Easy HTV Ironing Tips For DIY Crafters

Easy HTV Ironing Tips For DIY Crafters

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Having a heat press is a handy thing indeed. This machine will make all HTV projects quick and easy. However, not everyone has a heat press or has access to one. Does this mean, you can no longer use HTV? Of course not! Go grab your regular home iron and get started!

Yes, a flat iron, a home iron, or whatever you want to call it! You can use it for applying HTV sheets on garments or any other surfaces. You have to make sure that you know how to use it and you will follow the easy HTV ironing tips that I have provided down below:

Tip #1 If applying HTV on shirts, iron them first before applying HTV to remove moisture that may affect how the HTV will adhere to the garment. Moisture interferes with the HTV’s adhering process causing it to peel off, especially after washing.

Tip #2 Set the iron to the right temperature. Put the heat settings in your iron to cotton blends or between cotton and polyester. Remember: High heat will melt the HTV while low heat will not be enough for the HTV to adhere correctly. The temperature must be in the 275 – 300-degree range.

Tip #3 Apply pressure. Some of us will iron the HTV to the garment like it was ordinary clothes. Heat alone is not enough for the HTV to adhere correctly. When ironing HTV, you must apply pressure so that the heat-activated adhesive will bond with the fabric. As a rule, you must apply pressure for about 10-15 seconds for the vinyl to adhere.

Remember: When you apply pressure using an iron, you should use both hands as seen in the picture below.

Tip #1 If applying HTV on shirts, iron them first before applying HTV to remove moisture that may affect how the HTV will adhere to the garment. Moisture interferes with the HTV’s adhering process causing it to peel off, especially after washing eventually.

Tip #2 Set the temperature right. Put the heat settings in your iron to cotton blends or between cotton and polyester. Remember: High heat will melt the HTV while low heat will not be enough for the HTV to adhere correctly. The temperature must be in the 275 – 300-degree range.

Tip #3 Apply pressure. Some of us will iron the HTV to the garment like it was ordinary clothes. Heat alone is not enough for the HTV to adhere correctly. When ironing HTV, you must apply pressure so that the heat-activated adhesive will bond with the fabric. As a rule, you must apply pressure for about 10-15 seconds for the vinyl to adhere.

Remember: When you apply pressure using an iron, you should use both hands as seen in the picture below.

Viola! You can now iron HTV like a pro!

Happy ironing! Please send us a photo of your finished HTV projects and leave tips, DIY ideas and HTV hacks below!. We always appreciate your contributions and feedback.

Thanks!

MarjAnn

P.S. Here are some Cut Designs for you!

 

Also, check out our other blogs:

Having a heat press is a handy thing indeed. This machine will make all HTV projects quick and easy. However, not everyone has a heat press or has access to one. Does this mean, you can no longer use HTV? Of course not! Go grab your regular home iron and get started!

Yes, a flat iron, a home iron, or whatever you want to call it! You can use it for applying HTV sheets on garments or any other surfaces. You have to make sure that you know how to use it and you will follow the easy HTV ironing tips that I have provided down below:

Tip #1 If applying HTV on shirts, iron them first before applying HTV to remove moisture that may affect how the HTV will adhere to the garment. Moisture interferes with the HTV’s adhering process causing it to peel off, especially after washing.

Tip #2 Set the iron to the right temperature. Put the heat settings in your iron to cotton blends or between cotton and polyester. Remember: High heat will melt the HTV while low heat will not be enough for the HTV to adhere correctly. The temperature must be in the 275 – 300-degree range.

Tip #3 Apply pressure. Some of us will iron the HTV to the garment like it was ordinary clothes. Heat alone is not enough for the HTV to adhere correctly. When ironing HTV, you must apply pressure so that the heat-activated adhesive will bond with the fabric. As a rule, you must apply pressure for about 10-15 seconds for the vinyl to adhere.

Remember: When you apply pressure using an iron, you should use both hands as seen in the picture below.

Tip #1 If applying HTV on shirts, iron them first before applying HTV to remove moisture that may affect how the HTV will adhere to the garment. Moisture interferes with the HTV’s adhering process causing it to peel off, especially after washing eventually.

Tip #2 Set the temperature right. Put the heat settings in your iron to cotton blends or between cotton and polyester. Remember: High heat will melt the HTV while low heat will not be enough for the HTV to adhere correctly. The temperature must be in the 275 – 300-degree range.

Tip #3 Apply pressure. Some of us will iron the HTV to the garment like it was ordinary clothes. Heat alone is not enough for the HTV to adhere correctly. When ironing HTV, you must apply pressure so that the heat-activated adhesive will bond with the fabric. As a rule, you must apply pressure for about 10-15 seconds for the vinyl to adhere.

Remember: When you apply pressure using an iron, you should use both hands as seen in the picture below.

Viola! You can now iron HTV like a pro!

Happy ironing! Please send us a photo of your finished HTV projects and leave tips, DIY ideas and HTV hacks below!. We always appreciate your contributions and feedback.

Thanks!

MarjAnn

P.S. Here are some Cut Designs for you!

 

Also, check out our other blogs:

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