Tips and Tricks for Decorating Rayon with Siser® Heat Transfer Vinyl

It’s no secret Siser® HTV can be applied on rayon! When combined with cotton and polyester the oh-so-popular triblend is created (which we’ve talked about before in this blog post.) When rayon is all mixed up with cotton and polyester like that the adverse reactions from heat application are less visible…most of the time. Polyester and rayon are both heat sensitive fabrics, so they can discolor from the high heat of the press. Not to worry though, you can still decorate those fabrics with Siser® HTV. Keep reading for tips on how!

Oftentimes rayon shirts will be blended with spandex. If the garment has 5% or more spandex we recommend using EasyWeed Stretch HTV for best results. And that’s exactly what I did with this coral J. America t-shirt that’s 95% rayon and 5% spandex. This blend of fabrics is a good choice for designs that will be printed across the chest since the shirt has plenty of stretch that the HTV can move with.

Be careful of that stretch though when you’re laying the shirt on the heat press platen. You don’t want to apply to a stretched out garment. It should lay naturally without any pulling. Additionally, ensure anything that could cause improper pressure is off the platen. In my case the bottom hem was easy to keep off the platen but the deep v-neck and sleeve seams were still on the edge, so I remedied the issue with a heat transfer pillow inside the shirt. The pillow elevates the pressing area above all the seams. Proper pressure is an important aspect in all HTV projects, but firm pressure is especially vital to applying EasyWeed® Stretch. Spending a little extra time adjusting the garment and your heat press will save you heartache from the washer later!

pre press rayon to remove wrinkles and moisture

When everything is situated, cover the shirt with a piece of parchment paper. You can use a heat transfer cover sheet, but it will hold the heat from the press a bit more, and we want to use the lowest heat possible for this delicate fabric. Press the shirt without any HTV for a few seconds at 280°F to smooth out wrinkles and draw out any moisture. A pre-press allows your HTV to stick it’s best.

press first layer of EasyWeed Stretch for a few seconds

Now you probably noticed I mentioned 280°F for your heat press and not the standard 305°F for EasyWeed Stretch. This significant drop in temperature is what’s going to prevent discoloring the fabric. Since the heat is lower the pressing time must be longer, otherwise the heat transfer vinyl will not stick. So after centering your first color (shiny side AKA carrier goes face up) place the parchment paper on top and press for 3 seconds. This will allow the HTV to bond to the fabric just enough to peel the carrier hot.

peel carrier hot from white EasyWeed Stretch HTV

Place the second color (Sweet Mint for me!) and repeat the process above.

how to layer EasyWeed Stretch on rayon t-shirt

After peeling the second carrier the HTV may look and feel bonded to the shirt, but it needs a little more time to really sink in and call rayon “home.” 😉

Press each layer for only a few seconds

Recover the area with parchment paper for one last press. When pressing at 280°F we recommend adding 5-10 seconds to the suggested pressing time. Since these layers have only had 6 seconds collectively, I pressed for another 10 seconds to really bond the HTV to the rayon.

layered EasyWeed Stretch on a rayon v-neck t-shirt

Super soft and light weight EasyWeed™ Stretch looks and feels almost like screen printing!

Take a look at what would have happened if I followed the same pressing steps, but with my heat press set to 305°F. The shirt on the left has an obvious box of lighter color caused by the high heat. The photo on the right shows the results of the pressing process we went over in this post.

heat press heat transfer vinyl to rayon side by side comparison

I know which one I’d rather wear!

When applied properly, EasyWeed™ Stretch will last beyond 30 washes and can even outlast the garment!

This method of heat application is really handy to know for heat sensitive fabrics and the rules can be applied for other Siser® HTVs like Glitter, StripFlock®, and Holographic! Don’t lose these useful tips; pin the image below.

Rayon is stretchy, trendy, and unfortunately heat sensitive. No worries though, this method will save your tops from heat marks and not only works for rayon, but polyester and other heat sensitive fabrics!

If you’re decorating rayon we’d love to see your projects. Use #SiserNA on Instagram and we might feature your post!

