I have always wanted a customized hoodie, but I had to figure out how to apply HTV to a zipper hoodie--and I did! It's way easier than I over-thought-it-would be. And so fun.
I mean, I'm not going to take the time to apply htv to every zipper hoodie in my collection--I have a lot of zip-up hoodies.
But, for that one or two times that you want something really cool to wear, this is the easiest way to personalize a hoodie and make that text go all the way across the zipper, so you get a cohesive design from left chest to right, with no breaks!
Seriously, this makes for a really cool gift idea or a fun gift-to-oneself. But the honest truth is that it's a great idea all the way around because in the winter, you're not wearing your cool customized t-shirts you're wearing a hoodie.
So, why not have a customized hoodie on top of all that?!
Just makes sense to me. Ha!
And, let's be honest. The biggest concern I had with this project was "what do you do with the zippers?" Like, this isn't some flat project like mousepads or even a plain t-shirt.
You can't just lay out transfer paper and bam! And you're done. No...it's a little more complex than that.
So, I thought, and I practiced and, after a few close calls, I think I have this figured out. I love the way this Stay Humble, Hustle Hard hoodie turned out.
A little bit like magic.
What do I need to Apply HTV To A Zipper Hoodie?
For this project here is what you need:
- Weeding pen
- Your Choice Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Hanes ComfortBlend EcoSmart Full-Zip Hoodie
- (make sure that the fabric covers the zipper)
- Cricut EasyPress 2 Heat Press
- Cricut Explore 2 or other Cricut Machine
- TrueControl Knife