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Make Custom Gloves Your Family Will Love Using Color Chimp Heat Transfer Vinyl

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl MAIN

The weather is starting to get colder and colder and winter is just around the corner! My kids collect gloves like they do socks...they are everywhere, and yet a match is hard to find! Luckily, HTV to the rescue! I want to show you how to customize your own kids' gloves so that matches are easier to make and the gloves easier to find at the school's Lost and Found. Let's get started!

Supplies needed:

STEP ONE: Prepare designs in software

Open your computer software (I used Silhouette Studio) and either create your own designs or import them. My boys love superheroes so I am using the Batman logo and Green Lantern. I also added a snowflake for my daughter. If you are using licensed designs, remember to purchase a commercial license if you are not using them for personal use.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Design

Size the designs so they will fit onto the gloves, then duplicate them so there are two of each.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Duplicate Design

Since we are using HTV, we need to mirror our designs. Right-click them and select Flip Horizontally.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Mirror Design

Now it's time to cut!

STEP TWO: Cut HTV designs in each color

After our designs are prepared, go to the cut settings window and select your material. For the yellow and green designs, I'm using smooth HTV. Remember to adjust your blade accordingly if you aren't using the auto blade feature on a Silhouette Cameo 3.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Two Color Cut

Place your heat transfer onto the cutting mat, shiny side DOWN.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Shiny Side Down

Load the cutting mat into the machine and let it get to work!

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Cut Vinyl

For the snowflakes, repeat the same steps but select glitter heat transfer for the material and adjust your blade.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Cut Glitter

STEP THREE: Weed each design

After all designs have been cut, it's time to weed. Begin by peeling away a corner of the vinyl, leaving just the design.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Weeded

Use a weeding hook or a pair of craft tweezers and weed out the insides of the designs.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Weeding with Tweezers

Continue until all designs have been weeded.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl All Weeded

STEP FOUR: Press each design onto gloves

After all the designs have been weeded, heat up your iron to cotton settings with no steam. For a heat press, follow the manufacturer's guidelines. Set out your gloves and decide which side you want the design on.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Blank Gloves

Place your designs onto the gloves. You can reposition them as much as you'd like until heat is added.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Place HTV

Place a thin cloth or a teflon sheet over the heat transfer and press for 10-15 seconds. 

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Iron

Allow the design to cool for a few seconds, then slowly peel off the clear carrier sheet. If any part of the vinyl starts to lift off, add some more heat and press for a little longer.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Peel Carrier

Do the same for each glove until you have your very own set of customized gloves!

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Finished 1

My kids were ecstatic when I showed them their "new and improved" gloves. They put them on and ran outside to play in a pile of leaves.

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Final 2

Even my little toddler joined in on the fun! Look how pretty that silver glitter HTV is!

Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Final 3

With just a little bit of HTV and a few minutes of time, you can customize almost anything! Crafting is magical!

 Craftey + Project Silhouette Custom Kids Gloves with Heat Transfer Vinyl Final 4

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1 comment

  • These are so fun! Such a great idea for taking those inexpensive gloves to the next level! They’d make great gifts as well.

    Amy | The Happy Scraps

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