Applying HTV on Hats
If you’ve got a plain hat that needs a little extra something, this is a great hack for applying a custom design of your choice. You’re going to love how quick and easy this technique is for personalizing plain hats and turning them into something special.
Applying HTV on Hats
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Cut File Used:
- Baseball Cap
- Black Corduroy Fabric
- White HTV
- Mini EasyPress
- EasyPress Mat
- Surebonder Fabric Glue Sticks
- Glue Gun
- Rotary Blade/Housing (Maker Only)
- Fine Point Blade
- Fabric Grip Mat
- StandardGrip Mat
- Import the cut file downloaded from Makers Gonna Learn to Design Space.
- Begin by duplicating the cut file. We’re going to duplicate it over and over again. Each time, we will place the duplicates on top of each other. This is going to thicken the lines of the design. Keep duplicating until you create your desired thickness for the shadow. When you are satisfied with what you created, group them together and press weld.
- Grab a circle and size it down to a small shape then place it to the edges of the letters to even them out and round the edges as desired. Once satisfied, select all of the layers and choose Weld.
- Select your welded design and choose Contour. Now you can choose all the little pieces in the centers of letters and so on and contour them out.
- Grab the original cut file and place it over top of the drop shadow you have created.
- Measure the working space of the baseball cup for the HTV. Size your design accordingly.
- When ready to cut your design, click Make It. Remember that you will need to mirror your design since you are working with HTV. For the project we’re making, you don’t need to mirror the shadow.
- We’re going to cut the shadow out of corduroy. Cut a piece and place it on your cutting mat. Be sure to choose Corduroy in your Materials Setting and load your rotary blade.
- While the fabric is cutting you can place your HTV onto your cutting mat.
- Once the fabric has finished cutting, load the HTV onto the machine. Be sure to change the material to Iron-On. Peel the corduroy off your fabric mat and place it on your EasyPress mat. Preheat the EasyPress Mini to 350 (the second mark).
- Unload the cut HTV from the machine. Weed away the excess HTV. Remember to remove the centers of the letters too!
- Line up your weeded design on the corduroy. Heat with the EasyPress Mini to adhere the iron-on vinyl to the corduroy. When you see little bubbles, that’s your cue that the transfer sheet is starting to lift away from the vinyl and your design has been heated enough.
- Carefully and slowly peel up your transfer sheet. If any of the design isn’t adhered to the corduroy, simply place the sheet back down and give it some more heat.
- We’re fringing the corduroy a bit because we like the look. We’re simply using a Cricut TruControl Knife to go around the edges and fray it.
- To adhere the finished design to the hat, we’re using a glue gun with fabric glue sticks in it.
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