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How to Iron On EasyWeed® Electric HTV + Two Free Cut Files

In the spirit of giving, today’s blog post comes with two free cut files! Everyone has their own holiday traditions, but if you’re a Michigander then you know the Lions football game is on the big screen Thanksgiving Day. That’s why you can download the regular turkey cut files here or the football turkey cut files here. If you decide to use these with products from the EasyWeed family and your heat press, then layering is a breeze thanks to the 1 second tack. The 1 second tack and other layering tips can be found in this post. However, you can also use a home iron to apply your layers like I did to make this onesie and bib.

DIY Thanksgiving turkey onesie and football turkey bib

DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Onesie

This gobbler is made out of EasyWeed Electric: copper, red, and yellow plus EasyWeed white and black, as well as burgundy Glitter.  Remember that thicker HTV (like Glitter) will have higher cut settings than thin HTV (like EasyWeed), so be sure to reference the Siser App or website for cutting suggestions and adjust them from there. After cutting each material, weed away the excess so all that remains on the carrier is the design.

weeding Burgundy Glitter heat transfer vinyl

Weeding burgundy Glitter HTV with the Siser® Weeder.

All the materials I’m using come on a pressure sensitive carrier which means it’s sticky. This makes weeding easier as well as keeps the HTV pieces aligned. My favorite benefit of the stick is that I can layer the carriers and make a mock up of the finished look. Then (after pre-ironing the onesie) center the design with regard to all the pieces. Next, peel up all the top layers, leaving the first layer aligned perfectly and ready to iron on.

aligning mock up on onesie

Peeling up the unapplied top layers after using them to align my first layer.

using pressure sensitive carriers to make a mock up

 

Set your iron to “cotton” and make sure the steam setting is off. Cover the HTV and onesie with a heat transfer cover sheet, parchment or multipurpose paper, or a pressing cloth or cotton pillow case. Just something that will serve as a thin barrier of protection. Press as much of the design under the plate of the iron as you can fit without pressing on top of any seams or buttons. Onesies have a lot of seams that would cause improper pressure when using a heat press, so if you don’t have a heat transfer pillow to counteract that, an iron is actually a good tool for onesie decorating.

how to iron on EasyWeed Electric heat transfer vinyl press iron firmly for 3 to 5 seconds

Press firmly for 3-5 seconds (or just long enough to peel the carrier with most of the vinyl securely adhered) and peel hot. Repeat these short press steps until every layer has been applied. Altogether each layer should have about 15-30 seconds of heat and pressure to be applied properly, and remember that the bottom layers get the additional heat from the top layers too.

peel carrier hot

peel carriers hot when layering HTV

I love Electrics and Glitter for the holidays, but this would be cute in plain ol’ EasyWeed as well!

DIY turkey onesie with EasyWeed Electric and Glitter HTV

DIY Football Turkey Bib

After cutting and weeding EasyWeed Electric: copper, columbia blue, red, and yellow as well as EasyWeed black, white, and, silver, I stacked each layer and used them to align my first layer on the bib.

weeding copper EasyWeed Electric

aligning heat transfer layers with carriers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The application process is the same as the turkey onesie- short presses, avoid seams for even pressure, and peel hot. One thing to note is that this bib has a short looped terry cloth texture that shows through the EasyWeed Electric, but that’s normal and will occur with textured fabrics and thin heat transfer vinyls.

peel carrier hot how to iron on HTV to a baby bib

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 7 colors and just 4 presses, this lil’ guy was ready to go!

DIY Thanksgiving Lions football bib

If you like these turkeys, please pin the image below!

This year I’m thankful for Siser heat transfer vinyl! What color are you most thankful for that we released in 2017? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

By | 2017-11-10T15:14:28+00:00 November 10th, 2017|EasyWeed Family|103 Comments

About the Author:

Lily is Siser’s go-to crafter. Her ideas and abilities to incorporate HTV into her projects is inspiring. While relatively new to Heat Transfer Vinyl, Lily has embraced the methods and materials and delivers creative content week after week!

103 Comments

  1. Amanda Goldman November 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    These are so adorable and fun for baby’s first turkey day!

  2. Jason Kupiec November 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Thanks for these!

  3. Michels DeMartin November 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to make gifts out of these, they are so cute,thank you!