By |2018-09-26T08:59:36-04:00September 14th, 2017|EasyWeed Stretch|83 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!


  1. Tiffany November 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    I have been asked to apply a design to a shirt that is ice silk. Do you know if this type of fabric withstand the heat? It did not come with any care instructions.

    • Lily November 30, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Tiffany! Although we have not experienced heat sensitivity with ice silk, it’s best to err on the side of caution especially if you only have 1 shot at it, so I’d recommend following these tips for applying on heat sensitive items.

  2. Twana February 9, 2018 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    I have a shirt that is 96% Rayon and 4% Spandex that I need to put a design on at the top. However I don’t have the easyweed stretch just the regular easyweed and I won’t be able to get the stretched in time. I don’t want to ruin her shirt, will the regular htv work? P.S. it’s a maternity shirt and she probably won’t wear it after she delivers but i’m so nervous about the design looking wonky if it’s not stretched.

    • Lily February 12, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

      Hi Twana, EasyWeed® will adhere to a rayon/spandex blend. However if your design covers an area where the fabric is stretched out, then the HTV may appear to pull/pucker instead of stretching nicely like EasyWeed® Stretch.

      • Pam June 20, 2019 at 11:42 pm - Reply

        To apply regular siser EasyWeed htv to 95% rayon and 5% spandex, what temperature and time do you recommend?

        • Lily June 21, 2019 at 8:15 am - Reply

          Hi Pam! The same temperature and time used for EasyWeed® Stretch in this post can be used for regular EasyWeed® as well. We recommend 280°F for 15-20 seconds altogether.

  3. Laura Gulledge February 21, 2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Do you recommend flipping the Garment and pressing a second time on the inside? Wanting to have a secure bond without color fade or fabric melting.

    • Lily February 22, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Hi Laura! One press will be sufficient to bond the HTV as long as the time, temperature, and pressure are accurate. Adding a second press only increases the chances of overheating the fabric.

  4. Brit February 27, 2018 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    I have a shirt that is 97% rayon and 3% spandex. I’ve tried the stretch vinyl and lowered the heat on my dry iron but I can get the vinyl to stick. What can I do?

    • Lily February 28, 2018 at 8:46 am - Reply

      Hi Brit! If you’re pressing at a lower temperature and increasing the length of your pressing time, but the HTV is still not sticking, it’s likely you need more pressure. This blog post explains how to achieve proper pressure. EasyWeed® Stretch likes firm pressure, so ensure you’re working on a hard flat surface. A clean wood cutting board is a good option.

  5. Tracey March 3, 2018 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    I have a tank top that I want to put vinyl on but it’s 65% polyester and 35% rayon. Is it possible to heat press it, is so what temperature and for how long? Thank You in advance for any help and tips.

    • Lily March 5, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Hi Tracey! A polyester/rayon blend is likely heat sensitive so I’d suggest pressing at 280°F for 15 seconds.

  6. Charles Dodgson March 16, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Thank you very much for the detailed recommendations. A month ago I was ready to kiss each person who would show me this article. Recently at my job in coolessay my task was to make branded T-shirts for our employees. Of course, to buy a good T-shirt is a simple task, but it was difficult to find a suitable printing house that could correctly apply our logo. As you have already pointed out in this article, the incorrect use of temperature, or other mechanisms, can discolor or ruin a T-shirt. Some trial printers gave the wrong color on the T-shirt or there was not a clear image. For me it became a serious task to find professionals who could fulfill my order.

  7. Lily March 26, 2018 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Hi Robin! Sure, Glitter HTV could be applied to a rayon/spandex blend. You would still use the low temperature of 280°F like mentioned in this blog post, but you may need to press a few more seconds when using Glitter as opposed to EasyWeed® Stretch.

  8. Ashley April 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Can Metal be applied as low as 280 as well? I’ve been getting discoloring on some tanks with rayon and was hoping to be able to lower the temperature on it too. Thanks!

