I’m excited to teach at the ModBee Quilt Conference all about Heat Transfer Vinyl! I know it’s a new idea for some quilters, but I really love it and think there’s awesome potential in how to use Heat Transfer Vinyl in quilting. Plus, you can make your own quilting and sewing tshirts!
Here are a couple of images so you can pin this idea to save it for later. This post may contain affiliate links.
Vinyl Cutting Machines
You might want to grab a Vinyl Cutting Machine – there are two machines to choose from:
—Silhouette Cameo – this is the one I love! If you think that you will want to tweak designs or design your own things, this is the machine that I recommend. They are having a DEAL right now!!! Use code SUGARBEE when you check out to get the deal of a machine for only $199 PLUS IT COMES WITH A FREE MINT MACHINE (that’s what you use to make custom stamps!)
And YES, you can cut vinyl with scissors! You will want a machine if you’re doing words or intricate designs, but if it’s something simple you can definitely hand-cut, here are a couple of examples of that:
Heat Transfer Vinyl
I get all of my Heat Transfer Vinyl from Expressions Vinyl – it’s my favorite and their shipping is SO fast!
Sew Happy Sewing Banner Idea
I just pulled this banner together using scraps of fabric – I sewed scraps together to form long strips:
Then I laid out the strips to see the shape of the banner that I wanted.
I sewed the edge strips on, then cut the angle in the bottom as shown below:
Then I sewed the bottom strips on. After it was pieced together, with right sides together I sewed the front and back piece all the way around, inserting loops at the top and leaving an opening for turning.
Then I turned it and added a little bit of quilting for extra detail:
And then after that I added the vinyl decal:
And topped it off with pom poms!!
Sew Happy SVG and Cut File
I have the FREE SVG and Silhouette Cut File for the Sew Happy Design – you can use it on a banner or even use it to make a tshirt!
To get the FREE SVG or Cut File, just enter your email into the box below:
Sewing Tshirt Idea
Have fun making your own sewing shirt or quilting tee! Possibilities are endless!