  4. Michaela November 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Love these files! Thank you!

  5. Miranda November 14, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    This is super cute and easy!!

  6. Amber Mansur November 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Very cute, but we would need a Seahawks color turkey! 😀

  7. Nikki Gordon November 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Thank you Siser and all of the talented people you bring to our world. I love this! Perfect for both thanksgiving and football!

  8. Laura Vermillion November 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    These are so cute!! I am totally making my nephew one of these for thanksgiving!!

  9. Cassie November 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I love the football turkey! Thanks for the free files

  10. Ashley Whatley November 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Those are cute! Can’t wait to download the files!

  11. Tabitha November 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Love the files! Thank you!!!

  12. Lynn November 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    These are so cute. ❤️ the colors!

  13. Araceli Rivera November 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Cute turkey! Thanks for sharing the files

  14. Remy November 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the files👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  15. Jessica November 14, 2017 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you!!!

  16. Karen November 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Super cute, made my son a turkey shirt last year! Now may have to make one for my little nephew.

  17. Linda November 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    These are so Cute, Thanks!

  18. Jessica Huffman November 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    So cute!!! Can’t wait to make one for my lil turkey!!

  19. Jessica Huffman November 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    So cute!!! Can’t wait to make one for my lil turkey this year!!

  20. Kristina Tubbs November 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Super cute!!

  21. Keisha S. November 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I’m gonna need a bib in 456 months to fit me just right!!! Lol.

  22. samantha November 14, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    These are too darn cute. Thannx for the cut files.. Awesome!!!

  23. Misti HERR November 14, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Love this! So cute! 😍😍

  24. Stephanie Cardwell November 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    These are too cute! All my babies are growing up (ages 10 to 25), so I have to wait on grandbabies to make some of these cute ideas. But the awesome things they will have that my girls didn’t!!! Yay for my Silhouette, Siser HTV, and my new Easy Press!

  25. Kathryn M November 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    So So cute

  26. Treva November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you! What a cute idea!

  27. Lauren Reinke November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Awesome, thanks!

  28. Linda Davis November 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Footballs for the turkey feathers is genius!!

  29. Tanya November 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    So adorable, thanks for sharing these sweet files!

  30. Janice November 14, 2017 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Love these! Thank you.

  31. Sharon November 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Love the idea, but I’d need to adapt the colors to the Steelers!

  32. Amber N Plowman November 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    I’m new to all of this BUT I LOVE pretty much all of the Siser colors!!!! Thank you so much for the files and your help!

  33. Michelle H November 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    The Easyweed Electric htv is my favorite! Thanks for the new colors 😍 Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

  34. cindy crummitt November 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    love this can’t wait to make it

  35. Jennifer Metzler November 14, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    These are so adorable!! I have to make the football one for my baby boy!

  36. Jamie Pollard November 14, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you! Can’t wait to use the free files.

  37. Bonita November 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Love the new pearl!!!

  38. Laura November 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Cute idea!

  39. Yuri Alvarado November 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing they are adorable!!!

  40. Michelle N Langley November 14, 2017 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Awesome design!

  41. Rene Burgess Bolton November 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    These are adorable! Thank you for sharing them!

  42. nina November 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    thank you

  43. Cherish Carver November 14, 2017 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    I love them! Thanks so much 😊

  44. Pamela November 14, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Super cute!

  45. Shenna Blalock November 14, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Love! Thanks for the files!

  46. SHELLIE A LATHAM November 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Always super excited to see new products! Eek!!

  47. Kelly November 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Love the colors.

  48. Tuquyen Yee November 14, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Awesome! Thank you for the files!

  49. Angela D. Coan November 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Go lions!!!! GREAT file!

  50. Karen November 14, 2017 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Thanks much for sharing these!

  51. Stephanie Bowley November 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Looks awesome

  52. Darcy Ringgenberg November 14, 2017 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Love Siser products!! Always reliable and my projects turn out perfectly!!!

  53. Crystal Summerlin November 14, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Cute!

  54. Mary November 14, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Cute onesies!!

  55. Sharon Walsh November 14, 2017 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Soooo cute…hmm Ideas

  56. Kate November 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Those are darling! I don’t have a baby in my life right now, but maybe next year? So CUTE!