    • Lily April 17, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

      Absolutely! You could even take it down to 270°F if the rayon is particularly sensitive, but remember to increase your pressing time by an additional 5-10 seconds.

  9. Janera April 28, 2018 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Will EasyWeed Stretch apply to 60% cotton/40% poly shirts? Or is ThermoFlex plus better?

    • Lily April 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Janera! EasyWeed® Stretch will definitely apply to a cotton/polyester blend shirt. Stretch is thinner than ThermoFlex Plus which allows for a softer hand and lighter weight design. It’s also a hot peel as opposed to a warm/cold peel which is beneficial for a quick production process. Just be sure to use use firm pressure when applying thin EasyWeed® Stretch 🙂

  10. Eve Theriault May 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    will easyweed stretch show the texture of the fabric below it, like regular HTV?

    • Keith May 10, 2018 at 10:55 am - Reply

      EasyWeed Stretch has the same adhesive as EasyWeed with a thinner skin on top. If your application with EasyWeed shows the fabric texture, then an application of EasyWeed Stretch would yield the same look – but with more stretchability.

  11. Juanita June 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Lilly,
    Someone is wanting Siser Glitter pressed on 100% Rayon tshirt hoodie. Is this recommend?

    • Lily June 19, 2018 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Hi Juanita! Siser Glitter can be pressed on 100% rayon. You’ll definitely want to use the lower temperature method in this post for best results.

      • SAMANTHA POPCHOCK September 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

        What temperature/time do you recommend for a 95% rayon/5% spandex with the glitter htv?

        • Lily October 3, 2018 at 9:47 am - Reply

          Hi Samantha! 270°F for 15-20 seconds would be suitable for Glitter HTV on rayon/spandex.

  12. Christian June 24, 2018 at 6:40 am - Reply

    What is the best setting to use on a shirt that is polyester and elastic, using Siser HTV? Also, if the material sticks and then comes up after a wash (2-3 days later), can I apply heat again to attach it back?

    • Lily June 25, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Hi Christian! EasyWeed® Stretch is going to give you best results on a polyester/elastic shirt. If you’re able to test a small portion of the shirt at 305°F for 10-15 seconds and no marks or scorching occur, then those settings will be fine to use for decorating the shirt. However, if you don’t have a shirt to test press, you’ll want to use the lower temperature method at 280°F for 20-25 seconds. If the HTV lifts in the washer/dryer, then you can re-heat the HTV with a heat transfer cover sheet on top to stick it back down.

  13. Katie Benner July 2, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Soooo…. how do we feel about putting Siser HTV Glitter on a Rayon shirt?? I have a customer who is adamant that we try it!!

    • Lily July 5, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Hi Katie! Glitter HTV can go on Rayon. For the most part, the application process is the same as in this post. However, Glitter does not need as much pressure.

  14. Brooke July 10, 2018 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I have a tank top that is 65% polyester, 35% viscose. Anything special I need to do with it?

  15. Tiffany July 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I have shirts that are 95% rayon/5% spandex and used the siser easy weed stretch htv. This is the 2nd type of vinyl that I have tried now and its still peeling up. I followed the directions to a T. Not sure if I am missing something?

    • Lily July 17, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Hi Tiffany! Sorry to hear you’re experiencing difficulties! If your time, temperature, and pressure are correct, and you’re using a heat transfer pillow then it may be possible that your heat press is causing the issue. May I ask what type of press you’re using? Sometimes heat presses will get cold spots that prevent areas of HTV from applying. You may want to invest in a thermometer gun (they’re relatively low cost at a hardware store) to ensure your heat press is evenly heated across the entire platen.

  16. J July 24, 2018 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Hi, I have several questions.
    1. I have a baby onesie that is 97% rayon of bamboo and 3 % spandex. What is the recommended temperature and time setting?
    2. I am using the print and weed heat transfer vinyl. Will this work?
    3. The onesie also has buttons down the front and I need to apply the HTV on either side… I don’t think I have the pillow you are referring to.

    • Lily July 25, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Hello and thanks for reading the Siser Blog 🙂 I’ll do my best to answer each question fully!

