The most common use of heat transfer vinyl is customizing t-shirts, because why pay three times as much for a shirt when you can make your own for way less?! However, once you’re done with a big project, remember to save your scraps! There are so many uses for small scraps of HTV, and we don’t want to waste all that precious material! If you don’t know what to do with all your scraps, read on and gain some inspiration!
First, find a way to store your scraps. Use a bin or box or one of our ImPRESSED Vinyl™ storage envelopes to separate your full sheets from your scraps. That way when you are ready to make an item, check your scraps stash first!
All of these projects use less than half a sheet of HTV to make, so use up those scraps! Did you know that you can cut more than one design at once? Just place your scraps on the cutting mat (shiny side down!) and move your designs in the software to correspond with where the heat transfer vinyl was placed!
Baby Bibs–perfect for baby shower gifts!
Tote bags–great for farmer’s markets or everyday shopping
Home Decor Pillows
Flip Flops–no need to worry about losing your own at the beach!
Drink Koozies–great for a customized party or BBQ
Stuffed Animals–perfect for birthday or Christmas gifts
Fabric Napkins–great to make for any holiday or dinner party
Tags For Clothing–no excuses for losing jackets at school!
Doll Clothes–surprise your little one with matching outfits!
Hair Bows–don’t stick to the boring white…add some bling to it!
When it comes to using heat transfer vinyl, as long as your surface isn’t plastic or won’t melt, chances are you can add HTV to it! The sky is the limit on what you can use for your HTV scraps. Be sure to tag us @impressedvinyl and show us your creations!
- Heat Transfer Vinyl How To – Part 1 Prepare Your Design
- Heat Transfer Vinyl How To – Part 2 Cutting and Weeding
- Heat Transfer Vinyl How To – Part 3 Applying Your Design
- How to Size and Place Heat Transfer Vinyl Designs
- How to Remove Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Troubleshooting Heat Transfer Vinyl: Answers to Common Problems
- How To Layer Heat Transfer Vinyl Using The Knockout Technique
- Heat Transfer Vinyl- Weeding Tips and Tricks