Remember to mirror the image before cutting it so that it looks backwards on your computer screen and will look backwards when you are weeding it. Once you place it face down on your fabric it will be the right way.
If it is something that will be washed prewash and preshrink your shirt or garment. If you don’t do this step two things can happen. Your shirt can shrink but the vinyl design won’t causing puckering. The second thing that could happen is that there is a stain resistant spray put onto some clothing items and the vinyl won’t adhere properly. Two places I have purchased from are Old Navy and Gap to make a shirt for my kids without prewashing and both times the designs haven’t adhered properly.
Double check your weeded design to make sure you didn’t miss anything. There is nothing worse than ruining a whole shirt in 20 quick seconds.
Next let’s talk about how to apply the heat transfer vinyl.
Cricut recently released the Cricut Easy Press. It retails for $149.99 and is cheaper than any heat press I have seen. I have friends and readers that already have theirs and are in love!! See the image below from Circut? The home iron heat varies which is one of the reasons many people experience peeling after using their home iron to adhere vinyl.
My sister said she uses a tea towel instead of parchment paper and she has to repeat the heat process a few times.
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