Bring on the glitter pocket bling with this quick tutorial

The popular sequin pocket T-shirts that were so trendy this past fall is back for summer, but this time glitter vinyl is bringing the shimmer. Glitter pockets are a great way to update old tank tops or add life to bargain T-shirts. This DIY trend can be accomplished quickly and doesn’t even require a vinyl cutter.


DIY Glitter Pockets

What You’ll Need:

Step 1: Measure your pocket.

Close up of the pocket on an Authentic Pigment tank top in the color Willow

My pocket measures 3 inches by 3 inches.

Step 2: Cut your vinyl square.

Placing Siser Glitter Vinyl on a Silhouette Cameo cutting mat

To cut Glitter HTV on your Silhouette, place the glitter side face down on the mat and cut with the blade exposed at 3, Speed at 5, and Thickness set to 33.

I like to be exact so I created a 3×3 square in Silhouette Studio and cut it out using the Silhouette Cameo.

Step 3: (optional) Weed any excess material from the outside of the square.

Step 4: Heat Apply!

Jade Siser Glitter pocket aligned, but not yet heat applied

Set your heat press temperature to 320°F. For a home iron, use the wool setting and no steam. Always cover your materials with a heat transfer cover sheet or parchment paper before applying heat. Press for 10-15 seconds with firm pressure.

Step 5: Peel Carrier Sheet

Peeling the carrier sheet off of a Siser Glitter pocket.

Glitter is a warm peel, so remove the carrier sheet from the heat transfer vinyl after its cooled for a couple seconds and your trendy top is finished!

Step 6: Wear it!

Authentic Pigment willow colored tank top with a Siser glitter pocket decoration using heat transfer vinyl

Can you say #selfie?

I love the way the glitter pocket updates this basic tank top into something a little more fun and sparkly. Plus I adore Jade Glitter. It’s refreshing and reminds me of a tropical vacation, which, as you can see by my ghostly complexion, I have not been on lately.

How do you use Siser Glitter? Pin your Glitter heat transfer vinyl projects, inspiration, or tips and tricks on SiserNA’s group board Glitter HTV Inspiration.

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