Today’s mission is to apply HTV on silk. We have been talking quite a bit about heat treat vinyl lately and putting it on unexpected materials. Think outside of plain cotton tees and move on to silk! You can add iron-on to a silk shirt from the store but you can also decorate a scarf with anything you can image. We are going to add a few ladybugs to a scarf but you can try this method with any design you love.
Supplies needed to adding HTV on silk:
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- Silk surface (a scarf in this case)
- Iron-on (I use the every day and foil products from Cricut)
- Iron or EasyPress (click here to see why I like the EasyPress)
- Cricut Machine (click here to see which one I use)
- EasyPress Mat or towel
- Cricut cut file (click here to get the ladybug image)
- Weeding tools (optional)
First cut your heat treat vinyl in any shape you like. I used this lady bug file and made a bunch of little ladybugs. Weed away all excess vinyl and cut out each individual bug. Now, this is a layered design so it will require two presses per bug. Lay down the first or bottom layer and press according to the instructions. You can find heat and time requirements for silk here on the Cricut website.
Be sure to follow all instructions including preheat, press time and temperature, as well as pressing from the back as well as the front. Then peel away the liner on the first layer and repeat with the second layer. Yes this has to be done for each bug. One of the benefits of the EasyPress is the size and the fact that on projects like these you can do multiple bugs at one time.
I just added lady bugs randomly all over the scarf but you can do whatever design you like. Now that you see that adding HTV on silk is so easy the possibilities are endless.
Pair your new silk scarf with a cute outfit and head out the door!
These also make great gift ideas! Try adding a monogram to a silk scarf for Christmas gifts.
Everyone will love their handmade gift from the heart! Now, what are you waiting for? Try adding HTV on silk for yourself. You are sure to love the results!