after being inspired by a shirt I fell in love with from Chasing Fireflies.
Once I had the initial where I wanted it, since I was going to be ironing the design onto a shirt, I had to mirror the image horizontally in the software. Basically, you just flip the image backwards so that it prints out the correct way on the heat transfer material.
I loaded the Silhouette up with some hot pink smooth heat transfer material and printed out the image. Once it was printed, I had to remove the excess heat transfer material that I didn't need.
Now Silhouette sells a nifty little hook tool that will make removing excess heat transfer and vinyl from your designs. I do not own one of those nifty little tools. So I started off just trying to peel it all off. Then I thought that I surely must have some contraption in my kitchen drawers that could help. Twenty minutes later the best I could find was a couple of crab leg tools that I stole borrowed from a local seafood place.
Those didn't really help either so I went back to using my trusty old fingers. I highly recommend buying one of those hook tools if you can.
Once I had all of the excess material removed, I was ready to start ironing on the image. I prewashed the shirt. Do you know how hard it is to find plain colored long sleeve shirts any more? It's ridiculous. I found this one at Target on their clearance rack for $3. I also trimmed around the image so I'd have less to iron on.
Then it was time for me to get my model dressed so I could send her down the runway. She loves her shirt. She wanted to sleep in it. I think it turned out so cute. It's only one color versus the Chasing Fireflies one with a white outline but I still really like it. I am very happy with the heat transfer material, too. It was so easy to use. I'm ready to slap some iron on on all our clothes now!