      1. It’s possible the rayon of bamboo is heat sensitive so I’d recommend using the lower temp application method (280°F for 15-20 seconds.)
      2. Siser Print and Cut HTV will work, however EasyWeed or EasyWeed Stretch will give you best results.
      3. If you don’t have a heat transfer pillow, you can use a folded towel or mouse pads inside the onesie to raise the application area above the buttons.

      Good luck with your project!

  17. Janet Palmer July 29, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I have some tanks that are 88% poly and 12% Spandex can put Siser GLITTER on them?

    • Lily July 30, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Hi Janet! Yes, you can apply Siser Glitter heat transfer vinyl to poly/spandex blend tank tops. However, please keep in mind that the Glitter HTV doesn’t stretch and may pull and/or crack on a form fitting garment depending on the design and placement.

      • Angela G Browning May 5, 2019 at 9:24 pm - Reply

        if using the cricut easy press, what settings would you recommend?

        • Lily May 6, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

          Hi Angela! For the Cricut EasyPress, equivalent settings would be 300-310°F for 15-20 seconds.

  18. Jenn August 5, 2018 at 7:38 am - Reply

    I don’t have a pillow for my heart press. Can i use a towel? Also for glitter HTV on rayon spandex should i still use 280 deg? Thanks!

    • Lily August 6, 2018 at 8:43 am - Reply

      Hi Jenn, thanks for reading! You can use a folded towel or mouse pads in place of a heat transfer pillow. I would recommend using the lower temperature application method (280°F for 15-20 seconds) for rayon blends.

  19. Julia September 4, 2018 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Hi I have a 90% cotton, 10% spandex shirt. I already cut my design on HTV but didn’t press it yet. Would you recommend using the stretch instead? If I can proceed with my already cut design, what temp/time. I have an easy press.

    • Lily September 5, 2018 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Hi Julia! Since you’re using an EasyPress, I’d suggest sticking with regular EasyWeed® HTV. EasyWeed® Stretch is thinner and requires more pressure that can be hard to regulate with the EasyPress. We’ve found setting the EasyPress to 335-340°F and pressing for 10-15 seconds has the best results. Remember to always use a heat transfer cover sheet of some kind on top of the HTV during application.

  20. April October 1, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    I have no actual question – I just want to give a shot out to you, Lily! I have been reading all of the comments to help one of my client’s figure out if she could do a cotton/modal blend and I am just so impressed by how helpful you are. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond back to everyone so carefully. You are a rare gem on the internet and Siser is very lucky to have you!

    • Lily October 4, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Hi April! Thank you for reading the Siser Blog and for leaving this super sweet comment! I’m so glad my writing has been helpful to you and your customers. I feel lucky to work for Siser 🙂

  21. Paul October 23, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I have an order for tank tops which are 60% ringspun cotton and 40% polyester and im using regularbsissor ginyl. What a good temperature and length of time to press them?

    • Keith October 23, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      Paul, 305° for 10-15 seconds. Peel hot or cold.

  22. Sam October 23, 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Wow thank you so much for your blog posts! I’m reading through your posts and getting so much information from them. I am layering heat transfer glitter Siser vinyl (using the knockout method) to two different v-neck shirts that are 1) 60% cotton and 40% model, and 2) 95% cotton and 5% spandex. I will be using a regular iron. Is this correct: So I will be using wood/polyester setting for the lower temperature, preheating garment, applying medium pressure for ~5 seconds to bottom layer and peeling after a few moments. Then putting top layer over, and pressure for about 10 seconds. One of the Siser youtube videos for iron on technique said all taking carrier sheet off, put parchment paper/cover paper back on and go over design with an iron while moving iron around. And add 5-10 seconds to the time for the shirt with 40% model. Whew!

    • Lily October 25, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

      You got it, Sam! Since iron time and temps are variable, you may need to do that last press with a cover sheet if any areas are still lifting.

