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We look to Siser's blog when we're on the hunt for project inspiration, product knowledge, and empowering tips from industry experts. Browse this lineup of our favorite heat vinyl transfer tips, projects, and how-to articles and videos so you can get your next project out of your head and into your hands. Keep on scrolling or pick a link below to jump to a topic.
Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV): The Basics
Laying a solid foundation can unlock tons of creative potential. Get to know heat transfer vinyl inside and out with the articles and videos below.
What is Heat Transfer Vinyl? — Discover how heat transfer vinyl (HTV) works and why it's the perfect medium for decking out everything from hats and hoodies to socks, totes, and pillows.
How it's Made - Siser Heat Transfer Material — Get an inside look at the manufacturing process that makes Siser HTV materials among the best in the industry.
What are the Different Types of Heat Transfer Vinyl? — HTV is available in various colors and finishes, so your finished product can look just like you envision. Learn more about the HTV materials you can use in your next project.
The Complete Siser HTV Terms Glossary — It's a lot, but we've got you. Get to know common HTV terms, from materials to prep, tools, and techniques.
Unique HTV Products
Unique HTV products are the bread and butter of a modern maker's toolkit and the nuances matter. Learn about different Siser HTV materials and how to use them.
Glitter, Sparkle, Twinkle HTV... What's The Difference? — Not all dazzle is the same. Learn the difference between Siser's glitter, sparkle, and twinkle HTV options that vary in texture, color options, thickness, and more.
Tips & Tricks for Working with Holographic — Learn the best ways to cut and apply holographic HTVs to create intricate, multi-dimensional designs.
How to Use Metal HTV — A brushed metal look can accent your favorite fabrics when you learn how to use Siser's metal HTV. Find out the best way to cut, apply and wash your next metal HTV project.
How To Apply StripFlock® Pro — You can create a smooth, velvet effect when you learn how to apply StripFlock Pro. You can even layer it to customize your next creation even more.
P.S. Stretch - EasyWeed Stretch — HTV designs can stretch and rebound with designs using EasyWeed Stretch material. Learn how to cut and apply EasyWeed Stretch to swimsuits and other elastic fabrics.
If you're in a creative rut, don't sweat it, you're about to dig your way out. Check out hundreds of items you can decorate with HTV and prepare yourself for a stroke of genius.
100 Items You Can Decorate With Siser HTV - Part 1 — We'd say the sky's the limit, but when it comes to decorating with HTV, you can go beyond. From beanies and purses to sports bags and boxing gloves, check out this inspiring list of fashion and sports items you can print on with HTV.
100 Items You Can Decorate With Siser HTV - Part 2 — Yep, there's more. Browse this continued list of home and miscellaneous items you can deck out for your next HTV project.
HTV Tips & Tricks
Making is messy, it's just par for the course, but you can absorb a few tips and tricks from the articles below to help your next project run smoother from start to finish.
5 Tips for Layering Sister HTV — More intricate designs require a little extra know-how, so take a look through these 5 tips to learn more about cutting, pressing, and laundering layered HTV.
Top 10 Heat Transfer Vinyl Tips & Tricks - Part 1 — Follow these first 5 of 10 tips to learn best practices for cutting and weeing HTV to your next medium.
Top 10 Heat Transfer Vinyl Tips & Tricks - Part 2 — You've cut, you've weeded, and now it's time to take on the rest. Follow these remaining 5 tips to get the results you're hoping for every time.
How To Prevent Discoloring and Scorching Heat Sensitive Textiles — How do you apply HTVs to items forbidding the iron? It's possible, and Siser can show you how. Follow these steps for applying HTVs to heat-sensitive textiles.
How To Place and Size Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl on Your T-Shirt — Knowing how to place and size HTV can take what you make from good to great. Learn how to place and size HTV for a fantastic finished look.
What Isn't My HTV Sticking? — Not ideal, but we can help. Learn common reasons that HTV won't stick, covering everything from fabric type to temperature, seams, and collars.
How to Wash, Dry, and Iron HTV Decorated Garments — You've put the work into your out-of-this-world, I-can't-believe-it's-finished masterpiece, so make sure you keep it in tip-top shape. Learn how to wash, dry, and iron your adorned HTV pieces correctly.
Projects: Wardrobe Rundown
From head to toe, there's next to nothing in your wardrobe that you can't spice up with HTV. Browse the how-to's below to find inspiration for your next custom wardrobe makeover.
How To Decorate Your Summer Swimsuit — Learn the steps for designing your own bikini, boxers, or one-piece swimsuit with customized graphics that are completely you.
How To Decorate a Pair of Soccer Socks — Bringing your A-game is easier with the right gear. Learn how to deck out your favorite soccer socks for even more confidence on the field.
How To Make a Chic Dog Sweater — Follow this quick tutorial to learn how to personalize the wardrobe of your favorite furry friend.
Turn a Clutch Into a Brand New One! — Your fashion tastes are fluid, and now, the designs on your favorite clutch can be, too. Follow this tutorial to prepare your favorite clutch for a night out.
Applying HTV To Gloves — Transform your gloves just in time for winter when you follow this step-by-step tutorial to apply HTV to your favorite pair.
We get it. Creative juices flow in full force over the holidays, and with the tutorials below, you can find inspiration for Halloween costumes and Christmas decor in preparation for the season.
Dress Up Your Chairs for Christmas — Follow this tutorial to create festive, show-stopping holiday chair covers for your next Christmas party.
Halloween: An Original Idea for a Last-Minute Costume — You may have spaced an upcoming event during the spooky season, but with this original costume tutorial, you can create a simple, cheap, and quick costume that still turns heads.
Get Ready for Halloween With a Scary Sweater — It's chilly out, but that doesn't mean some bulky, bland sweater needs to get in the way of a festive celebration. Learn how to create a scary Halloween sweater with HTV.
A Cute DIY Gift for Valentines Day — Nothing says "love" like personalized gifts. Follow this tutorial for a unique valentines day gift for your favorite people.