Cutting Machine Basics: Heat Transfer Vinyl
Cutting Machine Basics: Sewing With The Cricut • 17m
There are so many great projects to do with vinyl on a cutting machine! From adhesive labels and decals to iron on designs for t-shirts and tote bags, most of us are already familiar with these types of projects.
There are two main types of vinyl. One is Adhesive Vinyl which is applied more like a sticker, usually onto a hard surface. The other is Iron On or Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV). In this week’s video, we’ll take a look at both kinds.
Looking for HTV? FINd it on the Cricut website here: https://shrsl.com/3i6ox
We’ll learn about creating a design in Design Space as well as take a step by step view of uploading an SVG file to Design Space.
The cutting procedure is pretty much the same as for the paper except that one type of vinyl is cut front the front and the other from the back and it’s super important to know which is which!
Once the vinyl is cut, it needs to be Weeded… and you thought that was just for gardening. It’s the same idea – weeding is removing the things you don’t want in your design.
You can use a regular iron to apply HTV, but Cricut has a few products that make pressing much easier. We’ll discuss some of those and look at using the Heat Guide page on the Cricut website. Then we’ll see a quick tip on placing your design on a pattern piece.
Grab a cup of your favorite drink and get ready for lots of information about cutting vinyls!
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