  23. Sarah H October 26, 2018 at 2:29 am - Reply

    So I have jackets they are 78% polyester 20% rayon and 2% spandex. What is the best siser to use for these? And any other special tips are greatly appreciated like temp? Press time? Etc. thanks

    • Lily October 26, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      Hi Sarah! EasyWeed® Stretch will have the best results since there’s spandex in the blend, but really any HTV will work. I’d suggest using the lower temperature method from this post, 280°F for 15-20 seconds.

  24. Shantel Hutchins November 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Hi! If I have a 92% polyester and 8% rayon top will the easyweed stretch work best? Also if yes what temperature? Thank you!!!

  25. Erin November 14, 2018 at 12:14 am - Reply

    so I’m doing an order and they brought me pants that are 87 polyester 13 spandex. I had already gotten regular htv, do I need to buy a different kind of htv. in case it matters I do use a heat press. hopefully I’ll get a fast response as I have to start and finish them tomorrow

    • Lily November 15, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

      Hi Erin! You can still use standard EasyWeed® heat transfer vinyl, but it may pucker due to the spandex. If you can get EasyWeed® Stretch for this project, I’d recommend it for best results.

  26. Al November 14, 2018 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Hello! Thanks so much for this post! Will your recommendations on foil or metallic HTV? My shirt meets the 5% spandex note you mentioned. I’m also using an Easy Press. THANK YOU!

    • Lily November 15, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

      Hi there! EasyWeed® Foil and Metallic HTV can be applied to garments containing spandex. While they will stretch a little, they don’t have the necessary re-bound for spandex so the HTV may appear over-stretched or puckered. To apply the HTV with your EasyPress, I’d suggest 340°F for 10-15 seconds (no need to flip and press the reverse side.)

      • Al November 16, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

        I meant to say it’s 95% rayon and 5% spandex. So 340 for 10-15 secs or your recommendation of 280?5

  27. Page November 24, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    I’m getting ready to decorate warm up suits for our wrestling team. They are 100% Ploy, and has a “swishy” texture. Can you use sister extra on 100% poly? Will it create a better bond on the wind suit material?

    • Lily November 27, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

      Hi Page! Any Siser HTV can be applied to 100% polyester. However, wind suits typically have some kind of water proof coating on them (coatings are usually indicated in the product description or on the tag.) In that case, yes, EasyWeed® Extra will have a better bond.

  28. Mike Fernholz December 22, 2018 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    I just tried this on a 95% Rayon 5% Spandex shirt doing 2 layers. Couldn’t get the layer to stick at 280. Kept peeling up when trying to remove carrier sheet with firm pressure. Went back to 305 and it worked great. Since I was using a black shirt I didn’t notice any discoloration. Fingers crossed they stay on as it’s for an order.

    • Lily December 26, 2018 at 11:08 am - Reply

      Hi Mike! Not all rayon will discolor from 305°F, and if you applied with the proper pressure and time, then you shouldn’t have to worry about peeling. However, you may want to check your heat press for cold spots or temperature inaccuracy. If the HTV isn’t sticking at 280°F, it’s possible that your heat press platen isn’t truly reaching the temperature or has areas that are cooler than the set temp.

  29. Mandy December 30, 2018 at 2:39 am - Reply

    How does HTV do with 70% rayon 30% polyester or 100% acrylic? I’m trying to decorate beanies and am looking for something with the least amount of stretch or (ribbed). I’m thinking my best bet will be the 94% polyester and 6% spandex beanie I found, with the easyweed stretch but thought I’d ask to not completely throw those other options out. Also there are some fabrics that have Viscose, would that be a fabric I could use HTV on? Thanks for your help Lily oh and one last question, is there a certain thickness (minimum) that a design must be? I made a shirt for my son and the line around the design I made wasn’t too thick and it peeled off after a few washes. I’ve noticed the same thing on another shirt for him with a thin font. Happy New Year

    • Lily January 2, 2019 at 10:17 am - Reply

      Hi Mandy! Siser® HTV can definitely be applied to rayon/polyester blends, 100% acrylic, and viscose but you may need to use the lower temperature application method (270-280°F for 15-20 seconds.) The fabric is up to your preference, but I’d stick with EasyWeed® Stretch for any beanie project.

