How to Prevent Discoloring and Scorching Heat Sensitive Textiles

If you’ve been keeping up with the Siser Blog you now Siser HTV can be applied to all kinds of materials and textiles. Including acrylic, triblends, fleece, and even cardstock! While we enjoy testing the limits of Siser products, we also encourage you to experiment with innovative uses for Siser HTV. Many of you have been trying out application on all kinds of substrates which we think is awesome! A common question we receive is how to apply on items that include “Do Not Iron” or “Cool Iron Only” on the tag. (These tips will also work for applying on heat sensitive fabrics like rayon, 100% polyester, silk, or any other material you’re unsure about.)

Cool iron tag on heat sensitive polyester scarf

My first piece of advice is:

1. Don’t Apply Unless You Have An Extra to Spare

If the tag specifically calls for no iron or a cool iron it’s most likely because the material will discolor under high heat. Sometimes the discoloration is temporary. Other times it’s permanent. If you have a project you really want to do and you’re willing to run the risk of irreversibly ruining the item, it’s best to have at least one duplicate item as a back up. However, if you’re in a pinch, you can test press an inconspicuous area of the garment like inside on the back.

Heat Sensitive polyester with carrier marks

Note the darker box shapes left behind from the carrier after pressing with high heat.

2. Use a Heat Press

Did you know most iron settings are actually a range of temperatures? When you hear the little tick from the iron you know you’ve reached the highest temperature in your setting and it will cycle back down to the lowest temperature in the setting. For most projects the variance in temperatures is not a problem, but when working with heat sensitive fabrics the regulated, accurate temperature on a heat press is your best bet. Additionally, achieving proper pressure with your home iron is not as accurate as a heat press. Proper pressure is important for every project, but especially when we’ll be reducing another part of the application process. Which brings me to tip #3!

Do not use a home iron on heat sensitive materials

3. Lower Your Temperature

The great thing about Siser materials is that most of them can be applied at the low temperature of 280°F! Many competitor materials require higher temperatures that restrict your application options. Our heat application settings, listed on the Siser website and App, are what we suggest for best application, but they can be adjusted to fit your project. There’s still a chance the material won’t react well to the heat, but that’s why having an extra to spare is tip #1!

Heat pressing StripFlock to heat sensitive polyester at 280°F

4. Increase Your Dwell Time

Since we’ve lowered the temperature we need to increase the amount of time the material receives heat. This will help fully set the heat transfer vinylStripFlock® typically takes 15-20 seconds so I pressed for 25-30 seconds. StripFlock requires you to wait until the carrier sheet is cool before peeling it. You’ll feel some resistance as you peel. That’s normal due to the fuzzy texture releasing from the pressure sensitive carrier.

Peel Stripflock's carrier mask when it's cool to the touch

5. Use A Heat Transfer Cover Sheet

We always recommend a heat transfer cover sheet for all your presses. However this heat barrier is especially important when pressing heat sensitive materials. Heat transfer cover sheets offer delicate textiles a layer of protection from the hot upper platen. If you don’t have a cover sheet you can use parchment paper or the shiny side of multipurpose paper.

 

With these few tips in mind you can create awesome projects with Siser HTV like this cute birds in flight scarf!

DIY bird scarf with StripFlock heat transfer vinyl

A heat sensitive fabric project with StripFlock HTV

If you have any questions about this post please leave them in the comments!

By |2018-03-21T15:28:21+00:00February 1st, 2017|Heat Transfer Vinyl|263 Comments

About the Author:

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!

263 Comments

  1. Denise May 16, 2017 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Can you put Siser Easy Weed Transfer material on a Burlap Banner? I am using an iron to do this and do I need to use a Siser Heat Press Multipurpose Cover Sheet?

    • Lily May 16, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Hi Denise, yes EasyWeed heat transfer vinyl can be applied to burlap! Set your iron to “Cotton” and press for 20-30 seconds. If any HTV lifts as you peel the carrier, lay it back down and press for another 10 seconds. If you don’t have a heat transfer cover sheet or multipurpose paper you can use parchment paper or a clean pressing cloth like some scrap cotton.

  2. Patsy Robinson June 29, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Can you put Siser Easy Weed on a rayon banner? I have a heat press.

    • Lily June 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Absolutely! You can follow the standard suggested time and temp, however, keep in mind rayon may discolor from the high heat.

  3. Eddie July 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    can you put siser easy weed on a 92% nylon 2% spandex swimsuit?

    • Lily July 18, 2017 at 11:29 am - Reply

      Hi Eddie! For a swimswuit that’s 92% nylon 2% spandex, you’ll need EasyWeed Extra to be able to adhere to the nylon.

  4. Jose Torres July 19, 2017 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I have a female blouse that is 95% Rayon and 5% Spandex. Would ColorPrint Extra work for this material? If so, what would be the recommended settings?

    • Lily July 20, 2017 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Jose, ColorPrint Extra will work, but it’s not necessary for rayon. You could use ColorPrint Easy with the standard application settings.

  5. Kelsie Meza August 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I have a shirt that I want to add a logo to that is 100% Rayon – what HTV would i need to use and at what temp?

    • Lily August 15, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Kelsie, you can use whichever HTV you like best with it’s standard application settings.

  6. Jennifer August 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Hi there, could I use holographic HTV on a 95% rayon 5% tank top.

    • Lily August 17, 2017 at 8:39 am - Reply

      Hi Jennifer! Yes, you can use Holographic and our suggested application settings. If your tank top is very stretchy, press cautiously since Holographic HTV is more rigid than others. To prevent puckering from the pulling/stretching of the rayon, make sure the tank top is relaxed (not stretched out) when applying Holographic.

  7. Maria August 21, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I have a Ponte Fabric Skirt (65% Ray 30% Nylon 5% Span) What HTV would work best as it has a four way stretch and is a tri blend? Thanks!

    • Lily August 22, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Hi Maria! EasyWeed Stretch would be your best option.

  8. JoAnn August 25, 2017 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Hi! My friend asked me to personalize her. Ridesmaid robes that are made of silk. Can I do that? What material would work best? How high should the temperature be and how long to press. Thank you!

    • Lily August 25, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Hi Joann! Check the tag of the robes. If it says “cool iron only” or “do not iron” it’s likely that they may be heat sensitive. You can use whichever HTV you please, but you may want to lower your temperature to 280°F and press for a longer amount like 15-20 seconds.

  9. Megan September 10, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Question:
    I have a friend who send me a shirt she wants glitter htv applied to. I’ve made lots of shirts, but she sent me a shirt that is 95% rayon and 5% spandex. I’ve never applied htv/glitter htv to a blend like this. I’m worried about scorching the shirt.

    Do I need to lower the temp of my heat press, and if so, what the lowest temp I can use for the glitter to adhere?
    Thank you in advance!

    • Lily September 11, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

      Hi Megan! To avoid scorching the shirt, lower your heat press temperature to 280°F (this is the lowest temperature we recommend) and increase your pressing time to 15-20 seconds.

  10. Ann September 19, 2017 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Hello! I was wanting to personalize robes for my bridesmaids for my wedding with glitter vinyl, I can pick either silk or rayon for the material? Would you recommend one over the other, and would I be able to use a home iron with possibly a cover sheet or a cotton barrier?

    I’m glad I stumbled across this page! 🙂
    Thanks in advance!

    • Lily September 20, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Hi Ann! Silk and rayon are both considered heat sensitive fabrics, so that choice is up to your personal preference. Either way, you’ll want to use a low setting on your iron and press until you can peel the clear carrier without lifting the HTV. A cover sheet or cotton cloth/towel/pillow case will be suitable as a heat barrier between the iron and HTV.

  11. Machelle September 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Is it possible to apply Siser glitter flake to a product that is 92% Micro Spandex and 8% Spandex? If so what Time and Temperature for a heat press? also Easy weed stretch same material.

    • Machelle September 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      I meant 92% polyester & 8% Spandex sorry

      • Lily September 25, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

        Machelle, while it’s possible to apply Glitter HTV and EasyWeed® Stretch to 92% poly 8% spandex keep in mind the Glitter will not stretch with the spandex. With a high percentage of polyester, it’s likely the material is heat sensitive. To avoid harming the fabric, lower the temperature to about 280°F and add 5-10 seconds extra pressing time to the Glitter and EasyWeed™Stretch.