  57. Robin M. November 14, 2017 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Cuteness!

  58. Michelle Pelham November 14, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    Super cute!

  59. Lisa November 14, 2017 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    So cute! Thanks for sharing and the great tips

  60. Sarah Fontenot November 14, 2017 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Thank you these are so cute!

  61. Katrina November 14, 2017 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Cute turkey!!! I’m super excited about the new electric colors!!

  62. Judy Goshy November 15, 2017 at 12:25 am - Reply

    The new vinyl is gorgeous.

  63. Vicki M November 15, 2017 at 1:17 am - Reply

    Thanks for the ideas!

  64. Destiney B. November 15, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    There’s are just too cute!!! I love the feathers on both.

  65. Nikkta November 15, 2017 at 5:15 am - Reply

    Adorable

  66. Nat May November 15, 2017 at 7:20 am - Reply

    The footballs as turkey feathers is such a cute idea.

  67. Aislinn Chapotelle November 15, 2017 at 8:20 am - Reply

    These are so cute! Thank you!

  68. Michelle November 15, 2017 at 9:03 am - Reply

    I love the electric htv in these designs!

  69. Kristen S November 15, 2017 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Awesome! Thank you so much!

  70. Lorinda November 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    So cute!!

  71. Teresa November 15, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Adorable! Thank you!

  72. Teri November 15, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Would love to win the vinyl

  73. Susan November 15, 2017 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I love the new electric htv colors! Thank you so much for being awesome and for the giveaway opportunity!! Good luck to everyone!

  74. Erika November 16, 2017 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Cute!

  75. Kirsten Steele November 16, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Adorable! Thanks for all you guys do! You’re awesome!

  76. Vanessa November 16, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

    I don’t know how I have never seen the copper electric in action before but now I absolutely need some!! Thanks for the post❤️Love it!

  77. jerri tedford November 16, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

    So very cute, thank you!!!

  78. Ashley Johnson November 16, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    The new colors are amazing!!! Loveeee them!

  79. Kelley Dion November 16, 2017 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Love siser products! So easy to apply and layer. I can’t wait to get some of the new electric colors!

  80. Tonya Olson November 16, 2017 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Cute design! Love the colors!

  81. Elise November 16, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    So cute! Thank you for sharing and for the files!

  82. Whitney November 16, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Thank you! Love the new EW electric colors, can’t wait to try them! You guys are the greatest!

  83. Steph November 16, 2017 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Adorable turkeys, and great tutorials! Thank you!

  84. Mary Boley-Finley November 16, 2017 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Super cute designs. Thanks!

  85. Shana Wells November 16, 2017 at 11:11 am - Reply

    So cute! Love the football one!

  86. Tanya Keith November 16, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Love these, perfect for us Michiganders. Love all your products.

  87. Danielle Martin November 16, 2017 at 11:53 am - Reply

    So cute!

  88. Katrina Goodwin November 16, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    These are so freaking adorable!! I wish I was using vinyl when my son was born so I could have made these both for him!

  89. Sandra Morris November 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    so cute. perfect for my grand.

  90. Stephanie November 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Cute Turkey. I love the new Siser electric colors.

  91. Alicia Duffy - Didgery November 16, 2017 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks!! Love the footballs.

  92. Monika November 16, 2017 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    I am so thankful for Galaxy Glitter!!!! And the new electric pearl ….. gosh!!! well, I am thankful that I have access to such great colors and quality so I can make some beautiful lasting things for friends and family (and me too) >>>>>

  93. Katie Myers November 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Cute!

  94. Janet Doll November 16, 2017 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    I have just tried doing onesies. They are sooo much fun! The copper electric has a great look.

  95. Anna Rook November 16, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the files! love the cute turkey!

  96. Amanda November 16, 2017 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the free cut files! Love the bib!

  97. Paula Ward November 16, 2017 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this!!

  98. Jerri Dyke November 17, 2017 at 12:19 am - Reply

    These designs are just adorable! Thanx Siser.

  99. Janece November 17, 2017 at 1:15 am - Reply

    So glad I found your products! They are user friendly and great and awesome customer service and tutorials!

  100. Amber Gardner November 17, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Super cute design!

  101. Shari November 17, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Thanks

  102. NICOLE November 17, 2017 at 8:29 am - Reply

    SO CUTE!

  103. Allyson daffern November 17, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    So excited to use this file! I plan to make a shirt to help a friend announce her pregnancy. She wants it to say “mommy has a turkey on her oven”

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