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Offline Laurianne

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Heat Transfer Vinyl on Tea Towels
« on: November 27, 2015, 07:20:21 PM »
I recently posted instructions for creating these cute tea towels using inexpensive flour sack towels and heat transfer vinyl. Here is a link to my post on the TeamKNK site: http://teamknk.com/tea-towel-with-heat-transfer-vinyl

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Re: Heat Transfer Vinyl on Tea Towels
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 09:37:29 AM »
Oh, I still have so much to learn about all this  :uhoh:  Nice work!

I didn't realize that vinyl could be applied to fabric.  I thought it was for those stick on signs for windows of store-front businesses, for example.  Or I've seen them on peoples' home windows, as decorations around the holidays (like leaf shapes in the autumn or snowflakes, candycanes, santa, etc.).

Can it be used for putting designs on t-shirts, like instead of screenprinting?  I guess I have a couple of t-shirts where the design seems more like plastic than printed on.  But I thought it was just where there was too much "ink" or whatever is used for screenprinting (paint?).

Looks like I have some more searching and reading to do  :wink1:

What I really wanted to ask is about the text.  Is that made with a font?  Or just your freehand handwriting?  I've been looking for a free font like that, but so far, I haven't found exactly what I want.  That looks pretty close to what I want, at least for those characters on the towel.  If it's a font, what's it called?
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Re: Heat Transfer Vinyl on Tea Towels
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 07:27:55 PM »
Brynn,

The vinyl that is applied to fabric is Heat Transfer Vinyl, which is different than the vinyl used on walls (I use Oracal 631) or on other surfaces such as cars, glass etc. (I use Oracal 651) For Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) I use Siser Easy Weed, or ThermoFlex. Either brand is good. 

For the towels I have shown here, I used Inkscape and drew the text. I use a Wacom Tablet and pen. It usually turns out a little "wobbly" so I have to clean it up by tweaking the nodes.

If you are interested, you can see some of the other things I've made on my FB page https://www.facebook.com/iloveredcabinstudio  or my new Etsy shop .https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRedCabinStudio

If you want to try some vinyl projects, I'd be glad to answer any questions.

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Re: Heat Transfer Vinyl on Tea Towels
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2015, 10:36:17 AM »
Thanks Laurianne  :)
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