        • Tracy January 30, 2018 at 6:58 pm - Reply

          Can I use regular easyweed on 92% micro polyester and 8% spandex? it does say do not iron however i have put HTV on my daughters gymnastics leo’s in the past. Thoughts?

          • Lily January 31, 2018 at 11:20 am

            Hi Tracy, I would recommend using the lower temperature and longer pressing time mentioned in this post for best results. If the tag says “do not iron” it’s very likely heat sensitive. Additionally if you’re able to, use EasyWeed® Stretch. It will perform better on the spandex blend.

  12. Hanaa October 2, 2017 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Can I tie dye a shirt AFTER applying your foil HTV?

    • Keith October 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Although we’ve never tried do do a tie dye shirt after application… I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. The dye shouldn’t affect the adhesive and shouldn’t change the color of the foil. I would recommend testing on an old shirt first. If it does work, please share your results with us on social media using the hashtag #SISERNA

  13. C Graumann October 3, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Making Koozies out of that Neoprene stuff (like every can Koozie) what temp with a heat press and how long???

    • Lily October 4, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

      For neoprene koozies, you can follow our time and temp recommendations for the the type of HTV you’re using, which can be found on our website or the Siser App. Additionally, you may want to check out my How to Heat Press Can Koozies blog post for a full tutorial.

  14. Shalon verdin October 22, 2017 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Can you use htv on ceramic mugs and platters and if so what temp and how long to press temp for

    • Lily October 24, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Shalon, HTV is not recommended for decorating hard surfaces or ceramics. Permanent sign vinyl would be best for those types of projects. We will have our own brand of sign vinyl, called EasyPSV, soon!

  15. Stephanie October 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Hello I just ordered 30 of what I think are the wrong tote bags for applying HTV. They are like a heavy duty polyester described as 600-denier polyester. Will Sister Easyweed work on this type of material (following the lower heat, test advice) TY

    • Lily October 31, 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Yup, Stephanie, those will work fine! You’ve got the right idea following the lower heat and test pressing the polyester.

  16. Sheryl Schneider November 12, 2017 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Does HTV work on nylon? I ordered some shoe bags and just melted the bag 🙁

    • Lily November 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      Hi Sheryl! EasyWeed® Extra is the only Siser® HTV that can be applied to nylon. If the nylon melted then it is heat sensitive and will need a lower temperature with a longer pressing time to apply HTV.

  17. shauna November 18, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Hi i am trying to personalise satin robes i have done many with plain htv glitter and foil but lately i am finding the vinyl is lifting afterwards that is before washing so im wondering if you can give me some advice on why this may be happening my setting on my heat press is usually 120 140 150 15 sec 20 sec 25 sec ive tried them all .

    What is the best vinyl to use on satin
    best temp

    i just cant understand why it is lifting after a day are two .

    im so frustrated.

    • Lily November 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      Hi Shauna, the lowest temperature we recommend using is 270°F otherwise the HTV does not get enough heat to bond properly. Try pressing at 270°F for 15 seconds. If the vinyl still lifts, press for 5 second increments until fully applied. This method will help determine the best time setting for the robes.

  18. Heather Brown November 19, 2017 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Hello, would any specific HTV work for a mesh tie back headband, 90% polyester and 10% spandex. It is like a dri fit tennis headband. Thank you!

    • Lily November 20, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Hi Heather! I’d recommend EasyWeed® Stretch since the headband has more than 5% spandex for best results.

  19. Jason Stensland November 20, 2017 at 11:42 am - Reply

    I have a North Face jacket to apply some HTV to. It is 93% Polyester & 7% Elastane. Will regular Easyweed work? Easyweed Stretch OR EW Extra possibly?

    THANK YOU!

    • Lily November 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      Regular EasyWeed® will do fine on that blend. EasyWeed® Stretch will work as well, but you do not need EasyWeed® Extra since there isn’t any nylon in the garment. You may want to check out How to Heat Press Fleece for additional tips before you go through with your project.

  20. Samantha November 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Hello! Can I put htv on an adidas drawstring bag?

    • Lily November 28, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

      Hi Samantha! Yes, HTV can go on drawstring bags. Most drawstrings bags are polyester but you’ll want to double check the tag for any indication that the material may melt from high heat. If so, you can follow the tips in this blog post. Otherwise, iron on like usual.

  21. Lindsey December 5, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    I have a pillow case that’s polyester velvet. Can I use htv on that? If so, what kind do you recommend and what temperature? These are for a client and I do not have any extra to test on. Thanks

    • Lily December 6, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Hi Lindsey! Yes, we actually just applied on velvet not too long ago. However, since it’s for a customer I would definitely recommend trying to put heat on an inconspicuous area and see how the velvet fares. Following these tips for heat sensitive items would also be a safe way to get the job done.

  22. Erika December 7, 2017 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Hello…what htv do you recommend and temperature for a 50% polyester, 47% rayon, and 3% spandex sweater? I’m trying to create a ugly Christmas sweater. Thanks

    • Lily December 7, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Hi Erika! With the high amount of polyester and rayon in the garment, I’d recommend pressing at 280°F, since those materials can be heat sensitive. This blog post on heat pressing rayon may be helpful for you. Also, since the garment has spandex I’d suggest EasyWeed® Stretch if you want the graphic to stretch with the fabric. However, I could see how you might want to use Glitter HTV or Holographic (it is a Christmas sweater after all) and luckily all Siser® heat transfer vinyls can be applied at the low temperature of 280°F. When applying at a lower temperature, you’ll have to increase the pressing time, but you’ll still end up with great results!

  23. Stacy December 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    What about Pashmina? I can’t find anything online about htv being used on pashmina.

    • Lily December 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      Hi Stacy! Most pashminas are a poly/cotton blend or wool. I’d recommend checking the tag to be certain of the fabric, but regardless any HTV can be applied with regular settings.

  24. Sherry Smith December 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I have a camo hoodie that is 98% Polyester and 2% Spandex. Am I correct that I need to use Siser Easyweed Stretch and a lower temp of 280 degrees to apply?

    • Lily December 11, 2017 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Hi Sherry! You can use EasyWeed® Stretch, but with such a low percentage of spandex, EasyWeed® will do just as well. It’s up to your preference. 280°F is a safe temperature to apply at, however you’ll need to increase your overall pressing time by 5-10 seconds. If you’d like to apply HTV with the standard time and temperature settings you can always heat apply an inconspicuous area of the garment and see how it reacts to the high heat. If no discoloring or melting occurs, then you can go ahead with the regular time and temperature.

  25. Scott December 13, 2017 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    I looking to apply htv to a poly china silk, not sure which to use and the time and temp to use.

    • Lily December 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Scott! Being a blend of two heat sensitive fabrics (polyester and silk) I’d highly suggest pressing the fabric at a low temperature of even 270°-275°. This will prevent possible scorching or melting of the material. However with a lower temperature comes a longer pressing time. Add 10-15 extra seconds to the recommended pressing time of whichever HTV you choose. The best thing about Siser HTV is pretty much all of them can be adjusted to this method for heat application. So really you could use any kind of EasyWeed, Glitter, Holographic, etc.

  26. Diane December 17, 2017 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Can easyweed heat transfer be applied to a life jacket / vest (Evoprene material)?

    • Lily December 20, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Hi Diane! We’ve applied HTV to neoprene life jackets and Evoprene is relatively similar. I would still follow the tips in this blog post if you only have 1 to decorate just to be safe. If you can use an extra as a tester then that would be ideal.

  27. Kim Mason December 22, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I have polypropylene grocery bags to put a design on. Can I use easyweed on them?

    • Lily December 26, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Hi Kim! Absolutely, you can apply HTV to polypropylene. You will need to use a low temperature of 270°-280°F to prevent carrier lines and melting.

  28. Claudia January 24, 2018 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Hello, can I apply Htv on a shirt 65% nylon & 35% polyester? What are the steps…thank you☺?

    • Lily January 24, 2018 at 8:24 am - Reply

      Hi Claudia! Any garment containing nylon can be decorated with HTV, but you must use EasyWeed Extra as your base layer for it to stick. However, since nylon and polyester can be heat sensitive I’d suggest testing the fabric to see how it reacts. If you don’t have an extra shirt to test press at the standard suggested application settings, then use a low temperature like 280°F and higher pressing time like 15-20 seconds for best results.

