 4 can be found here.
- Weed your design, leaving only the parts you want to apply to your garment.
- If you’re using a heatpress, set the temperature and time according to our HTV application guide. When using an iron, set to the cotton setting and make sure you are pressing on a flat, sturdy surface. Now you can pre-press your garment for a few seconds to remove any creases or moisture.
When covering a hole, it’s a good idea to use a piece of HTV carrier or heat tape inside your t-shirt to stop the HTV from adhering to the back!
- Place the first layer of your design on to your garment, carrier side (shiny side) facing up. If needed, you can use heat tape to keep your design in place. Use a tygaflor sheet on top of your garment to protect the vinyl from any direct heat.
- Now it’s time to press! Apply firm, even pressure on to your design for the recommended time for your vinyl. This can be found in the HTV application guide. When using an iron, it’s a good idea to press for a few seconds longer.
- You will now need to peel away the top carrier layer. Depending on your vinyl, you may have to wait until it is cool or you may need to peel it while it is still warm. The application guide will tell you which you have.
If you have layers to go on top, repeat the pressing steps until your design is complete. If you are unsure of which products you can layer on top of, you can find this in the guide too!
- Once your design is finished, we recommend one final 5 second press once the carrier has been removed.
What hole eh??!!