      We suggest cutting EasyWeed® at a minimum of 1/4″. The thinner the design/font, the less adhesive there is to grip the fabric, so it’s easier for lifting to occur. You can use a heat transfer pillow or mouse pad to apply extra pressure to the thin design and re-apply it in 5 seconds increments.

  30. Reni February 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Hi guys,
    I need your advice how to heat press on fabric T4142 stretch jersey – modal 95% and 5% spandex.weight 210 gsm/6.2 oz sq.
    We do heat press labels as care content labels and on that kind of fabric we are having troubles and its funny. Becausr on other shades of fabric was ok but on the castlerock shade labels dont stick to fabric!!! We r hopeless. Tried lower temperature and higher time, sheets, higher temperaturr and lower time and double press, pressure…and no sticking to the fabric….
    Thank you for any advice. Have a nice day

    • Lily February 18, 2019 at 9:03 am - Reply

      Hello! For a modal/spandex blend, I’d suggest applying at 270-280°F for 15-20 seconds. Often when HTV isn’t sticking and the time and temperature are sufficient, there’s a pressure problem. If you’re applying the labels close to the collar of the jersey then I’d recommend using a heat transfer pillow to create an even pressing surface. Check out this video for more details on how to use pressing pillows. If you’re still experiencing lifting after these tips, please email our support team at for further troubleshooting.

  31. Beverly February 22, 2019 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Hi. I have basketball jerseys that are 90% polyester and 10% spandex. Would easyweed stretch be the best for this fabric? Also what temperature and how long should I press it? How do I go about doing both the front and back of the shirt without damaging the other side? Thank you so much.

    • Lily February 25, 2019 at 8:41 am - Reply

      Hi Beverly! I recommend EasyWeed® Stretch for a polyester/spandex blend jersey. If you have a jersey to test press, I’d try the standard settings first: 305°F for 10-15 seconds. If the fabric has no side effects from the heat, then those settings will be your best option. If you get a heat mark then you can use the lower heat method: 270-280°F for 15-20 seconds. I’d recommend watching this video for tips on applying the front and back of a jersey.

      • Beverly February 26, 2019 at 2:10 pm - Reply

        Thank you so much! One more question. My jersey is not mesh as described in the video. Will I still need a pillow between the two layers of the Jersey when doing the front and back? Thank you again!

  32. Jose March 11, 2019 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Hello, I have a few shirts that are 50% polyester, 38% cotton and 12% rayon. I know that rayon is heat sensitive, would easyweed stretch work for this material.? What application settings should I use.?
    Thank you for any advise.

    • Lily March 12, 2019 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Hi Jose! Yes, EasyWeed® Stretch will work wonderfully on a triblend. If you know the rayon is heat sensitive, I’d suggest 280°F for 15-20 seconds and very firm pressure.

  33. Sophia Khan March 17, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Hi Lily, I know you have answered several questions about using the Easyweed Stretch on Rayon/Spandex blends. I am going to try the stretch at 280 for 15-20 seconds on a 90% rayon, 10% spandex shirt. Do you still recommend this same temp/time if I am using an EasyPress? I just wanted to clarify because it seems most people on here are using a professional heat press (other than the 1 comment i saw specifically mention it).

    • Lily March 19, 2019 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Sophia, great question! Siser® products have better results with the Cricut EasyPress at a higher temperature. I’d suggest pressing for 15-20 seconds at 305°F. You may also want to forego the EasyPress pressing mat for a sturdy table to get the firm pressure that EasyWeed® Stretch needs to be properly applied.

  34. Tina Siller March 20, 2019 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I need to put HTV on a tank top that is 95% cotton and 5% spandex. Easyweed stretch doesn’t come in the color she wants. Can I use the regular Easyweed on it??

    • Lily March 25, 2019 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Hi Tina! Yes, you can still use regular EasyWeed® on a cotton/spandex tank top. However, please note it will not stretch with the fabric as nicely so you may want to consider sizing up the garment to avoid pulling/puckering of the vinyl if the design is intended to go on the chest area.

