I know it’s Spring time but I’m just having so much fun making beanies and headbands on my Addi-Express Kingsize.
Today I’m making a friend a baby onesie. They’re not finding out the gender so I’m going to be making my “New to the Crew” onesie for them.
Things you’ll Need:
- Cutting machine – I use Silhouette Cameo 3
- Heat Transfer Vinyl – I use Siser brand but I also like Cricut
- Heat Press/Iron
- Weeding tool or tweezers
Step 1: create your design – I already have my design created and saved into my silhouette library but I’m going to make some slight changes to the font style.
Step 2: size your design according to your garment. I’m using a 0-3 month size onesie so I’ll make my design no larger than 5×5 inches.
Step 3: mirror your design. This is the most important step! If you don’t mirror your design it’ll be backwards when you go to press it onto your garment.
Step 4: send to cut. Change your cut settings based on your material and blade. I’m using black heat transfer vinyl so I’m going to use “heat transfer, smooth”, blade 3, force 8, speed 8. My blade is extremely dull which is why I changed my blade and force setting. I suggest doing a test cut before doing your entire design.
Step 5: weed your design. You’re going to remove all the excess vinyl material that you do not want on your design.
Step 6: place design on garment.
If Using a Heat Press: set temperate and time based on the vinyl brand you’re using. I’m using Siser so I set my Cricut EasyPress 2 to 305 degrees for 15 seconds. Add parchment paper on top of your design then apply your heat press.
If Using a Home Iron: set it to cotton without water. Apply the iron directly onto the design, constantly moving your iron. Irons don’t equally distribute heat so constantly moving the iron will help ensure all parts of your design are getting heat. Apply the iron in small circular motions for 15-30 seconds. Heat time varies depending on your iron. Carefully pull up the clear carrier sheet to make sure the design is adhered to the garment. If it’s not, just keep apply your iron in small circular. Options until nothing sticks to the clear carrier sheet.
Now admire your work!
Click here for a how to video on YouTube. This is a part one video on how I edit my design in silhouette studio.
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Did you know that washi tape helps keep your heat transfer vinyl in place while you’re cutting with your overused, non-sticky mat?
Instead of getting a new mat right away, try using some washi tape! You’ll definitely need to replace your mat at some point but washi tape helps prolong your mat life just a little bit longer.
Give it a try!
I’ve been unmotivated when it comes to crafting. Maybe with the move and lack of family help now I’m just too tired to even think about crafting.
But today I got an idea and I’m excited to say that I’ll be doing bi-weekly giveaways! Every other Friday starting today I’ll be making a craft to give away to one lucky person.
How to Enter
If you’re on TikTok you’ll need to like my video, follow me, or tag a friend in the comments. You only need to do one but if you do all three you get three entries.
Today’s giveaway is a “dog mother wine lover” reverse canvas. It’s 10”x10”.
I ship within the US only.
I’m mostly doing this to try new things but to also use the designs I have in my silhouette studio. I also like to craft and everything ends up boxed up so I figure I should give it away anyways.
Hope you enter and win!
Not going to lie, TikTok made me do this. It’s actually a really quick project!
Marketing is truly magical. I’m no expert at all but I do appreciate the power of good free marketing.
I don’t currently have any marketing campaigns going for any of my platforms but when I did I noticed a huge increase with traffic/sales to my sites.
Are you a Silhouette user and failed time and time again when doing a print and cut? Me too! I’m here to give you an alternative method where you’ll get better results.
Watch my full video tutorial. If videos aren’t your thing, step-by-step instructions are written below.
I started making a whole bunch of baby onesies for my niece and my little boy that’s due in June 2020 and I decided to share a video of how I edit a design in Silhouette Studio, the software I use to create my baby onesies.
For this particular design I purchased it from the Silhouette Design Store. It’s a sunflower and butterfly combination which I think is adorable for a little girl. To me, it represents your little sunflower growing up and turning into a beautiful butterfly.
Checkout my Instagram, @mariesahminadesign for the time lapse video!