  29. Chris Ruthven January 26, 2018 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have a navy blue batting jacket to put a pocket size logo on. It says it is 100% polyester but also states on an attached tag that is is wind and waterproof which makes me think it is a coated polyester. I have cut the design from siser easyweed but hesitated when I thought about them being coated. Suggestions?

    • Lily January 29, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Hi Chris! To test for a waterproof coating, sprinkle a little water on the fabric. If the water absorbs then EasyWeed® will stick. If the water forms beads then the polyester is coated and will need to be removed in the area you plan to decorate with HTV. The coating can be removed with an HTV remover like methylene chloride, just be sure to let the area dry completely before heat applying.

  30. Chantel January 27, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Can htv be applied to 95% cotton 5% spandex what kind of htv would work best and what iron setting thank you

  31. Myrna February 2, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

    What HTV would you recommend for a white 100% polyester jacket with inside mesh/vent lining and at what heat press setting? Thank you.

    • Lily February 2, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Myrna, any of our HTV’s can be applied to 100% polyester. If you don’t have an extra garment to test the standard suggested application settings, then I’d go with the lower temperature of 280°F and add 5-10 seconds pressing time just to be on the safe side.

      • Myrna February 3, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

        Thank you for responding.

  32. Kaleb February 9, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Hi what would you recommend for 74% Polyester 26%Viscose shirts. (Will also be washed a lot as they’re soccer jerseys).
    I use a heat press, but never used these type of shirts.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Lily February 12, 2018 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Hi Kaleb! EasyWeed® or EasyWeed® Stretch would both be suitable. If they’re particularly stretchy garments, I’d go with EasyWeed Stretch, but just remember Stretch likes a little firmer pressure than standard EasyWeed. Another cost effective option that’s durable would be CADFlex.

  33. Heather February 12, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Ive been asked to put a school logo on blankets, they are 100% waterproof polyester with an oxford backing. is this possible?

    • Lily February 13, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Hi Heather! I’d try decorating the oxford side, since the waterproof coating would have to be removed from the polyester. If the HTV doesn’t stick after pressing, there may still be a coating interfering. An HTV remover like methylene chloride can be used to remove the coating from the application area. If you can get your hands on a blanket to test, I’d definitely recommend trying out these methods first to see what works best for you.

  34. Cori Taylor February 13, 2018 at 10:12 am - Reply

    What is the lowest temperature that the glitter HTV can be applied at? Having issues with scorch marks on some sweatshirts when applying the glitter HTV.

    • Lily February 13, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

      Hi Cori! We recommend applying Glitter HTV no lower than 280°F. It can be applied at a lower temperature but the pressing time becomes quite lengthy.

  35. darleen February 27, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

    With Bridesmaids robes 98% polyester and 2% spandex can I apply HTV initials using a heat press?

    • Lily February 28, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Yes! You may be able to use the standard recommended temperature and time settings depending on how sensitive the polyester is. I’d suggest heat pressing a bit of the robe to see how it reacts to the higher heat. If any discoloring occurs, then use the application method described in this blog post, otherwise you’re good to go!

  36. Melissa Free February 27, 2018 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Can I put Easyweed on a Non-Woven Polypropylene using the lower temp settings?

    • Lily February 27, 2018 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Sure can, Melissa! We actually decorate the same kind of bags with EasyWeed as show giveaways. When we make ours the heat press is set to 270°F with medium pressure. A 10 second press is usually sufficient, but we’ll tack on another 5 if there is any lifting HTV.

  37. Betty Wells March 2, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I have shirts to put logo on. What type of htv should I use on 100% polyester and then one is 62% polyester, 33% rayon, 5% spandex, and one is 91% polyester, 9% spandex. Thanks for your help.

    • Lily March 5, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

      Hi Betty, the 100% polyester is fine for any Siser® heat transfer vinyl, although our most popular are EasyWeed and Glitter. Since the other shirts have spandex in them, I’d suggest EasyWeed Stretch for best results. Although, regular EasyWeed could still be applied.

  38. Susan Chavez March 3, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Can you apply HTV to 13 oz banner material? I have EasyWeed.

    • Lily March 5, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Hi Susan! A 13 oz banner may melt even at a low application temperature of 270-280°F. Instead of HTV, I’d suggest using EasyPSV™ Permanent which is an adhesive vinyl.

  39. Jodi March 5, 2018 at 9:30 am - Reply

    HI Lily – I love your projects! I have been asked to customize the sleeves of some performance wear shirts that are 60% Nylon, 37% Polyester and 3% x-static nylon. Can you recommend which Siser HTV product I should use? Thanks!

    • Lily March 5, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Hi Jodi! Thanks for reading 🙂 Since the garment contains a high percentage of nylon you’ll definitely need to use EasyWeed Extra for the HTV to stick. The adhesive on our other EasyWeed products just won’t cut it when it comes to nylon. However, you can layer other EasyWeed products on top of EasyWeed Extra if you need to use a color that isn’t offered in the EasyWeed Extra line.

  40. Abby March 12, 2018 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Which recommended brand of EasyWeed should be used for women’s swimwear consisting of 82% Nylon and 18% Spandex?

    • Lily March 13, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

      Hi Abby! Nylon always requires EasyWeed® Extra. Please be aware though, that consistent exposure to chlorine over time will cause the HTV to become brittle sooner than usual.

  41. Susan March 15, 2018 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    What would i need
    to use on microfiber fishing towels thank you

    • Lily March 16, 2018 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Hi Susan, since microfiber has a low pile, you could use any kind of EasyWeed® product or even Glitter HTV if you wanted to. I’d suggest double checking the tag though to see if there’s any clues it will be heat sensitive. If you have an extra, try pressing it at the recommended settings, and if the fabric discolors, use the application method described in this post.

  42. Jolene March 17, 2018 at 1:45 am - Reply

    Thank you so much! I used 8 different colors on a shirt that was 95% polyester, 5% spandex – a Lularoe shirt. It clearly stated not to use an iron or I would be “really sad”. It came out GORGEOUS…didn’t damage the shirt at all.

  43. Lily March 26, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Hi Justin! EasyWeed® Extra is actually no thicker than regular EasyWeed. Extra just has a super strength adhesive for nylon fabrics. When pressing on mesh jerseys, regular EasyWeed or even Stretch will do nicely. Just make sure to place a heat transfer pillow inside the shirt to prevent adhesive leaking through the mesh and bonding the sides of the shirt together.

  44. Lily March 30, 2018 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Mandy! Yes, HTV can be applied to yard flags. However, you’ll want to use EasyWeed® Extra, since your flag contains nylon. Standard EasyWeed won’t stick. Additionally, the constant exposure to outdoor elements can cause the HTV to wear quicker, but this will also depend on your climate. For heat application, I’d suggest using the low temperature of 275-280°F with medium pressure, and a pressing time of 20-25 seconds to avoid melting the polyester/nylon blend.

  45. Brittnee Ware April 4, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    Can you HTV to Chiffon? I am a newbie 🙂

    • Lily April 5, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

      Hello! Yes, HTV can be applied to chiffon. However, the fabric is likely heat sensitive so you’ll want to use a lower setting on your iron and increase your pressing time in order to apply the HTV without harming the chiffon.

  46. Shelli April 12, 2018 at 6:09 am - Reply

    I have a customer that wants htv applied to a couple of microfiber pillows. They dont have any tags on them, nor do the cases come off. Is it safe to apply? I dont want to risk ruining their pillows.
    Thanks

    • Lily April 12, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Shelli! Hmm, that sounds like it could be risky business. I would definitely use a low temperature setting (270°F or the Polyester setting on an iron) and try to test press a small area with just the heating element (no HTV yet.) If the fabric isn’t harmed then you should be safe to apply the heat transfer vinyl.

  47. Jeri April 16, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I have a customer who requested a monogram on Ruffle Girl capri set. The material is 95% cotton and 5% spandex. What heat setting do you recommend on a heat press?

    • Lily April 17, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Hey Jeri 🙂 Cotton can handle our recommended settings for any HTV. For example, you could use any product from the EasyWeed® line which applies at 305°F or you could use products that apply at 320°F like Glitter and Holographic. When decorating cotton, the HTV product (and not the fabric) dictates the application temperature.

  48. Karen April 25, 2018 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I would like to use EasyWeed Extra on 87% Nylon / 13% Spandex pants. I see this is the right HTV for the job. I’m wondering since you advise using it on swimsuits and other stretchy materials, does it have any stretch to it? Can I use large designs or should they be small so the surrounding materials can stretch?

