Since we have 4 granddaughters, we are pretty familiar with the 18 inch dolls that are so popular. I decided it would be fun to make matching shirts using HTV, for a special little girl and her doll.
- Child’s T-Shirt
- Doll T-Shirt – Look here for the ones I purchased.
- ThermoFlex Plus
- GlitterFlex II
- Red Capped Blade
- Heat Press
- Teflon sheet
Settings for KNK Zing:
- Speed 10
- Force for GlitterFlex II – 45
- Force for ThermoFlex Ultra – 20
- MultiCut – 1 or 2
- Import or open design in your cutting software.
- Measure the areas that you will be placing your designs on, and be certain you size the designs appropriately for each shirt.
- Make sure you reverse your design before you cut.
- Check design to make sure it is ready to cut. If there are extra nodes or line segments, now is a good time to use your node editing tool to clean things up. This will give you a better cut. (The arrow below is indicating an extra line segment that needs to be deleted.)
- Lay out your cut designs on each shirt to check for placement. Lay the doll shirt in your heat press. The doll shirts I purchased have a Velcro closure in the back. I opened this up so that I could lay the shirt flat. I laid it near the corner of my heat press in such a way as to get good pressure where it was needed. Place your design on the shirt, vinyl side down. Cover with Teflon sheet.
- It’s important to follow the manufacturers instructions for temperature and time, so check that out before proceeding. KNKusa.com has that information on their website.
- After completing the doll shirt, you are ready to follow the same steps for the girl’s shirt.
- Now…. surprise a little girl in your life with this sweet gift for her and her 18 inch doll.