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How to Make a Glitter Iron On Shirt – Beginner Friendly Tutorial with Weeding Tricks!

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Iron on vinyl shirts are so fun to make! And glitter iron on … oh, it’s just SO pretty! But the beauty comes at a price, and glittler iron on vinyl can be tricky to cut and apply. But not to worry — I am going to show you how to make a glitter iron on shirt step by step, from beginning to end, by making this gorgeous heart mandala SVG shirt with you! Using glitter iron on vinyl is one of the most requested projects as so many people want to make T-shirts, and I’m going to show you how to make a glitter shirt successfully!

Topics covered in my glitter iron on shirt tutorial include:
0:00 Introducing my glitter iron on heart mandala shirt
0:36 What is Iron On Vinyl?
1:25 What colors of glitter iron on vinyl work best?
1:36 What shirts work best?
1:59 Tools Needed
3:13 Step 1: Get a Decal
3:46 Step 2: Cut Your Glitter Iron On Vinyl
4:20 How to use a template
4:37 How to resize a decal
4:43 How to make a duplicate draw layer for pen tracing
5:55 How to mirror your iron on decal before cutting
6:04 How to move your design on your cutting mat
6:30 Best settings for cutting glitter iron on vinyl
6:33 How to put a ball point pen in your machine
6:55 Which side of the iron on vinyl to cut
7:30 How to keep glitter iron on vinyl on your mat if it curls
8:53 Vinyl with pen vs vinyl without pen
9:07 Step 3: How to weed glitter iron on vinyl
9:28 How to know what to remove and what to keep
10:06 How to use a weeding tool
11:47 Step 4: Transfer the glitter iron on vinyl to your shirt
12:19 Using the Cricut Heat Guide
13:04 How to center your decal
13:21 How to use the EasyPress to transfer
13:33 How to use an iron or smaller EasyPress to transfer
14:19 What do to do if areas lift up
16:36 How to care for your glitter iron on shirt

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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):

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* One (1) 12″ x 10″ sheet of glitter iron-on vinyl (I used pink Cricut Iron On Vinyl) – https://amzn.to/3pfyxKi
* One (1) t-shirt (I used Hanes Women’s Nano V-neck T-shirt in Maroon and Silver) – https://amzn.to/3pqd1mY
* One (1) basic Bic or Papermate black or blue ball point pen – https://amzn.to/3jONrpJ
* A way to cut your vinyl (I used the Cricut Maker cutting machine, but you can also use a Cricut Explore, a Cricut Joy, or a craft knife) — see http://shrsl.com/1dq4w )
* Cricut green StandardGrip cutting mat
* Painter’s tape (as needed to keep your vinyl on your cutting mat)
* Weeding tool
* Cricut EasyPress, household iron, or heat press
* Cricut EasyPress Mat (optional)
* Parchment paper or Teflon sheet (if you use a household iron or a polyester shirt)
* Design #284 – My free heart mandala SVG cut file (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

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Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
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