How Do I Cut HTV on Silhouette?

Cutting HTV on a Silhouette machine is an easy and effective way to personalize your clothing or other projects. Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) is a special type of vinyl that you can use to customize fabric and other materials. You can easily cut HTV on your Silhouette machine by following these steps:

1. Prepare the Design & Materials
Start by selecting the design you want to cut. If you are using a pre-made design, make sure it is compatible with your machine and that it is properly scaled for the size you need. Once your design has been selected, prepare your HTV material by laying it onto the cutting mat.


Adjust the Cut Settings
Next, open the Cut Settings window to adjust the settings for cutting HTV. Select “Heat Transfer Vinyl-Smooth” as your media type, and then adjust other settings such as blade depth and force as needed for best results.

3. Load the Cutting Mat
Now it’s time to load your cutting mat into the machine. Make sure that the mat is firmly secured in place before beginning.

4. Send Design to Machine
Once everything is ready, send your design to be cut by pressing “Send” in the Silhouette software.

5. Remove & Weed Your Design

After it has finished cutting, remove your HTV from the cutting mat and begin weeding away any excess material until you are left with just your desired design.

Cutting HTV on a Silhouette machine can be a great way to add personalization to any project or garment quickly and easily! With these simple steps, you can easily have success in creating professional-looking designs with heat transfer vinyl.


Cutting HTV on a Silhouette machine is easy and straightforward when following these five simple steps: preparing the design & materials, adjusting cut settings, loading the cutting mat, sending design to machine, and removing & weeding design. With just a few clicks of a button and some patience for weeding out excess material, you will have professional-looking designs with heat transfer vinyl in no time at all!