SKILLSWAP: How to HTV at home

The New Year has started in the best way at HappyFabric: skill swapping with Emma from Stitching Me Softly! We learnt how to crochet, and taught Emma how to use our HTV (Heat Transfer/ Iron On Vinyl). Scroll down to see the video, or visit our 'How to Crochet' blog to see the other side of the SKILLSWAP!

How to use HTV

We taught Emma all about our HTV and started by decorating a crochet bag for her equipment.

Emma from stitching me softly with hayley from HappyFabric looking at HTV colours

HappyFabric HTV is vinyl that can be ironed or pressed on to nearly any textile: anything from T-shirts and wall hangings to wooden signs and shoes! It comes in a brilliant selection of colours and textures (glitter, flocked, etc).

For the crochet bag, we decided on a design I had previously hand-drawn (a ball of wool). Emma also liked the idea of the word ‘Crochet’ joining up to the wool graphic; as if it were spelt out with wool. This was pressed in HappyFlex Pastel Purple and then layered with HappyFashion Spectrum. It’s a great way of personalising storage and making it your own, it’s definitely giving us a 90’s vibe.

Emma from Stitching Me Softly made these projects using HappyFlock, HappyFashion, HappyFlex and HappyGlitter vinyl from HappyFabric

Emma’s next project was a cute little top for her daughter. She drew and hand-cut a rainbow in a variety of vinyls, and how lovely does it look? I hope her daughter loves it just as much as we do! Now it’s time to make an adult sized one!

Check out the video here to learn a new skill- using HTV:

So, what are you waiting for? Learn something new! We're using the hashtag #hfskillswap on Instagram to keep all of our SKILLSWAP creations in one place- use the hashtag if you want to get involved so that we can see your makes too!

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