Taking a kid apron from drab to fab is easy!!
I made Jo’s with Heat Transfer Vinyl (htv) and my Silhouette machine. But you could do it with a stencil and paint OR with the iron on’s from the craft store!
I used: Black, Red, and Yellow Heat Transfer Vinyl, my Silhouette Machine, an iron, a towel and a Princess Silhouette From the Silhouette Online Shop (Design #49266), and a cupcake design that I had.
First I un-grouped the Princess Design (Design #49266) , deleted the bird and replaced it with a cupcake image. Then I finished it off by adding a circle around the image. Then I picked a girly font, wrote the Cupcake Queen .. and even added a crown with my daughters name.
Next I color coded my images so I could easily identify what I was cutting. Then I flipped all of the images horizontally, to do so you want to click on the scissors icon which is at the top of the screen. I find it easiest to DESELECT everything that I do NOT want to cut. Once you have your first batch selected to cut go to the cut screen and select Heat Transfer Vinyl, I like to slow the speed way down. Load your htv into your machine and cut. Then go back and deselect/select your next set of colors.
After everything was cut I warmed my iron on the cotton setting, and started applying.
I started with the princess
I then added the yellow bracelet/crown and then the red cupcake and words.
Things to keep in mind when working with Heat Transfer Vinyl:
- Press firmly in one spot and then lift and move to next do not move the iron back and forth.
- Make sure you are on a flat surface that you can easily put lean your weight on to.
- I recommend laying a thin (thin) towel between the iron and the vinyl.
- Always make sure you flip your image before you cut.. if it’s not mirrored your image will be reversed.
- When layering multi-colors of HTV make sure you cover any close pre-applied vinyl with a piece of the clear transparent paper so that when it gets re-heated it doesn’t come off on the iron or towel. (so just take the extra clear from your scrap htv and lay it across)