    • Lily April 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Karen! EasyWeed® Extra is similar to standard EasyWeed when it comes to the amount of stretch and elasticity in the material. If you make large designs, I’d suggest breaking apart your artwork as much as possible (avoid large chunks of HTV in the design) to allow for more stretch. This will also create a softer hand on the garment and avoids the “plastic sticker” feeling some attribute to vinyl.

  49. Marie April 27, 2018 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    What is the best HTV for outdoor polyester flags?

    • Lily May 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Marie! EasyWeed® Extra has the strongest adhesive for outdoor applications. Other EasyWeed products can be layered on top for more color possibilities. However, please be aware that HTV is not intended for consistent exposure to the outdoor elements, and the longevity can be negatively effected.

  50. Laura May 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    I’m am trying to apply HTV to the material of an Easy Up tent. The material is 420D UV polyester. I’ve read a lot of comments about lowering the temp for polyester in general so with doing that, should it adhere to it? Will the UV part of it affect it at all?

    Also, what would be the best type of HTV to use for it?

    Thank you!

    • Lily May 2, 2018 at 9:25 am - Reply

      Hi, Laura thanks for reading! As long as you increase your pressing time the HTV will adhere when using a lower temperature. However, the UV coating may need to be removed with methylene chloride in the area you want to decorate for it to stick. Please keep in mind, that HTV is not intended for outdoor use and consistent exposure to the elements can negatively affect heat transfer vinyl’s longevity.

  51. Michelle May 8, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Hi
    I have some vinyl garment bags
    Is there any low temp HTV that I could use with my heat press?

    • Lily May 9, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Michelle! We don’t have one specific “low temp HTV” however all Siser heat transfer vinyl can be applied at the low temperature of 270-280°F when you increase your pressing time 10-15 seconds.

  52. Julia May 9, 2018 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Hi Lilly,

    I’m wanting to apply glitter and or regular htv or whatever you suggest to a women’s top that is 58% cotton, 39% modal, 3% spandex jersey. What is the best instructions for applying without scorching or what material should I use to put my graphic design on it? I also may want to use HeatnBond on material with the htv. What advice do you have for using cotton material with the htv?

    • Lily May 9, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Julia! I’d suggest reading this blog post since Modal is similar to rayon. You could use any HTV at 270-280°F and add 5-10 seconds to your pressing time. If the shirt is very stretchy, EasyWeed® Stretch will give the best results. As for the cotton and the HeatnBond, the standard application settings for the HTV you choose will be fine for those materials.

  53. Joanne May 11, 2018 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Hi Lilly, I’m making bridal t-shirts and wondered how htv would holdcup on 95% modal polyester and 5% spandex? There’s quite a few areas on the shirts that will have glitter also. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

    • Lily May 14, 2018 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Hi Joanne! Glitter HTV will adhere to a modal polyester/spandex blend. However, keep in mind that the HTV doesn’t have a lot of stretch to it, so if you’re doing full front chest designs, you may want to go up a size on the shirts. Additionally, the fabric is likely heat sensitive. You can check by applying heat with your iron/heat press on an inconspicuous area of the shirt. The test will help you decide if you should stick with the standard recommended application settings, or if you should use the method mentioned in this post.

  54. Crystal May 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Hi would you happen to know if I can apply the glitter htv to a 100% polyester t-shirt?

    • Lily May 14, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Hi Crystal! Glitter HTV will have no problem sticking to polyester. You may want to double check the polyester for heat sensitivity before decorating though. Use your iron/heat press to apply heat to an inconspicuous area of the shirt and see how the fabric reacts. The test will help you decide if you should stick with the standard recommended application settings, or if you should use the method mentioned in this post.

      • Crystal May 14, 2018 at 10:13 am - Reply

        Thank you! I will check & see.

  55. Juanita Scott May 16, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Lily … You are a Godsend with all of your great advice !!! I checked to make sure I wasn’t asking a previously covered question (hope I didn’t miss it 😀 ) …. My question: I want to decorate some Swing Tops that are 55% Poly, 40% Rayon, and 5% Spandex. Can this be done … and what type of HTV for best results, temperature and time? …. Thank you so much !!!

    • Lily May 17, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Thanks for reading, Juanita! For your tops, EasyWeed® Stretch will give best results on a stretchy blend like that. This blog post goes over how to heat press rayon with Stretch and may be helpful to you. Make sure to use firm pressure with Stretch and you may need to use a lower temperature like 280°F and increase your pressing time to 15-20 seconds in order to avoid heat marks on the fabric.

  56. Tina Fridrich May 22, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    I am getting ready to use Siser HTV on UnderArmor dry fit shirts for the first time. I am nervous because the shirts are so expensive, I cannot afford to mess up! (I am used to doing triblend and cotton shirts at 320 for 20 seconds on my heat press and then pressing again after peeling for 10 more seconds or until I see the fibers of the fabric through the transfer.) For this 100% poly, what temp works best and for how long? How will I know it has adhered well?

    • Lily May 23, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Hi Tina! I would suggest erring on the side of caution with your Under Armor garments by using a lower temperature setting like 280°F. Press for 15-20 seconds and then you can peel the carrier. An additional press after that is not necessary unless some of the vinyl is visibly lifting. You may want to watch this video that explains why seeing the weave of the fabric through HTV is not actually the best practice. Hope that helps, and good luck with your project!

  57. Sharon Perkins May 30, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

    What type of HTV would be best for velvet wine bags?

    • Lily May 30, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Sharon! I decorated some mini velvet bags in this post with several different kinds of HTV. It’s really up to your preference since they all will adhere. Just keep in mind that the velvet texture may show throw the thinner vinyls (like EasyWeed and Stretch) but using a thicker or textured vinyl (ie Glitter, Holographic, StripFlock) will hide the velvet texture.

  58. stephanie May 30, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    can i use htv vinyl on a Fire Resistant shirt? if so what kind

    • Lily May 31, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Hi Stephanie! Siser heat transfer vinyls adhere to many fabric blends, however if the fabric is a nylon blend then you must use EasyWeed Extra for it to stick. Please keep in consideration though, that Siser heat transfer vinyl is not flame resistant or retardant.

  59. kathy bernard June 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Hi , I have a shirt that is air dry and 100% polyester. Can you put HTV on it and us the heat press?

    • Lily June 5, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Hi Kathy! If the garment tag says “air dry” or “cool iron” it’s likely heat sensitive. You can still decorate it with HTV, but I’d suggest using the method in this post (lower temperature and increased pressing time.) You’ll still get great results using this method, especially with a heat press.

  60. Stephanie Rabon June 5, 2018 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Hello! I have someone wants glitter HTV put on a 100% Polyester with Polyurethane coating backpack. Is it safe to use following the lower heat method?

    • Lily June 6, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Hi Stephanie! Yes, the lower heat method will work with that type of backpack. You may want to test press a small piece of Glitter HTV on an inconspicuous area of the backpack to see if the 15-20 second press time is sufficient. Since Glitter is a thicker HTV you may need to press for another 5 seconds.

  61. jessica espinoza June 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    can you put HTV on 100% nylon Dazzle

    • Lily June 7, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Yes, you can! You will need EasyWeed Extra since it’s made specifically for decorating nylon. Other heat transfer vinyls don’t stick to nylon.

  62. Reanna Krogsdale June 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    I have a table cloth coming on Friday that I need to put a logo on Friday night. It is 100% polyester. I can’t afford money or time if it gets ruined. Can I use normal htv and heat press on a lower temp? Its a fitted cloth so not really the normal decorated pleats

    • Lily June 7, 2018 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Hi Reanna! Since you only have one shot at it, I’d definitely stick with the lower temp method. Some 100% polyester isn’t negativity effected from the heat, but in your case it would be best to be cautious. Lowering your temperature and increasing your pressing time will do the trick. Good luck with your project!

  63. megan June 8, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Hello, I have a set of Micro suede pillows, which settings do you recommend or is this even doable?

    • Lily June 12, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Hi Megan! We’ve applied EasyWeed® HTV to micro suede before. However, this fabric can vary in heat sensitivity. If you can, test press an inconspicuous area or extra pillow to see how your suede reacts to 305°F. If you don’t have an extra to spare, I’d suggest erring on the side of caution and using the 280°F and 15-20 second application method in this post.

