It’s the most wonderful time of the year…finally! I’m more excited than usual because it is the first year my little one is excited too. He loves meeting Santa, reading Christmas books, and checking out all the gorgeous decorations. Seeing his little face light up with all this holiday fun is incredible!
Every year I pick out special pajamas for him to sleep in on Christmas Eve. They make for extra cute pictures by the tree on Christmas Eve and while opening up presents on Christmas morning. Because of his new found love of Santa, I made him one of a kind pajamas with Santa and his reindeer.
I know I’ve raved about Silhouette’s heat transfer material before, but get ready to hear it again because I just can’t get enough of it! The Silhouette can cut out the teeny, tiniest of details without a problem. You end up with a finished product that looks like it could have come from the store. The heat transfer material has quickly become my favorite Silhouette product to play with. If you haven’t worked with it before the heat transfer starter kit is a great way to begin. It comes with a few colors of smooth and flocked heat transfer material, as well as the hook which is indispensable when it comes to weeding out your design. In my opinion, this is the Silhouette starter kit you should be asking Santa for ;)
Creating projects with the heat transfer material is simple. Start off by arranging your design in Silhouette Studio. Just before you’re ready to cut, make sure you mirror your design on the screen. You can do this quickly by right clicking your design and selecting “flip horizontally”.
Each sheet of heat transfer material has a shiny, plastic side. Face that side down and load it into your machine. You don’t even have to use a cutting mat for it. Change your cut setting to either the smooth or flocked heat transfer material depending on what you’re using.
After your design is cut, you’ll use the hook tool to weed the extra parts from the design. The smooth heat transfer material can be stretchy so be careful not to pull too hard.
Before we go any further, I want to mention something about fabric selection. Read your fabric care label carefully. I picked out the perfect pajama set to design on and was ready to go. Then I realized it said do not iron. I had to go with plan b and use this thermal shirt instead. Oh well, it is still cute and super comfy. Just a reminder to check your care labels because your fabric will need to be safe to iron at a high setting.
Arrange your design on the fabric. The clear plastic will be on top with the sticky part facing down. I love that it is sticky because it keeps my designs from moving around while I iron it down. Use a piece of cloth to cover the design and iron over it. Press firmly until the heat transfer material is completely adhered to the fabric.
Wait until it has completely cooled and then remove the plastic sheet. If any pieces of the heat transfer material are still sticking to the sheet you might have to iron it again. If not, you’re all set!
These pajamas earned a thumbs up from my little man. He even noticed the bell I cut out of silver heat transfer material. I want to point out that it is about half an inch wide. Impressive right?
It looks like personalized Christmas pajamas are going to be a new tradition around our house. That is fine by me because the heat transfer material makes it easy!
You can find the designs I used here:
Silhouette America is generously giving one lucky crafter a heat transfer starter kit. I love this starter kit because it includes sheets of both smooth and flocked heat transfer material, a Silhouette hook, an exclusive download card with 10 heat transfer designs, an idea booklet and instruction guide, and an instructional DVD. Amazing right? Giveaway rules: Open to US/Canada Residents, 18 & older Void where prohibited Giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Prizes will be fulfilled by Silhouette America Winner cannot have won another Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days Winners should expect their prize to arrive within 4-6 weeks Each entry will be verified so please be sure to follow the rules in order for your entries to count. Good luck!
Hopefully you found me through Finding Time To Create. If you missed it, do yourself a favor and visit Kelly’s blog jam packed with gorgeous projects. You do not want to miss her genius PixScan™ tutorial for salvaging print and cuts.
Next up in the blog hop is BSaz Creates. I’m constantly in awe of the projects Brittany comes up with. These stamped gift tags are on my must make list with Christmas just around the corner. Have fun checking out all the inspiring projects my fellow Silhouette Design Team members are sharing today!