How to Layer Heat Transfer Vinyl

I’m not going to lie, when I first got my silhouette, I was a little intimidated. I downloaded the software and spent a few days learning the ins and outs before even plugging in the actual silhouette. My husband even asked why we would order something for it to just sit in the box. “Honey, it’s been 3 days!”

I am all about trial and error, but at the same time, I hate being wasteful, so I want to learn as much as possible in order to maximize my trial and error success. I spent a few days, worked on a few designs and loved discovering all the possibilities. My first few designs were simple, non-layered designs. But, oh the possibilities you can create when you start layering. Layering intimidated me when it came to actually putting it on the fabric. But, once I tried it, there was no turning back. It is really so easy to layer heat transfer vinyl.

I will show you some steps to succeed at layering heat transfer material.

  • Once you have your design, you will need to choose which part of the design you will be cutting.
  • Cut and Weed your design and then it is time to start layering. J
  • Place your main piece onto your fabric where you want it.

Layering Heat Transfer

  • Cover your material and iron it on just like your single layered HTV projects.

Layering HTV

  • Place your top layer where you want it positioned and cover.

Layering HTV Layering Heat Transfer Vinyl

  • Place your iron over your covered HTV material and press down. I have found that it doesn’t take quite as long to get your top layer to stick. Remember you can always lift the corner and test to see if it is sticking. If it’s not, just replace your cover and press down with your iron a few more seconds.

Layering HTV

  • If you have multiple top layers, you just repeat the last step for each and your project is complete!
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