Heat Transfer Birthday Shirt | Occasionally Crafty: Heat Transfer Birthday Shirt

Wednesday, April 17

Heat Transfer Birthday Shirt

A few weeks ago my son turned 7, and he asked me to make him a shirt for his birthday. I realized that it had been awhile since I'd made him a shirt, so why not?

He's been reading more comics lately and he loves the *POW* symbol, so I ran with that idea and came up with this design using the Silhouette software and an image I found on the web.

Of course you can't cut the heat transfer material just from that, so I separated the shapes based on their color, reversed the shapes (so important!), and cut it out.

Remove the negative material and iron onto your shirt with a cloth between your heat transfer material and your iron. I layered the different colors, and most times I have no problem with this, but my silver material got a little bubbly. It still looked awesome. He was thrilled with his shirt and wore it all weekend as we celebrated. Happy Birthday bud!

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  1. Very cool! I have never seen the technique of layering the transfers before.

  2. I am going to be using some HTV for the first time. For layering, do you layer it and then iron? Or iron on each layer individually? Thanks!


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