  64. Debbie June 9, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

    I have a tube towel which is microfiber suede blend of 70% polyester and 30% polyamide. Can I put HTV on this with a Heat Press and if so what temp setting should I use?

    • Lily June 12, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Hi Debbie! Since polyamide has nylon in it, you’ll need to use EasyWeed® Extra to decorate the tube towel. It would be best if you had an extra towel to test press with the standard application settings. Otherwise, I’d suggest using the low temp application method outlined in this post.

  65. Brittney June 9, 2018 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Can I add regular htv to a quilted bag? I wasn’t sure what it would do on the seams. Its a large logo.

    • Lily June 12, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Hi Brittney! Yes, you can, but I’d recommend using a heat transfer pillow under the quilting to even out the pressure . With a pillow, the HTV will be able to adhere to the seams in the crevice areas.

  66. Nikki June 15, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    looking to create key chains made of polypropylene webbing belt like material…I see above you can do this on lower temp settings but which Siser product do you recommend?

    • Lily June 19, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Hi Nikki! EasyWeed® products would do best on polypropylene.

  67. Jennifer June 20, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Hello What kind of vinyl would work for oxford material. To put on a fanny pack?

    • Lily June 25, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Hi Jennifer! You can take your pick of HTV to decorate oxford material. Just use the suggested application settings that can be found on the Siser website and app. You will also likely need to use a heat transfer pillow inside the fanny pack in order to have even pressure on the HTV.

  68. debra jones June 21, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I have some aprons that are 100% spun polyester. Using siser easyweed at a lower temp as 280 and increasing time
    will this adhere the htv? I tried it on one and it did not stick. Suggestions? or should I use something different?

    • Lily June 25, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

      Hi Debra! When applying EasyWeed HTV at 280°F, a pressing time of 20-25 seconds should be sufficient. If the HTV is still not sticking, you may be experiencing a pressure problem. Use a heat transfer pillow to raise the application area above any seams, and try pressing again.

  69. Amalia Kinney June 21, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I put HTV logo on 100% polyester Athletic shirt with
    Reflective and UV Protection. The setting the heat press was on 275° and pressed for 15 seconds. But I had to press it multiple times because it wasn’t sticking to the material.
    After the customer went to splash pad the lettering came off. What do I need to do or change to fix the shirt?

    • Keith June 22, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Amalia, I have forwarded your issue and email address on to our support department. They will be able to help you resolve your issues.

      • Mary Pennington July 9, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

        I need to put htv on uv protected hat and was wondering how. Can I get a copy of what the tech team says or can it be posted? Thanks

        • Lily July 11, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

          Hi Mary! Our tech support says that UV protected garments have not presented issues with application. However, they do caution that UV protected garments are often made of heat sensitive polyester. You may want to use the lower heat method I used in this post unless you know for sure that the fabric is not going to discolor from the standard heat settings.

  70. Amalia Kinney June 22, 2018 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Keith,
    Thank you so much!

  71. Daniel Violette June 25, 2018 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    What would the heat press settings be for velvet drawstring ring pouches?

    • Lily June 27, 2018 at 9:14 am - Reply

      Hi Daniel! I decorated some velvet drawstring pouches in this post with the EasyPress. For a heat press, I’d recommend sticking to 305°F and increasing your pressing time by 5 seconds if you’re using a thicker vinyl (like Holographic, StripFlock, or Glitter.) Keep in mind the pressure from the heat press will smash down the velvet fibers during the application process. But they can always be re-fluffed after decorating with HTV and will look good as new!

  72. Lupita June 27, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

    I am doing my first reversible 100% polyester mesh jersey. I will be putting the last names on both sides. What would you recommend for me to use? How long and what temp should I use on it? I’m worried that the fabric will get stuck together through the holes of the jersey. Please help me!

    • Lily June 27, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Hi Lupita! For a project like this I’d go with EasyWeed. If you’re unable to test press the garment to determine if it’s heat sensitive then I would recommend using the lower temperature method from this post. Bring your heat press temp down to 280° (on a home iron use the polyester or rayon setting) and increase your pressing time 5-10 seconds. To prevent the sides of your jersey sticking together, place a heat transfer pillow within it. If you don’t have a pillow, you can use a folded towel.

    • Lupita June 27, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much. One more question, what would you recommend for the wash process?

      Thank you 😊

  73. Lupita June 27, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you! One more question. What would you recommend for the washing process?

    • Lily July 5, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

      For best wash results:
      Wait 24 hours before 1st wash
      Machine wash warm or cold / mild with detergent
      Dry on normal dryer setting
      Avoid liquid fabric softeners

  74. Dakota July 5, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    I need to apply HTV to a large space on a shower curtain which is 100% polyester and says Do Not Iron. The polyester is white. I am afraid of any discoloration or harming the material. What do you recommend? How long to press and temperature? Thank you!

    • Lily July 6, 2018 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Hi Dakota! With a large project like that, I’d suggest heat pressing a small inconspicuous area to see how it reacts to the 280°F heat (like I used in this post.) If the fabric seems unaffected, then you should be fine to heat press HTV at 280°F for 20-25 seconds. We used the same method when applying EasyWeed® Stretch to Rayon in this post.

  75. Brooke July 9, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    hey! I have a tank top that I want to make using Easy Weed Vinyl but the tank is made out of this: 65% Polyester and 35% Viscose. I was wondering if I can use easy weed on this. If so what temperature and time is needed using the heat press?

    • Lily July 10, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

      Hi Brooke! Yes, you can use EasyWeed® on a polyester/viscose blend tank top. Viscose is similar to rayon, so I’d suggest using the lower temperature application method from the How to Heat Press Rayon post. Set your heat press to 280°F and press for 15-20 seconds.

  76. Sweety July 9, 2018 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Hi! I have some workout shirts I would like to apply HTV. Will it work on shirts with these materials? 80% Polyester + 20% Elasterell, 92% Polyester + 8% Spandex, 88% Polyester + 12% Spandex. Thanks so much!! Sweety 🙂

  77. Lorri James July 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Can you put HTV on a mesh (safety) vest?

    • Lily July 11, 2018 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Yes, you can Lorri! But depending on the fabric content you may need to use the lower temperature method from this post. If you know the fabric can withstand the standard heat settings then you can use those. Either way, the most important thing to remember is to place a heat transfer pillow inside (between the two layers of mesh) to prevent the HTV adhesive from sealing the front of the vest to the back. A heat transfer cover sheet or parchment paper inside will do the trick as well.

  78. Alice July 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Hi There! I am wanting to use some Glitter JTV on a backpack for my little girl that I am getting from Pottery Barn, it says the material is – Made from rugged, water-resistant 600-denier polyester, will it work on this material and if so, any advise on heat setting and time?

    • Lily July 16, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

      Hi Alice! Siser heat transfer vinyl can be applied to 600 denier polyester with the lower temperature method explained in this post (280°F for 15-20 seconds) and you’ll likely want to use a heat transfer pillow or rolled up towel to achieve even pressure. It’s the “water-resistant” bit that may complicate matters. If you’re able to, I’d suggest test pressing EasyWeed® Extra on an inconspicuous area (like the bottom of the bag or inner side of a strap) to see if it will adhere. EasyWeed Extra can decorate most coated fabrics, however if it won’t stick then you’ll have to take a few more steps before decorating the backpack. Watch this video to see how you can decorate waterproof fabrics with Siser HTV.

  79. Kelly July 17, 2018 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Hi!
    I have a coated canvas tote bag (cotton with a pvc coating) that I would like to customize with HTV. Is this possible? If so, can you please advise regarding time and temperature? I would not want to melt the coating. Thank you!

    • Lily July 17, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

      Hi Kelly! With a PVC coating, you do have the possibility of melting the material. I would suggest using the lower temperature method from this post (280°F for 15-20 seconds) and heat applying a small area to see how the fabric reacts before pressing your full design.

  80. Daneen July 18, 2018 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    I have a shirt that is 95% rayon, 5% spandex will siser metal work ok on this shirt as long as I use a lower temperature? Thanks.

    • Lily July 19, 2018 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Yes, Metal HTV can be applied using the lower temperature method as well! Good luck with your project, Daneen 🙂

  81. Shani July 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Can I applu HTV to a school backpack made of 100% polyester?

