With less than a week until my little guy is due, I thought it was a good time to share these cute little onesies that I made using my Silhouette CAMEO a few weeks back. You see, after three baby showers, I had a ton of plain white onesies…and it just seemed a shame to leave them all white. So I pulled out my Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics, purchased some superhero designs from the Silhouette Design Store, and whipped these up in a matter of minutes.
I started by opening up each of my designs in the Silhouette Studio software. Then I made sure my registration marks were turned on by opening the Registration Mark window (arrow 1) and choosing “Type 1” as my style (arrow 2). The designs I chose for my onesies were:
- Superman Logo (#87596)
- Batman Logo (#87566)
- Superman Throwing Rock (#87707)
- Batman Throwing Bat (#87632)
You will need to mirror your images in order for them to print in the right orientation for your “iron-ons”. To do this quickly, simply select all of your designs, open the Replicate Window (arrow 1), and then click on “Mirror Right” (arrow 2).
Place your mirrored designs within the registration marks on your workspace.
To save expensive media like the Printable Heat Transfer Material, you can adjust your registration marks so that your complete design only prints on a portion of your page. Open your Registration Mark Window (arrow 1) and increase the “Bottom Inset” (arrow 2) until the red bounding box just surrounds your designs.
Load Printable Heat Transfer Material into your printer and send the page to your printer by clicking on the printer icon in the software. Adhere the printed page to your Silhouette mat and send the page to your cutter using the standard settings for Printable HTM in the software. The machine will automatically read your registration marks, and your cut material should look like this when finished.
Grab your first onesie or t-shirt and press it a bit with your iron to ensure a nice smooth surface for your printed design. It is also recommended that you pre-wash your items.
Center your design face down on your piece…the gridlines on the back of the material can really help ensure that your design is placed on the item straight.
Place a pressing cloth over top of the material and press the design into your fabric for about 30 seconds on the “Cotton Setting”.
Let it cool a bit and then peel away the backing to reveal your design!
I couldn’t choose between Batman and Superman, so I made two of each…
I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial on using the Printable Heat Transfer Material…with tons of Print&Cut designs in the store (and the ability to turn almost any other design into a printable), what are you going to decorate first?
Thanks for stopping by and I’d love to hear your comments!