Make Your Own Pocket Pet with EasyWeed Scraps

If you like to craft you probably already have a stash of EasyWeed scraps from previous projects just begging to be used. It’s easy to let those scraps stack up (Check out our Pinterest board Storing and Organizing HTV if your stash is overflowing!) The issue usually lies in finding the right project to bust your EasyWeed scrap stash. Joe used EasyWeed Scraps in his previous blog post: Use EasyWeed Scraps for a Sweet Design. In this post, however, I’ll show you how to use EasyWeed Scraps to create a little pet for your t-shirt pocket.

This fox was made in Adobe Illustrator and then image traced into Silhouette Studio. I made a faux pocket square with the same dimensions as my t-shirt pocket so I could size everything correctly.

Pocket fox in Silhouette Studio

While my design may look complete here, there are a few things to do before sending it to the cutter. Always mirror your image before cutting heat transfer vinyl. To load the vinyl into a Silhouette or Cricut use the cutting mat and place the glossy side (carrier side) face down. Load the cut mat into the machine, and now you’re ready to send the design.

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for EasyWeed= Blade: 2, Speed: 5, Thickness: 5.

The Siser Weeder is an invaluable tool especially when it comes to weeding small scrap pieces and intricate designs.

Weeding EasyWeed Scraps

Weeded EasyWeed Scraps in orange, white, and black

 

 

 

 

To heat apply the EasyWeed Scraps I’m going to start from the bottom layer up. Set your home iron between the cotton and linen settings. While that warms, set up your first color in the design, in this case it’s white. Cover the material with a heat transfer cover sheet, and firmly press the iron down for 10-15 seconds in sections (Don’t slide the iron!) until the whole thing has been heat applied. Peel the carrier sheet. If the vinyl lifts with the carrier sheet instead of staying down on the shirt simply cover and heat for increments of 5 seconds until no lifting occurs. Place your next color and repeat the process.

How to Layer Siser EasyWeed with a Home Iron using EasyWeed Scraps.

When each layer is applied, cover it again and press each section again for 10 seconds. Everything should be firmly adhered and a little fox is now peering out from the pocket!

How to Make Your Own Pocket Pet T-shirt using EasyWeed Scraps and a home iron.You could create all kinds of pocket pets depending on your EasyWeed Scraps! What’s your favorite heat transfer vinyl scrap busting project? Let me know in the comments!

By |2018-03-23T09:48:55+00:00July 6th, 2016|Crafters, EasyWeed|10 Comments

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Lily is Siser's go-to crafter. Her ideas and abilities to incorporate HTV into her projects is inspiring. Well versed in Heat Transfer Vinyl, Lily embraces the methods and materials to deliver creative content week after week!

10 Comments

  1. Jerri Dyke July 6, 2016 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    I was mostly concerned that Joe had started wearing nail polish! ? So relieved am I.
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Michelle July 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I love the fox image, can you tell me where to find it to purchase?

  3. Jamie October 30, 2016 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    How do you get your iron on the last layer without touching the other layers?

    • Lily Campau October 31, 2016 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Hi Jamie, because of the size of the transfers compared to the iron it’s impossible not to touch (at least part of) the layers when applying the top most layer. It’s fine for the previously applied layers to experience the additional heat, but you must use a heat transfer cover sheet for each press, otherwise the lower layers will melt to the iron.

  4. Barbara July 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    I have been told my designs will peel off unless I use a heat press. Investing in one is not an option right now. Are the designs durable using an iron?

    • Keith July 25, 2017 at 8:33 am - Reply

      Barbara, Heat printing is all about time, temperature, and pressure. If you have your iron on the cotton setting (and you’ve verified that your iron is hot enough), you apply enough pressure, and you apply for the correct time, your designs won’t “peel off”. For specific application settings, visit the page here on our site for the product you’re using.

  5. Elisa Torres November 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Can u iron with the steam setting on?

    • Lily November 27, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Hi Elisa! No, we do not recommend ironing with the steam setting on. The moisture will prevent HTV from bonding correctly to the fabric. This is why we also recommend pre-ironing the garment to even remove the moisture that may be lingering in the fabric.

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