    • Lily July 20, 2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Shani! Yes, HTV can be applied to a 100% polyester backpack. It’s likely the the backpack is not heat sensitive, but you’ll still want to check by test pressing an inconspicuous area. If there’s no discoloring, then you’ll be safe to use the standard recommended heat application settings. If the polyester shows any negative effects from the high heat, then it’s best to go with the lower heat application method described in this blog post (280°F for 15-20 seconds.)

  82. Sarah C July 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    For applying to gymnastics leotards that are shiny and are Body: 85% Nylon and 15% Spandex, Lining: 95% Polyester 5% Spandex, doesn’t mention no iron but says no dry cleaning. Can I use Easyweed Stretch to apply a team logo without having it come off?

    • Lily July 23, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      Hi Sarah! Unfortunately, since the fabric has a high nylon content, EasyWeed® Stretch is not going to be suitable. EasyWeed Extra will adhere to the fabric, but it is not going to stretch with the spandex. If you’d still like to decorate the leotard, I’d suggesting heating a small area to see if the recommended 305°F has any negative affects. If so, use the lower temp method (280°F for 15-20 seconds) in this post.

  83. Valerie Pettigrew July 25, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I have been asked to put vinyl on color guard flags (for marching band). The material looks to be China silk (polyester). Can you recommend a vinyl that would work best with this? The flags will be whipped around a lot, so I am not sure if anything will really stick on there.

    • Lily July 26, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      Hi Valerie! EasyWeed will apply to china silk (polyester) flags and will have no problem being whipped around if applied properly. However, I’d suggest testing a small corner of the fabric to see how it reacts to the recommended 305°F heat. If no discoloring or melting occurs you can use the standard heat application settings. If there’s adverse effects, you’ll want to use the lower heat method from this post (280°F for 15-20 seconds.)

  84. Leah July 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Hi there!
    I would like to print a logo on some life jackets. The material is 400 denier nylon fabric. I have regular Siser Easyweed vinyl. Is this an acceptable transfer to use on these life jackets? Thanks so much!

    • Lily July 26, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Hi Leah! Nylon can only be decorated with EasyWeed® Extra. The adhesive on standard EasyWeed® will not stick to nylon. However, you can layer EasyWeed on top of EasyWeed Extra for more color options.

  85. Donna Sanderson July 27, 2018 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    Hello… I’m wanting to know if you can use Siser HTV on smooth outdoor banner material? I understand I would had to use my heat transfer cover sheet during application, and would have to press in sections.
    I’ve been looking through past comments here, but couldn’t find this question.
    Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Lily July 30, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Hi Donna! If your banner material feels like plastic or vinyl then I’d suggest using EasyPSV™ Permanent since it’s made to withstand exposure to sun and other outdoor elements unlike heat transfer vinyl. If this is not the type of banner you have, please let me know the fiber content of the material so I can best advise you. Thanks for reading the Siser Blog!

  86. Debby July 27, 2018 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I have a T-shirt 56%cotton 38%modal which I think is polyester, 6%spandex.. can I use easy weed & a Teflon sheet and if so would I set it on at 305 for 15 sec. ? If not what do Use? Thanks

    • Lily July 30, 2018 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Hi Debby! Modal is a lot like rayon, and may discolor from the heat of 305°F. If you’re able to, test a small area of the shirt for discoloring before applying any HTV. If discoloring occurs, follow the steps in the how to heat press rayon blog post. You may also want to consider using EasyWeed® Stretch because of the spandex content, but EasyWeed® will work too! Additionally, parchment paper will hold less heat than a teflon sheet and if the garment is particularly heat sensitive you may want to try the paper. Good luck with your project and thanks for reading 🙂

  87. Tosha Vecchio July 29, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Hello. I just bought some lunch boxes and they have a Rhino-Tech water proof and stain proof exterior. Can it be heat pressed and if so which type of Siser HTV should be used on it? Thank you for your time

    • Lily July 30, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Hi Tosha! Yes, you can decorate a lunch box with with Siser HTV. However, since the fabric is coated you’ll either need to use EasyWeed® Extra or follow the steps in this video to remove the waterproof coating on the application area in order to decorate with EasyWeed®. Also keep in mind that you’ll need to use the lower temp method when applying HTV to ensure the cooler liner doesn’t melt.

  88. Rachel August 4, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

    hello! I am getting ready to do some business shirts with their logo on the back of the shirt. It’s a pool company so they are outdoors and in the sun a lot. I am trying to find the best htv that can withstand the weather the best. The shirts are 100% micro-polyester. thanks!!

    • Lily August 7, 2018 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Hi Rachel! You can use EasyWeed® on 100% micro-polyester, but unfortunately no matter the HTV you choose, they’ll all eventually break down from the sun exposure. Contact with chlorine will also negatively affect the vinyl’s longevity. I’d recommend hang drying to prolong the life of the garment.

      • Rachel August 7, 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

        Thank you!

  89. LeAnne August 8, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I just applied an Easy Weed Glitter to a sweatshirt with an iron. It was my first time, and i fear I didn’t heat it long enough. I seem to fear that I will melt it. Is it possible to go back and “re-heat” it with a silicone cover? It hasn’t been worn or washed yet.

    • Lily August 9, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Hi LeAnne! Yes, you can go back and re-press areas that are not stuck down. I’d recommend pressing 5 seconds at a time with a cover sheet on top of the HTV. However, if you followed all the heat application instructions and the Glitter isn’t noticeably lifting away from the fabric, you should be safe to wash it. You can always go back after washing and re-press any area that may have lifted.

  90. Shirley Loar August 9, 2018 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Lily, Just read thru your Q&A in hopes of finding an answer to my question. Your info is great on so many things! Here is my question: I just purchased a pair of NIKE running shoes and want to change the swoosh from neon to Siser glitter HTV Rose Gold. No heat press just my iron. The shoes are made of “Engineered Mesh”. I googled that and got this answer…

    What is mesh material in shoes?
    It can be made from polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon, PVC or PTFE. A metal mesh may be woven, knitted, welded, expanded, photo-chemically etched or electroformed (screen filter) from steel or other metals. In clothing, mesh is loosely woven or knitted fabric that has a large number of closely spaced holes.

    So I’m not sure what the mesh is made of. I cannot afford to buy a practice pair of shoes, but am open to your suggestions.
    Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Lily August 9, 2018 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      Hi Shirley! If the mesh is nylon or coated, then it’s possible the Glitter HTV will not stick. The only HTV that sticks to coated fabrics and nylon is EasyWeed® Extra. If you’d still like to try it, I’d use the setting a step or 2 below Cotton on your iron, stuff the shoes with a heat transfer pillow, and use some kind of heat safe tape to keep your Glitter HTV in place while pressing. A heat transfer cover sheet of some kind is definitely necessary, and you’ll need to be cautious to avoid melting the rubber soles. You may want consider using a small craft iron for this project. Good luck!

  91. KELLIE BOWEN August 9, 2018 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Lily!! I have a customer with a 60/40 rayon-poly t-shirt and she wants glitter and regular HTV on it. Would the 280 F for 15-20 sec work for that blend? I presume I would do the matte black easy weed before the glitter correct? Thank you in advance!
    Kellie

    • Lily August 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      Kellie, you got it girl! I’d suggest your heat application process goes like this: Tack EasyWeed for 1-5 seconds with cover sheet. Hot peel carrier. Tack Glitter for 1-5 seconds with cover sheet. Warm peel carrier. Replace cover sheet and press for 10-15 seconds. And of course this would be at the 280°F temperature like you said!

      • KELLIE BOWEN August 9, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

        You rock sista gal! Thank you! I will try that! ( I am secretly scared)

  92. Margaret Moore August 10, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Hi, I am wanting to apply HTV on school supplies….like 3 ring binders, mead 5 star prong folders as well as composition notebooks. I do have a heat press….is this possible at a low temperature and longer press time? My granddaughter is wanting htv glitter, holographic and all the fun stuff. lol

    Thank you for all your help….I have read thru most of the above questions and answers and saw nothing on this.

    • Keith August 15, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Margaret, for the binders, you may want to use our EasyPSV material (http://siserna.com/easypsv) We have many colors and even Glitter and chalkboard that can be applied to hard goods. I’m just afraid that if you try to heat apply the binders that the plastic will melt.

    • Lily August 15, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Hi Margaret! If the school supplies feel more like paper or cardboard then you can apply HTV on them like you said with the lower temperature method since you don’t want to ruin any of your grandaughter’s supplies. I was able to test apply on the journals I decorated in this video, to determine they weren’t heat sensitive so I was able to use the standard recommended time and temperature for Glitter HTV. However, if the material feels more like plastic or vinyl then you’ll want to use EasyPSV™ which is an adhesive vinyl that doesn’t require heat.