  35. Kennedy April 10, 2019 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately I’m coming across this video after pressing with an iron. And it left heat marks in the shirt, which is 95% rayon 5% spandex … is there anyway to fix that, or make it look less noticeable?

    • Lily April 11, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

      Hi Kennedy! Unfortunately, heat marks can not be removed. Sometimes the do fade away when the fabric cools down, but more often with rayon they remain. The only thing I could suggest is to press the rest of the shirt with the iron until the whole garment is the new color.

  36. Carman May 17, 2019 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Hey Lily.

    I recently did a camisole from Old Navy that was 95% cotton and 5% spandex with Easy weed (customer supplied but brand new) The vinyl started peeling off very easily before it was even washed!!! I refunded the cost of the shirt and used a different tank I had in stock. I checked myself and although I had to pick a little, I peeled whole letters off by hand.

    What could cause this? the 5% spandex??? I figured stretch was the only issue not adhesion?
    Weave of the fabric? Weird fluke?? I have another customer with a maternity shirt that has 5% spandex and I am afraid to try it. Is there a different glue on the stretch? What’s the secret?

    Thanks in advance

    • Lily May 20, 2019 at 8:58 am - Reply

      Hi Carman, I’m sorry you had a bad experience with EasyWeed®! While we do recommend EasyWeed® Stretch for best results on garments that contain spandex, regular EasyWeed can still be applied- their adhesive is the same. Can you please tell me what temperature, time, and pressure you used as well as if you used a heat transfer pillow? It’s possible you may experiencing uneven pressure. Additionally, if the customer washed the camisole with liquid fabric softener before it was decorated that will cause lifting HTV due to the residue the softener deposits on the fabric. Good luck with your maternity shirt, and please feel free to reach out to me via email if these tips do not solve your situation!

  37. Jessica June 13, 2019 at 1:15 am - Reply

    I followed all of the directions and I still have discoloration and now the letter aren’t sticking. What am I doing wrong?

    • Lily June 13, 2019 at 8:45 am - Reply

      Hi Jessica! Can you please send pictures of the lifting HTV along with your application steps to There are several possible causes that our customer support team will be able to help troubleshoot.

  38. Rain June 13, 2019 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Thank you SOOOO much for this post and for your bravery!!!
    I did it as well I made a baseball dress 95% rayon 5% spandex!!!
    It came out nice!

  39. LaKenya Jackson June 25, 2019 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I recently purchased shirts which say they are made of 100% polyester interlocked fabric. I used a heat press at 305 for 15 seconds to apply Siser easyweed stretch to the shirts. After a week, with no washing, they are all peeling. Do you have any tips on how I can fix it?

    • Lily June 26, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

      Hi LaKenya! Typically when the application time and temperature are correct and the HTV ends up peeling, there’s a pressure related problem. EasyWeed® Stretch requires very firm pressure and may need a heat transfer pillow to help achieve that with some garments. I’d recommend pressing the garments again for about 5 seconds with a pillow inside and a heat transfer cover sheet on top of the HTV. If it’s still peeling, please send pictures to for further troubleshooting.

  40. Katie B June 27, 2019 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I am making shirts for a customer, and the shirts are 95% rayon and 5% spandex. I’ve read a lot of the comments, saying to use EasyWeed Stretch HTV at a setting of 280 degrees. I pressed for 5 seconds, took off the transfer, and then applied heat for 15 more seconds. I am using a teflon sheet. The shirts still have some discoloring to them. Is there anything else I can do to prevent the discoloring???

    • Lily June 28, 2019 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Katie! You may want to try an even lower temperature (but after 270°F the pressing time becomes even lengthier) and parchment paper instead of a teflon sheet. Teflon holds onto the heat longer than parchment paper will. Unfortunately, some rayon and polyester are extremely heat sensitive and will discolor despite the lowest application temperature. To create a uniform look, you can press the rest of the shirt to make the “discolored” the new color.

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