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- HTV glitter blue
- HTV EasyWeed Red
- Silhouette Machine
- Iron or Heat Press
- Land That I Love Free Silhouette Cut File (Personal Use Only)
Download free Silhouette Cut File from above.
Unzip the file. Open your BILC Land That I Love Cut File in Silhouette Studio.
You will notice that the image is backwards. This is normal. When using HTV, always remember to flip your image vertically or your finished product will turn out backwards. (Trust me, it’s pretty frustrating to waste your time and vinyl because you accidentally forgot to flip your image. Speaking from experience here!)
In this case, I flipped it for you. I wanted to make this as easy as could be for you.
Cut blue Glitter Heat Transfer (HTV) Vinyl to 5 x 7.25″. Cut red HTV vinyl to 1 x 7″ and place on the Silhouette mat.
**This file was sized for a child’s size 10-12 t-shirt. If you need to resize, it’s so easy to do.
Click the corner and drag. This will keep your image porportional. Watch the width to make sure the design will fit on the size of shirt you’ll be applying it to.
**You’ll need to adjust the size of your vinyl to correspond with the new size.
Click on the cut settings. You can find this in the upper right corner of the tools panel. It looks like the Silhouette blade.
I’m going to have you cut the glitter vinyl first. So, click on the words “Land that I Love” at the bottom. Then Click “no cut”.
Click the Send to Silhouette tool, and go to Adjust Cut Settings. For HTV Glitter I use the settings Blade: 5, Speed: 5, Thickness: 32. Once you adjust your settings and blade, Click “Send to Silhouette”.
Once you have cut the States out in blue glitter, resist the urge to touch it. Do not touch or remove the mat from the Silhouette machine. Simply go to the tools panel again and click on the Cut settings again. This time, highlight the states, and select “no cut”.
Then select “Land that I Love” and click on “Cut”.
You know what to do, head over to the Send to Silhouette tool and change your settings for Heat Transfer Smooth. For Siser Easyweed I like to use Blade: 3, Speed: 8, Thickness: 18. Then click “send to Silhouette”.
Now eject your mat, weed your vinyl. The stars may be a little difficult to see to weed. If you’re struggling to see them, remember they are in a diagonal pattern. You can also use a light table or a window to make the lines stand out more.
I suggest ironing the map on first.
Place your map on your t-shirt at the height you wish, and center it.
Iron on. If you’ve never worked with HTV before, click here for more detailed instructions of how to iron it on.
Once you’ve ironed on the map, remove the backing paper.
Center your saying under the map and iron on.
You’re finished! I hope you found my Easy DIY t-shirt tutorial helpful. And I hope you enjoy your free cut file.
I’d love to hear from you. Let me know what projects you’re working on. Do you love the Silhouette and have a request for a tutorial?
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