  93. Debra Bardani August 10, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    I would like to make a garden flag. The material is nylon ( low heat) which Siser vinyl would be recommended?

    • Lily August 14, 2018 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Debra! You’re going to need EasyWeed® Extra to decorate nylon. It’s only offered in limited colors, but as long as it’s the bottom layer, you can layer other types of EasyWeed on top!

  94. Shantel Hutchins August 17, 2018 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Hi will glitter Siser HTV apply to 49%modal 48%cotton 3% spandex?

    • Shantel Hutchins August 18, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

      Sorry it’s Pima Cotton

      • Lily August 20, 2018 at 11:26 am - Reply

        Hi Shantel! Yes, Siser Glitter HTV can be applied to modal blends. Modal is similar to rayon, so I’d suggest reading the rayon and EasyWeed Stretch blog post for the best application method that can also be used to apply Glitter on your modal garment.

  95. Chaka August 21, 2018 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Hello! I’m using a Cricut easy press to attach Siser Glitter HTV. My shirts are a black cotton/poly blend but it looks as though the press is leaving marks/discoloring the shirts. Should I lower the temp? I’m using a teflon sheet between the heat press and the HTV. Thank you!

    • Lily August 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      Hi! Yes, if the press is leaving discolored marks on the shirt, you should try lowering the temperature. With a lower temperature, a longer pressing time is necessary, so I’d suggest adding 5-10 additional seconds to the recommended press time. Also, you may want to try using a piece of parchment paper because it doesn’t hold heat like the teflon will.

  96. Donna T August 22, 2018 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I need to put some HTV on school safety vests that are 100% polyester. The tag says “do not iron” – Is it even possible for me to add HTV to this item? And, if so… do you have suggestions for me?
    Thank you for your help in advance!!

    • Lily August 27, 2018 at 11:13 am - Reply

      Hi Donna! If the tag says “do not iron” then it’s likely that the fabric is heat sensitive and could possibly melt or discolor when coming in contact with high heat. It may be possible to decorate them with a lower temperature (270-280°F) and a longer pressing time (15-20 seconds). It would be best to have an extra vest you could test apply in order to see how the fabric will react to the heat.

  97. Hailey McMaster August 25, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Hi there! Any recommendations or experience with applying to a faux suede polyester blend? I’m hoping to use an HTV on some pillows I purchased. Thanks in advance!

    • Lily August 27, 2018 at 11:33 am - Reply

      Hi Hailey! You can decorate faux suede with HTV, however you’ll want to use the lower temperature application method since suede is often heat sensitive. Keep in mind that suede has micro fibers that get smooshed down when applying pressure and heat to the fabric. This is normal and is easily fixed by re-fluffing the fibers with your fingers.

  98. Anna Burciaga September 5, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Hi, can you please recommend an HTV for a leotard that is 82%Nylon/12% Spandex?? Thank you!

    • Lily September 7, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Anna! You’ll need to use EasyWeed® Extra since it is the only HTV Siser® offers that will stick to nylon. Extra is offered in limited colors, but you can layer other colors directly on top.

  99. Andrea Martin September 11, 2018 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have a customer asking if we can use vinyl on a flag. Can you press on a flag that is 100% polyester and what would be the best vinyl to use for that project? Thank you!

    • Lily September 12, 2018 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Hi Andrea! All Siser heat transfer vinyls can be applied to 100% polyester, so it’s totally up to your preference! Please note that if the flag is intended for outdoor use, the consistent sun & weather exposure will reduce the HTV’s longevity.

  100. Danielle Walters September 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Hi, is there any siser vinyl that can be heat pressed onto polypropylene grocery bags? And if so at what temperature would be recommended?

    • Lily September 12, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Hi Danielle! We press polypropylene bags with EasyWeed® products at 275°F for 15 seconds to avoid melting the bags.

  101. Wendy Manning September 11, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Hi I was wondering if I can use Htv on. A polyester swin parka

    • Lily September 13, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Hi Wendy! I’d suggest using EasyWeed® Extra since the parka is likely coated. Extra is only offered in limited colors, but you can layer other HTVs on top of it. Your other option is to use your HTV of choice, but first you must remove the coating in the area you want to decorate. You may want to watch this video explaining how to decorate a waterproof polyester jacket with regular EasyWeed®

  102. Raquel De la Garza September 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Hi, what would you recomend to use to apply a logo on 100% polyester safety vest

  103. Morgam September 28, 2018 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    What would i need to put on an under armour shirt 70% polyester/30% acrylic? And what times/ tempatures? Thank you

    • Lily October 3, 2018 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Hello! For a polyester acrylic blend, you could use your HTV of choice. If you’re unable to test press an inconspicuous area of the garment to see if the fabric is heat sensitive, then I’d suggest using the lower temperature method: 270-280°F and 15-20 seconds of pressing time.

  104. Chris Walworth October 3, 2018 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    This may sound like an odd request, but I am hand stoning a men’s suit jacket – for a stage show – that is 55% Dacron Polyester/45% Worsted Wool and the lining is 100% Acetate. My client would like their drag name on the back of the jacket with Siser EasyWeed Glitter Iron On Heat Transfer and then surrounded with rhinestones. Is this possible? If so, what time and temp with a heat press? Thank you

    • Lily October 4, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

      Hi Chris! For the Glitter HTV I’d suggest pressing at 280°F for 15 seconds. However, when it comes to rhinestones I’d suggest reaching out to our authorized Siser distributor, The Rhinestone World, for their time and temp recommendations. They’ve mixed these two materials before, and even have a video on the application here.

  105. Mary Brown October 4, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    I have a pillow case that is 100% polyester. I want to put glitter htv on it. What settings do you recommend me trying.

    • Lily October 8, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

      Hi Mary! If the polyester pillow case is white then you can use our standard recommended settings for Glitter HTV: 320°F for 10-15 seconds. However, if the pillow case is colored, it could discolor from the high heat of the press. In this case I’d suggest using 275°F for 15-20 seconds.

  106. Helen Philley October 6, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    What type htv would you recommend for a 100% vinyl handbag (it looks like a faux leather to me)? And what heat settings should I use, if this is possible? Thanks in advance!!

    • Lily October 8, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Hi Helen! EasyWeed® or Glitter HTV would likely work best. I’d suggest using a temperature of 270°F and press for a few seconds at a time to prevent melting the bag. The Rhinestone World has a video tutorial on decorating a faux leather purse that would be a similar application process.

  107. Monica Davis October 8, 2018 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Is easyweed UV Resistant?

  108. Christie October 13, 2018 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Hi Lily,

    I have three questions. I am new to vinyling. Sorry for all the questions.

    #1. Can I apply regular Easyweed to a shirt that is 50% cotton, 25% polyester, 25% rayon, and if so, what time & temp do I use? (305 for 15 seconds or lower it to 280 for 15 seconds because of the rayon)

    #2. If I am pressing with regular Easyweed and Glitter on the same design, not layered, which vinyl recommendations do I go with since they are different vinyls? 305 for 15 seconds or 320 for 15 seconds.

    #3. If I am pressing a design larger than my press and I move the design over to press the other half of the design, won’t I burn/scorch the vinyl of the half that I have already pressed?

    I appreciate so much all of the helpful blogs and responses to all the questions posted. It is so helpful to newbies wanting to get started with vinyl.

    Thanks again.

  109. Marci October 15, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Hi I have a morphsuit my son wants to wear for Halloween and we want to add some vinyl. Its made of polyester, spandex, lycra. What kind of vinyl would this work on??

    thanks

    • Lily October 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Marci! With something as stretchy as a morph suit, you’ll definitely want to go with EasyWeed® Stretch.

  110. Sharon October 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    I have a Business name to put on the n=back of a coat that the outer shell is 100% nylon. What is the best HTV and what temp
    Thanks Sharon

    • Keith October 19, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Sharon, EasyWeed Extra is probably your best bet. We recommend 305° for 10-15 seconds but you will definitely want to test a small piece on an inconspicuous place (inside hem maybe).

  111. Dustin Rhoads October 16, 2018 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    What would be recommended on like a wind breaker material? It says 100% polyester but It feels like a wind breaker.

