Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DIY Denver Broncos Shirt- How to Cut Flocked Heat Transfer on a Silhouette

Disclosure: I was given product in exchange for this post, all opinions and content are 100% my own. 

We are big football fans at our house and we were pretty excited about a certain team winning last weekend and making it to the conference championships, so to celebrate I made my husband this awesome shirt.  I did it for the Broncos but you could do it for ANY team, football, basketball, baseball and even a local team too.  That's the fun of it, you can just use the school/team colors and then use whatever words you want to use.  And with Silhouette's heat transfer vinyl, the possibilities are endless! I want to make some more or different colored shirts for my boys too, like a navy shirt and then use orange and white HTV or an orange shirt and use the white and navy HTV.

This is how I made it:
In Silhouette Studio, I typed the words in different fonts and then figured out what sizes I wanted to make them (I wrote it out on a paper first to determine kinda how I wanted it to look).

Then I arranged the words by color.  All the top ones are going to orange and the bottom ones are going to be navy. 

I then flipped the images horizontally.  ******* This is a very important step and must be done!*******  You do this by selecting the word and then right clicking on it and then select flip horizontally. 

I then set up the settings to cut it out.  You pick the heat transfer vinyl, flocked button.  The settings for blade is 3 and thickness is 33.  

Next I put the HTV onto the mat (my mat is old so I hold it with washi tape).  ******* Make sure to put the HTV face down (plastic side down).*******  I put both colors onto a 12x24 mat.  

Once it is cut, I cut out all the words and then weeded the vinyl.  That means that I took off the excess vinyl.  I start with a corner and then slowly peel it back, leaving the image/word behind. 
Before ironing, I placed them onto the shirt to get the design down and figure out where I want everything to go. 

Then I ironed it onto the shirt.  Make sure you let the plastic cool before taking it off, or it couldn't possibly separate the glue from the vinyl. 

And that's it!!  Super easy to do and it looks soooo great!!

I love the details that you can do with the Silhouette CAMEO, like the end zone font has a lots of curves in it and it looks great. 

And here it is on, my husband is super excited to wear it on Sunday!!