Hello Super Cute!
Some cultures think we should see death as part of life, so Halloween deserves to be celebrated in style.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to customize a beautiful Halloween Witch T-shirt with Silhouette Cameo. If you have Cricut, Brother, or some other cutting plotter machine you can use the format compatible with your software and follow the tutorial.
When you download a design file it automatically downloads in SVG, Ai, DXF, Studio3, and Webp formats.
Plus I’ll give you lots of free design templates for you to enjoy making your DIY arrangements for this remarkable date.
Here you will be able to appreciate how the finished t-shirt looks using the design template that I have free for you, I will also give you a summary of the process.
To see in detail the step by step on how to cut and transfer a design on HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl), I invite you to visit the tutorial The Definitive Guide About Vinyl and Silhouette Cameo 4, Step by Step – Ideas and Free Templates.
Materials and accessories
Silhouette Cameo 4
Standard grip adhesive cutting mat
- AutoBlade or 1mm Manual Blade
Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl: I used the signature colors of Halloween: Purple and silver
Black t-shirt for women round neck 100% cotton
Heat Press: I used EasyPress 2 from Cricut*
Press Mat: I used Cricut’s EasyPress Mat**
Spatula, hook, scraper and ruler (Silhouette accessories)
- Free Design Template: Download it at the bottom of this article or by clicking here.
With domestic iron
- Parchment paper
- Domestic iron
*If you do not have this element you can use a domestic iron.
**If you do not have this element you can use a towel.
Note: Remember to pre-wash the t-shirt before transferring the vinyl, also “mirror” the design before cutting it, and put the heat transfer vinyl in the machine with the glossy side down and the opaque side up.
This is what the Halloween Witch T-shirt design should look like when you open it in Silhouette Studio:
Note: Remember to adjust the size of the design according to the size of your t-shirt, before ungrouping the elements so that they do not lose their proportion.
My shirt is size S so I chose a size 10 in (25.4 cm) wide by 8.8 in (22.3) high.
This is the cut configuration I used for the glitter heat transfer vinyl (HTV).
Tip: I suggest turning on Line Segment Overcut to better cut angled areas of the design, like the cat’s tail and stars.
Always remember to send the mirror design cut out and put the HTV on with the glossy layer facing down and the opaque layer facing up.
Do the removal carefully while verifying the design on your PC so as not to damage the element cut in vinyl.
This is the heat guide suggested by Cricut:
I suggest pre-washing your t-shirt before transferring the design and using a lint remover to improve the adhesion of the vinyl.
Preheat the t-shirt, position the design symmetrically, and begin ironing per Cricut Guide recommendations.
When your design consists of multiple colors or layers, remember to protect the vinyl for the first few layers from direct contact with the heat press. For this, you must use the support material that you previously removed. The idea is to prevent direct contact with the heat of the press from deteriorating it.
Follow the Cricut heat guide instructions, and remember to iron the t-shirt on the reverse side.
Oh, it’s beautiful! Don’t you think so?
Congratulations, your Halloween Witch T-shirt is ready!
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Free Templates with Halloween Card Designs, Details, and Vinyl Transfer.
I hope you have as much fun making Halloween crafts as I do! Here you can find the design template I used in this tutorial and many others to inspire you to make multiple Super Boo! Crafts.