    • Lily October 25, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Hi Dustin! As long as the wind breaker doesn’t contain any nylon, you can apply your HTV of choice.

  112. SA October 19, 2018 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Hi. You stated cool temp settings for heat transfer on Nylon and other heat sensitive material but did not mention what temperature it should be. So I think it will be just trial and error. Even if the transfer adheres to the fabric how will we know it adhered permanently or temporary? Please advise. Thanks

    • Keith October 23, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      Every Nylon and heat sensitive fabric is going to be different. We always recommend testing on an inside hem or somewhere out of the way. You can knock the temperature down to about 280° but increase the time to about 20 seconds.

  113. Angel October 20, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Can I use Siser Easyweed on 300 Denier Oxford polyurethane waterproof material.
    Thankyou

    • Lily October 25, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Hi Angel! Yes, but to apply HTV you’ll need to remove the waterproof coating in the application area. I’d suggest watching this tutorial before giving it a go.

  114. Leslie October 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Hi. I have mesh basketball jerseys to decorate. What is best Siser material? Will holes show through?

    • Lily October 30, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Hi Leslie! What is the fabric content of the jersey? Most often they’re polyester, and in that case EasyWeed® is your best choice, but if you want to add some sparkle with Glitter or Holographic- that’s still an option! The key thing to remember when decorating mesh jerseys is to place a heat transfer cover sheet or heat transfer pillow inside the garment (between the front and back of the shirt) to block the warm adhesive and prevent sealing the two side of the garment together.

  115. Danielle Champ October 31, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Am I able to use siser easyweed stretch on a 100% nylon jersey? Is so what should I put the temperature and time?

    • Lily November 1, 2018 at 8:05 am - Reply

      Hi Danielle! EasyWeed® Extra is the only Siser® HTV that can be applied to nylon. Our recommended temp and time can be found on our website here. If you wanted to use EasyWeed® Stretch for its limited color offerings, you can layer Stretch on top of Extra. In that case, I’d recommend tacking the first layer for 1-5 seconds and pressing the second layer for 10 seconds.

  116. Kate November 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Hello, can you use easyweed HTV on Ripstop Polyester, 210 Denier Polyester or Rilpstop Nylon? Looking to use it on a cinch bag.

    • Lily November 6, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

      Hi Kate! You can use EasyWeed® HTV on the polyesters you mentioned, however if you want to apply HTV to nylon you’ll need to use EasyWeed® Extra for it’s extra strength adhesive.

  117. Amy November 10, 2018 at 2:13 am - Reply

    How do I avoid scorch marks on performance wear? Also, once they are there, can they be removed?

    • Lily November 12, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Hi Amy! Unfortunately, scorch marks can not be removed. In the future, they can be avoided by using a low application temperature (270-280°F) for 15-20 seconds. All Siser heat transfer vinyl can be applied at a lower temperature if you use a longer pressing time! If the fabric is very sensitive though, you may want to use parchment paper in place of a teflon cover sheet since the paper doesn’t remain hot after pressing like the teflon will.

  118. Joanne Dozier November 12, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    I am wondering if you can use htv on the fleece robes. I have a customer that wants me to make her a specific design on a robe and since I’ve never done one before I’m not sure how well it will adhere. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Lily November 13, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Hi Joanne! Fleece is usually polyester and all Siser® heat transfer vinyls can be applied to polyester. However, you may want to apply heat to an inconspicuous area of the robe to ensure it’s not heat sensitive. If the fabric has any negative affects then I’d recommend using the lower heat method from this post, otherwise you can use the standard application. Also, please keep in mind the that fleece’s pile can vary. The larger the pile, the more likely you’ll see the texture of the fabric through a thin TV, like EasyWeed®. You may want to use something thicker like Glitter or StripFlock®.

  119. Jennifer November 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I’d like to make a knitting bag and decorate it, can i put htv on this 600-denier polyester? or am i better off using regular vinyl since i wont be wearing/washing it?

    • Lily November 19, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

      Hi Jennifer! For 600-denier polyester, heat transfer vinyl would be your best option. I’d suggest using the low application method (270-280°F for 15-20 seconds) just in case the fabric is heat sensitive.

  120. Lea November 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Hi. I have a customer that wants their company name in buffalo plaid on an acrylic vest. The vest has a 100% nylon lining. The tag says to use a cool iron if needed. Is this even possible?

    • Lily November 19, 2018 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Hi Lea! Since the tag says “cool iron only” it’s likely the acrylic is heat sensitive and may melt or discolor. I’d suggest turning your heat down to 270°F and test pressing a small, inconspicuous area of the vest to see how it reacts. It may be possible to apply HTV at this lower temperature for 15-20 seconds, however it’s possible the vest is too sensitive for heat application.

  121. Dom November 21, 2018 at 1:19 am - Reply

    HI I have a 100% Polyester jacket that I want to customize with 2 layer lettering. I have a Cricut hot press but would like to use Siser HTV. Which HTV would you recommend and on what heat setting to avoid heat marks? Thanks

    • Lily November 21, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      Hi Dom! With 100% polyester, you can use any Siser heat transfer vinyl. If you’re able to, test press an inconspicuous area of the jacket at 340°F (this is the temperature we use on the EasyPress for most Siser HTV.) If the polyester shows no heat mark, then you can press the HTV for 10-15 seconds. If there is a heat mark, lower the temperature to 310-320°F and increase your pressing time to 15-20 seconds. Since you’ll be layering though, you can press the first for 1-5 seconds and the second layer for 10-15 seconds to get that 15-20 second total.

  122. Robyn November 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I’m wanting to put HTV on the bottom of socks…I have found some socks that are 35% wool, 35% polyester, 24% cotton & 5% spandex, is ther an htv I can use for that?

    • Lily November 27, 2018 at 8:25 am - Reply

      Hi Robyn! I’d recommend using EasyWeed® Stretch to decorate the bottom of socks. It will stretch the best with the spandex.

  123. Hannah November 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Hello!

    I have a set of polypropylene drawstring bags that I plan on using for Christmas gifts. Can I use Siser Easyweed HTV to personalize these bags? I was thinking about setting my heat press to 275 degrees and pressing for 20-25 seconds?

    • Lily November 27, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Hi Hannah! You can decorate polypropylene bags with EasyWeed®. I’d suggest pressing at 275°F for 15-20 seconds for best results.

  124. Laura whitman November 28, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have a 100% polyurethane fabric that I’m needing to put a decal on. What vinyl can I use or can I? If so I need help on how to do it (temperature setting, type of htv, etc.). Thank you so much for any feedback

    • Lily November 29, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Hi Laura! I’d suggest using EasyWeed® HTV and applying at 280°F for 15-20 seconds.

  125. Dawn Crippin December 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Lilly can you tell me what’s the best Siser HTV for can Koozies?

    • Lily December 5, 2018 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Hi Dawn! EasyWeed® Stretch would be best for koozies, but any Siser HTV will work.

  126. ELYCE TECKTIEL December 5, 2018 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Can I use htv on a plastic lined bib?

    • Lily December 6, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Yes, you can! I used an iron on this bib, but you can use a heat press too. I’d suggest using a heat transfer pillow if using a heat press though, since you can’t target the center like you can with an iron.

  127. Trish Hurley December 5, 2018 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Hi Lily. I have a decorators fabric that is 100% polyester and has been treated with a flame retardant. We want to make throw pillows with names on them. What is the best vinyl to use for this project and what temperature setting do you recommend with a heat press? Do we need heat protectant paper as well? Thanks so much for any advice you can give!

    • Lily December 7, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

      Hi Trish! I’d suggest using EasyWeed® and test pressing a pillow case at 305°F for 10-15 seconds to see if it will have a negative reaction to the heat. If it does, you can use 270-280°F for 15-20 seconds. A heat transfer cover sheet or parchment paper on top of the HTV during pressing is recommended.

  128. Kim December 9, 2018 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Hi Lily,
    could you recommend which htv to use and temp – I am doing a order of fanny pack for a young dance team. The packs are 100% nylon and would I need an extra barrier to protect the zipper

    • Lily December 10, 2018 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Hi Kim! Since the fanny packs are nylon, you’ll need to use EasyWeed® Extra (at least as your base layer.) Since nylon can be heat sensitive, I’d suggest pressing (with a heat transfer pillow inside the fanny pack) at 270°F for 15-20 seconds (with a heat transfer cover heat on top.)

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